It’s almost as if they are deliberately aiming for self-parody, to rub it in our faces that we are ruled by contemptible clowns. From the bastion of moonbattery presided over by Shrillary Clinton:
John M. Robinson, the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State, wants America’s diplomats to know that common phrases and idioms like “holding down the fort” are, in fact, deeply racist.
My apologies to anyone who is out of work thanks to the government sucking all the air out of the economy. It can’t be pleasant to be reminded that barnacles like Robinson pull in hefty salaries to perform utterly worthless functions.
Supposedly, the saying “holding down the fort” oppresses Indians by referring to the spread of civilization across North America.
Other terms Robinson denounces as politically incorrect include “black and tan,” “going Dutch,” “handicap,” and “rule of thumb.”
Robinson doesn’t know whether these phrases really do have roots in oppression and discrimination. But when did reality matter to our moonbat rulers? Gibbers Robinson,
“Much has been written about whether the etymologies below are true or merely folklore, but this isn’t about their historical validity. … [I]nstead, it is an opportunity to remember that our choice of wording affects our professional environment.”
More to the point, it is an opportunity to restrict our thoughts by restricting our language, thereby confining them to an ever-smaller box, exactly as predicted by George Orwell in 1984.
Being staffed almost exclusively by liberal kooks like Robinson, the State Department has become actively hostile to US interests. Read all about it in Dangerous Diplomacy by Joel Mowbray.
On tips from Byron, Clingtomyguns, and Henry.