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A '''"blackshirt"''' is a derrogatory term for [[Council Security]]. ([[Greetings from Earth]]).  It is akin to the use of the word "[[Wikipedia:pig|pig]]" to describe a [[Wikipedia:police|civilian officer of the law]].
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"'''Blackshirt'''" is a derrogatory term for [[Council Security]]. ([[Greetings from Earth]]).  It is akin to the use of the word "[[Wikipedia:pig|pig]]" to describe a [[Wikipedia:police|civilian officer of the law]].
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

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"Blackshirt" is a derrogatory term for Council Security. (Greetings from Earth). It is akin to the use of the word "pig" to describe a civilian officer of the law.

Notes

  • In the real world, the term "Blackshirt" was used for paramilitaries supporting Mussolini's fascist regime. Cf. also "Redcoat".
  • BSG's use of this term may have inspired the term "Brownshirt" in the much later science fiction TV series Firefly, though that term was also applied to the Nazi Stormtroops.