Thursday, March 26, 2009

Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: 'Away From the Politics of Fear' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

Got that?

1984 here we come!

Old word: terrorism
New word: man-caused disasters

Hardly a nuance. It's the product of the "man-caused disaster" that this presidency is fast becoming.

Idiots. No I think IMBECILES is a better word.

How did these people ever make it to adulthood without finding a career as circus clowns?

I have a quibble though. Based on the source, and my own sense of equality of the sexes, should this really be "wo/man-caused disasters"? Or should we just alternate the use of "man" and "woman" the way we fanatically did in the 80s?

I'll have to invent a new tag for this post: Newspeak

I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot.

Idea for this post comes from *here*

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