THE SAPIENT SPARROW: conservatism for commoners

"What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven."–Holderlin

PHILOLOGIST-IN-CHIEF

The title of this entry is lifted from an article in the Wall Street Journal. It is a delightfully descriptive noun for the POTUS. Keeping track of the way he defines particular words and phrases could actually be a full-time job. One that only Orwell, or fans of his, could really love.

I believe that words have power. Furthermore, the misuse and/or re-definition of words not only creates misunderstanding and confusion, but also cripples our very ability to clearly communicate. Which begs the question, “does the POTUS really WANT to clearly communicate his intentions?” Scan through the following list of words and phrases. We hear at least some of these everyday from this administration, and I do not believe that they are being used according to their true meanings. So what do YOU think that the new definitions of these are?

Bear in mind the old adage, “Republicans are afraid that you will not understand what they are talking about; Democrats are afraid that you will”.

Values
Distraction
Rude
Smears
Haves/Have-nots
Middle Class
Change
Mandate
Revenue enhancer
Failed policies
Specifics
Transparency
Civility
Stability
Choice
Truth/Lies
Extreme elements
Never again find ourselves…
Definition
Business as usual
Profit
Legitimate debate
Fairness
Justice
Empathy

The list could go on and on, but these are enough to ponder for now. To paraphrase Orwell–our ignorance is their strength.

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