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


Pull out your decoder rings and follow along, Sparrows. Below are my definitions for the list of Obama Doublespeak words from yesterday. If any of you have a better definition, or two or three, please feel free to submit them. Together, I believe that we can break this code!

Values: subjective assessment of what “feels” right in a particular situation, and/or what is politically correct, especially with respect to what supporters want to hear.

Distraction: any scandal, fact or data that threatens the “message” and that cannot be honestly explained without squirming.

Rude: any forthright and clear disagreement with the Administration, especially that which is reported in the media and raises subsequent uncomfortable questions. (Closely related to Distraction-see above).

Smear: using facts, video/audio tapes, speech transcripts, documents, etc. to prove background, associations, beliefs, votes, policy statements, positions shifts, etc. that show the Administration in an unattractive light.

Haves/Have-nots: the Rich/everyone else, especially designated special interest groups. (Also see Middle-class).

Middle-class: those who live one accident or illness away from bankruptcy; marked by hard work, little reward and exploitation by Failed Policies (see Failed Policies) and the Haves (see above). Needs constant Government intervention in order to survive.

Change: converting Democracy to Statism, free markets to central planning/regulation, and placing individual liberty under Government control.

Mandate: Government dictates to the individual, i.e. if you don’t do something, it will cost you.

Fees/Revenue Enhancers: taxes.

Failed Policies: any policy of the Bush Administration. Used especially to deflect distractions, (see Distraction), smears (see Smear) and explain unsuccessful strategies.

Specifics: vague generalities, empty promises, emotional appeals and fabricated statistics followed by rhetorical flourishes to inspire support for something.

Transparency: misdirection, denial, stonewalling, a.k.a. smoke and mirrors.

Civility: complete agreement and conformity with any and all stated programs, policies and positions; unanimity.

Stability: security to not be without anything; guaranteed reduction of personal risk and rescue from the negative consequences of one’s own choices and life in general.

Choice: that which the Government provides; it is always what is best for you.

Truth/Lie: synonymous terms; used interchangeably depending on the situation and desired effect.

Extreme elements: (see Rude).

Never again find ourselves…: (see Stability).

Definition: depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

Business as usual: (see Failed Policies).

Profit: nasty mammon produced as a result of successful business endeavors that exploits the Have-nots, (see Have-not), and the Middle-class, (see Middle-class).

Legitimate debate: a one-sided argument marked with Civility. (see Civility).

Fairness: that which the Government deems to be equitable-and also good for you.

Justice: removing any natural consequence of individual action and replacing it with Stability. (see Stability).

Empathy: acting out of emotion and Values (see Values) vs. considered rational judgment as measured against a standard, such as a law.

Okay, I’ve shown you my thoughts. Show me yours.

Filed under: brainwashing, congress, indoctrination, language, POTUS, U.S. GOVERNMENT, , , ,

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m confused…. I thought it was required to refer to any conservative attendee of a Tea Party or a Healthcare Town Hall meeting as a Tea Bagger. At least that is what it seems to be per most MSNBC commentators! 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Transparency per Obama = Obfuscation per the 79% of the population of the U.S. not decribing themselves as “Liberal.” i.e. “Conservatives and Independents”

  3. Anonymous says:

    Extreme Elements — shouldn’t it include some examples of extremist groups such as Fox News, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and the most extreme examples of all, Rush Limbach and Glenn Beck…. you know the dastardly commentators that have the gall to quote fact when disputing something that the Obama Administration puts forth as good and right?

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