The New Speak Dictionary of Progressive Slang
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NEW: Spin Vaccine for Conservatives
New Speak Dictionary of Progressive Slang
by Red Bug
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2. Anyone who does not know where Barack Obama was actually born, like Governor Neil Abercrombie.
3. Anybody who thinks Sandy Paul is a loopy space alien or a Trotskyite implant.
Mis-spoke (Miss-Spoke) (Mispoke) (Miss Poke)
The way one says a thing profoundly colors the way others hear it. President Clinton’s people popularized the word, “Spin,” alluding to this truism. Spin really isn’t a new thing. As long as there has been language, there has been ”Spin.” It really came into its own, though, in the early part of the 1900’s as a tool of the Communist Party. Roger Baldwin, the famous, communist, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union illustrated this best when he said Communists should stop using the word “Communism,” and instead use the words “Liberal,” and “Progressive.” He said “communism” has had too much bad press. “Capitalism,” on the other hand has its origin credited in error to Karl Marx who loudly defamed the expression giving it the negative color that it bears today. According to Gavin Kennedy -- (Origins of the Word Capitalism), the term originated with Adam Smith in 1776 and was later adopted by Marx. The next evolution of the word, “spin,” will probaby apply to “Whirling Dervishes” like John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and Barnie Franks.
“Capitalists” would do well to follow the shining example of the Communist Party’s skill at Spin. The term, “Capitalist,” itself should be avoided and shunned in favor of the ideas it truly represents, such as “Free Enterprise.” A “Capitalist” is really a “Job Provider.” “Free Enterprise,” instead of Capitalism and “Job Provider” instead of “Capitalist,” say exactly the same things with a positive instead of negative spin.
The concept of “Corporate Income Tax” follows the same Spin tactics as using the word “Liberal” instead of “Communist” as Roger Baldwin suggested. Corporations never pay income or any other taxes. Taxes imposed on such entities are always passed on to the consumer through price increases and adjustments. The idea that corporations pay too little or too much income tax is laughable and ludicrous. Any Job Provider knows that when his taxes are increased, he has to raise the prices of his products or services in order to pay the increased tax. Corporate Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, licensing taxes, permit fees and so following, are always paid for by the consumer – you and me. “Corporate Tax” is just another “Spin” expression imposed on the general public to conceal another hidden tax heaped on the backs of the public under a politician’s lie.
“Spin” is alive and well in the English Language and in the United States. The Occupy movement was in my town this past weekend. Professionally constructed signs held aloft by rag-tag, tattooed, body pierced ne’er-do-wells far outclassed their bearers in quality and cleanness. It made me wonder who paid for the signs. Was it the CPUSA, maybe? And, I wondered who paid the demonstrators and what coin they were willing to accept.
Their spin was staggering. “Economic Justice,” (referring to taking money you and I earn and giving it to others who earned nothing) in huge, red letters on a white background almost achieved the intended cognitive dissonance in my mind but was stopped by the thought, “Economic Justice” is when I actually get to keep what I earn. “Stop Corporate Greed” triggered more negative images of Job Providers exercising their freedom of enterprise motivated by the possibility of a greater chance for profit than risk of loss. The Free Enterprise Job Providers are the heroes of our time who risk their time, effort and money, providing me with a job in the hopes of a successful enterprise in a failing Communist (Liberal/Progressive [Let’s call a spade a spade?] ) Economy.
Here is a call for fighting fire with fire. Let’s stop using the euphemisms dumped on us by the Communist Party USA and the ACLU. A person who wants government control and power over everything is a Communist. “Liberal” and “Progressive,” are “sneak speaks.” They are such fundamental lies as to be accidentally over-looked. When one hears the word, “Liberal,” it sounds so freeing but so often with terms invented by Communists it means the exact opposite. Let’s skip overused expressions like Totalitarian and go to what it really means – “total control freaks.” The Anti-Freedom, Communist Party USA still exists and actively works behind the scenes doing things like paying demonstrators to stir the mud and flash misleading messages like “Stop Corporate Greed” and “Economic Justice.” Roger Baldwin’s organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, established to propagate Communism in the United States is still working its evil against Freedom of Enterprise, Freedom of Speech (There is no such thing as Hate Speech.) and Freedom of Religion (that is, non-Judeo-Christian religions.) The “Divide and Conquer “ Multiculturalists decry assimilation of immigrants into the American Culture and promote our separation by culture, language and custom. Such divisions weaken us even more than stealing from the successful the fruits of their labor and piling tax upon concealed tax on the backs of the public. But we can overcome. We can use Spin to make everything alright. We can use unsupported, undefined, vague expressions like “Hope and Change” against a free people who have become so complacent, lounging in their liberties that they can place a Communist in the White House without fear or concern. Barack! Not a Communist? If it quacks like a duck, walks like duck, smells like a duck, hey – it’s not a duck. It’s a Liberal.
Good luck with your Photo-Shopping, Ducky.
Robert G. Makin