Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Totalitarian Impulse

by Bradley R. Gitz - March 22nd, 2009 - Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Northwest Arkansas News)

Euphemisms tend to be a tip-off of obnoxious intent. Those who resort to such linguistic deception do so because they don't want anyone grasping the real meaning behind what they propose.

So it is with two of the more appalling ideas making their way onto the Democratic Party agenda.

The first is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act, which is actually nothing of the sort. Labor union goons want to get rid of the secret ballot to make it easier to intimidate workers into joining unions.


So, too, with the so-called Fairness Doctrine, the precise purpose of which is to restrict speech that liberal Democrats don't like. More specifically, those Democrats in Congress who wish to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine wish to kill talk radio.

This article is one of the best summations I have read of two truly abhorrent policies of the new Obama socialist regime. Nothing is more blatantly indicative of the "double speak" described in the novel "1984" than these two planned power grabs with innocuous titles. I highly recommend the article.


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