November 26, 2006

Ironic turns of phrase

From a friend who goes as kestrel's nest:

The phrase ["building a Red America"] caught me up short, remembering the jingos of my adolescence, one of which was "better dead than red" in reference to Communism. Back then, "Red" was synonymous with evil, anti-democratic, "anti-American" politics. Now it is used to mean "Republican, right-wing 'ultra-American' and ultra-Conservative." Does anyone else find that ironic?


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Posted in History on November 26, 2006 6:00 PM |