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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Democracy Subverted

I been learnin' 'bout books
I been talkin' to playwriters

I been workin' on words, phrases

--Running Back to Saskatoon,

The Guess Who

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This contest is called, "Word Games".

The idea: Choose an American value, then state how U.S. national policy contradicts our core myths and beliefs.

To get you started:


Rationalism
-- Emotionalism

Age of Reason -- Age of polarity


Democracy -- Rendition


Freedom -- Assassination


Humanism --- Vested interests

Dignity of Man -- kidnapping

God-fearing -- Torture

Self determinism -- Regime destruction (h/t Peter Van Buren)

Bill of Rights -- Warrantless wiretaps

Justice -- Secret courts

Freedom of Speech -- State secrets

Transparent government -- Secret committees

Fiscal Responsibility -- Classified budgets

Social awareness -- Poverty

Representative government -- Dictator support

Social safety network -- Foreign aid


You get the idea. Now it's your turn.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Juan Moment said...

Liberty - Highest % of people in prison

Open minded - Same shit, different day

Religious freedom - Bomb them towelheads

Democracy - Fat cat republocrats forever

Fearless - DHS Paranoia, Patriot Act, United Surveillance State

Christian - An attack military with a budget greater than the rest of the world combined

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:52:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger basilbeast said...

first elected black to the presidency - same ol' same ol'

Statue of Liberty Inscription - damn spics taking away 'Murrican jobs that 'Murricans don't want

government by the people etc - perversion of Citizens United

why we fight - hey, let's watch Idol!

why we fight - hey, not my kid, we're not that kind of people

why we fight - cool video game

why we fight - bored with Iraq/Afghanistan 50% of 'Murricans OK with pre-emptive war against Iran

(inspired by JM)

Christian - the rich are sacrosanct

Christian - the unborn are holy, the living are no 'ccount

Christian - the most powerfulest goddam nation evah, USA USA USA!




bb

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12:46:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

bb,
how about
egalitarian-xenophobic?
the balls in your court.
jim

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:53:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Juan and Basil,

Very well-done.

It's nice to have the shades off of one's eyes, no?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:18:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

to all.
here's a new one -
freedom of speech---fcc obscenity rules.
jim

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8:54:00 AM GMT-5  

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