Saturday, January 14, 2006

Orwellian Language from the SCLM/MSM

The Baby Doc Maladministration has been notorious for its use and extension of Orwellian language -- No Child Left Behind is actually No School Left Standing, Clear Skies is actually Polluted Air, and so on, and the SCLM/MSM* has steadfastly not only refused to call them on it, but they have been active co-conspirators with the BFEE in their steady march towards fascism.

Case in point: Now, almost without exception (even NPR is doing it!), the SCLM/MSM are referring to the current drift towards total presidential power as the "Unitary Executive". Sounds sort of vaguely ecumenical, like one of those nondescript Protestant religions that no one pays any attention to any more, doesn't it?

This is a handy way to avoid calling it what it really is. Such truly descriptive terms as "capitalist oligarchy", "unconstitutionally usurped power", or "fascist dictatorship" apparently aren't on the "approved" list handed down from on high.

"Unitary Executive" sounds so much more benign, doesn't it? Too bad that no one is speaking up about this except for those of us all the way out here in Left Blogistan.

In Germany, first they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me … and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-- Pastor Martin Niemoller
* So-Called Liberal Media/Main Stream Media