A Short Secessionist Glossary

New readers may encounter a few terms in the pages of this and related sites with which they find themselves unfamiliar. While we sympathise with those who may find the use of "specialist" terminologies a shade off-putting, we fear they cannot be entirely avoided. The Pit (qv) has developed its own language which encapsulates its false outlook on life. Without its vocabulary, it would be hard-pressed to express with any conviction or conciseness many of its newly-sacred truisms.

Part of the difficulty of those who instinctively oppose the new cultural regime is the lack of a vocabulary capable of dealing with the new position of affairs. If we accept that there was a radical degeneration of culture that was mostly completed by the early 70s then we must be able to name it (we call it the Eclipse). If we accept that that degeneration brought about a new type of society and a new type of people then we must be able to name both that type of society and that type of people. If we cannot do so we shall find ourselves floundering among wordy asides and cumbersome attempts at instant definition every time we attempt to refer to them. The most intelligent among us will be hamstrung by lack of vocabulary in those areas where the dullest Pit-loyalist finds his thought lent wings by the fecundity of ideologically-charged words supplied to him by his mass-media masters.

He who controls language controls thought and the thought-controllers of the Pit are only too well aware of this. Without a counter-vocabulary the field of thought will be - as they confidently assume it must be - theirs forever.

At present we restrict this glossary to a few essential terms necessary for the newcomer. Other terms will also be encountered; for a new society and a new sensibility - at any time and in any place -must necessarily develop its own ways of speaking. Most of these are not essential and can safely be left to the reader's ability to "pick them up as she goes along". We present here then merely a small glossary which the reader may find helpful at the beginning of her journey.

Bongo (slang) n a person deeply affected by the Pit; adj the state of being deeply affected by the Pit.

Bongolese bongo speech, usually either the middle-class southern english bongo accent (sometimes called bourgeoik - as typified by television announcers) or the jargonised bongo vocabulary - not merely egregious type-three (q.v.) expressions and type-two Americanised business jargon but also ordinary type-two bongo expressions such as "lifestyle", "update" etc.

Eclipse, the the radical degeneration of civilisation which took place between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s. While it is convenient to refer to this as if it were a particular even that took place in time, it is obvious that in fact it took place over a period and that at any point from, say, 1966 to 1972 one could find some things that were "pre-Eclipse" and others that were "post-Eclipse" (certainly after this one could find very little in the mass-media unaffected by the Eclipse, though if course individual life was affected at differing rates in the subsequent years). That there were various degenerations before this period no one would deny. But we refer to the change from one type of society - not yet severed from the whole stream of modern Western civilisation - to a quite different form of society in which most of the cultural ideals of the older world had been inverted. We refer to the phenomenon that made English people returning from the colonies realise that the England they had borne with them in their hearts was no longer. This phenomenon will be discussed at greater length in other places. It is both described and set in a far wider historical context in The Feminine Universe. Here we merely define it and call it by name.

Proletarianisation see the article discussing and defining this.

Pit, the The world created by the Eclipse. The deracinated world, stripped of dignity, femininity and charm, which has dominated the last three decades of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st.

Real world, the: a world unaffected by the Eclipse. Usually used to refer to the Western world before the Eclipse but one might say of some parts of India or even of a traditional household: "It is part of the real world there". Every seceded household ought to be part of the real world. The same usage applies to "real music", "real cars", "real clothes", "the real England"

Type 1, Type 2, Type 3: the three fundamental types of Pit creature. Since definition is somewhat complex, we refer readers to the following extract in which the types are discussed.

Yeekay, the: the Pit parody of Britain as opposed to the real country. So called because its inhabitants tend to say "the U.K" rather than "Britain" or "England". U.K., of course is pronounced in the Bongo or "bourgeoik" accent as "Yeekay". It is sometimes spelled Yeekaay to represent the too-broad "a" sound as well as the pinched "u".

Yuk, the: variant of Yeekay expressive of one's feelings toward it.