You know how some people say something that says something they haven’t said? They speak indirect to communicate. I’m not one of those people. I mean what I say.Other people say, “It sure is a hot day today…” then swallow hard when they are at your place and you’ve forgotten to offer them something to drink.
Sometimes, they just don’t want to appear rude, but other times the reason people often say something that says something they haven’t said is because they reserve the right to lie.
They don’t say they hate America, even though their criticism is hateful to America.
They don’t say that economic inequality is vicious, even though you can tell that’s what they mean when they call it “destabilizing to democracy.”
They don’t say that Canadians are morally superior even though they believe it when they go around bleating about the need for universal health care.
The don’t say that the President of the United States is Evil even though that’s what they mean when they say the President should not invade and occupy other countries.
They don’t say that American voters are asinine ignoramuses even though that’s what they mean when they criticize the Congress the voters elected.
Not me, I don’t mind saying. When I say something, I mean it.
So when I say,
“The DemReps know enough to use the UN Declaration of Human Rights proclamation document – both its individual rights side and its social rights side – as toilet paper,” what I mean is precisely that “The DemReps know enough to use the UN Declaration of Human Rights proclamation document – both its individual rights side and its social rights side – as toilet paper.”
And then I say –
The DemReps are the best big money can buy. In the DemReps we trust. Democracy is but a passing fad. Choice is overrated. The vote is in, is it not? Why not conform? DemReps R Us. The DemReps – Who else? Nearly a thousand US military installations in far more than a hundred countries can’t be wrong. DemReps – The Party to die for. They rule!
– you can bet I mean it.
It never ceases to amaze me yet never surprises me that so many people don’t get this. I Mean What I Say.
Okay, so some of my DemRep colleagues don’t always mean what I say, as Official Sloganeer, or even what they say themselves. These people, who are basically good Party people, are a necessary evil, which is why I say, as I’ve said, “Better the Devil you know.”
But I mean what I say. There is no subtlety here, no nuance in the Tropetopian Zone. I don’t spin, unlike others. I trope. It’s a Tropetopian Age, a Tropetopian Life, a Tropetopian World.
So I trope, and I mean it. I mean what I trope – I do in deed. I do in word. I trope to tell the truth. I don’t reserve the right to lie. I wear it all right out there embroidered on my sleeve for all the world to see.
I trope to enlighten, to empower, to embolden. Very sorry, if you think otherwise.
Leave my “hand in your pocket,” my “tongue in your ear and” my “faith in your patience” intact – and I’ll die a happy man, in deed.
I’m just doing my job. Just doing the job that I love and live as sure as I breathe.
2 thoughts on “Tropetopia X — I Mean What I Say”
Well said! I wish there were more people like you writing in main stream media. Thank you, and don’t give up the fight. There are alot of like-minded people behind you!
Thanks. It has always seemed to me that so much of what so many people know and go by are stories, anecdotes, narratives large and small. It seems crucial, in my observation and experience. The more pervasive these fact-informed progressive or revolutionary storylines, etc, are, the better, I agree. The clinical essay is crucial to knowing and communicating and acting in the world too of course. It all aids the other.