Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages, and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, October 27-30, 2015

abortion: dehumanization, and thus a form of slavery. Abortionists are mass murderers.

advocacy: Demspeak for political coercion. The more toxic version is “social advocacy.”

anti-racist: anti-white

average Americans: the real Americans, the real voters, the ones with common sense.

Christian reconstructionism: returning America to its theocratic roots.

equality-of-result state: the Dems’ paradise, as opposed to an equality-of-opportunity state.

feminists: most commonly found cowering from dastardly rape culture and micro-aggressions in collegiate safe spaces.

getting government out of the lives of average Americans:  eliminating all the programs and benefits the Tea Party doesn’t like. A ridiculous master trope in Tea Party politiscripting because it so overstates the case. The Tea Party in fact does not want to get government “out of our lives” insofar as the police, the military, federal disaster relief, Homeland Security, regulation of food and drugs, the CDC, etc. are concerned. Or, then again, maybe they just would privatize everything. (See “Average American,” above).

inequality: the price paid for freedom. To Dems, liberty itself is considered selfish if it leads to inequality of outcomes. (see above).

increased scrutiny of police behavior: the Dems’ pro-crime agenda.

lamestream media bias: anytime they say anything positive about Hillary.

liberal templates: any criticism  or tough scrutiny of Tea Party/GOP  candidates. Every difficult question will now be called a “gotcha” question.

migrants: the greatest threat to European and American atheistic, humanist cultures. The beginning of a new era of world barbarism, and the new Fall of Western Civilization.

proclamations: Dem speeches, policy papers statements. Always a little too grand, condescending,  and pretentious.

RSPF: radical secular progressive fundamentalist.

simplifying the tax code: cutting taxes for the wealthy.

socialism: government programs like: student loans, green energy subsidies, minimum wage laws, etc. The really BIG government benefit programs–Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, corporate tax subsidies, write-offs and loopholes–are never called socialism. Instead, Tea Partiers attack any programs offering shelter, food, education or health.

violent crime: a Black thing, a nationwide epidemic encouraged by the Mainstream Media.

Political Aphorisms, June, 2015

borrow now to build infrastructure

nationalism is too narrow-minded

cooperation is more economically efficient than competition

community values should get the benefit of the doubt over narrow self-interests

only 2 % of GDP goes to the poor

don’t confuse sites of disparity with causes of disparity

shared expectations are rooted in trust

encourage collective efficacy

it’s no accident that Americans are inert, atomized, estranged and disconnected

inequality weakens aggregate demand

belief in market fundamentalism is naïve

all men are created equal, politically speaking

inequality is a political choice

The American Dream is a myth: always has been, always will be

being right doesn’t necessarily mean that you will prevail

economic segregation is the new Jim Crow

wealth now increases faster than capital

Sources: Robert Putnam, Our Kids; Joseph Stiglitz, The Great Divide.

States’ Rights, Pro-Choice Leanings, and California Freakin’

The Journal has been in a tizzy about states’ rights for about the past ten days. On December 9 they launched their states=growth mantra, with “growth “ naturalized as  only economic growth, however unequal. Only the states are the instruments of “hope and change” (Dec. 10). Right-to-work states show higher per-capita income growth than states with “thuggish” “monopoly union power”. (Thus glossing over lower wages and more income inequality in these states). Singapore, with no capital gains tax, thrives, while tax-plagued California dies. Singapore, that bastion of democracy. States having Obamacare shoved down their throats are mere “serfs”. (Dec. 13).

However, California, the nation’s most populous state, is the reverse of this pro-growth mantra, thanks mainly to CALPERS, the state’s pension fund. CALPERS “and California” are “arms of the public unions”. (Dec. 14).  CALPERS, with its “police power”,  “strong-arms” citizens and municipalities to get it’s way. On Dec. 16, the ever-demonized “monopoly labor unions” of California were blamed for the federal deficit, and for undermining “tax equity and economic growth”. Class warfare merges with geographical warfare: the good folk of Knoxville, Lubbock and Orlando suffer  because privileged fools in San Francisco rob the federal kitty via tax deductions.

Interestingly, the Journal  is sounding distinctly pro-choice when it comes to right-to-work laws:

The best case for the right to work is moral: the right of an individual to choose.

Now where have we heard that phrase before?