Wednesday, June 02, 2004


Excerpts from an article by Rush Button:

"I fear that this absurd obsession with being tolerant and politically correct could, in effect, contribute to our losing the war against terrorism and result in the destruction of our country. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are the backbone of our republic. Stripped of these rights, our country would collapse into a heap of rotting oppression. I see this "politically correct" compulsion as a devious method of nullifying those rights similar to the "new-speak" system in Orwell's sinister novel "1984." No one is really a criminal; they're just "morally challenged." Bloodthirsty al-Qaida murders aren't terrorists, they're "freedom fighters."

Unless plain speaking is allowed, clear thinking is denied. Without clear thinking, we are doomed because our many enemies are certainly not unclear in their thinking about killing us, and they don't give a rat's behind about political correctness. The Bolsheviks and their communistic government, the "Red Terror," fervently embraced political correctness with the communist revolution. The Russian dictator Joseph Stalin murdered millions for being politically incorrect. An ill-chosen word was enough to get one executed or sent to prison. If you complained about being hungry when food shortages were not officially recognized, then you became an enemy of the state. If you failed to praise a Soviet hero or praised an ex-hero, then again your fate was sealed. The need to be politically correct dominated all conversation and behavior because failure meant drastic penalty. Living within this horrible system naturally destroyed all spontaneity of thought or action.

Now The Religion Newswriters Association said it was "troubled" by the frequent use of the term "Islamic terrorists" in the days after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. This group has now adopted a resolution rejecting this and similar phrases that "associate an entire religion with the action of a few."....

OK, but at least we can still call them terrorists, right? Wrong! I was reading that Stephen Jukes, Reuters' global head of news, decreed the giant wire service's 2,500 journalists should not use the T-word unless in a direct quote. "We all know that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist," he wrote in an internal memo. "To be frank, it adds little to call the attack on the World Trade Center a 'terrorist attack.'" Oh, my... Oh, no indeed! Let us not demean these wonderful "freedom fighters" by calling their heinous murder of 3,000 innocent men, women and children, terrorist attacks.

Hmm, let's see. Perhaps the Reuters' headlines announcing the next attack on America might read: "Brave religious freedom fighters explode 'dirty' nuclear bombs in American cities killing five million."

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