Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ideology inscribed in language

Sounds pretty PoMo, No?

An article on the Muslim institution of death by stoning:

"...equally horrific stoning sentences are quietly carried out throughout the developing world on a regular basis."

I remember that it used to be the under-developed world. That was jettisoned as too grim. Made it sound like a state rather than a momentary condition. Developing means that they are on their way to us. The outcome is both soothingly inevitable and narcissistically happy.

Kinda like Arab Spring.

Use their lingo and they teach you how to think.


1 comment:

PNWReader said...

nice green.

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