Double talk

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the cor...

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the corner of Pond Street and South End Road, opposite the Royal Free Hospital. The bookshop has long gone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The GOP have adopted Orwell’s 1984 as the authority for their thought and speech: doublethink and double talk from the Ministry of Truth where words have the opposite meaning of that commonly accepted and found in dictionaries.

The FAIR tax is not fair. It is a flat consumption tax with a gimmick, rebates to low-income consumers that I predict will disappear over time once the GOP have attained their objective. Their objective? Abolish the progressive income tax and the IRS.

Safety nets made of tissue paper that won’t hold water or rescue the needy either from accident or weather related distress.

The death tax which is not a tax the dead pay, but one assessed on the living. We claim to believe in a level playing field, so why should some be given an enormous head start in life? It is harmful to democracy and frequently harmful to the development of character in heirs and heiresses.

Compromise to the GOP means give me all I demand and 50% of what you demand.

Free markets are free from regulation so that competition can be stifled and monopoly profits earned.

 

Republican newspeak

Republican Party (United States)

Republican Party (United States) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The GOP have borrowed a page from the Ministry of Truth in 1984. In their version of newspeak, words mean what they say they mean at the time the words are used. Words no longer mean what you and I think they mean. Some examples:

War is peace.
Lies are truth.
Hunger is life.
Poverty is wealth.

If anyone challenges their use of newspeak, that person is a member of the liberal media. If anyone points out areas that need improvement in American life, that person hates America. If someone challenges laissez-faire capitalism, that person is a Marxist, communist, socialist, all three or worse. If anyone protests discrimination, that person is a racist or hates Christians. Up is down, inside is out, right is wrong and wrong is right. Give the GOP their due, they dissemble so well.