With one hand on my wallet, the other over my mouth. Polspeak.


Just don’t get the hands confused, I wouldn’t want you to swallow your wallet (though the Democrats have proposed a string attached to it, so they could pull it back out). What prompted this title? E. Warren, aka Pocahontas, (sorry, couldn’t resist) justified getting rid of the electoral college by saying “every vote should count.”

Why? If you voted for a candidate that lost, would your vote “count”? Not once the election is over! I was going to title this post “With one hand on my wallet and the other on the trigger”, but these days even making a joke like that can get you escorted off the plane….or deplatformed. Beware “moral high ground” soundbites, like “every vote should count.” That is political speak–Polspeak— for “this is a really bad idea that will cost you in the long run”–the one hand on my wallet part–and “if you knew what this is diverting your attention from you would heave”–the other hand over my mouth part.

Another example that comes to mind: Former Surgeon General under Clinton, Jocelyn Elders, justifying aborting children by her famous Polspeak “every child a wanted child”, though it rolled out of her mouth in a southern-ish drawl, “everryy cha’ll a wanted cha’ll”. Behind every Polspeak, there’s a corresponding uncomfortable truth lurking. Behind “every child a wanted child” is “kill the ones that aren’t wanted, at least right now.” Behind “every vote should count” is “unless your vote is deplorable.” Behind the “final solution” is gas chambers and crematoriums. Behind “high end” is a mandrill’s butt.

In fact, let’s leave it at that.

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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