Sunday, February 5, 2017


I'm so sick of hearing the word deal.

Everything in dt's world is a deal.  He sounds like an ad for used cars.

How about referring to international agreements with a more serious and accurate vocabulary?


Then there's the word homeland popping up in every announcement.

"The Department of Homeland Security suspends travel ban... "  Or defends it.  Or tries to interpret it.

"Our homeland" repeat our elected leaders.

Doesn't anyone know this word was first used by the Nazis as they ramped up nationalism and fear of Jews, gypsies, and other "not like us" groups?

"Die Heimat" resonated in every speech by Adolf Hitler.

We never needed this word in the 1950s.  The USA was the USA--not a homeland like Nazi Germany.

Then in 2002 the Bush government set up this new department during the period of panic after the attacks of September 11, 2001... months before we bombed Baghdad.

Appeals to "the homeland" -- "Die Heimat" are so jingoistic.  They are part of fear-mongering.

Can't we just sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" without calling it this nasty, Nazi-sounding name?

No comments: