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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In The Crosshairs Of The Speech Police

Go read the latest from Sultan Knish.


...Historically euphemisms have taken on the meaning of the underlying idea. So much so that today we often have no idea that many of the taboo words in our language started out as euphemisms. That is because language is a way to express ideas and emotions. A language which attempts to repress common human tendencies will be subverted by slang and eventually transformed by common use, no matter how much the grammarians may protest. Even in totalitarian states, it is the people who control the language, not the language which controls the people.

Believing that words can change reality is magical thinking that appeals to lunatics and tyrants who view other people as less than human, machines whose functions can be altered by inputting the right code...

Read the rest.

You think you won't face this problem?

Understand that the collectivists are only getting started.

Tempus fugit.


Anonymous Defender said...

Journalists I know have complained more about "the unpleasant political atmosphere since Obama was elected" than they did about Waco.
They LIKE being the "Fourth Estate." Executive, legislative, judicial, media. Including statist "political expert" bloggers.
One starts an essay with "I don't kow much about gun rights as a political issue, but..." and proceeds to educate us on how we've been misunderstanding the Founders lo these two and a half centuries.

January 25, 2011 at 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what I left at SK. Thanks for the link Pete and for all you do.

"Wonderful piece. The very premise that I am so easily controlled and driven by language automatically takes me out of the category of free-thinking individual and places me in the category of mindless drone who will obey my masters. I will not be owned or controlled and the language has nothing to do with it. Crosshairs / reticle / bullseye / sight picture - whatever. You can call what I see the instant before the trigger breaks calamari, I don't care. Men and women make their own decisions and must live with them, even those whose brains are broken. If you accept the fact we are individuals then you accept that we are responsible for our choices - good or bad. This is what the left cannot tolerate and why they fight it because it shows them for what they are - an over-"educated", morally challenged, elitist minority group who would survive less than a decade if allowed to impose their world view on the rest of us. Whether conquered by an invading force or whimpered away due to a lack of wisdom and the ability to "do", they cannot survive without those of us they despise and it drives them to the threshold of insanity."

January 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Very little effort is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked.

January 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

The Moscow airport bombing has been reported as "a possible response to a crackdown on dissent in the Caucasus region."
Whether this particular "dissent" is resistance to Russia getting all Soviet and control-freaky over satellite countries again, or insistence on Islamic sharia law, I don't know.
But dissent, crackdown on dissent, unintended consequences. The people ordering and enforcing the crackdown on whatever it is, undoubtedly have the superior firepower and can't be confronted directly.
Blowing up innocents who may not even know about the conflict is never the answer, but when negotiations fail, some people will go to extremely extreme extremes. Maybe the bomber blames all Russians for their tacit approval of oppression. I doubt they have much influence on old Pooty-poot, same as us and ours.
Former Sen. George Allen shot himself in the foot the other day as far as his run for Congress. He defended big military spending to "keep our troops safe" in Iraq and Afghanistan where they are nation-building an ISLAMIC nation. But supposedly a "moderate" one. I love and respect our troops -- my granddaughter is one -- but if the fox kills your chickens, do you beat your mule for it?

January 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Oh, f--.
Check out "The Young Turks" on YouTube. Statists calling US Nazis. No punches pulled. We have many too many rights of all kinds.


January 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM  

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