New Lexicon Entry; Variant
Chat•tel•ism \ˈcha-tə-ˌli-zəm\ (noun)
1. the acquisition of people as property, or a portion of the persons thereof; specifically by force or by false pretense
2. any one or combination of the myriad social and/or political theories/systems/schemes in which the means(methods) and/or ends(goals) utilize the possession of people.
3. opposition to individual liberty; primarily as it hinders a cause, but also as it is plainly unwarranted
4. expression of advocacy for people as property; usually under the guise of benevolence
Variants: Chattelisms (plural) Chattelist (noun) Chattelize (transitive verb) Chattelized (adjective) Chattelization (noun)
Sample Employing Systems: Communism, Socialism, Liberalism, Progressivism, Tyranny, Despotism, Oppression, Marxism, Fascism, Fantasticism, Fanaticism, Statism, Authoritarianism, Absolutism, Dictatorship, Redistributionism
Origin: Chattel (rhymes with cattle); movable property, often referring to a human being.
- No civilization once dependent on chattelism has ever been able to eradicate it, except the Western, which promptly reinstated it under new management.
- The violent mobs were chattelized by the growing propaganda in the press.
- A socialist is a miniature communist, but both carry the title of chattelist.
- It is chattelism that persuades the citizen to covet his neighbor by his suffrage, yet indeed be the chattelist who is persuaded.
This word variant is intended as characteristically encompassing of all the isms and schemes that are anti-liberty, anti-American ideals and the like. Chattelism signifies the general disrespect for the individual human being. And while the chattelist stands in opposition to liberty, he is naturally a proponent for bondage to whatever degree.
Note that chattelism, which functions coercively and/or manipulatively; is NOT to be confused with employment, which is simply a voluntary contract.