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A Political Glossary: Part II

jeffersonpayne Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 6:51 AM
This misuse of the language is because Liberalism is an addiction -- to power. An addict will tell any lie, expend any resource, betray any trust, to get more of what is craved. If a gambling addict needs a stake, he'll say he needs to buy groceries for his kids, medicine for his grandma, or that he's collecting for charity. Whatever he believes will get him the money to service his addiction. So it is with LIberals. If "denied access" of some group guilts people into giving them more power, they'll say that; if, in other political circumstances, DENYING ACCESS to some groups (even the same groups!) leads to them having more power, they'll do that. All our arguments miss the point. It's about power, not truth.
Kim D Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:46 AM
The label liberal is a misuse of the language.

Rich L. Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 3:33 PM
Yes, progressive is the opposite of what they are as well. Just call 'em commies, they hate it because it is accurate.

Editor's Note: This is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Politicians seem to have a special fondness for words that have two very different meanings, so we are likely to hear a lot of these kinds of words this election year.

"Access" is one of those words. Politicians seem to be forever coming to the rescue of people who have been denied "access" to credit, college or whatever.

But what does that mean, concretely?

It could mean that some external force is blocking you from whatever your goal might be. Or it could mean that you just...