fac'ism (n).

  • Prejudice against people with certain kinds of faces (analogous to racism);
  • or, the doctrine that face (and the saving of it) is central to a good and happy and moral life (analogous to pacifism)
  • or, more generally, those qualities and beliefs possessed by a face, that is, a good guy in pro wrestling (analogous to libertarianism or communism);
but not--NOT--the theory of government that (among other ideas) promotes strong and exclusive nationalism and advocates leadership by an authoritarian dictator. That is


Mnemonic: Hitler was a faSCist SCumbag.

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