‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings- George Monbiot

Most of me hates a world where this foul, euphemistic language can be used to hide the sick intent of our governments. But a small part of me finds some of the more tasteless ones funny.

Shake ‘n’ bake, as a term for using the chemical weapon white phosphorous to flush people out of buildings to blow them up tickled me. Evil but possessed of a certain vicious wit. And bug splats for the innocent people caught in drone strikes.

By the way, that’s our team, the ‘good guys’ in this war using chemical weapons. We should be so proud.

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