Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The epitome of Doublespeak Hypocrisy: There's no more Hunger in America, only food insecurity!

The Government's annual accounting of hunger in America reported no hunger in its last outing. Instead, it found "food insecurity." Hunger by any other name leaves your stomach just as empty
I just can't stand the degree this Administration will go in order to keep the facts from having the influence on you thus them that it should and would have if they just talked straight.
No one wants to hear that the Chief idiot screwed up and we should retreat. Instead we hear the softer version that we may have to redeploy. we should redeploy the heck right out of there and quick.
I may be wrong but under Bush, the master of deception I believe this doublespeak has been brought to heights never before seen. Words are a moving target that conceal at least as much as they reveal. Doublespeak runs through the discourse on Iraq, terrorism and domestic matters to a point where it's hard to tell what is going on.

Listening to Bush yesterday saying there is not civil war in Iraq, there is a war between Iran backed Shiite and Al Qaeda backed Sunni. who gives a shit who is behind it? Sunni and Shiite still want to kill each other. No matter how you paint it a civil war by any other name is still a civil war!
The libertarian Cato Institute recently took on the rising tide of fuzzy words in the fight against terrorism, arguing that whatever people think of what the government is doing, it would help to understand what the government is doing. I have to ask, how can we understand what the Government is doing? They don't even know what they are doing? We do know they are lying and A lie by any other name is still a lie!
We know this misadministration offers tortured definitions of torture, describes suicide by captives as "self-injurious behavior incidents" and labeled at least one suspect an "imperative security internee" when it became constitutionally questionable to hold him as an "enemy combatant. Whatever they have to say too follow their ill plans they will.
We also know Interrogations are debriefings,Propaganda is a struggle for hearts and minds.The estate tax is the death tax, The right to an abortion is the right to "choose, why can't we just talk straight anymore, damn the torpedoes, and let the chips fall where they may?
Why can't anyone oppose the Patriot Act and still be a patriot? they can as far as I'm concerned but this abuse and misuse of terms has got to stop. This should not be a word game, a game of semantics!
By corrupting the language, the people who wield power are able to fool the others about their activities and evade responsibility and accountability.
We hear the sorry excuse that The wish to be technically accurate was behind the decision of the Agriculture Department this year to squeeze "hunger" out of the equation when considering how many people go hungry.that is just bullshit!
Hunger, in the words of advisers whose recommendations were accepted by the department, is "an individual-level physiological condition that may result from food insecurity." What the fuck is that? hunger is by any other word still hunger, man this pisses me off!
Also I grew up on a Dead End. They are gone, replaced by Cul De Sac's. What else is gone?
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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