Has everyone over looked this example of Newspeak’
Why are we using the words “Homeland?”
I suggest that we never use it.
It is a nationalistic term like Fatherland or Motherland.
It seems to have come out of nowhere but it didn’t.
The term “Homeland” implies dominion abroad and it specifically justifies imperialism.
The danger is when people start saying,
“The defense of the “Homeland” allows no mercy towards the enemies and traders within.”
Welcome home, George Orwell.
The goal of this blog is to collect 315 copies of Orwell’s 1984 and send them to every member of Congress who voted for the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (a k a The Torture Bill or The Detaineee Bill), which suspends the centuries-old writ of Habeas Corpus for anyone deemed an “enemy combatant” by George W. Bush, meaning his administration can detain you indefinitely without access to a court and torture you if they like.
We can be reached at unpersonsATgmailDOTcom
Big Brother is watching you.