Say "conservative" and they wag their tails. Say "liberal" and they bare their fangs. Say either and all thinking ceases, so much so that a representative of the ideology that has controlled most of Washington most of the last 12 years can say with a straight face that his ideology needs to seize control of Washington to fix what is broken there. And people hear this Orwellian doublespeak ... and cheer.
And all it costs us is language, the ability to have reasoned and intelligent political discourse, the idea that words do, and should, have weight, dimension and intrinsic meaning.
Monday, September 8, 2008
All it costs us is language, the ability to have reasoned and intelligent political discourse
Posted by Thom Foolery at 2:58 PM