I have discovered a communication anomaly which I have termed "Rut Think". Rut Think occurs when a person says exactly what he means but what is heard is something totally different. This phenomena usually swirls around words that have been beat to a bloody pulp by popular culture, the news media, or by wild eyed and deranged looking protesters. As such they are filled with perhaps thousands of connotations that render them useless for their original purpose of communicating. Their use will almost certainly put the wheels of the conversations into ruts that are impossible to escape. Realizing this I have begun a personal campaign for myself of thinking outside the rut.
Following are a few things that are said, and their interpretation:
- I am against Obama's health care reform plans=I am a greedy b^$+@&* and am against poor people getting the health care they so rightly deserve and am perfectly happy with the system as it is currently constituted as a grand scale giant jackpot lawyer's Casino.
- The Church should not ignore politics = The church should forsake her original commission and become an active arm of the RNC who's purpose is to keep Republicans in power regardless of what they may or may not stand for.
- Intelligent design should also be taught in our education system = The education system should be turned over to a bunch of fundamentalist anti-science and anti-education back-woods zealots who want to halt all quests for knowledge, and by co-opting education, use it to turn the country into a third world theocracy.
- We should drill for oil= We should, with reckless abandon, without care for anything except our precious gas for our precious cars, wreck, pollute, destroy, ravage, and strip- mine the entire earth and otherwise turn it over to a bunch of evil rich Bush cronies in big oil so they can get filthy rich and take over the world.