Barack Obama and his so-called Homeland Security Director have taken political correctness to a frightening and disturbingly Orwellian level.
Janet Napolitano now refuses to use the words terrorism or terrorist threats. She calls their use part of the old “politics of fear” and instead is intentionally using the new Obama administration PC phrase “Man-Caused Disasters.”
In an online interview with a major European newspaper she even danced around a reporters question if she was insinuating that “terrorism is no longer a threat to America” by saying “WE want to move away from THE POLITICS OF FEAR toward a policy of being prepared for all ‘risks’ that can occur.” Risks?
I guess the blowing up of the Twin Towers and thousands or men, women and children in them was only a ‘man-made disaster’ like a bus crash or an oil spill. I guess we would be using chauvinistic, political fear-mongering if we referred to the bombings of the crowded London subways, the streets of Madrid, a Hotel in India, the Marine compound in Beirut or the murdering of disabled people aboard the cruise ship Achille Laurel as acts of terrorism. Heavens we don’t want to hurt any feelings.
After all these are many of the same people Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder plans to release very soon out of the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility.
As a school teacher I could use the Obama administrations new PC speak. Instead of instilling fear in children for the sake of safety by telling them never to run onto a crowded street or they could be badly hurt I could just say “please stay on the side of the road so you can avoid incurring a man-made disaster.” This may be a sugar-coated, feel-good way to say it, but it would be useless against a speeding car.
A house fire is a “man-caused disaster”; terrorism is pre-mediated, mass murder with malice of forethought. Come on people, let’s get real.