Making the words “Jihad” and “Islamic terrorism” unsayable within the government changes how people think and therefore act regarding warning signs of impending attacks. Senator Ted Cruz goes after Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson about his double-speak but Johnson is an able weasel during the exchange.
In history books, how will Islamic terrorism be treated? Will it just be a bland title? Maybe they’ll describe the post-9/11 world as time of idiopathic terrorism.
World War II would recast the Nazis not as German fascists but as aggressive Europeans. SS Soldiers would be over-zealous police-military hybrids. Japanese kamikaze pilots would be Asian faux-aviators.
This recasting of radical Islam is no more absurd. Yet here we are.
Muzzling those who would protect us, with the media reinforcing the nonsense, creates a society where citizens who see Islamic terrorists in action refuse to report it lest they’re labeled “racist” and workers within the government who refuse to believe the evidence and their eyes and label an Islamic terrorist a terrorist.
There is blood on the hands of guys like Jeh Johnson. Their war on the language is a war on the truth and ultimately a war on the culture that leads to people dying.