Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
How often did you see this while goofing off in the typewriter aisle while your mom shopped for a new girdle? That was a long time ago, wasn’t it? Long before we had our first black president and affordable health care for all; when the ultimate destruction of the planet due to man-made global warming was still all of ten years away instead of only the current five. It almost makes you feel nostalgic for the Carter years, until you consider what it means if a Republican happens to say it or type it out.
Let us break it down and analyze it, and you will see not one, not two, but THREE dog-whistles!
Now is the time: Racist! The Republican is obviously referencing Obama’s time in office.
For all good men: In other words, bad men need not apply. Republicans think all minorities are bad—and because Republicans are sexist as well as racist, they don’t even bother to use the more gender-neutral term “people.” No, Republicans only recognize men, and rich white ones at that. Men are the only ones who matter.
To come to the aid of their country: In other words, to take back what Republicans believe is their country, and only their country, from anyone who doesn’t look or think like they do.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
When Republicans use this phrase, rest assured they are not engaging in an old public school writing exercise that uses every letter of the alphabet—because they hate public schools, and they hate public school teachers and they hate public school teachers’ unions, and they hate free school lunches and they hate the children who go to public schools.
No, instead the Republican is only stating what we already know—that Fox News is racist, and thinks it’s superior in every way to the lazy dog, which is exactly what they think of Barack Obama! They think all he does is go on vacation and play golf—in other words, they think he’s lazy—and he did say once that Republicans and their minions on Fox and right wing talk radio “talk about me like a dog.”
As for the word brown—a Republican will never use that word for any reason except to be racist. And Fox News, as stated above, is racist.
Now that you see how ridiculously easy it is to decode Republican dog whistles, try it for yourself. Take any common or popular phrase or saying and see how many coded hate words you can find when theoretically attributed to any Republican.
Don’t worry that you might be accused of racism by a Republican. That’s easily remedied. Just accuse them of taking your words out of context, and then ask why Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns. It shuts ’em up every time.
*Formerly known as Undocumented Americans. Doesn’t “Aspiring” sound so much warmer and fuzzier? Try it yourself. Doesn’t it make you sound as if you really care? And in turn, doesn’t that make you feel good about yourself? And isn’t that what being a prog is all about?
Take #1 on hit parade. "Trickle down doesn't work." Of course not. Trickle Down is an effect and result. People Work: if and when they want to. This begs questions, who People are and what they are, and definition of Work. Party of the People claims power to redefine things for the abuse of. Is so simple Comrades. Is not dog whistles. Is a semantic shock collar.
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!"
Uttered by possibly the most evil and corrupt American president of all time, Ronald >spit< Reagan, most people believed at the time that he was telling the Soviet Union's Glorious Leader to stop its beneficent aid and provision for an entire half of a foreign nation, known then as East Germany.
Cleverly (he thought) disguised in this hateful rhetoric were a number of disgusting Rethugglikkkan dog whistles:
1) in the very first word, Reagan attempted to slight Comrade Gorbachev by calling him "Mr." - NOT "Comrade", NOT "President", but the lowly "Mr.".
2) "tear down", of course, referred directly to what the Rethugglikkkans have always done to the efforts of minorities, Aspiring Americans, kittens, and - now with Romney and Ryan - the elderly.
3) "this" - obviously a claim to own the Berlin wall - what business was it of Reagan's? Hmmm?? Rethugglikkkans think they own everything and this was a barely concealed threat that there would be OTHER walls following this one's tearing down.
4) "wall" - a snide reference to then only in the planning stages USSA southern border wall, much as if to say "OUR wall will be superior, so tear this one down!"
Commissarka, thank you for bringing up this topic. Especially in the weeks immediately before us, when the Rethugglikkkan controlled media will be filling the airwaves with lies and deception like never before, it's important that we be on the lookout for these dog whistles of hate!
In the Republican Southern Strategy, terms, phrases, and actions that evoke racism to racists, while being plausibly deniable to the press and the wider public. Much of this code is inherited from the pro-slavery code of the antebellum South.
The name is a reference to high-pitched dog whistles that people cannot hear, but dogs can.
Dog Whistle Code became an essential part of the Republican Southern Strategy after overt racism became unacceptable.
Barry Goldwater's Libertarianism was Dog Whistle Code for segregation at the 1964 Republican Convention.
Ronald Reagan's first Presidential campaign appearance was itself Dog Whistle Code, taking place in Philadelphia, Mississippi, the scene of the murder of three civil rights workers.
Originally, Dog Whistle Code for the right to keep slaves, then the right to maintain Jim Crow segregation laws, now the right to oppress any disfavored minorities, women, immigrants, GLBTs and the rest of the riffraff
Deficits don't matter (Ronald Reagan)
Because they hurt Blacks worse than Whites (Lee Atwater, explaining the Southern Strategy and Dog Whistle Code)
This solves at least one problem: I know what gifts to equally distribute at the Party Headquarters this coming Kwanzaa.
