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Wasn&rsquo;t it Orwell who talked about holding opposing views about a subject while thoroughly believing both of them? &mdash; Non-Hyphenated American<br />\n Dear Non-Hyphenated:<br />\n Speaking of Orwell&rsquo;s &ldquo;doublethink,&rdquo; there&rsquo;s a hyphen in your email name, but I digress.<br />\n According to one observation about the term &ldquo;doublethink&rdquo; in George Orwell&rsquo;s famous novel 1984: &ldquo;The novel explicitly shows people learing doublethink and Newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to &ldquo;fit in&rdquo;, or gain status within The Party &mdash; to be seen as a loyal Party Member. In the novel, for someone to even recognize &mdash; let alone mention&mdash;any contradiction within the context of the party line was akin to blasphemy, and could subject that person to disciplinary action and to the instant social disapproval of fellow party members.&rdquo;<br />\n Wow, for something written in 1949, could anything describe today&rsquo;s Democrat Party and their&nbsp; &ldquo;Odd Squad&rdquo; more than this? However as I see it, the Democrat&nbsp; doublethink contradiction comes into play when Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and her &ldquo;squad&rdquo; &mdash; the three other freshmen crybabies Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley &mdash; claim to love America while simultaneously professing they are socialists. America and socialism cannot coexist and I&rsquo;m sorry that I even used them together in this sentence.<br />\n As far as President Trump&rsquo;s tweet that started this latest &ldquo;racism&rdquo; spewing liberal hissy fit, it may have been uncomfortable for some and maybe unpresidential, but it was not racist. Is it racist to tell somebody to go back to Canada, Great Britain or France? Because we&rsquo;ve made that statement for years concerning the whiners and complainers who whack America. Here in Texas we are unabashedly telling some of the new liberal immigrants from California and New York who have carpetbagged to our great state to go back if they don&rsquo;t like it here. And we don&rsquo;t care what color you are.<br />\n Does anybody remember the slogan &ldquo;America: Love It or Leave It?&rdquo; It was on banners, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and hard hats everywhere. It was not a partisan slogan as Republicans, Democrats, blue collar, and white-collar folks all agreed on the sentiment. We may have disagreed on political policy, but we all stood for the national anthem and respectfully said the Pledge of Allegiance together. The phrase is common and has been used for decades on people of different nationalities and ethnicities, but leave it to today&rsquo;s liberals to turn it into a racist whistle. Republicans shouldn&rsquo;t run and hide because since the election of Barack Obama, we&rsquo;ve been called racists every we time we disagree with anything a Democrat has to say. So let&rsquo;s just move on, because the next time President Trump tweets that there&rsquo;s a beautiful blue sky over Washington, some Democrat will scream that President Trump is being racist towards people who prefer dark gray cloudy skies.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n I know the idiocy of liberalism is a repeated theme in your columns so excuse me for saying it again. Just when I think I&rsquo;ve seen liberal lunacy at its finest, the Berkley California city council &ldquo;has adopted an ordinance to replace gender suggestive language with gender neutral terms in the city&rsquo;s municipal codes.&rdquo; Shouldn&rsquo;t California city councils be focused on more pressing issues like homelessness? &mdash; Sad in California<br />\n Dear Sad:<br />\n When I woke up this morning, I could tell the world was a better place and now I know why. Of course there will be changes to the usual liberal suspects such as manpower, policeman, manmade, etc. But the two that raised my eyebrows were the apparently offensive terms &ldquo;pregnant women&rdquo; and &ldquo;manhole covers.&rdquo; Really, we can&rsquo;t say pregnant women in Berkley? Who else gets pregnant? 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Offending the ‘Odd Squad’ and Berkeley’s new language

DEAR MARK: July 19, 2019

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