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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:05 PM

"Have you been seen talking about Obamacare?"

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Reply "Have you been seen talking about Obamacare?" (Original post)
MrScorpio Aug 2013 OP
Atman Aug 2013 #1
xfundy Aug 2013 #3
silverweb Aug 2013 #2

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:14 PM

1. Is that a typo in frame 4?

Did the writer actually mean "literal" thought police instead of "liberal?" It seems to change the meaning.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 09:55 PM

3. "Literal" is correct.

"Liberal" would be nonsensical.

lit·er·al
adjective
1.
in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical: the literal meaning of a word.
2.
following the words of the original very closely and exactly: a literal translation of Goethe.
3.
true to fact; not exaggerated; actual or factual: a literal description of conditions.
4.
being actually such, without exaggeration or inaccuracy: the literal extermination of a city.
5.
(of persons) tending to construe words in the strict sense or in an unimaginative way; matter-of-fact; prosaic.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:14 PM

2. This always fascinates me.

Without exception, the RW is about distorting/suppressing factual information, restricting education/research, and corralling independent thinkers into dogmatic parameters far away from heretical "others," -- all under cover of "individual freedom." What's more, they seem to suffer no cognitive dissonance at all from doing so.

I find that absolutely mesmerizing in an awful kind of way.

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