Thursday, March 19, 2009

Don't be saying that Naughty "T" word! No, not Treasury, Terrorism!

If we can't say Terrorism, rather than 'Man-Caused Disaster', how about:
-Religion-Caused Disaster
-Religious Zealot-Caused Disaster
-Crazed Religious Zealot-Caused Disaster
or my favorite all-inclusive term:
-Islam-Caused Disaster
My last suggestion pretty much covers 99% of all the terrorist acts being committed.

Obama-Speak: Homeland Security Secretary Replaces 'Terrorism' With the Term 'Man-Caused Disaster'

Even as President Obama compares bankers to suicide bombers, his Homeland Security Secretary is suggesting the T-word, terrorism, is too inflammatory and representative of old-fashioned "politics of fear." She's announced a new term: "man-caused disaster." From an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel:

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.

But what if the suicide bomber is a female? Isn't it sexist to use "man-caused disaster"?
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