Thursday, May 21, 2009

Can't we just call a spade a spade, already?**

The Obama administration, through a string of delicate shifts in terminology, has softened the essence of the war against Islamic extremism

Some key policy terms for the Obama administration:

Detainees: Custodial informants

Terrorists: Improvised ideologues

Deficit: Long shortfall (or inverted surplus)

One trillion dollars: Nth power financing

Abortion: Reproductive choice

Earmarks: Allocators

Bailouts: Stop-gappers

Border violence: Territorial imperative

Torture: Non-verbal questioning

Taxes: Income tweaks

And I suppose those hijackers that flew into the towers, causing that "man-caused disaster" are now "disgruntled airline passengers".

**= the statists would probably rebrand my post title as "A Rose By Any Other Name..."

This Rebranding certainly won't make these problems disappear or make us any safer. Its just a way of trying to ram their liberal philosophy down everyone's throat.

It reminds me of Orwell's Newspeak.

See also:
"The Principles of Newspeak"
An appendix to 1984
Written by : George Orwell in 1948

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