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Pelosi, Shakespeare, Orwell, and Hitler

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Democrats, health care | Posted on 27-10-2009

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Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the West, says she thinks Americans are stupid and don’t know their Shakespeare or Orwell well enough. To prove this, she sprinkles in a little Hitlerian example.

It was in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julietthat Juliet spoke the famous words, ” that which we call a rose [b]y any other name would smell as sweet.” Likewise, a pile of dog crap by any other name is just as stinky. Yes, we may call it a pile of Sweet Fragrance Bursts, but that doesn’t change the aromatic rings wafting up off that mound of stool.

In Orwell’s 1984, we were given “Doublethink.” This is the ability:

 ”to tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies…”

And so we come to Nancy Pelosi’s rebranding of the “public option” as the “consumer option.”

The wicked witch added, “… [P]ublic is being misrepresented as being something that’s paid for by taxpayer dollars, which it is not.”

Let us think about this for a second. We’ve all heard or read what the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) said. The democrats’ plan to socialize health care would come at the tune of $871 billion over ten years. What most people don’t discuss is the fact that the first several years the American public pays for it, but doesn’t receive any benefits. That’s right. You and I will pay taxes and add to the federal coffers to give socialized medicine a running start, so it has some cash when they afflict the American people with their deranged plan.

On top of that, Americans will still pay taxes to fund this disease until the United States finally crumbles into a third-world nation due to the debt both parties have foisted upon citizens.

While funded by all current and future taxpayers, this “consumer option” does what exactly? Acording to Pelosi, this pile of Sweet Fragrance Bursts is an ”option for consumers to either choose to go to the private sector if they wish or have some leverage by saying I have another choice here.”

Doublethink is aways confusing, so let me make sure I have this straight. While funded by current and future taxpayers, this option is not publicly funded. States may be able to opt out, however, the citizens of those states will still have to pay the taxes, but not be able to sign up for this federal sickness. And this plan is for consumers. The people who currently consume health insurance are not consumers. They are…what? Consuming non-consumers?

Pelosi said people should know, “We are not throwing them to the wolves of the insurance industry without an option for them to choose which is what I would call not the public option, but the consumer option.”

I can’t speak for others, but I have never been forced to buy the insurance my employers offered. When I was younger, I never took it. Besides wanting the extra cash, I was always invincible (a delusionary side-effect of youth) and (fortunately) rarely ill. Now that I’m older, I take it. Contrary to facts, Pelosi’s assertion is that one is forced to take the insurance offered, that’s why the government needs to rescue consumers from the thieving insurance brigades.  

All of this leads us  to the Große Lüge–the Big Lie–as Hitler coined the term in his 1925 autobiographical work Mein Kampf. Hitler said,

in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

Americans who fall for this Große Lüge deserve whatever happens to them. The sad part is, if enough people fall for the big lie and Nancy Pelosi’s doublethink rebranding, the rest of us will also be punished.

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