From Newsmax, ‘Man-Caused Disasters’ New Term for Terrorism

The new term for terrorism being used by President Obama’s secretary of Homeland Security would be comical if it were not so scary.

Instead of referring to threats from terrorists, Janet Napolitano is referring in her speeches to “man-caused disasters.” In an interview, a reporter for Germany’s Spiegel Online asked Napolitano whether her avoidance of the term terrorism means that “Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose[es] a threat to your country?”

“Of course it does,” Napolitano replied. “I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

By this logic, the FBI should refer to serial killers and serial rapists as “man-caused afflictions.” After all, we do not want to create fear about serial killers.

I first read about this last week and dismissed it as the usual lefty word-twisting.  For them, black means white, up means down, red pepper soothes the palate.  Or not.  Whatever suits their rhetoric needs of the moment.  But today the enormity of her words hit me.  She  made what the progressive set considers racist and sexist value judgements, cardinal sins in their canon.

What’s wrong with her?  Doesn’t she know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter?  I thought making value judgments was a bad thing.  And don’t get me started on the gender issue.  “Man-caused disasters?”  I’ll have you know women have caused their share of disasters throughout history.  Think Helen of Troy, Delilah, Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan.  How insensitive of her.  Gonna get kicked out of the lefty language club if she’s not careful.