An Example of Doublethink

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    Double think is defined in 1984 as holding two opposite ideas and believing that they are both true. Now this may seem like fiction but look how the left condemned Bush's TARP approval as not be 'conservative' or Reagan like (which it wasn't) and then praise Obama it by giving him credit for it for saving or creating jobs.

    Another example is condemning Gov. Palin's public land royalty give back as redistribution of wealth but then be the biggest advocates of it redistribution of wealth.

    The biggest example of double think is the fact the liberals spend their entire time telling us the world isn't black or white buy gray which is saying that two opposite colors such as being black or being white are somehow not different colors at all.

    Am I the only beginning to notice this?
     
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    Since logic and critical thinking is clearly not your strong suit I would have no idea what you are beginning to notice. As for Palin and Bush: royalties are a form of taxation which Palin increased and redistributed to the citizens of Alaska. Call that what ever you like. TARP had to do with rescuing our financial system and preserving quality of life. That has zero to do with ideology, conservative or not.
     
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    I applaud Bush and Obama for TARP. I wish they put more teeth into it but I'm glad they at least didn't go with the first proposal that was pretty much written on a cocktail napkin.

    You are confusing liberals pointing out Palin's hypocrisy with doublethink in this situation.

    This is incoherent.

    The idea that the world isn't black or white but gray, is to state that not everything is absolute; that there are many things to consider in any given situation.

    Are you trying to make a point about race or something? Again, this is unclear.
     
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    This slogan typifies doublethink because two separate and opposite ideas such as being black or white can somehow have equal meaning like being gray.
     
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    Yes but to actually criticize it as 'redistribution of wealth' as if that is something you oppose but then vote for a guy that plans on doing it is basically saying I hate people who redistribute wealth but love the ones that do which is doublethink.
     
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    Still not tracking you.

    *shrug*
     
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    There are two opposite ideas that are somehow both equal or truthful. In this case the color black is an opposite 'idea' than the color white and if that is confusing then think that two people can have an idea about the color of a coffee mug. One says white the other says black. Only one of those can be true. The doublthink answer it say that it is both ideas are true and the combination of black and white is gray.
     
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    That still makes no sense to me.
     
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    Palin and conservatives are applying the double think here. Palin raised taxes on business then redistributed the wealth. She and conservatives then criticize democrats when they do the same thing. That is the double think you speak of.
     
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    Here is an example:
    A certain group claims that having a public option health care system is socialist therefore EVIL.

    Now tell that same group of people that Medicare and Medicaid are now going to be stopped and absorbed by private health insurance because having a public option health care system is socialist and therefore EVIL.


    Here is another one:
    Directly paying off a politician is considered bribery.
    Indirectly paying off a politician is considered free speech.
     

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