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Aug 31 2012

Phrase “Holding Down the Fort” Is Now Racist

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.

John Robinson, Newspeak dictionary editor.

On tips from Byron, Clingtomyguns, and Henry.

45 Responses to “Phrase “Holding Down the Fort” Is Now Racist”

  1. Cameraman says:

    I guess that includes “Nigga in a Woodpile” !

  2. Laurie says:

    Why are our taxes paying for a “Chief Diversity Officer”?

  3. rockman says:

    “Chief Diversity Officer”? What next, a “Handicapper General” as in Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron”?
    Google that, read it (It’s a very short story), and weep for our country.

  4. mojo says:


    Is “Screwing the pooch” racist too?

  5. numnut says:

    He must be reporting to the 8 Presidential councils for wymyn.
    The non-existant councils for men have no comment.
    (because they are 3rd class citizens who have lost the right of due process,thanks to VAWA and lesbian supremacy)

  6. FrankHD says:

    Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State???
    WTF is that?!
    Mr Romney, on November 4th,20 seconds after being sworn in you need to shut down all these “diversity officers”,”czars”, and the rest of the make work BS jobs invented in DC that waste our money.
    This crazy crap needs to end.

  7. Laurie says:

    Would “‘F’ you and your newspeak, you worthless lump of political pompousness” be considered racist?

  8. FrankHD says:

    oops I ment January 20th

  9. Ummah Gummah says:


    So I guess it’s not OK to say that the odious Geraldo is currently holding down the fort at WABC until Rush Limbaugh comes in to provide much-needed sanity.

    So Geraldo and his sidekicks were emphasizing that an ASSAULT RIFLE was used by an EX-MARINE at today’s Pathmark shooting.

    The disgusting Geraldo then reminded his audience that an ASSAULT RIFLE was also used in the movie theater shooting.

    He did NOT mention the JIHADIST who murdered our service men and women at Fort Hood.

    Geraldo has a list of WHITE shooters in his head which he quickly whips out whenever somethign goes down.

    GUCK Feraldo.

    Ugh, another hour of his sh*t..


  10. Sgt Stadenko says:

    I wonder if this fool Robinson is aware that all of those definitions he cites are all well-known urban legends…

  11. Rotohammer says:

    If he’s the Chief Diversity Officer, just how many Diversity Officers does the State Dept have?

    I’m sensitive to these phrases, so please stop using them:
    Diversity Officer
    jobs created or saved
    social justice
    you didn’t build that
    si se puede
    hope and change
    Barack Hussein Obama

  12. Ummah Gummah says:


    So who’s the won’s Diversity Czar?


  13. Ummah Gummah says:


    They can just ban the use of English altogether and Push 1 for Spanish ..


  14. wingmann says:

    “Up shitcreek without a paddle”
    As a white water rafter….oh boy,I can see I’m a racist saying THAT !!

    This crap has GOT TO STOP.
    First they came for my urban phrases and I said nothing.

  15. Walt in DC says:

    After Romney’s inauguration in 2013 this guy can start looking for a new job.

  16. Doug says:

    A rat done bit my dictionary’s ass,

    While Darkie’s on the moon…

  17. wingmann says:


    Keep pushing aholes.

  18. chuck in st paul says:

    FrankHD – Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State??? WTF is that?!

    A $150,000 a year job for a quota queen. He’s too dumb and tactless for even the yobs in State so he gets this “job” to do and they can add another qutoa point to their score.

  19. chuck in st paul says:

    Oh yeah… the best part was at the end of that blast of stupidity where he admits he doesn’t even know if anything he just said is true of not.

    [and here I thought Idiocracy was just a fictional movie, silly me]

  20. Davey says:

    I’d like to see a list of all the words that are considered racist. Of course, it would be an impossible task since the list is growing by the minute.

  21. AC says:

    After Romney’s inauguration in 2013 this guy can start looking for a new job.

    Probably not. When was the last time a spineless RINO cut bureaucracy? Not since Reagan.

    These days, Democrats increase bureaucracy, while Republicans hold the line on increases to bureaucracy. We have only ourselves to blame.

  22. AC says:

    I’d like to see a list of all the words that are considered racist. Of course, it would be an impossible task since the list is growing by the minute.

    Sure, you can find it here.

  23. Tim from TK says:

    “mojo says:
    August 31, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Is “Screwing the pooch” racist too?”

    No, homophobic, unless it is a same-sex pooch.

