The Duck takes the macro approach – viewing it from the standpoint of relations between countries and the way the United States used to be thought of, versus the way they are viewed now.
Old NFO takes the more personal approach. His quote from the U.S. State Department:
Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department’s latest edition of “State Magazine ” advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
Chief Diversity Officer? Seriously?
Old NFO goes on to say:
You ‘really’ have to wonder if this is all these people have to do every day is sit around and think up crap like this… I realize it IS Foggy Bottom, the bastion of oh so social and politically connected Staties, who hate the military (and do everything they can to prevent military action), but come on… GET A LIFE!
Punctuated by The Duck:
America was once of the strongest brashest countries in the world, we said what we thought and meant what we said. If some podunk country messed with us we sent in gun boats and the Marines, and burned them down. The rest of the world learned not to mess around when it came to the United States, but shortly after we changed the name of the “War Dept” (as it likely offended some of the liberals), to the “Dept.Of Defense”, we also started adopting those warm fuzzies, adopting terms like compromise, worrying more about how we said something than what we were saying. (emphasis Guffaw)
Whether it’s more about the guy across the street, or across the World, we need to maintain our standards and integrity. And stand up for ourselves, both personally and as a country.
This doesn’t mean be a bully or a bigot. But recognize that we are judged by what we do, not just by what we say.
Calling the Fort Hood massacre ‘workplace violence’ instead of terrorism is an obscenity. The man was exclaiming “Allahu Akhbar!” while performing his murders. We’re too much in Condition White as a country, scouring the Rules of Engagement looking for loopholes instead of engaging.
Go to both links above and read. Then allow yourself to say Indian instead of Native American, and allow your country to use the word terrorist instead of criminal, when it’s appropriate.
Yeah, I know. I’m politically incorrect. So what?