Sunday, July 09, 2006

By George, I Think I've Got It!

By Cassandra D

Have you been scratching your head in bafflement at our fellow Americans who don't seem to care that our civil liberties are being eroded in the name of the perpetual war on terror?

I think I have at last figured it out.

My conclusion is that our people have succumbed to years of the same propaganda that turned "liberal" into a dirty word.

When they hear, "The Administration is taking away our civil liberties!" what they really hear is this:

"The Administration is taking away our (American) Civil Liberties (Union)!" To which they think to themselves, "Great! It's about time that group of flag-burning, terrorist-loving, Commie traitors was put out of business. You go, Mr. President!"

What we need to say is this:
"The Administration is taking away our liberty and justice!"

Or better yet, this:
"The Administration is damaging Truth, Justice, and The American Way!"

And the ACLU (U as in Union as in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!) simply must change its name.

How about "Americans (can't beat that) United (like the States!) for Liberty and Justice (like the Pledge!)?"

2 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Blogger LiteraryTech said...

That is a fascinating hypothesis! In a media saturated world, the use of words actually becomes more important. In fact, I fear them more than sticks and stones.

 
At 2:44 PM, Anonymous turtle said...

You mean Frank Zappa was wrong all along? I had suspected as much...

 

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