  24. QuietMan says:

    There is rarely a week when something doesn’t pop up that makes me thank God Almighty for failing the State Dept. interview process. Thanks for reminding me.

  25. Mr Evilwrench says:

    Gits back behin’ the woodshed, boy, I’s gonna teach ya how a uppity nigga is ta behave. Wait, is that racist? Maybe I shouldn’t have said that.

    He doesn’t actually have a point on his head, though that may have worn down while he was bashing it on the concrete wall, but he does seem to think it’s ok to wear barky’s logo as a .gov employee. When will the party issue armbands?

  26. Justen Robertson says:

    The title “chief diversity officer” is deeply racist in that it a: mocks native americans with the word “chief”, b: patronizes minorities with the word “diversity”, and c: reminds us of racial profiling and police violence with the word “officer”.

  27. Sam Adams says:

    Other soon to be outlawed phrases (oh dear….did I just offend convicted criminals???)

    Man up
    Grow a pair
    Suckling at the government teat
    Black mark
    Government Functionary
    Diversity Officer

  28. Tchhht!!! says:

    Mr Evilwrench says: August 31, 2012 at 9:26 am

    “Gits back behin’ the woodshed, boy, I’s gonna teach ya how a uppity nigga is ta behave. Wait, is that racist?”

    Not if yo’ black.

  29. MooCowBang says:

    Soooo…let me get this straight. Angry black liberal guy is saying that a phrase we have been using since the inception of the U.S. is now racist?


  30. Drury says:

    Yet another worthless AA diversity hire who couldn’t collect a paycheck working because of an inability to work the counter at McDonald’s. When does this shit end?

  31. Joer says:

    I’ll be using that phrase now, whenever it fits the bill. Oh, wait! Can I say “fits the bill”? There’s got to be something racist or homophobic about that.

  32. Jimbo says:

    By rule of thumb, I always hold down my fort. Not doing so would be a handicap.

  33. KHarn says:

    We should thank “our betters” for trying to educate us in manners; I thnk it’s MIGHTY WHITE of them!

  34. KHarn says:

    By the way, “RobinSON” should be fired because his name is “male centric”!

  35. Ummah Gummah says:


    @KHarn: LOL


  36. Mrs. Pilgrim says:

    They need to stop using the phrase “longhair” to describe impractical intellectuals. As someone with long hair, I find that very offensive.

    Also, as a person who is legally blind, I insist that people stop using the word “see” to mean “understand”. It makes me think they think I’m stupid.

    As a scoliosis sufferer, I am offended when someone says that a weak-willed person needs to “grow a spine”.

    Oh, and as to my anemia, it makes offensive the phrase “red-blooded American”.

    …I could do this all day, and I could come up with better arguments than those imbeciles who still don’t understand that “rule of thumb” originates from the old carpentry practice of using one’s thumb as a quick (and inaccurate) stand-in for an inch measure, not from any unverifiable “wife-beating” law.

  37. Tchhht!!! says:

    I had to jew down a shop keeper the other day so I could get a decent price on a box of cigars. That was right after I picked up a Daily Racing Form so I could handicap the horses. Oh, and I apologize for using the word “box” as this might offend female liberals. Oh gee, then there is “cigars”. Wouldn’t want to offend Monica Lewinsky. Boy am I in trouble. Whoops, can’t use “boy” as this might offend dingbat Robinson.

  38. AC says:

    I’m not nearsighted, I’m optically challenged. Because I am a victim, perhaps Uncle Sam can look upon my terrible disability with pity and allow me to deduct ACOGs on my taxes, as necessary medical equipment.

    You know, reasonable accommodation.

  39. Bill T says:

    “The 2012 Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words.”

  40. wingmann says:

    LENS…I was frothing

  41. CT says:

    How about ‘Eat $hit and Die’ is that racist you PC dipstick?

  42. bobdog says:

    From appearances alone, I suspect that the use of “fat sanctimonious black guy” is also discouraged.

  43. willi says:

    A very simple response I saw somewhere the other day
    put it in a nice little nutshell for me:
    What do you call someone (or some group) who
    instantly cites race before the question is finished?

    A racist.

  44. octa bright says:

    The reason PC is so dangerous is that under federal law anything that creates a hostile work environment for a protected group can lead to expensive litigation and federal fines. Because the case law is coinstantly changing employers tend to be VERY cautious. I believe that this situation will remain until a plantive successfully sues a minority on the matter.

  45. Jack says:

    They’ll be ordering us to call each other “Comrade” if our Diversity Officer in Chief is reelected.

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