June 13, 2006
Busch Macht Frei

A sign on the front of the US prison in Guantanamo Bay reads “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom.”

A sign over the gate of the Fort Dix stockade, where war protesters were jailed during the Vietnam days: “Obedience to the law is freedom.”

A sign I saw in 1979 on the Grady County courthouse in Chickasha, Oklahoma: “The Safety of the State is the Highest Law.”

A sign I saw on a billboard in Franco's Spain in 1958: “Sin orden, no hay libertad.” (Without Order, There is No Liberty.)

A sign beside the gate at Auschwitz: “Arbeit Macht Frei.” (Work Makes You Free.)

And so it goes.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 13, 2006 10:45 PM
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I think these guys are using a 'buzzword generator' (also called 'bullshit generator'), especially designed for their uses.

How do you think about 'rank-and-file power-struggle', 'western movement', 'collectivist social mobilization' or 'marginalized situation for change', all courtesy of the 'College Republicans at USCS' online-bullshit-generator?

Sounds just great, doesn't it? That's what I call emphatic intellectualism.

Posted by: Peter on June 14, 2006 8:56 AM

viva linda ellerbee!!

Posted by: r@d@r on June 14, 2006 1:01 PM

Good stuff, but what were you doing in Chickasha, OK?

Posted by: tom on June 14, 2006 2:23 PM

I worked for the FAA then, and was out there to give a speech at the air traffic controllers academy in Lawton. Hey, thanks for asking!

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on June 14, 2006 3:46 PM

When I was in the Air Force, there was a sign at the entrance to bases: Peace Is Our Profession.

No irony there, no sir.

I saw that sign in Dr. Strangelove.

Now there was irony.

Posted by: lloyd chance on June 14, 2006 5:42 PM
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