We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That's the utter hilarity of persons from a certain political persuasion in contemporary usage designated bu self or others as liberals--to ban words that may offend those whom one has elevated with a certain panache of victimhood. This persuasion suffers from a real malignancy of thought where the word forms a virtual reality for the object. It's easy enough to dig around in Orwell to find some roots or to hold up Britain especially for contemptuous cowardice, but our media here in the US has the same disease, e.g., read the NYT, Chicago Tribune, AP, UPI or Reuters any day of the week.
Brown, like so many others refuses to admit that Islam is the genesis of this and that we are at war with Islam, or rather Islam HAS BEEN at war with all other religions since it's inception.
It is head shaking pitiful to hear our leaders mollify Islam just as leaders did of Marxist-Leninism-Stalinism, and Nazism.
Buy a gun, stockpile food and water for a good six months, don't count on the police to protect you when the Islamists start blowing our electric grid. If you think this foolish just turn off your main circuit breaker for a week, get by on the gs you hve in your car NOW and the food and water you have NOW..try it for one week and expose your own vulnerabilities.
Our leaders have already alerted us to an active summer of terrorism..
If they hit our electric grid, you know looting will occur....are you ready for the civil veneer of our society to break down?
I am alerting friends and bloggers that we're not going to get the choice of time or place where TSHTF (the stuff hits the fan) but when it does it's too late for you to make plans or recover. It'll be you and your homies vs. whatever, but usually whatever isn't benign.
I'm with John except without the hilarity. This doublespeak business is wearing. It's like learning a special language where one's mind is constantly translating what was into what is now. What a tiresome gig on humanity. As if it changes anything. The analogy remains no matter what new name you give it.