Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's not bread and peace

It's surely possible to pay too much attention to George Bush. But this usage sounded strange --

It's very important for us to pass this piece of legislation so as to stabilize the situation so that it doesn't get worse and that our fellow citizens lose wealth and work.

"Wealth and Work": it sounds like a populist campaign slogan. An implication that businessmen and workers really don't have a conflict with each other. The sort of thing that the Catholic Church was coming up with in the late 19th century as an antidote to socialism. Corporatism. A phrase that if used by Barack Obama, would be cited as evidence of Liberal Fascism, if you will.

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