Argentina’s Secretary of Thought (ROFL)

Barb Wire

You’re not gonna believe this.

As reported by The Telegraph, “Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has created a new post: secretary for strategic co-ordination of national thought.”

Yeah, ha-ha, very funny… but I’m afraid this is no satire.

The guy who got the job as Secretary of National Thought “said the idea was ‘to build networks among academics and intellectuals who are thinking about joint projects in Latin America,’” The Telegraph reported. He denied it has anything to do with trying to achieve “uniformity of thought” in Argentina.

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How long will it take them to discover that a lone musketeer can’t do much, even if he is a secretary? So, presto! They create another huge bureaucracy, the Ministry of National Thought, complete with a new horde of unionized public employees, etc. *sigh*

I’ll bet you absolutely can’t wait until this catches on in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and everywhere else. Secretary of National Thought–brilliant! Why didn’t we think of that! Can we get Michelle Obama to do it? Oh, she’s busy telling people what to eat? Ooh-ooh, I know–Michael Bloomberg! The ideal man for the job.

Man, we could have it so you can’t think without a thinking license, and someone could invent, like, a monitor you can wear on your forehead so they’ll always know what you’re thinking and can jump on you if you have any bad thoughts about our beloved president…

Can I wake up now–please?

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com.

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