Friday, March 9, 2012

It's All In The Translation
.........A Guide to Right Wing Politics

It seems we have a bit of trouble talking to one another these days, or at least difficulty in getting our points across. The mindset of the Right and the Left are just miles apart, especially in today's political climate. It seems there can't be debate on ANY topic...especially taxes, women's rights, the poor or the climate. Throw in one's insistence that religion is the backbone of EVERYTHING in this country and watch sparks fly......especially when there is little evidence of said "religiosity' being shown by political figures, except briefly on the campaign trail.

Stealing some examples from satirical site creator, Joel Kilpatrick, it must just be in your interpretation of some standard biblical passages:

"Remember the poor" becomes "Remember how lazy the poor are and be glad you're not on welfare like them."
"My kingdom is not of this world" means "But for now make sure you keep control of the White House & Congress."
"Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him" today translates to "Vote against government benefits for illegals."
"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's" obviously means "Only pay taxes on money you can't hide from the IRS."

See how simple that is? Once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy. It's sort of like watching FOX News (though I don't suggest it for long periods of time due to mental health issues): whatever is SPOKEN is the OPPOSITE of what is actually done. And projecting your fears and shortcomings onto the party in question is always a good political measure.

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