Newspeak Alert: The Word “Eskimo” Is Now Racist

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Control language and you control thought. That is why progressives have been erasing our language one word at a time, boxing us into an ever smaller corner of what they decide should be permissible. The latest word to be banished is “Eskimo.” The taxpayer-funded thought police at NPR explain that although the word comes from the Ojibwe language, it has a “controversial history.” That is, it could be tainted with Western culture:

-People in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers.-

Anything used by the colonizers who brought them stoves, snowmobiles, medicine, vodka, et cetera must be bad.

-Many people also thought it meant eater of raw meat, which connoted barbarism and violence. Although the word’s exact etymology is unclear, mid-century anthropologists suggested that the word came from the Latin word excommunicati, meaning the excommunicated ones, because the native people of the Canadian Arctic were not Christian.-

Apparently no one was buying this, so they came up with a new theory:

-According to the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, linguists believe the word Eskimo actually came from the French word esquimaux, meaning one who nets snowshoes.-

If it’s French, the word definitely has to go.

-The word’s racist history means most people in Canada and Greenland still prefer other terms. The most widespread is Inuit, which means simply, “people.” The singular, which means “person,” is Inuk.

Of course, as with so many words sullied by the crimes of colonialism, not everyone agrees on what to do with Eskimo. Many Native Alaskans still refer to themselves as Eskimos, in part because the word Inuit isn’t part of the Yupik languages of Alaska and Siberia.

But unless you’re native to the circumpolar region, the short answer is: You probably shouldn’t use the word Eskimo.-

Only Eskimos should be allowed to say Eskimo.

Bottom line: Westerners call Eskimos Eskimos, therefore they should not be called Eskimos. Make sure to update your Newspeak dictionary, because in no time people will start losing jobs or getting expelled from college for using the totally innocuous word.

H/T http://moonbattery.com

Obama’s Planned Surrender of the Internet Might Have Hit a Snag

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Independent Sentinel

There are a number of assaults on the Internet underway by liberals and globalists. One involves Obama’s “internationalizing” of the Internet but some in Congress think it might be unconstitutional.

In the end, it’s all about control, centralization and globalization under the U.N.

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Holder Prepared To Dismantle Ferguson Police Dept…If Necessary…

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Weasel Zippers

And now we get to the heart of it, it’s all about an exercise of federal government control, not about the facts. As we reported earlier, the DOJ report on the police department was twisted to enhance the supposedly ‘racist’ nature of the department.

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday the Justice Department would use its full authority to demand police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, including possibly going so far as dismantling the department accused of racial bias.

“We are prepared to use all the power that we have … to ensure that the situation changes there,” Holder told reporters.

Asked if that included dismantling the Ferguson Police Department, Holder said, “If that’s what’s necessary, we’re prepared to do that.”

Civil rights lawyers have previously said the county could absorb the functions of the Ferguson Police Department.

The Justice Department issued a report this week that found that police in Ferguson overwhelmingly arrested and issued traffic citations to black residents, creating a “toxic” environment with its policing practices.

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The Obama Doctrine – Target the Right

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Obama’s war on “countering violent extremism” turns inward – on Americans. CNN reported Thursday that “a new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.”
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The DHS report unveils the Obama doctrine – ignoring the jihad and targeting the right – in a deliberate demonization of an increasing number of Americans who understand that our rights are being usurped and that the U.S. government has been hijacked by a collective of destroyers and anti-American operatives. This is not new. Obama made these same vicious accusations in a similar DHS report in early 2009. It is a strategy.

“Some federal and local law enforcement groups,” CNN says, “view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to – and in some cases greater than – the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.​”

 

President Obama is taking the idea of pre-emption to a whole other level. The Bush doctrine included a strategy of “preemptive strikes” as a defense against an immediate threat to the security of the United States. Obama is using it as an offense against the American people.

Enemy of the state.

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Here they Come…..

Socialism is not the Answer

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At first I thought it was a joke but then I heard it from a few others. McDonald’s is going to pull the ……..wait for it……..the BigMac from their menu. Did Michelle 0bama get to the Golden Arches? Did she have the Food Police lean on them? I’ll bet Ray Kroc is rolling in his grave. I don’t need, nor do I want the government telling me what I can and cannot eat, drink, drive, smoke, chew, wear, etc. If McDonald’s is indeed going to do away with the BigMac, then I will go some where else. I know that the BigMac is not the healthiest thing to eat, but I don’t eat them to be healthy. I do that the other 28 days of the month.

How long before they come after Snickers or Happy Hours ? They are already making Pizza’s healthy. Turkey hot dogs on whole wheat buns, veggie burgers at White Castle. Anybody else see a pattern?

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United Nations Civilian Disarmament Job Openings in New York

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In January, the federal government put up an RFI/Sources Sought listing for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” making it clear that the feds expected the border to be overwhelmed by “approximately 65,000″ unaccompanied illegal alien children in the near future. Less than half a year later, the tsunami hit as planned.

Now it’s the United Nations that needs help. Specifically, people are needed to work out of New York who have experience in DDR.

DDR used to stand for Deutsche Demokratische Republik, i.e., communist East Germany, a totalitarian hellhole. In a sense, the meaning hasn’t changed much. Now DDR stands for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration. The United Nations describes it like this:

Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) has become an integral part of post-conflict peace consolidation, featuring prominently in the mandates of peacekeeping operations over the last twenty years.

DDR activities are crucial components of both the initial stabilization of warn-torn societies as well as their long-term development. …

Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons from combatants and often from the civilian population.

Demobilization is the formal and controlled discharge of active combatants from armed forces and groups, including a phase of “reinsertion” which provides short-term assistance to ex-combatants.

Reintegration is the process by which ex-combatants acquire civilian status and gain sustainable employment and income. It is a political, social and economic process with an open time-frame, primarily taking place in communities at the local level.

Check out this UN job listing:

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It also shows up on Simply Hired:

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Excuse the paranoia, but you could almost get the impression that the UN is recruiting people to disarm the American population. Someone who knows more than we do may be expecting it to hit the fan soon.

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No wonder Obama still looks so smug, even as his presidency disintegrates.