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Activist Dictionary

by Bush Admirer Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003 at 2:19 PM

After reading Indymedia and listening to Pacifica Radio, I soon realized that activists have their own jargon and vocabulary. They use common words that have different meanings to them. In an effort to help new readers get up to speed, I've prepared an English translation.

Activist?s Dictionary

Left wing activists use terminology with special meaning. Here are some of the frequently encountered terms with English translation:

Anti-War Demonstrators
People who think they?re ?sending a message? and ?saving the world? by marching around with protest signs. Formerly called Hippies.

Peace
The result of a non intrusive type of hands-off foreign policy which seeks to appease regimes like the Nazis, Saddam, North Korea, and the Taliban.

Quality Education
Political payback to the Teacher?s Union for their votes.

Living wages
The confiscation and redistribution of personal income by the government. Formerly called Socialism.

Universal health care
The confiscation and redistribution of personal income by the government. Formerly called Socialism.

Civil liberties
The lifting restrictions on terrorists

Workers' rights
Political payback to big labor for their votes.

Economic equity
The confiscation and redistribution of personal income by the government. Formerly called Socialism.

Environmental protection
Giving the spotted owl priority over ranchers, loggers, and drillers.

Corporate Greed
Free Enterprise and career attainment via the American dream.

Corporate Media
Regular Newspapers, TV Stations, and cable news outlets who endeavor to accurately report the news.

Independent Media
Organizations that tirelessly distribute left wing propoganda

Unfair
Perfectly legal and proper, but disadvantageous to my case.

Fair
Ignoring or bending the rules, advantageous to my case.

Abuse of Power
Republican efforts to apply the laws of the United States of America, and especially to protect our citizens from terrorism

Public Opinion:
What the liberal left thinks

Boycott
A destructive, infantile but sometimes politically beneficial tantrum invoked when democratic rules are followed.

Morality:
No listing found.

Duty:
No listing found.

Patriotism:
No listing found.

Tax the rich:
tax anyone with a job

Deserving poor:
People who vote for liberals

Corporate welfare:
Gross revenue minus taxes

Welfare for the rich:
What people have left after taxes

Compassion:
Generosity with other people?s money

Fair minded:
Agrees with liberal agenda

Closed-minded:
Does not agree with liberal agenda

Right wing extremist:
Someone who voted Republican

Fascist
Republican

Nazi
Republican

Direct Action
A mob of street rabble carrying protest signs with slogans that whine and complain about those with opposing views

9/11
A joint venture between the CIA and Mossad

US Imperialism
MacDonalds opening another hamburger joint overseas

Patriot Act
Legal authorization for the government to round up, torture, and murder foreign nationals

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