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Involuntary relocation
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 02, 2022 05:22PM
Texas has a New moniker for slavery…involuntary relocation…says it all RollingEyesSmiley5

A workgroup proposing to use the phrase 'involuntary relocation' to describe people sold into slavery in K-2 curriculum was directed to reassess their recommendation, the chair of the Texas State Board of Education said.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2022 05:25PM by samintx.
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 02, 2022 05:27PM
Sounds alright so long as the Texas State Board of Education also renames itself to Texas State Board of Indoctrination; what say you?
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: hal
Date: July 02, 2022 05:53PM
"K-2 curriculum"

kids K-2nd won't know what 'involuntary' or 'relocation' means - what happens when they ask?
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 02, 2022 06:31PM
"Involuntary relocation" sounds woke.
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 02, 2022 07:48PM
A workgroup proposing to...


In a another time that would merit no more than a 'Pshaw, it's a stunt, it'll never really happen' from me.

Now I leans more towards 'It'll never not happen'.

The RedHatted League can sure turn a phrase to mitigate or infuriate at the wave of a hat.






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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: August West
Date: July 02, 2022 09:20PM
Republicans try very hard, and very often succeed at, distorting language and creating propaganda.



“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in."
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 02, 2022 09:32PM
“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
George Orwell, 1984



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 02, 2022 09:34PM
From the same great thinkers that brought you…

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- Enhanced Interrogation
- Negative Patient Outcome
- Pre-owned
- Collateral Damage
- Extraordinary Rendition
- Restructuring
- Outsourcing
- Alternative Facts
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: July 02, 2022 09:48PM
Keep in mind that their textbooks already replaced the word "slaves" with "workers."



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 03, 2022 12:13AM




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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 03, 2022 12:28AM
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August West
Republicans try very hard, and very often succeed at, distorting language and creating propaganda.

And of course, Democrats NEVER do likewise.......

Yes, I AM being sarcastic.
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 03, 2022 08:09AM
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testcase
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August West
Republicans try very hard, and very often succeed at, distorting language and creating propaganda.

And of course, Democrats NEVER do likewise.......

Yes, I AM being sarcastic.

Whether you agree or disagree…
- Anti-abortion became “pro-life”
- Pro-abortion became “pro-choice”
- Illegal aliens became “undocumented immigrants”
- Global warming became “climate change”
- Handicapped became “physically challenged”
etc.
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: July 03, 2022 06:12PM
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DeusxMac
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testcase
Quote
August West
Republicans try very hard, and very often succeed at, distorting language and creating propaganda.

And of course, Democrats NEVER do likewise.......

Yes, I AM being sarcastic.

Whether you agree or disagree…
- Anti-abortion became “pro-life”
- Pro-abortion became “pro-choice”
- Illegal aliens became “undocumented immigrants”
- Global warming became “climate change”
- Handicapped became “physically challenged”
etc.

I have to agree. Back in the old days, there were hobos and tramps and bums. Then the term "homeless" became more popular. Lately, I've been hearing the term "unhoused" as the latest euphemism. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but there it is.

I would argue, though, that pro-choice really does mean being in favor of freedom of choice, and does not argue that every unwed pregnancy should be aborted or anything like that. It just means having the legal right to choose one way or the other. Anti-abortion is an accurate term that should be used instead of pro-life, which is an obvious euphemism for a legal position that does not refer to life in general. How many pro-life people eat meat?
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 03, 2022 07:24PM
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Ca Bob
I would argue, though, that pro-choice really does mean being in favor of freedom of choice, and does not argue that every unwed pregnancy should be aborted or anything like that. It just means having the legal right to choose one way or the other. Anti-abortion is an accurate term that should be used instead of pro-life, which is an obvious euphemism for a legal position that does not refer to life in general. How many pro-life people eat meat?
I agree.



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 03, 2022 07:34PM
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Ca Bob
PI would argue, though, that pro-choice really does mean being in favor of freedom of choice, and does not argue that every unwed pregnancy should be aborted or anything like that. It just means having the legal right to choose one way or the other. Anti-abortion is an accurate term that should be used instead of pro-life, which is an obvious euphemism for a legal position that does not refer to life in general. How many pro-life people eat meat?

Both terms are intentional “spin”; using an imprecise, vague, euphemistic label to cast the most positive impression.
Pro-life could just as “accurately” mean “against the death penalty.”
Pro-choice could just as “accurately” mean “against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations”.
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: July 03, 2022 07:36PM
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Ca Bob
Back in the old days, there were hobos and tramps and bums. Then the term "homeless" became more popular. Lately, I've been hearing the term "unhoused" as the latest euphemism. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but there it is.

George Carlin made the point that "homeless" is kind of abstract. If you frame it as "houseless" then you have defined the problem and made it solvable.

Some people paid attention.



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 04, 2022 05:24AM
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Tiangou
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Ca Bob
Back in the old days, there were hobos and tramps and bums. Then the term "homeless" became more popular. Lately, I've been hearing the term "unhoused" as the latest euphemism. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but there it is.

George Carlin made the point that "homeless" is kind of abstract. If you frame it as "houseless" then you have defined the problem and made it solvable.

Some people paid attention.

Rename it "unaddressed" (which is the issue that governing entities have with people with no fixed address for tracking services rendered) and it remains accurate. And descriptive. And



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 04, 2022 09:22AM
Sounds like what Russia has done to tens of thousands of Ukrainians
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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 04, 2022 11:06AM
I got no problem with changing language when the older terms become pejorative with usage such that the word has negative connotations even when innocently used. Sanitizing terms to hide the truth intentionally is another matter.



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Re: Involuntary relocation
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 04, 2022 11:35AM
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Acer
I got no problem with changing language when the older terms become pejorative with usage such that the word has negative connotations even when innocently used. Sanitizing terms to hide the truth intentionally is another matter.

That's a good qualification.



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