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The Leftist Lexicon

I’ve written previously regarding the language of the Left.
Many of us realize the battle to control the language is fought in order to control the argument.
An easy example of this is the use of the words “Ask”, “Rich” and “Fair Share”.
When you hear a Progressive make the statement “I don’t think it is unreasonable to ask the rich to pay their fair share…”  What is really being said is “I don’t think it is unreasonable to FORCE THOSE DETERMINED BY ME to pay AN AMOUNT I DECIDE ON.”

Of course I find this reprehensible as it necessarily requires one individual to have the power of force over other individuals.  Not just to make them pay something… but to decide what and how much they will be forced to pay.  There is incredible power in being “The Decider”.

Anyway… the latest example of this strange language is “Social Welfare” in regard to tax exempt status.

The press is repeating the term “Social Welfare” ad nauseum when talking about the latest in IRS malfeasance.

The Left owns the term… and they have used it to remove The Individual from the argument of governing theory.

In other words, “Social Welfare” as the Progressives define it does not mean the preservation of Individual Liberty and Freedom.  What they define it as is “Communal Welfare”.

Of course the Liberals will never use the word “Communal” as it leads people to “Communist”, and they have spent decades trying to separate “Socialism” from “Communism” in the minds of those same people…  Not educate mind you, as that would illuminate the differences without distinction… just the idea that they are completely different.  They know the people are “not ready” for a serious discussion regarding Communism… but Socialism is met with less push back in the focus groups.  (Socialism sounds so nice… to those who know nothing about it.)

So the debate, as offered from the Left, is that groups “not supporting Social Welfare” should not be allowed tax exempt status… and since they do not consider the preservation of Individual Rights a part of promoting “Social Welfare” then the groups targeted by the IRS had it coming.

Yes, I know this seems to be a subtle argument and will most likely be met with an accusation of paranoia by those who know it to be true and whose ideology benefits from such subtleties.

But I have been involved in “modifying” language for years, for exactly the same purposes as those doing it now… different reasons, but the same methods.  I know this to be true.

And once you see it you can’t “un-see” it.

Listen Carefully.  Watch Closely.  Think Relentlessly.

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“Ask” versus “Force”…

A Tax Day Special…

One of my favorite lines from Barack Obama is; “Is it Unreasonable to Ask the Rich to pay a little more?”

I like this line because I don’t disagree with the logical answer… “No.  It’s not unreasonable to ask.”  In fact, It’s perfectly reasonable to “Ask” anyone for anything.

But that is not what he is really saying… and it’s certainly not what his base hears.

What the President is saying here is; “Is it Unreasonable to Force the Rich to pay more?”

Yes, that is unreasonable.

“Asking” someone for something leaves them the ability to say “No”…  And Socialists simply cannot have that as an option.  Not to mention that money is nothing more than a representation of an individuals property.  We should each be incensed when the government takes our, or any individuals, property through force.  (By the way, the only reasonable system of income taxation is a “flat” one… but that’s for another day.)

The takeaway here is the Socialists must play word games in order to sell their ideas.

While this is a clear admission of the weakness inherent in those Socialist ideas, it will never be clear to the public unless the opposition points it out… regularly… endlessly.

The public Hates what the Socialists stand for when it is communicated clearly and concisely.  But our leaders do not attack such ideas in such a fashion.  I believe it’s because they too subscribe to such ideas and to attack them would only prevent them from practicing their own version of Socialism when they gain a position of power.

When the Democrats say there is a war inside the Republican party they are correct.  We should simply admit it, embrace it, and move on.  There is a war between establishment conservatives and fiscal conservatives (AKA Libertarian).  I fall in line with the fiscal conservatives.  I believe my government should spend LESS than it brings in every single minute of every single day.  At the same time, I expect my government to do more with less money just as you and I must do every minute of every day.  I also expect my government to strictly adhere to the United States Constitution as it is written and amended… with the only acceptable changes being made through the amendment process.  Seems simple enough.

The establishment argument is… “That’s just not how Washington works.”  My response is always… “Well, it would be if we all insisted on it”.  But we are not insisting on it.  And the majority of Republicans that now runs things are the problem… not the solution.  We must stop sending these establishment Republicans through the Primaries… that process is the only process in which we can defeat them.  Folks… It cannot be stressed enough, Primaries are incredibly important.  And right now is the time that candidates for 2014 are being chosen for those primaries… so start paying attention!

You must realize up front, It will take all of us decades to correct our course.

It will take all of us years of pointing out what seems so simple, such as our leaders using words to hide their intent like “Ask” vs. “Force”.

But if we wish to save the United States as it was founded and the Freedom of Choice with Unlimited Opportunity the protection of the Individual offers the world then we have no other option.  We must fight the battle every day… especially with those we think are on our side.

Our argument is a winner, we don’t need to play word games… we just need to elect those who actually believe it, not just say it when the camera is on.

It’s time to stop “asking” our leadership to represent our values… it’s time to “force” them to.  They cannot be allowed the option of saying “No”.

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