Conservapedia Defines ‘Oxymoron’ (Wait, isn’t that kind of an oxymoron too?)
It has been a while since I last ragged on/publicly laughed at Conservapedia and Andy Schlafly’s horde of mindless yes men “editors” and his coerced students that write most of the articles for him. Upon seeing this page however I realized that Andy was well past due for some further public scorn, (besides it is always funny as hell to read what Andy considers as “unbiased fact”).
Oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two terms which are polar opposites are used together for rhetorical effect, or criticized because they are self-contradictory as in “pro-life Democrat.” Political oxymorons include:
Harvard Divinity School
gay charity (the homosexual ideology is entirely selfish)
government intelligence - often used by liberals to smear the Armed Forces
conservative professor - the process of obtaining a PhD and professorship is so politicized that liberals simply exclude conservatives
In the past, rhetoric and elocution were standard school subjects and students were taught long lists of technical names of figures of speech and their meaning. Oxymoron was one of these, along with simile, metaphor, metonymy, etc.