Monday, September 19, 2011

Alice in Wonderland - a prelude to American Statism

To most Americans, political novels from the 19th and early 20th century seem to be simply fairy tales, and are overlooked for their poignant lessons on the political, social, and economic events.  The Wizard of Oz was ripe with commentary and symbolism describing the plight of 19th century America, and the fight between the farmers who wanted a silver standard, and the banking elites who fought for gold.

Likewise, most people do not understand the relevance of Alice in Wonderland, and its same commentary and symbolism to what is actually taking place in America today... the creation of the statist government.

Here is some of that commentary as brought by Robert Hall of the American Thinker, in a piece from September 17th.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'
- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass.

Humpty was a Statist, calling on all the King's horses and all the King's men -- taxpayer-funded, of course -- to repair his fecklessness.
The Statist Dictionary -

Civility in Discourse. No one may speak harshly of a Statist. Statists may, however, call their critics terrorists, racists, homophobes, sexists, Islamophobes, hostage-takers, or "son of a bitches" who must be "taken out." Since Statists are, by definition, morally superior to you, they may say any nasty thing about you without being uncivil. You may not reply.

Code Word. Any disagreement with a Statist policy, position, or person is a Code Word for something evil like racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, or bitter-God-and-gun-clinger.

Corporate Jets. Evil symbol of corporate greed -- never mind that subsidies for them were in the Obama stimulus bill. If you build, service, or fly Corporate Jets, your job is in the Statists' class-envy crosshairs.

Democrat. A person who opposes those foundations of democracy such as the secret ballot or measures to eliminate fraudulent voting.

Dissent. The highest form of patriotism, when a Statist speaks out against fiscal responsibility or limited government. See Terrorist for when someone speaks out against Statist positions.

Economic Stimulus. Money borrowed from your grandkids to reward public employees and other interest groups for supporting Statists.

Everyone must chip in. In this case, Everyone means the 5% of the people who already pay 60% of the federal income taxes, who must chip in even more to allow the Statists to buy more votes from the 47% of the public who pay no federal income taxes. Be glad if you are not included in Everyone, as they will be a target for pocket-picking, class warfare, envy, and scapegoating throughout the campaign.

Hate Crime. Any act of violence, intimidation, or criticism against a member of a Statist-designated PC group, such as Muslims, gays, women, Hispanics, or blacks. Violent crimes against whites, Asians, or Jews, based on their ethnic background, are just crimes. Maybe.
the rest of the terms and definitions can be found at Robert Hall's article.

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