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- adj. In opposition to a revolution
- n. A person who opposes a revolution and attempts to reverse the changes made by it
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- n. a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
- adj. relating to or being a counterrevolution
- adj. marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution
If there's a war -- and some blogs troublingly trash professional standards as quaint and archaic, like communists denouncing anything "counterrevolutionary" -- the blogheads may have won, at least for now.
Mr. BERNSTEIN: Well, the government acknowledges 3,000 political prisoners; that is people in jail for what they loosely call counterrevolutionary crimes.
We always call counterrevolutionary criminals by the name of counterrevolutionary criminals.
His penalty was not confinement to Siberia or the Gulag, as may well have been the fate of Pavlik Marozov's "counterrevolutionary" parents.
A few pages later it was the denounced himself who was relaying the "counterrevolutionary" expressions used by the cleaning assistant in the dining room.
The governor-general of West Azerbaijan province, Vahid Jalalzadeh, blamed the bombing on "counterrevolutionary" rebels, an apparent reference to Kurdish separatists.
In addition to incitements and urgings from these right-wing political and mainstream media morons, there also came - and still are coming - the claims from the weirdest and dankest holes in the blogosphere, the deep rat warrens where readers of Newsmax, NewsBusters and other collections of neo-Nazi rants, can come together to rub vigorously each other's, um, reptilian fears and stroke each other's faux bravery as they plot their "counterrevolutionary" tactics and strategies.
To contextualize this idea I would like to ask the signers of the document if you will remain silent when they come looking for a "counterrevolutionary" or a "worm" or an "opponent", if you will be among those who beat others in the repudiation rallies, or among those who defend the victim.
Zhang is one of very few military men who've called for a reassessment of the protest movement, which authorities still sometimes call a "counterrevolutionary" riot.
Just as the 1976 Tiananmen protests following the death of Zhou Enlai were originally dubbed as "counterrevolutionary," so the massive 1989 demonstrations to this day are labeled as "political turmoil."