Old Hand, New Wave

Resounding electoral loss by choice of the American people has had hilarious effects upon Conservatives. The most laughable one is the apparent consensus that instead of doing anything different, they should just call old ideas by new names.

We’ve all heard about Michael Steele’s aspiration to bring conservatism to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

And we’re not supposed to say “religious right” anymore, because mysteriously that phrase has “become synonymous with extremism“. It’s “socially conservative evangelicals” from now on.

Here’s another one: economic patriotism. I’m not sure, but I think that’s supposed to mean “fiscal conservatism.” Or “be generous with your neighbors,” but that just doesn’t make sense in the context.

How about “Anti-Species Syndrome”? Well, according to wack-o organization America Forever, anti-species syndrome is the preferred term for “homosexual.” I know, I know, it doesn’t make sense. DO NOT ask me to explain it.

For good measure, “social justice” is now “anti-Americanism” and “community organizer” is “socialist propagandist”. It’s amazing to me that conservatives have found a way to vilify a profession that is dedicated to improving the lives of the least fortunate Americans, and the general concept motivating such work. So they don’t sound as freakishly heartless as all that, rebranding was necessary.

If you know of any rebranded Conservative terms, please leave them in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Old Hand, New Wave

  1. “Anti-Species Syndrome” is like the coolest homophobic slur I’ve ever heard.

    Although according to the explanation on their website, I also seem to be “suffering” from Anti-Species Syndrome. (Basically, I’m not using my reproductive drive for any tangible results, i.e., baby-making). I guess that means I’m gay now! When do I get my membership card? ;)

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