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dr. hfn
12-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Wording Our Future
We have now reached a peculiar stage in the history of American democracy. It seems words can now mean anything that the political ruling class and aspiring career politicians want them to mean.
The latest example was Barack Obama's response to the Republican claim that he is a socialist: "John McCain calls this socialism. I call it opportunity."

The Republicans were right, of course -- though since they are equally socialist their attacks seem disingenuous, at best. The curious thing about Obama's statement, however, is that he did not argue against the claim that he's a socialist; Obama simply implied that socialism is a synonym for opportunity and moved on. Not good. Socialism is just a stepping stone to Communism and we have arguably been practicing many planks of the Communist Manifesto in our nation for the last 100 years. However, a beloved and famous political figure who espouses the virtues of socialism could push our nation over the tipping point into unabashed statism, collectivism, and communism for good. Effectively stifling any dissent that advocates individual liberty, constitutional and small government, sound money, free markets, non-interventionism and low taxes for all.

Democrats historically have not been uniquely skillful at perverting once-meaningful words. Consider what the Republicans have done to our political nomenclature. If the last eight years taught us anything, it's that "pro-life conservative" is the phrase one uses to describe a politician who supports bombing, invading and occupying foreign countries that never threatened us, corporate welfare, trampling the constitution, expansion of the federal bureaucracies, and blatant corruption. Ask yourself this, does it count as abortion if our military drops a bomb on a pregnant woman? Oh, and if the treatment of Ron Paul was any indication, a "kook" is someone who believes in liberty, peace, and the American Constitution. If that's the case, I'll take "kooky" over "conservative" any day.

"Socialism is Opportunity." Has a nice ring to it. It will fit in well with the rest of the War Party…errr...I mean Republicrat Party slogan: "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength."

surf
12-04-2008, 11:03 AM
well written. was this published?