Here's a Halloween costume with an amazing philosophical exercise for
anyone who wants to cut the size and scope of government: Go in a costume
of the National Socialist German Workers' Party and for the entire
evening never say the word "Nazi." Introduce yourself to everyone thusly
"Hi, I'm with the National Socialist German Workers' Party." If anyone
asks "What is your costume?" answer "The National Socialist German Workers'
Party." On your costume's chest/pocket have the phrase "National
Socialist German Workers' Party" but no mention of the word "Nazi" anywhere.
If someone points to the label and says "what does that mean?" answer "that
is my costume." If someone says "Is your costume that of a Nazi?"
answer "I'd prefer you say 'National Socialist German Workers' Party' or
simply 'National Socialist.'" If anyone uses the word "fascist," say
"The National Socialist German Worker's Party never referred to themselves
as 'fascists,' they referred to themselves as 'National Socialists.'"
You will be amazed at how few people know of the National Socialist German
Workers' Party. You will also be amazed that the people who do know are very
unhappy to see or hear the full phrase mentioned. You might also be
amazed at how hard it is to not say "Nazi." For more information
on selective amnesia and media misinformation about the horrid National Socialist
German Workers' Party see http://rexcurry.net/swastikamain.html