Monday, July 09, 2012


Words, Then and Now

As a former Soviet citizen, Oleg is used to words being misused and is appalled at the Sovietization of American political discourse.  Below is his list of misused terms

Bailout
Then: Ejecting from a failing aircraft before it crashes
Now: Injecting money into a crony too-big-to-fail bank before it crashes

Crony
Then: Someone a pal would share a drink with
Now: Someone a pol will share taxpayer money with

Freedom
Then: You do what you want
Now: You do what we want

Poverty
Then: A lack of the basic necessities of life
Now: A lack of the newest iPhone

Racism
Then: Resentment of one's skin color
Now: Resentment of one's political views

Tax
Then: A means of funding the services provided by the government
Now: A means provided to the government to screw you if you don't buy health insurance

Journalism:
Then: All the news that's fit to print
Now: All the news that fits our narrative, we print

Evolution
Then: A scientific theory explaining the development of complex creatures from simpler ones
Now: A journalistic theory explaining the development of simplistic legal opinions from supposedly complex supreme court justices

Investment
Then: A person risking some of his own money in hopes of a positive return
Now: A politician risking a lot of the public's money which he's positive won't be returned

Environmentalism:
Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

Mortgage
Then: A loan made to a mature, responsible person for the purpose of purchasing a house
Now: A loan made to an immature, irresponsible person for the purpose of making politicians feel good

Ambition
Then: Spending billions to build a rocket to take men to the moon and break rocks
Now: Spending billions to build a train to take men from Bakersfield to Fresno which will never break ground

Woman
Then: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics
Now: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics who votes Democrat

Wedding
Then: An occasion to celebrate with gifts to the new bride and groom
Now: An occasion to celebrate with a donation to Barack Obama

Change
Then: "Change back from your dollar," an ad campaign for selling hamburgers
Now: "Change you can believe in," an ad campaign for selling a meathead

Clown
Then: Symbolic head of McDonalds
Now: Actual head of the US

Source


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Clown
Then: Symbolic head of McDonalds
Now: Actual head of the US"

Jon,

Methinks that you owe an apology to clowns.

Bird of Paradise said...

U.S.Then CONSTITUTION The Law of america for all americans.Now A paper thats outdated and needs to be replaced one that includes ANIMALS RIGHTS,THE RIGHT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS TO EVICT YOU FROM YOUR HOME,THE RIGHT OF THE GOVERMENT TO CONFISCATE ALL YOU OWN,SAME SEX MARRAGE,THE NORTH AMERICAN(SOVIET)UNION,MAKE THE UN COMMANDERS OF ALL,MAKE CHINA THE RULERS OF THE WORLD

A. Levy said...

Perhaps you are catching onto what happens when formally-free people allow themselves to become sheep.