Words: Now and then - meanings change with the politics

Words are living things.  And they are always changing. Particularly when applied to the politi-sphere.

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2012 – Words are living things: squiggling, wriggling and giggling like a hunnert-year-old constitution thingamajig….

Bailout
Then: Ejecting from a failing aircraft before it crashes
Now: Injecting money into a crony too-big-to-fail bank before it crashes

Crony
Then: Someone a pal would share a drink with
Now: Someone a pol will share taxpayer money with

Freedom
Then: You do what you want
Now: You do what we want

Poverty
Then: A lack of the basic necessities of life
Now: A lack of the newest iPhone

Racism
Then: Resentment of one’s skin color
Now: Resentment of one’s political views

Tax
Then: A means of funding the services provided by the government
Now: A means provided to the government to screw you if you don’t buy health insurance

Journalism:
Then: All the news that’s fit to print
Now: All the news that fits our narrative, we print

Evolution
Then: A scientific theory explaining the development of complex creatures from simpler ones
Now: A journalistic theory explaining the development of simplistic legal opinions from supposedly complex supreme court justices

Investment
Then: A person risking some of his own money in hopes of a positive return
Now: A politician risking a lot of the public’s money which he’s positive won’t be returned

Environmentalism:
Then: A movement seeking to preserve the earth for future generations
Now: A movement seeking to kill off future generations to preserve the earth

Mortgage
Then: A loan made to a mature, responsible person for the purpose of purchasing a house
Now: A loan made to an immature, irresponsible person for the purpose of making politicians feel good

Ambition
Then: Spending billions to build a rocket to take men to the moon and break rocks
Now: Spending billions to build a train to take men from Bakersfield to Fresno which will never break ground

Clown!

Clown!

Woman
Then: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics

Now: A human with female sex organs and sexual characteristics who votes

Democrat Wedding

 Then: An occasion to celebrate with gifts to the new bride and groom

Now: An occasion to celebrate with a donation to Barack Obama

Change
Then: “Change back from your dollar,” an ad campaign for selling hamburgers
Now: “Change you can believe in,” an ad campaign for selling a meathead 

Clown
Then: Symbolic head of McDonalds
Now: Actual head of the US

These word definitions have been written by The People’s Cube regular contributor known to the reading masses under the name of “Opiate of the People, Purveyor of Party-Approved Nonsense.” 

_________________________________

At The People’s Cube, we do NOT equate all “liberals” with communists. The purpose of this website is to pick up “liberal” hitchhikers and give them a ride to the communist wonderland - the inevitable end result of their “well-meaning” policies.


This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities @ WashingtonTimes.com. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING TWTC CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

More from The People's Cube
 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Oleg Atbashian

With a whole lot of humor and an eye to the absurdities of poltics and politicans, Oleg Atbashian brings the news and views from The People's Cube to the Communities and you.

Born and raised in Ukraine, Oleg Atbashian has been a teacher, translator, construction worker, satirical journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating visual agitprop for the local Party committee in Siberia. In 1994, he moved to the US with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, and whose citizens were appreciative of constitutional rights and capitalist prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of "progressivism" that was arresting true societal progress. He started writing satire again, this time in English, publishing a large number of essays, political parodies, and cartoons, in various media in America and around the world.

In 2005 Oleg Atbashian started ThePeoplesCube.com, a forum-based spoof of "progressive" ideology with a loyal conservative/libertarian following, which he runs under the name of "Comrade Red Square, People's Director, Department of Visual Agitation and Unanimity." Rush Limbaugh described it on his show as "a Stalinist version of The Onion." The site contains thousands of hilarious, original satires and graphics by contributors from all parts of the US and the English-speaking world.

Contact Oleg Atbashian

Error

Please enable pop-ups to use this feature, don't worry you can always turn them off later.

Question of the Day
Featured
Photo Galleries
Popular Threads
Powered by Disqus