Ask any lawyer
about the importance of being precise or evasive
with language. Alexander Hamilton and his federal supremacists understood.
So did railroad lawyer and slave-not-freer Abe Lincoln. (For those
who didnt know, Abe only freed slaves he had no
power to liberate in the Confederate States. Slaves under
his control including slaves held by his chief warlord U.S.
Grant, remained most un-free for the duration of the war.) Bill
Clinton was a masterful practitioner of the Art of Word (I did not
have sex with that woman
). Which, by certain Talmudic parsings,
he didnt. Not exactly. Wiggle room, you see. Of a piece
with Hamiltons brilliant flim-flam about the general
That is how
it is done.
To undo it,
there must be a rebirth of what they called in cowboy flicks, straight-talking.
Calls things by their proper name and challenge those who
dont or wont. Make them say what they mean openly.
If you fail to do so, youve accepted their terms.
theyve already won. Ask any progressive.
Or just wait.
Hell soon be asking you to help.
are innocent victims of verbal (and written) rights-rape. For example,
public schools. Well, no theyre not. Yes, they
are open to the public in the sense that the
public is forced at gunpoint to send its children to them. Which
gives us a clue as to the proper name that ought to be used in every
instance of discussion: Government schools. It is what they
are, in plain, direct and thus, honest language.
Nothing less. Which of course is why honest language is not generally
used to describe them. Because that might get people thinking along
certain lines. Public sounds so much
Free, almost a vicious irony if ever there was. Youre
not free to decline to pay for them (even if you dont use
them). And most kids are certainly not free to not attend them.
Very much what youd expect of a government school. Because
the essential attribute of government is coercion force.
The thing that must never be openly stated but always euphemized.
Like, for instance,
consent of the governed.
The Great Effronterer spoke eloquently of it while prosecuting
a war of extermination to achieve its opposite. The southern states
had withdrawn their consent to be governed by Abe who was
elected by a minority of the voters, the majority of whom voted
for someone else. The Southern states sought to govern themselves
instead. And for this, they were hounded by armies of invasion and
conquest as merciless as the legions of the Waffen SS, their cities
laid waste, their women and children killed, the civilian populace
deliberately starved out.
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