Rhyme of the Day

Various meanderings with a rhyme in there somewhere.

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Controlling the Language to Control the Ideas
In the pages of the New Republic, a writer boldly requests that the word "taxpayer" should vanish:

'While “people” designates the broadest possible public as the subject of a political project, “taxpayer” advances a considerably narrower vision—and that's why we should eliminate it from political rhetoric and punditry.'

It's a bad word
and shouldn't be heard.

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Or in plain English, the taxpayers are cash cows and should stand it.

Ah, yes, Plain English. I remember that. But this is Newspeak! It makes thought crime less likely!

Well, duh, rebellion is a serious crime.

The term taxpayer intrudes on the State's turf.
A more appropriate word would be serf!

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