a type of marching that evolves high kicking up as you step forward. It first appeared in the 19th century Prussian military. Later it became associated with the Nazi
regime lead by Adolph Hitler
. This mode of marching was soon adopted by the military institutions of other fascist
regimes like the Falangist
dictatorship of Francisco Franco
that ruled Spain
for nearly 4 decades. After WWII the communist
army of East Germany
used this method of marching. When Germany reunited as a democratic nation in 1990 the goosestep was finally abolished, at least in Germany. Other countries' armies may still use it today. Nevertheless, goosestepping is mostly associated with the Nazis, and usually fascism
in general, often as a pejorative trait.
Bill keeps ranting about how "queers
ought to be deported", how immigrants are "getting free houses, free cars, free education, free rides and "tax exemptions for 7 years" (note that magic
number 7), the "liberal media and education bias", the "Jewish
cartels", the "war on Christianity", "taking God
out of schools" and all that tired hokey shit
. He needs to take a good look around him. He's a goosestepper, a trained Pavlov dog
, a droid
Military march originating in Prussia where a stiff leg is kicked high and brought down swiftly. It was used to display the health and strength of soldiers. It is most famous for it's use in Nazi Germany during drills or military parades. Most countries today refuse to use it because it is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. However, it is still used in North Korea and other dictoral countries.
From The Last Crusade:
Nazi General: "What does the journal tell you that it doesn't tell me?"
Dr. Jones: "It tells me that Goose-stepping morons like you should try reading books instead of burning them!"
The official march of the Third Reich of Nazi Germany.
Hauptmann Heikschlapps goosestepped all over, until the Allies shot him.
To march in a highly militaristic and uniform manner, in which the legs swing sharply from the hips and the knees are locked.
The North Korean army practices goosestepping on a daily basis.