Words Don’t Mean A Thing

Posted: April 28, 2012 in Political, Social Commentary

By R. C. Seely

 

There was a point in time, very briefly, that we had a concise and unyielding definition, to the words used in our collective society.

At one point to be liberal, meant to be a defender of human rights and civil liberties, not the advocating of suspending them. I myself can’t think of anything more the polar opposite than the current political trend, as being inhumane.

Conservative also shifted too as well from meaning, fiscally responsible and small government oriented legislature, to nothing but the antagonist to the other major party.

The term Progressive in any other country means to move towards a positive shift in social values. In our country it means sweeping an d total change, without evaluating whether that change is for the better. It all has to lead to Social Justice, as far as the Progressives are concerned. Social Justice, for those unfamiliar with the term is the adopted name for the agenda for the nation’s Social Engineers. It means, Wealth Redistribution, Progressive Taxation, Eminent Domain, and Pseudo Equality measures. Basically, Socialism in disguise.

But the most atrocious vernacular alternative characterization, is to the word “rights”. When did the term “rights” turn into a substitution for “entitlements.” The clash about contraception’s is a excellent example, of this degradation of our social jargon, and the starting place for discussion of this topic.

As is common with the political parties, is to embellish the importance of there stance on the issues, and have turned it into a civil rights nightmare. The “War on Women,” give me a break! This is not a war on woman, this just an opposition to having the rights of an organization (in this case, the church) trampled and eventually dissolved.

The right to contraceptives is not being infringed upon, the only candidate who even brought up that possibility was Rick Santorum. Thankfully he’s no longer in the race.

I’m pro-choice and on the side of women’s rights, and I don’t see any one trying to take them away. What about Dr. Ron Paul, you might ask? Yes, he’s pro-life, do you know why? He worked for years as an OBGYN, in his medical career. He’s seen first hand how abortions were done. That’s why he’s opposed to them.

What about the gender gap? That’s as much propaganda as

Class Warfare. It’s not a Gender Gap, it’s an Education and Experience Gap. The Free Market is not an easy, it’s definitely a cut throat place, that only the strong survive, but it is the most fair economic system. It’s the only one that gives everyone the same opportunities, regardless of your current economic status. That includes women and minorities. The perceived flaws in the system are the in fact the system weeding out those who don’t want to work as hard.

First the Gender Gap, this one I’ve seen first hand as being a fallacious claim. I’ve worked in retail for about ten years, and in that time I’ve never seen with any company, anything close to pay discrimination because of a gender based bias. For those unfamiliar with customer service if there had been such conditions, I would have heard about it. Even those who you detest may on occasion become temporary allies, when such issues arise. The reason economists have given for the discrepancies in pay are because of the social dynamics of our culture, not some deep seeded resent by the Patriachical Society to oppress women. Many women don’t take the careers that pay higher wages, many take secretarial jobs and such. They are not in the work place as long, leaving to have families. Those who do avoid the standard social norms are rewarded with the higher pay and promotions of their male counter parts.

Next the Minorities Rights, I personally don’t care that they come in and take the fast food and construction jobs. Historically speaking, this has always been the case. During the time of the Industrial Revolution, the Chinese were brought in in droves to help with the labor. I would wage though, that if they were given a background check, before allowed in to the country. They also didn’t request special treatment. They did their job and went about their business, not causing trouble.

This is were I have zero sympathy for either demographic, the issues like the Slanted Gender wages, Free Education, Free Insurance, No Background Check, and the other requests, are not in fact rights. They are privileges, something handed down by the Market not the Government. When it’s issued by the Government it’s a bribe or subsidy, something given without work to obtain. That makes it’s unethical, especially, when it’s being given without the consent of the taxpayer. Don’t ask the Government for services, ask your employer. It’s not available to you through your employer, then demand it be, through the company.

The point is that we are at a point when such luxuries can’t be given not only because of the financial burden, but because of the ethical one. Somewhere along the lines our culture changed from one the pathway of enlightenment, to one on the pathway of Entitlement. Now we need to change that course again before we hit a brick wall.

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