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From today’s Wall Street Journal Opinion Page (www.opinionjournal.com):
In “1984,” George Orwell famously created Newspeak, “the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year.” How things haven’t changed. The Homeland Security memo begins by declaring that “Words matter,” whereupon it proceeds to suggest that some words matter so much it’s best not to use them at all.
In its most eye-catching recommendation (which goes strangely unmentioned in an Associated Press story about the memo), the DHS authors explain their preference for the word “progress” over “liberty.”
‘The struggle is for ‘progress,’ over which no nation has a monopoly,” reads the memo. “The experts we consulted debated the word ‘liberty,’ but rejected it because many around the world would discount the term as a buzzword for American hegemony. But all people want to support ‘progress,’ which emphasizes that there is a path for building strong families and prosperity among the current dislocations of globalization and change. And progress is precisely what the terrorists oppose through their violent tactics and through their efforts to impose a totalitarian world view.”
WTF?!?!?!?!?! Its a struggle now, not a war? Why didn’t somebody tell me? The loony left keep telling us were at WAR. And now it is a
war on terr… “struggle” for progress? And we are calling it this because we are afraid we might offend the very people who are trying to kill us and whom we are trying to kill right back?
Check me if I’m wrong there slick, but I never saw any mention of “progress” in the Declaration of Independence, but I can see the words “liberty” and “security” in there. I never read the word “progress” in the Constitution of the United States of America (you remember – the one YOU SWORE TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND against all enemies, foreign and domestic?). Nope – no mention of “progress” in there. But I sure as hell can read the words “justice” and “security” right in the pre-amble. You don’t even have to dig deep.
“It seems to have escaped the authors’ notice that the most formidable totalitarian movement of the 20th century – communism – was, by its own lights, “progressive.” It seems to have escaped their notice that the essence of a totalitarian system is the denial of liberty (often in the name of progress). It seems to have escaped their notice that “progress” is a word that signifies nothing. Exactly what is one progressing to?”
We now have proof (in their own documentation) of unelected heads of governmental departments worshipping so blindly at the altar of political correctness that they are obfuscating the reasons we are at war and the very real, cataclysmic consequences – not just to the U.S. but to the entire enlightened world – of losing that war.
How these people remain in office, as well as tar- and feather-free is beyond comprehension…
“Is Oprah Suffering Obama Backlash? Winfrey’s endorsement of Barack Obama may be behind some of the decline in her core, many of whom continue to back Hillary Clinton.”
Bwaaahaaahaaahaaa! Freakin’ Liberals are a comedy troupe. Seriously, the writers for SNL couldn’t make this shit up.
A liberal backing either candidate is in a no-win situation.
Vote for her – “You’re a RACIST!!!!”
Vote for him – “You’re a MYSOGYNIST!!!!”