No more drinking beet vodka from the bottle while grimly staring into the wall during the office hours! We will now be able to drink beet vodka from these elegant mugs while being educated and entertained at the same time!
Quote:"The Constitution, which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all."
September 19, 1796
Comrades; Could there be a more vicious statement by an old, dead, white guy ranting about his delusions of religious significance that he insists are attached to an antiquated scribbling that was forcibly inflicted upon innocent workers and the original native inhabitants??
The explicit reference to sacred obligations is an obvious raw attempt to cast some forbidden evil Masonic spell on a mouldering old piece of parchment that long ago lost all meaning if it ever had any in the first place.
I'm speechless. Hopefully the Dead™ will still be able to vote. What's next? Who's next? IS THERE no END to their mendacity?
Apparently not, Laika.
Thank you Sister Commissarka Pinkie, for pointing out this flaw in my basic assumptions. From now on, if I find myself or the rest of the Housekeeping pod gobsmacked by some hateful Rethuglican statement that no one else seems to take notice of, I'll make sure everyone actually heard it, and not simply assume I was hallucinating!
It's so simple! (I feel like the Hansel character in Zoolander, realizing the files are in the computer)...
I should have figured it out before.
Sister Massively Opiated... (I've included Red's 'favourite' picture of me... for some reason, my teeth freak him out...)
Laika the Space DogI'm speechless. Hopefully the Dead™ will still be able to vote. What's next? Who's next? IS THERE no END to their mendacity?
Comrade Hero Dog Laika,
Have no fear on that count. You need not howl in anxiety. I may be often absent due to reasons beyond my control, but I have not let my responsibilities as Official Party Necroproxy Preservationista slide. The cured, pickled and freeze-dried
Can I get you a cookie?
Raum Emmanual Goldstein
I must apologise... I was distracted by a very loud shrill-ish sound...
... as you can see, he is not amused, and is going to agitate for his own laptop...
Sister Massively OpiatedAs bad as it sounds, it is frankly, much better than when he was nibbling on the living...
Good point my dear lady. Good point.
But I see how thin you have become, pictured next to your chalk board and have to wonder- are you still in good health? Or was the beet harvest that bad last year??
http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth ... tml#101661
The occasion was Obama’s birthday, and I had the honor of jumping out of the cake. When Chairman Meow found out he didn’t have an invitation, I suggested he crash the party disguised as one of the Chippendales come to entertain Dear Leader. Unfortunately, his cover was blown after he sucked helium from one of the birthday balloons and started crooning about how he still wanted a hula hoop.
But all was not lost. He came back later that evening masquerading as The Mime™ .
Getting back to yours progressively, I was so horrified and embarrassed by that picture that Red Square had put out for all the world to see, and so furious with him, that I resolved to lose weight. I accomplished this through the gratifying exercise of beating Red Square’s Whacking Boy with my shovel for at least an hour each day.
It is troubling though- the hijab is appropriate, but so much wonderful beet stained skin on display for Dear Leader!? What of Dear Leader's muslim faith?? This is conflicting; perhaps a photoshopped burkini would have been more appropriate, for the public photos at least.
But now, seeing how far you have slipped form the ideal physical form I am saddened. And fearing for your health dear Commissarka. And not understanding the comments indicating altered opinion of self image lately- this new skin and bones look is somehow perceived as attractive to the proletariat?? Can this be adjusted at Jifi-Lobo?
Madonna"Tonight I'm not going to show my ass," she said, according to US media."I'm going to show my feelings. How's that for living dangerously?"
And yet an ass is what she is showing. Is Madonna a Rethuglican? Could this be her perverted racist way of rebuking Obama via some obscure dog whistle?
The credit goes to the experienced dog-whistle researcher Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who painstakingly identified all the racist and sexist code words in the criticism of Susan Rice's "incompetent" handling of Benghazi.
From now on, if you hear a class enemy label someone on the Prog side as "incompetent," check if that someone is black, a womyn, or another minority - racial, sexual, ethnic, religious, etc. If any of those match, you've successfully identified HATE SPEECH. You can now become a celebrated people's hero by exposing the hate-filled dog whistles and code words.
What if it's a white liberal honkie/cracker that's called "incompetent" like our dear MTE? Do we all nod in tacit agreement?
On the other hand, you can call Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann anything you want with impunity because they are the Uncle Toms of womynhood.
Similarly, you can call gay conservatives anything you want with impunity because they are the Uncle Toms of gayhood.
And, of course, black conservatives can be called all kind of names liberally, because they are the Uncle Toms of the hood.