posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 02:27 PM
Please, for the love of God and Man, quit using the phrase "terrorist attacks." If you're referring to violence towards civilians, perpetrated by
masked madmen, just call them "attacks" or "attacks on civilians" or even "radical attacks".
"Terrorism" is a meaningless, propagandistic buzzword that has no place in the English language. The word "terrorist," when used as a description
of an alleged or suspected perpetrator of a crime, or an individual predisposed to committing violent acts against civilians, is neither informative,
descriptive, or accurate.
Also, it sounds stupid.
Say this to yourself:
"The terrorists committed terrorist attacks. Our anti-terrorism brigade fought against the terror that these terrorists incited. The terror present
in these terrorist acts was too great for the anti-terrorists, however, and in the end, the terrorism was too terroristic and the terrorists inspired
more terror than the anti-terrorists could combat."
Did you just say anything about who, what, how, or why? NO! The word terrorist, as Kilgore Trout would say, is a "shortcut to thinking."
Please, OH GOD PLEASE, stop using this word and its related phrases immediately.