A Right Thinking Girl
The Greater Good
The phrase 'the greater good' has been popping up more frequently than in my recent memory, punctuated by Hillary Clinton's announcement in San Francisco last year that she was going to "take away from you for the greater good". Every time I hear it, first I cringe and then I ask: Who or what exactly is the greater good? It seems to me that when Socialists start discussing the "greater good", they are inevitably talking about a minority of people who expect special attention at the cost of the majority.Wrong On The Issues
Anytime we start discussing sharing, which is required should the 'greater good' be serviced, wise conservatives should immediately ask: cui bono? Who benefits? Inevitably the answer is the person (or country or organization) with the most to lose is the one expected to share for the unearned benefit of the other.
Merely saying that you have "moral values" does not give you moral values and the Left's transparent attempt to seize on that term is just the latest in the trend to attempt to fool Americans into buying what they're selling using the rhetoric of the Right. This tactic is not new. The Left is afraid of their own agenda. Even the word "liberal" has become anathema to everything most Americans hold dear. A politician calling another politician "liberal" is considered an attack. Liberals themselves like to call themselves "moderates", "independents", "progressives" to create a little distance from the reality of the label. They believe calling something a new name changes it's fundamental properties, much like calling a prostitute a "sex worker" is supposed to imbue the term with some respectability. But that's not the worst of it.
The Left has been wrong on every single modern issue up for debate today. Their use of a cat and mouse vocabulary cannot hide the facts of their wrongness. Since they can not show us who they really are because we continue to reject them at the polls, they are forced to lie to us, then we dislike them because they're liars. They seem to think the problem is that they aren't lying to us effectively enough.