“S***, p***, f***, c***, c*********, m***********, and t***” was George Carlin’s trademark joke of the Seven Words You Couldn’t say on Television. Carlin once said in explaining the joke that he “was always told to look up to firefighters and police officers” and that kind of language “was always used by authority.” Times have changed and obviously so has censorship and morals. While popular culture has become more risqué, things once never talked openly about are now on the cover of US Weekly. Politics seems to be even more censored. It seems that despite the general voting public being older than they were 50 years ago, the conversation has been dumb-down.
In discussing censorship, I am discussing ideas and facts that many in America feel or possibly have thought, but can’t say out loud. These opinions stayed censored due to the fact that it simply isn’t considered politically correct or it is possibly social suicide to make such statements anymore. For example, it was once customary to declare single motherhood as being the largest factor in determining the likelihood of a child growing up in poverty. This was once considered normal for even Democrats like Daniel Patrick Moynihan who was not afraid to discuss these very clear facts. Now only the fringe candidates like Rick Santorum and pundits like Ann Coulter can tread on these topics. Continuing that theme; noting the change in political censorship, this writer has compiled a list of seven things you can’t say on television, if you want to be President, even if they are true.
1) George Bush betrayed Conservatism and nearly destroyed the GOP. When all facts are considered, George W. Bush will go down in history as being the most pro-life liberal President ever. For it was under his 8 year term, that spending increased 104%, private industries were bailed out, four trillion dollars was added to the current debt, the entire economy was under the foot of banking oligarchs, he promoted amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens (most of which whom would become future Democrat voters), expanded the Department of Education, expended Medicare, the borders were left open, America openly embraced torture in the veil terms that they were “enhanced interrogation” and an absurd Wilsonian foreign policy to “end tyranny in our time” was pursued.