The Polcompball community has a bunch of terms that people who may not be familiar with online slang and political jargon may be confused by.
Terms and Definitions
- Ancapistan: A theoretical region where Anarcho-Capitalism is applied.
- Based: An adjective used to describe a person, group or concepts which means "Admirable".
- Centricide: Literally "Killing off the Centre". Used to describe a hypothetical scenario in which political extremists team up to together to overthrow and kill people in the political centre. The term comes from the workings of Jreg.
- Literally 1984: An adjective used to describe a society or idea that is totalitarian or similar to the English Socialist Party in George Orwell's book: 1984. It is often (but not always) used satirically to parody those who use this term to describe anything that they don't like, even if it shows no resemblance to 1984.
- O.C. Ideology: An Original Character Ideology is a term for any newly created political ideology that does not have a lot of usage outside of the creator of the ideology. O.C. ideologies are generally not tolerated on the wiki as they are hard to expand on and it is recommended for OC Ideologies to go on the Anarchy Wiki. Examples of O.C. Ideologies include Quartzism, Ethical Darwinism and Nerism.
- Self-Insert: A type of O.C. ideology meant to represent the main author's political views.
- Off The Compass: An ideology that is so extreme that it's often put beyond the edge of a political compass diagram.
- Ismism: A superflous type of O.C. Ideology that consists of mishmashing two or more ideologies into a new ideology which is no more than the sum of its parts (has no unique characteristics, meaningful history, theory or following). Examples of ismisms include Monarcho-Geopiratism, National Market Socialism and Indigenous Anarcho-Monarchism.
- Overton Window: A specific sub-part of the political spectrum which contains the ideologies and opinions which are considered perfectly acceptable to have, especially for people in political office.
- Physical Removal: A term used within the Hoppean community, it refers to a special type of societal ostracism in which communities of property owners form together for the protection of common values they hold (e.g. property, heritage, progress etc.) (covenant communities) agree to not allow people that go against these values on their property.
- Praxis: Actions done to achieve a political goal. Usually compared and contrasted with theory.
- Realicide: Used to describe a hypothetical scenario in which extremists supporting ideologies that are Off The Compass team up to destroy all the more realistic on-compass ideologies. The term hails from the workings of Grej.
- Status Quo: The way something is in the present.
- Theory: Literature and discussion around political concepts, usually compared and contrasted with praxis.
- Anarkiddy: A term used to refer to Anarchists (specifically Anarcho-Communists) by people on the authoritarian side of the political compass, referencing the fact a lot of anarchists are immature and underage.
- Anarkitty: A pun on the former term, referencing a lot of anarchists are a part of the furry community.
- Bootlicker: A derogatory term used generally by people within the lower half of the political compass to refer to people from the top half and each other. The meaning of the term is the accusation that the opponent of the user of the term holds their authorities in such high regard they would even sacrifice their dignity for it by licking their boots.
- Cringe: A word used to describe a person, action, idea or thing which one looks upon unfavorably.
- Soy: A term similar to Cringe, but usually only used against people, instead of ideologies.
- Grejoid: A derogatory term for the fans of the youtube channel Grej, used largely in the same vein as Jregoid, although with a larger focus on Off-Compass ideologies.
- Jregoid: A derogatory term for a fan of the youtuber Jreg, used especially in contexts when such a person either A) misrepresents political ideologies just on the basis of how they are portrayed in centricide B) spams the wiki with political ideologies that don't fit the notability requirements or C) is annoying in any other way.
- Tankie: A term used for authoritarian communists, especially Marxism–Leninism and Stalinism.