Saturday, July 07, 2007

07/07/007: To offend or not to offend...that is the question

"The word terrorism is a political word which always seems to be used to demonise people."- British professor at the University of Chester, 2006

On this, the anniversary of the London bombings, and in wake of the recent terrorist activities in Britain, Gordon Brown should be applauded for divorcing the offending word "Muslim" from our lexicon when using the label "terrorists". After all, "Muslim terrorist" is just too specific a term, and can't describe just anybody.

I am appalled, however, that Gordon Brown has not stricken "doctor" from the referencing of the five who have been charged with the plotting. After all, not all of those in the medical profession are terrorists! And more importantly and incredibly: Not all terrorists are even doctors!

And let's not offend terrorists by referring to those responsible for the London bombings as "terrorists". but call them for what they accurately are: "disaffected" "bombers". I mean, c'mon...."terrorist" is such an extreme, inflammatory word. It isn't loaded with the same explosive connotations and political baggage as the term "bomber" is.

So meanwhile, Gordon Brown and the British government continues to offend a whole class of citizens by not condemning the media's flawed description of, and their failed attempts at curing killing Londoners and Glasweagian. The mass media continues to offend by describing those who attempted to carry out the attacks as "doctors" and as coming from "wealthy, priveleged" backgrounds.

Whatever it is we are allowed to call them at the moment, let us not forget that we are currently in a struggle with those who want to kill us, even though we can't seem to name them, for fear of offending a whole group of people. Perhaps....even referring to them as "people" is going a bit too far? Alright: monsters. Oh, no...wait: God forbid, I should be offending any monsters out there reading this. I'm so sorry....just forget I ever said anything at all, here.

Also blogging:
Michael Medved

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Blogger Gayle said...

You are very skilled at satire, Wordsmith. Brown is such a disappointment. What a jerk! It always amazes me that such people win elections. Where can we go if Obama or Clinton win? Is there any place left that's not run by communists or moonbats or both? Sheesh!

Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Lexcen said...

I can't get over the fact that the British refer to middle eastern people as Asians. I can't understand why the Asians haven't been protesting at this insult.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Give the British another 6 months or so and they'll REALLY be missing Blair, particularly when the body count rises.


Saturday, July 07, 2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

All of this will be seen as weakness by the mooselim and there will be more frequent attacks on the British Isles. When more attcks occur the Brits will demand a strong conservative step up to lead.

It may be too late for the Brits though and there will be fighting in the streets with the mooselim. The Bristish citizen has no defense though because their guns have been taken away by a failed socialist agenda. It will be a tight one over there. The mooselim have weapons because they have never assimilated and have never obeyed the laws of their gracious hosts.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:13:00 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

I refered to this in my Sunday Post.

This PC is going getting to the point that it is actually increasing our vulnerability because you can't , "call a spade a spade."

Good post.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Well now I just dont know what to call them anymore.

I think I will stick with Radical Islam no matter who it offends!

Sunday, July 08, 2007 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Excellent post!! The 1/2 Hour News Hour made your exact point when they joked about how there were all these terrorists but they couldn't figure out what linked them. They clearly all had Muslim names, it made the point well.

Monday, July 09, 2007 10:49:00 PM  

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