‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show
Oct, 2014 by Dave Hodges
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Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’ – it helps them do their job. And we are picking up their dehumanising euphemisms George Monbiot by George Monbiot The GuardianIsraeli attack on Gaza schoolAn Israeli strike on a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip in which two children were killed and a dozen other people were injured.
‘Mowing the lawn’? Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty ImagesTo blot people out of existence first you must blot them from your mind. Then you can persuade yourself that what you are doing is moral and necessary. Today this isn’t difficult.
Those who act without compassion can draw upon a system of thought and language whose purpose is to shield them – and blind us – to the consequences.The contention by Lord Freud, a minister in the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions, that disabled people are “not worth the full wage” isn’t the worst thing he’s alleged to have said. I say “alleged” because what my ears tell me is contested by Hansard, the official parliamentary record.
During a debate in the House of Lords, he appeared to describe the changing number of disabled people likely to receive the employment and support allowance as a “bulge of, effectively, stock”. After a furious response by the people he was talking…………MORE!
Is the media guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?Canada Free Press ^ | Diane Weber BedermanPosted on 8/3/2014, 8:44:24 PM by Sean_AnthonyOn Friday, August 1, I awoke to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC Radio 1 World News report that went more or less like this: “Israel has broken the ceasefire.”
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Sen. Johnson: ‘President Nero‘ Fiddling ‘While World Burns’
Newsmax ^ | 7/18/2014 | Cathy BurkePosted on 7/19/2014, 10:30:08 AM by markomalleyPresident Barack Obama is “sitting on the sidelines” in the Ukraine and Gaza crises, making him little more than “President Nero” fiddling “while the world burns,”
Sen. Ron Johnson charged Friday.The Wisconsin Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the president for attending fundraisers in New York on Thursday night, the same day of a “barbaric” attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Israel’s push into Gaza.Johnson told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that Obama’s priorities are “outrageous.”
The Immigrant Absorption Ministry announced on Sunday it was setting up an “army of bloggers,” to be made up of Israelis who speak a second language, to represent Israel in “anti-Zionist blogs” in English, French, Spanish and German.
“I heard about the project over the radio and decided to join because I’m living in the middle of the conflict,” she said.
Before hanging up the phone prematurely following a Color Red rocket alert, Pitousi, who immigrated to Israel from France in 1993, said she had some experience with public relations from managing a production company.