Now that the regime is firmly entrenched and we've all been downgraded from citizens to dissidents, one of the few weapons that we may have left is our language. How about if we try using it and give them a taste of their own nasty medicine?(full story at americanthinker.com)
To start, my modest proposal is that we rebrand the Democratic Party as the Destructive Party. As you're about to see, this simple device is remarkably effective at changing the dynamics of a conversation. Immediately, the Destructive Party member is put on confused defense while you look benign and wise. Intrigued? Watch how it's done.
DESTRUCTIVE: Well, I guess Rush Limbaugh and all the other right-wing loonies were wrong. Obama crushed Romney just like we said.
YOU: Yeah, you're right. That was a brilliant victory for the Destructive Party.
DESTRUCTIVE: Limbaugh is eating dirt today!...Wait...The what party?
YOU: The Destructive Party. You know. The one that always destroys the economy. As soon as Obama won, the stock market crashed 400 points and 35,000 people were laid off.
DESTRUCTIVE: Come on. That had nothing to do with Obama winning. That's just a few rich employers trying to squeeze more profits by punishing their poor workers.
YOU: Well, that's what the Destructive Party always says, so that's why they always destroy the economy - and a lot of people's lives, too. Great going, Destructives!
Let's try another topic and see how it goes. Here you inject it into the conversation with a known Destructive, in order to mimic the Destructives' policy of politicizing everything.
DESTRUCTIVE: I've decided to put off knee surgery till after my sister's wedding.
YOU: Big mistake. Call your doctor right now and get the surgery on the books.
DESTRUCTIVE: You really think so? What's the hurry?
YOU: Obama and the Destructive Party won! That means ObamaCare is coming and they're about to destroy the best medical care system on the planet.
DESTRUCTIVE: No, they're not. They're not destroying anything; they're giving poor people access to care.
YOU: Then how come 45% of doctors say they're quitting or retiring early? I'm telling you, the Destructives won and they're about to destroy your knee, if you don't move quick. Get a surgeon while there's still a surgeon to get.
And now let's try something really tricky, attempting this gambit with a hot-button social issue.
DESTRUCTIVE: Lucy called from college and she said the kids were celebrating like crazy 'cause gay marriage passed. Isn't it wonderful?
Collectivism Is Destructive
A conversation with new American electorate