Steel Curtain? Homeland Security?

November 15th, 2005

At this point, cialis sales cialis I’ve probably established myself as a fire-breathing conservative…

But for a nice change of pace, sovaldi let’s talk about how uncomfortable I am with some of the language I’ve been seeing and hearing since 9/11.

Homeland Security sounds like a department that would be guarding the Fatherland.

Steel Curtain certainly recalls the Soviet-era Iron Curtain that I grew up with.

National security letters” sound very menacing (both connotatively and literally). It also makes me think of the phrase “Show me your papers, doctor fraulein.”

Huey Long supposedly said, “If Fascism comes to America it would be on a program of Americanism.”

Don’t get me wrong. I do NOT believe George Bush is a fascist (I also don’t believe he is as good a president as his father was), but I would like it if our official language didn’t make me feel like I was living in Germany in 1943 or Russia in 1964.

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