Recently, in another Orwellian attempt to manipulate language for the purpose of mind control, the Bush administration decided that the term "War on Terror" was no longer the proper terminology for what has been going on since 9/11. Apparently, now the administration thinks the better term is "the global struggle against ideological extremists" (See Bush's speech, a .mov file.)
Apart from being completely ironic that an extreme ideologue such as Bush would be struggling against idealogical extremism, the term is laughable because it is a thinly disguised attempt to confuse us all into believing that this "war" is something that we can all live with. I can see it now, "The Struggle in Iraq".
John Stewart's "The Daily Show" has a great take on all of this (Windows Media Player) (Thanks to Crooks and Liars for posting it on his site. If you've never been to Crooks and Liars, its a great site, check it out.)
Wars get tiring. Its hard to recruit people for wars, especially wars that are unpopular, cause much death, and have no end in sight. But we can all live with a struggle, right? A struggle is something we can all take part in too. Yippee!! Who would have ever thought that all we needed to do to win the "war on terror" is simply change the name? Genius!!
One last bit of irony.... Jihad also means "struggle". Oh brother.....
(I know the title is spelled incorrectly, its "kampf" not "kempf" but I cannot change it because its already been linked too many times, and if I change it, all those links go bad!)