ToDaZeD Phrase of Teh Week!

emo/ska band name or political manipulation trend?

Look around at the many things that are…

… a misuse of pathos.

via Ace ONT

4 Comments!

  1. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 10, 2019 at 10:41 am |

    “…the end is neigh”
    Not as good as the phrases you picked out, Claire, but still…

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm |

    The U.K. government will soon establish the toughest and most totalitarian internet laws in Western society. They plan to appoint an official “regulator” whose job it is to ensure that social media outlets are focused on dealing with the problems of hateful content…

    Over the years, I’ve noticed that the UK is often a canary in the coal mine for what may come later here in the USA.
    The appointment of a public speech watchdog there is frightening; footsteps on the stairs at 2:10 am can’t be far behind.
    The sort of creature who would accept that job has to be a religious zealot, where her religion is Political Correctness to a degree right out of an Orwell nightmare.
    This is the kind of person who would rack an offender to save him, if a rack were still legal.

    C. S. Lewis hit the nail on the head with:
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

  3. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted April 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm |

    I read a hat t’other day:

    Make Orwell Literature Again

  4. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 9:14 am |

    ^ MOLA: Make Orwell Fiction Again
    Yeah, might have to use that idea sometime.