Written : Mar. 31, 2009
An old-time game show, "You Don't Say", began with this phrase, “It’s not what you say, it’s what you don’t say”. In the case of political correctness, that’s the real deal.
The Obama Administration is continually telling us what they think they and we should say and what they and we shouldn’t say. It's based on the Bush Administration's invention of new phrases. They want us to forget them, and NOW! I’m starting to develop quite a list:
Instead of “War on Terror”, you say, “Overseas Contingency Operation”.
Instead of recognizing “Terrorism”, they are “Man-made Disasters”!
”Enemy Combatant” has morphed into, “Detainee”
Sensible and educated people find such a twisting of words and phrasing ridiculous, insulting, and intellectually offensive. It's simple to relate them to George Orwell’s famous book, “1984”, which was written in 1948 (he just turned the last two digits around). The “Obama Word Smithing” policy is similar to “double-speak” and “revisionist history” just as Orwell described. It was the left that originally believed the political right would implement the methodology of revising history to suit one’s own political views, but as we can see, it didn’t happen quite that way.
Don't you think it's harder to remember the new, "correct" words than the familiar ones? I don't care what they want me to say, or how they want me to say it. Sorry, but for me it's going to continue to be "War on Terror", "Terrorism", and "Detainee"!
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