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  • See also ubermenschen

    April 8, 2007

  • A word with obviously evil connotations that can be used by anyone to make it clear that *they* are on the side of good. Very 1984. What do you call a word like untermenschen that can be used to perpetrate deceit by narrowing the frame of the debate on an inaccurate center point? Newspeak?


    But, just like women stoned to death in Iran, or the mass starvation of the people of Zimbabwe, these horrors are greeted with the silence that racists reserve for the less-than-humans who behave in an uncivilized way. Their unspoken attitude is, well, what can you expect of these untermenschen?

    And anyway, it's all Bush's fault.

    -- Michael Ledeen,, The National Review Online, Friday, April 06, 2007,


    April 8, 2007