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The word is our oyster
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 2/5/2014 1:58:11 PM

The companion piece to Spengler’s article on the bone-tiredness of the US economy is SFGate’s upbeat story on “funemployment”. While Spengler worries that the US economy is losing steam, SFGate says: don’t worry, be happy. (Snip) But maybe the problem with the modern world is that we’ve become too reliant on words; too dependent on spin. We’ve defined war, al-Qaeda and even unemployment out of existence. And we’ve redefined UKIP and Japan into modern day Hitlers. Therefore the problem is solved. Is it really? The description formerly applied to those who had lost contact with reality was “mad”. Who was

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Euphemistically defining enemies out of sight and mind--but not out of existence--is going to get bloody. Justice Scalia believes that World War II-style internments, then ordered and carried out by FDR and California Governor Earl Warren, are foreseeable again in our Nation. But next time the people in the wire cages won´t be terrorists or wartime adversaries--they´ll be political opponents of the Party in power. Welcome to Orwell´s world. It´s no accident that despot-wannabe Sen. Schumer wants the IRS to redouble their harrassment of his political opponents. That´s small potatoes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/5/2014 5:02:13 PM     (No. 9720924)

Totalitarian tyranny is the ultimate goal of the left. They will lie and manipulate the language to mislead the public and they are very good at it. The tyrants pretend to be the exact opposite of what they really are. That is why I refuse to use the word "liberal(which was falsely taken by the leftists and applied to themselves to mislead people into thinking they supported freedom and liberty) to describe leftists, Marxists, socialists and communists. They are NOT liberal and never have been. That is the same Orwellian game they play with everything else. Twist the truth, take things out of context, change meanings, obfuscate, redefine, revise, etc. Leftists are evil and are NOT honest. They can´t be because they know their goals are selfish and hurt others. The ignorant followers may think they are being "liberal" and may believe the lies they are told--but that still makes them evil because, in their good intentions, they refuse to listen to the truth or even open their minds to other ideas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/5/2014 5:19:09 PM     (No. 9720938)

Let me state my categorical agreement with what #1 has written. I consider myself to be a true liberal in the 19th Century "classical liberal" sense. I passionately believe in liberty, the word from which liberal was derived. The modern Democrat is the polar opposite of a true liberal. I call them leftists, statists, socialists, or communists now, that being what they truly are. Many years ago the word liberal was appropriated by the left, and redefined. After sullying that once accurate word, they have now adopted another word, progressive, which, true to form, has been redefined to mean its opposite. A venerable tactic on the Left is the mendacious redefinition of commonly understood words, the better to hide true intentions. Since lies are about all they have in their arsenal of deception, we can expect them to continue slithering around perverting the language and passing themselves off as something they never were and never will be.

And I wish conservative commentators, especially Rush Limbaugh, would try to update their terminology and stop using the Left´s weasel words. Mark Levin, whom Rush admires, could be a good teacher.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/5/2014 5:23:18 PM     (No. 9720942)

Sorry for the unnecessary underlining. I missed an HTML closing character in my third sentence. It has been my habit since grammar school to underline a word being emphasized as itself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/5/2014 8:18:36 PM     (No. 9721144)

#1 and #2, ditto.

I stopped calling them liberals a while ago. They are anything but that. Leftist or socialists are far more accurate, but communist works too.

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