Friday, March 20, 2009

Demented Logic

Man-Caused Disasterists is the title of the linked to article from Viewpoint. RLC treats us to new politically correct lexicon courtesy of Obama's choice for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The exchange as sourced from Ace of Spades HQ:

SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

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.

Note the explanation for replacing the word terrorism with the more vague "man-caused disasters." It allegedly demonstrates two things:

1. The want to move away from the politics of fear.

Could someone within the administration inform Obama and his economic advisors of the need to move away from the politcs of fear. The politics of fear has been a potent weapon used to scare Americans and lawmakers into believing that alloting trillions of dollars to corporate bailouts and government spending is required to save the economy. The U.S. economy sports the world's largest GNP and has been around longer than the 200 plus years during which the U.S.A. has existed but we needed Obama and some ill-advised policy decisions by George Bush to save the economy. The arrogant chest-thumping by these free spending fools is hard to bear. Let's have a look at the second explanation:

2. Replacing the word terrorism with double speak is associated with a desire to move toward a "policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur."

There's a non-sequitur. Being prepared for all risks entails many things delineated by words like planning, implementation, alertness and more. None of the preceeding has anything to do with Orwellian phrases except in the mind of Janet Napolitano.



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