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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Overseas Contingency Operations" Fnord

Sometimes, the bad guys make their scheming painfully obvious.

Hooray! The "War on Terror" is officially over! Terror wins!

I first noticed this story on The Daily Show. The only mainstream media news/comedy shows I watch are The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

I liked this Washington post article.

In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' "

Instead of "War on Terror", the Obama administration is using "Overseas Contingency Operations". It's a new word for the exact same thing.

Who do they think they're fooling? Does that actually work?

I almost feel sorry for the guy whose job was "Come up with a new name for 'War on Terror' that doesn't sound evil!" On the other hand, anybody who would voluntarily do such a thing is clearly a scumbag.

That's the type of change Obama is delivering. "We're going to make up brand new names for the same lousy policies!"

This is an important evil fnord. If you make up a new name for the same evil idea, then it isn't evil anymore.

Instead of "layoffs", it's "downsizing".

Instead of "War on Terror", it's "Overseas Contingency Operations".

Instead of "Bush", it's "Obama".

By making up a new name for evil, all memories of previous evils are forgotten and forgiven.

This one was so obvious that the Daily Show joked about it. If editors at mainstream media corporations weren't total tools for the establishment, they'd be saying "WTF is this? Who does Obama think he's fooling? Are the American people really dumb enough to fall for this one?"

I also like the way that all politicians and mainstream media personalities play along with the gag. They all start using the new fnord phrase simultaneously.

Instead, mainstream media corporations have a brief story covering the change, and then they start using the new evil fnord phrase.

"Make up a new name for an old evil" is a common evil fnord tactic.

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