Words as weapons
Now Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is being chastised by the Anti-Defamation League for his use of the term “holocaust” in referring to the situation of abortion in the U.S.
Our language is being taken over by those who want to establish their agendas on specific words and anyone who uses those words better use them in the context of what these agenda makers want or they will face outrage through the media.
The homosexual community has commandeered the word “gay”, the ADL the word “holocaust” and the racial community and news media have a yet-to-be-determined amount of words which they say denote racial bias or bigotry.
All this is an attempt to show that the average American harbors hate or contempt for some aspect of society or an ignorance of history.
Rather then see our r ight to free speech curtailed because of a fear of being labeled, Americans should use the words of the English language freely as defined in our dictionaries. Let those who feel offended languish in their own cesspool of political correctness. The rest of us should feel no need to join them in their victimhood. Dave Dahlke Port Orchard, Washington