Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Maine Wire: Tyranny and the F-Bomb

In layman’s terms, the F-bomb, in all the versions just described, belongs to the class of shut-up words.  It dares political opponents to challenge any statement that deploys it.

“You’re not against fairness, are you?”

“You mean you don’t support fair policies?”  This is a dare.

“How can you oppose expecting the wealthy to pay their fair share?”  This is a double dare.

Then there’s the shut up and sit down version: “it’s only fair,” which amounts to a triple dog dare.



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