Wednesday, August 16, 2006

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

Isn't it annoying when conservatives purloin words and phrases used almost exclusively by progressives? What really irritates is the shameless post-modern relativism combined with the conservative penchant for lacking the self-awareness necessary to understand irony on display.

Case in point: In Case You Missed It: Cognitive Dissonance. A Washington Times article posted on which accuses Democrats of displaying cognitive dissonance by celebrating the Lamont victory while shrugging off the London bombing plot.

This is sort of like a crazy person accusing you of "Fatally misunderstanding how the world works because you don't speak 'dog.'" There can be no cognitive dissonance if the two points of information do not, in fact, connect to begin with.

I would appreciate greatly if conservatives would avoid the use of the term "cognitive dissonance" until they could recognize it's actual meaning. While their at it they might as well also drop the use of the words Wingnut, Kool-Aid Drinker and Moderate until they spend a couple of hours perusing Wikipedia as to their definitions.

Just a suggestion...

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