How can I teach my students to write decently when the English language has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Academic-Industrial Complex? Our language used to belong to all its speakers and readers and writers. But in the 1970s and ’80s, arrogant ideologues began recasting English into heavy artillery to defend the borders of the New Feminist state. In consequence we have all got used to sentences where puffed-up words like “chairperson” and “humankind” strut and preen, where he-or-she’s keep bashing into surrounding phrases like bumper cars and related deformities blossom like blisters; they are all markers of an epoch-making victory of propaganda over common sense.
And when someone spouts "PRIVILEGE!" at you,
Call: “Check your privilege!”
Response: “What you call ‘privilege’ is just me being better than you.”
Apparently, telling the .gov not to loot what you worked your life to build is 'creating an aristocracy'.
So "Now that you're dead, we're going to steal a third of your estate" is fairness, or something.
Hope! and Change!!
Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would
be removing Cuba from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terror list as part of
his push to normalize relations with the communist dictatorship. But
just hours later, a terror group long fostered by Cuba — even today, the
Castro brothers are harboring several wanted members of the group —
murdered 10 Colombian soldiers and wounded 17 others in a terror attack
on a military base.