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Posted on January 31, 2012 7:23 PM
Great one (double entendre)...
...but it bugs me how "disillusionment", depending on the context in which it is used, can be its own antonym. It's a great malady of our time that, with a good thesaurus, just about any word can be shown to be its own antonym in 4 references or less (quite often less).
Lefties would view this 'toon with a juvenile, arrogant smugness... "Well, while that word CAN mean what ["he"--the author, John] INTENDS it to mean, it REALLY means what I WANT it to mean. See how much cleverer & more smarter I am?"
"Modern Progressives" are truly regressive, advocating personal freedom (as can only be provided by an expansive authoritarian state); "Modern Liberals" are disappointingly rigid & inflexible (everybody has the right to his own opinion, but anybody who disagrees [with us] is not only wrong, but should be forced to adopt our beliefs).
While they're literally tilting "at" (i.e., towards) windmills, we're figuratively "tilting at windmills."
January 31, 2012 9:20 PM
January 31, 2012 21:20
Wow! Expect this one to go all over the internet.
I think destroying our language in the manner of which you speak is a deliberate and sinister scheme to confuse people to the point where judgement can be no longer be effectively made.
Dr. Bob |
January 31, 2012 11:50 PM
January 31, 2012 23:50
Orwell's 1984 gives a great example of how Newspeak would eventually manipulate the meaning of words to the point of eliminating the original intent. While the word "free" may still exist, it is only used in the context of, say, a dog being free of fleas.
Ed B |
February 1, 2012 10:44 AM
February 1, 2012 10:44
I think it's funny that Barry's debut at the Apollo was an "Alvin Greene" song - although "Beware" would have been a good choice, and "Funny How Time Slips Away" or "For the Good Times" would have been sentimental favorites.
I can't tell you how happy I am that so many ignoramuses have so much concern for "everybody's" welfare and make such informed decisions. At least 59% of Democrats are complete idiots, the rest are misguided, and every one of them has a vote that counts just as much as ours.
February 1, 2012 11:44 AM
February 1, 2012 11:44
Yep. A hack politician from Chicago (with all the baggage) is "The Smartest Man in the World".
Well he did get 52% of the dumbasses to vote for him. Let's see how many can be fooled a second time.
February 1, 2012 2:50 PM
February 1, 2012 14:50
The question is whether people who were fooled in 2008 by Obama as enabled by the major press, will get fooled again in 2012.
How's that hope and change working for ya?
If I were running the campaign, I'd be stirring up as much animosity toward the press's favoritism and failure to report the truth about Obama to help motivate turnout. He's their boy and they should go down with him.
So much of the problems our country is facing is because the press failed to do due diligence in 2008 and since then. If the press had done their job, Obama wouldn't even gotten the nomination, much less gotten elected.
Dr. Bob |
February 1, 2012 11:05 PM
February 1, 2012 23:05
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Power Animals |
February 2, 2012 2:50 AM
February 2, 2012 02:50
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