Saturday, August 04, 2007

"The Homeland"

When did the United States become "The Homeland?" Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I never heard this usage until we entered the "post-9/11 world," that is, entered the looking-glass. It seems strange to me that political consultants can come up with something like this for Bush to use in his speeches and it simply enters the language. Where's the filter of skepticism and common sense? Now I read speeches by Obama using the term, without irony.

Yankee, go back to your homeland!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And is it just coincidence that Nazi Germany of the 30's and 40's adopted the same type of language when speaking of their country?