Tuning Up the Band

It’s interesting how quickly the left produces a meme and gets together on it. Orwell showed this in a scene in “Nineteen Eighty-Four” where the crowd quickly switches from chanting slogans against their mortal enemy, Eurasia, to their new mortal enemy, Eastasia.

The current leftist meme is that whenever a conservative says anything against Obama, he is “lying”. It’s lies, all lies!


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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3 Responses to Tuning Up the Band

  1. Heil Hizzle Mein Nizzle says:

    The newest Leftist meme I’ve noticed is the use of the term “dog whistle.” Someone invoked it once, and it became a mimetic meme some time shortly thereafter. To be fair, the mainstream conservatives heard O’Reily and Limbaugh use the phrase “ad hominem” a few times, and they then went crazy accusing everyone and everything of being an “ad hominem.” Oh, well, monkey see, monkey do.

    • I think “dog whistle” has been around a long time, in one form or another, but has become very commonly used in the last few months.

      “Ad hominem” is probably something Limbaugh got from National Review, which at one time had intellectual standards. Actually I think you can yell “Ad hominem!” any time a leftist opens his mouth, because that’s pretty much the only argument they ever use. But that’s applying logic to debate, which is futile.

    • ntk says:

      “Dogwhistle” is an Australianism that seems to have caught on across the Pacific. I live in Australia and the term has been in common use since about the late 1990s or so, from memory. Certainly no later than about a decade ago.

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