Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Inadequacy of Language

After a year of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Tea Partiers, and others screaming epithets, hurling insults, telling lies, and the whole Faux News Network Propoganda machine trashing President Obama 24/7 as an islamonazi communist socialist fascist dictator illegalalien borninkenya whohatesamerica, their latest line is that President Obama is a divider not a uniter ........... It makes my head spin and my hair hurt. The breathtaking hyposcrisy of this pushes the bounds of the BIG LIE to even more astounding levels of deceit.

This behavior begs for the creation of a new word to describe it. Our language is not keeping up with the advances in propaganda in this new century. George Orwell said, "language can also corrupt thought." And "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." I was looking for synonyms for "lie" and found: aspersion, backbiting, calumniation, calumny, deceit, deception, defamation, detraction, dishonesty, disinformation, distortion, evasion, fable, fabrication, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, fib, fiction, forgery, fraudulence, guile, hyperbole, inaccuracy, invention, libel, mendacity, misrepresentation, misstatement, myth, obloquy, perjury, prevarication, revilement, reviling, slander, subterfuge, tale, tall story, vilification, white lie, and whopper. For Fox (Faux) News, they all sound about right........

Sarah Palin counsels against armed insurrection by an Alaska militia "at this point." Our arms should be, "at this point," she says, our votes. I go back and forth between she's dangerous - or she's an empty vessel way over her head but making some big bucks while she says stupid things without really understanding what she's saying. She's not the most lucid speaker so I would be inclined to cut her some sloppy thinking/inarticulate slack, except that husband Todd was part of that secessionist fringe movement up there in Alaska...... I think for now I'm concluding she's an air-headed huckster who reached the top of her potential as a quitter as Governor and an unsuccessful candidate on the national stage. Now she's just trying to figure out how to exploit people's fears for money. And I can't believe The Learning Channel hired her. She's anathema to learning and knowledge. She's a pure ideologue. I won't be watching the show..........

After winning the Presidency in a modern landslide, a large majority in the House, and 60 and then 59 votes in the Senate, the best President Obama and the Democrats could come up with is a health reform package like Mitt Romney did as the Republican Governor of Massachusetts a few years ago, and the Repubs are still going looney toon bonkers lost-their-marbles to repeal the thing. It's a wacky world......... But I still think Ted Kennedy is smiling.

And speaking of smiling, I've got this idea for a cartoon. An angry mob wearing Tea Party hats and bristling with assault weapons and ammo belts wrapped around themselves, snarling and yelling racial epithets, and spitting at Congressmen, throwing bricks through windows and screaming "islamonazi communist socialist fascist dictatorillegalalien borninkenya whohatesamerica" get the picture.......all the while President Barack Obama stands calmly in front of them with his big ears and bigger smile. And a dialogue balloon from one of the outraged snarling protesters armed to the teeth is screaming about the President, "He's dangerous!"

So there you go......the state of the Republican Tea Party.

All for now,


Blogger Lynn Logan Roselli said...


6:07 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home