The Language Game

Michael Moore rides again in this post, which reminds me how my cousin’s tour of duty has been extended in Iraq so that the war profiteers don’t have to take any risks.
First, can we stop the Orwellian language and start using the proper names for things? Those are not

3 thoughts on “The Language Game

  1. I’m not sure if I completely agree with the “Minutemen” analogy, but I HAVE been VERY bothered by the use of the word “insurgents” constantly in the news re: Iraq. What insurgents? Who are these people? What’s their motivation? What authority exactly are they fighting against? Is there actually anything more authoritative than martial law going on over there now anyway? It’s such a vague descriptor, it doesn’t tell us anything about what’s really going on, and it feels as linguistically dishonest as “evildoers.”

  2. Yay, to Michael Moore, our rumpled, intensely peering, Knight.
    And lol to “evildoers,” one of my favorite new words, although in my brain, the sign and symbol attached to the meaning reflects THE Axis of Evil: Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, et al.

  3. Well, USA has finaly agreed that it is an empire, and that it will occupy all the places that the other empires occupied before.
    All in defense of freedom and democracy.
    My question: why is it that Bush et al. are still in power?

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