The War On…

So, I already bitched and moaned about the terms that need to die. Here’s a subset of terms that are just as, dare I say, psychotic.

I mentioned the &quotWar on Terror”. The only place I ever want to see “war” used is in an actual war; bullets, combat, death, destruction, battles. We’ve had a few of them that were significant over the centuries. Let’s use war for actual wars.

For the love of all that is holy, stop referring to the war on drugs, the war on crime, the war on poverty, the war on homelessness, the war on teen pregnancy, the war on want (what the hell is that?), the war on science, the war on spam, the war on indecency, the war on guns, the war on junk, the war on democracy, the war on the middle class, the war on clutter, the war on evolution, the war on linux, the war on the press, the war on photographers, the war on sex (yeah, you’ll get some takers for that one!), the war on fat, the war on toddlerism, the war on ALS, the war on copying, and the war on freedom.

Unless, of course, you’re actually trying to wage a war on thought. 

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