Before the 2000 Election, the Socialist-Left was Red while the Pro-Liberty Right was Blue, it’s time we switched them back.
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There are times when one has to have a smidgen of admiration for the enemies of Liberty on the Socialist-Left. They will on occasion inadvertently blurt out the truth on a particular subject, analogous to broken clock being correct twice a day. There was this fine example of that stalwart of freedom Nancy Pelosi looking to use to the infamous ‘Bump-Stock’ ban to further erode the right of self-defence. When asked about the ban she responded:
“So what? They’re going to say, ‘You give them bump stocks, it’s going to be a slippery slope.’ I certainly hope so.”
Now there is the short video clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the twitter account of fellow socialist Bernie Sander about a campaign rally in Kansas City wanting to “Flip this seat Red in November”:
Published on Jul 20, 2018
Amazingly enough, there are occasions when the Socialist-Left can be truthful. These instances are quite rare, nevertheless it bespeaks volumes when it does happen. In this case it brings up one of the Socialist-Left’s most subtle but critical examples of symbolic deception, that of swapping the traditional colouration’s of the two political sides in the states.
When Republicans Were Blue and Democrats Were Red.
This was outlined in an article in the Smithsonian magazine: When Republicans Were Blue and Democrats Were Red
“For years, both parties would do red and blue maps, but they always made the other guys red,” said Chuck Todd, political director and chief White House correspondent for NBC News. “During the Cold War, who wanted to be red?”
Indeed, prior to the breakup of the Soviet Union little more than two decades ago, “red was a term of derision,” noted Mitchell Stephens, a New York University professor of journalism and author of A History of News.
“There’s a movie named Reds, ” he said. “You’d see red in tabloid headlines, particularly in right wing tabloids like the Daily Mirror in New York and the New York Daily News.”
In many cases, some media outlets – back before they became hopelessly biased – switched the colours, while some kept Blue for the Republicans, Red for the Democrats based on the colours utilised in the UK.
The definition of Blue in the Oxford English Dictionary has these relevant portions:
Adjective British informal Politically conservative.
Noun British informal A supporter of the Conservative Party.
While the definition of Red in the Oxford English Dictionary has these relevant portions:
Adjective derogatory, informal Communist or socialist (used especially during the Cold War with reference to the Soviet Union)
Noun derogatory, informal A communist or socialist.
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Change the Colours Back: Blue for the Pro-Liberty Right, Red for the Socialist-Left
So, as an homage to the Socialist-Left’s new rising Red star, why don’t we swap the colours back? Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clearly wants them to make sense again, since Red has always been the colour of the Socialist-Left. It’s also the colour of the Socialist-Left around the world, so it should be the same in the states.
The Left is always insisting we follow the rest of the planet, so why not do that in this case?
We can dispense with ‘Flip(ing) this seat Red in November’. After all, we’re talking about defending Liberty from the scourge of Socialistic Slavery. There is only so far one will go in accommodating the Reds in the nation’s Socialist-Left.