Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Political Name Calling (You big meanie head!)

My cute 17 year old has started to care about the political system. Like most 17 year olds, she has formed an opinion and has difficulty being dissuaded from that opinion. Having to spend a road trip with me, we did agree that, whatever your political opinion, trot out terms based on actual knowledge and correct application of the term. “I won’t call you a Nazi and you don’t call me a Commie. Let’s agree that 1930’s totalitarian doctrines don’t have to be our only options.” – Unknown
So here are a few examples:
SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. "Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades" - Unknown
COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then gives you some milk. "Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." – Frank Zappa
FASCISM: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then sells you some milk. “Fascism is capitalism with murder.” - Upton Sinclair
NAZISM: You have two cows. The Government shoots you and takes the cows. “I disagree with you but I’m pretty sure you aren’t Hitler.” - Jon Stewart
CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. “Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.” - John Kenneth Galbraith
NEW DEALISM: You have two cows. The Government takes both, shoots one, buys milk from the other cow, then pours the milk down the drain. “The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism” HG Wells

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