Guide to Bush and Republican speak from kos

I was responding to a comment on this and found that it was in itself a post! so here goes.
Bush and his party have basically overused many words and redefined them to suit their agenda. From Kossary , Words
they often spew when talking about emerging countries.
PRIVATIZE, v. To steal the resources of the national community and give them to private business.
DEMOCRACY, n. My way or the highway.
DEMOCRATIC ALLY, n. Any democracy, monarchy, plutocracy, oligarchy or
dictatorship--no matter how ruthless--that verbally supports American diplomatic
and economic goals.
FREEDOM, n. What Arabs want but can't achieve on their own without Western military intervention. It bears a striking resemblance to chaos.
HUMBLE FOREIGN POLICY, n. The invasion of any sovereign nation whose leadership Republicans don't like.
MODERNIZE, v. To do away with, as in modernizing Social Security, labor laws,etc.
CLEAN, adj. The word used to modify any aspect of the environment Republican
legislation allows corporations to pollute, poison, or destroy.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, n. New locations to drill for oil and gas.
BALANCED, adj. 1. favoring corporations (a more balanced approach to the
environment.); 2. favoring conservatives (fair and balanced reporting).
CLIMATE CHANGE, n. Global warming, without that annoying suggestion that
something is wrong.
VERY CLEAR, adj. Modifier used immediately before any preposterous
explanation or rationale.
check out bankelele's post on the banking rule not being changed coz the "market needs to set the rates"
They are soo many...and growing. Freedom is on the march sounds more like...post your suggested interpretation...others from foreign affairs.


Anonymous mshairi said...

I find this amusing (from dubyaspeak.com)

WASHINGTON POST: Why do you think bin Laden has not been caught?
DUBYA: Because he's hiding.
-- Dubya offers a ludicrous answer to a serious question, interview with Michael A. Fletcher and Jim VandeHei of the Washington Post aboard Air Force One, Jan. 14, 2005

3/24/2005 6:03 AM  
Blogger KymmBr. said...

...heheh best said...couldnt put it more clearly. btw is Bush on a destructive trail where he has vowed to himself and to his political henchmen to derail the notion of Democracy? Kundos to an ignorant man.....

3/24/2005 9:17 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

mshairi, the quote speaks volumes abt his priorities.
Kymmbr, great of you to stop by!
There is a book called 'First Democracy', By Paul woodruff.When you come down to the basics, it is an ideology. There is something rather disturbing about mandating an ideology. IMHO, africans were democratic before the colonization...that's a whole other kettle of fish.

3/27/2005 11:50 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

from hannah"Free Market"seems to be a code word for a society in which anything goes for those who control the wealth. The "invisible hand" is really a bunch of crooks pulling strings behind closed doors and in secret.

3/29/2005 7:11 PM  

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