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Reader ponders 'illegal' logic with euphemisms (Letter to Editor)
Prescott Courier ^ | 19 May 2008 | Beverly Allisone

Posted on 05/19/2008 5:04:58 AM PDT by radar101

According to Elizabeth Gritzmacher and Emma Howland-Bolton at the Prescott College Aztlan Center in the May 4, "Talk of the Town," the use of the term "illegal" to denote illegal immigrants is hate speech.

Using the writer's impeccable logic, I have a list of words with the appropriate euphemisms that also have negative connotations.

• Murderer: an individual with a somewhat low regard for human life.

• Mass Murderer: population control activist.

• Rapist: socially inept seeker of intimacy with a non-cooperative partner.

• Child Molester: socially inept seeker of intimacy with a non-cooperative partner of inappropriate age.

• Drug Dealer: Purveyor of alternative, nontraditional medication.

• Bank Robber: socio-economic victim of a corrupt capitalist system.

• Shoplifter: cash register phobic.

• Identity Thief: an individual inflicted with non-specific, multi-personality disorder.

• Prostitute: entertainer.

• Pimp: entertainment coordinator.

• Con Artist: over-exuberant sales person of dubious products.

• Perjurer: an individual with a hyperactive imagination.

• Human Smuggler: unlicensed interstate shuttle driver.

• Bigamist: confused, indecisive romantic.

• Home Invader/Burglar: Swiss cheese if he breaks into (sorry, I mean inadvertently enters) the wrong residence.

• Illegal Alien/Immigrant: a poor, lost, wandering pilgrim whose dog accidentally ate his birth certificate, driver's license, Social Security card and passport.

While the faculty of Prescott College rush to put these new definitions into the student code of conduct, the rest of us can sit around a campfire, hold hands and contemplate what the meaning of "is" is.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; immigrantlist; pc

1 posted on 05/19/2008 5:04:58 AM PDT by radar101
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To: radar101
I believe Mr. Hernandez and juan would approve.
2 posted on 05/19/2008 5:11:06 AM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: radar101

” at the Prescott College Aztlan Center “

Aztlan Center? Gee, What is that?


3 posted on 05/19/2008 5:12:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: radar101

Speech is free or use to be before the left started this hate speech crap. Sounds like they are offspring of either Adolph or Joseph.


4 posted on 05/19/2008 5:15:23 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: Altura Ct.

a center for the Advancement of “Hispanic” (Translation-Illegal Alien) rights.
The College supports it.


5 posted on 05/19/2008 5:23:55 AM PDT by radar101
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To: radar101

We should use a more accurate term like “Parasitic Invader”


6 posted on 05/19/2008 5:25:26 AM PDT by Boiling point (If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.)
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OK, then. How about insurgents? Or trespassers?

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7 posted on 05/19/2008 5:31:08 AM PDT by polymuser (Those who believe in something eventually prevail over those who believe in nothing.)
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To: radar101

It’s the same cast of characters - only the names have changed...SSZ


8 posted on 05/19/2008 5:37:45 AM PDT by szweig (Had it up to here)
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To: radar101

bump


9 posted on 05/19/2008 5:48:28 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: radar101

How’s about the most obvious?

Intelligent design: GOD
Gay: Homosexual
Faith Based: Religious
Undocumented Worker: Illegal Alien


10 posted on 05/19/2008 6:17:08 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: radar101
• Prostitute: entertainer.(See Politician)

• Pimp: entertainment coordinator.(See Politician)

• Con Artist: over-exuberant sales person of dubious products.(See Politician)

• Perjurer: an individual with a hyperactive imagination.(See Politician)

*Politician: See Above

11 posted on 05/19/2008 6:52:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


12 posted on 05/19/2008 10:53:35 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: radar101

Hispanderer: McCain


13 posted on 05/19/2008 10:59:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: radar101

My favorite euphemism for drug dealer is undocumented pharmacist.


14 posted on 05/19/2008 11:04:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: radar101

It boggles the mind doesn’t it?


15 posted on 05/19/2008 11:17:33 AM PDT by Kackikat ((No strong national security, and the rest of issues are mute points; chaos ensues.))
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To: radar101
From the Prescott College website...


Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations may petition the Student Advisory Council for endorsement and financial support. Current student organizations include:


An Amnesty International chapter
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
The Student Environmental Network
The Aztlan Center
Village Life
Capoeira Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Student Arts Council
PC Birders Network
Friends of the Honde Valley
Peace and Justice Center
Media Recource Center *
Community Womens Resource Center *
Sexual Assault Prevention Center *
The Kenya Project *
Ripple Project *
Prescott College Community Supported Agriculture *
WEB Conference *




It just makes my head spin in disbelief.

16 posted on 05/19/2008 11:26:47 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: radar101

PC is the religion of intented ignorance made possible by stifling debate. Debate might hurt someone’s feelings hence free speech has to go.


17 posted on 05/19/2008 12:04:46 PM PDT by junta (It's Poltical Correctness stupid! Hold liberals accountable for their actions, a new idea.)
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To: gubamyster

Bttt!


18 posted on 05/19/2008 3:13:18 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: TLI

If I went there and wanted to start up a rifle club, I bet they wouldn’t let me.


19 posted on 05/19/2008 6:29:26 PM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. - Optimus Prime)
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To: radar101
Hate speech=anything that doesn't fit the liberal socialist agenda
20 posted on 05/19/2008 9:38:14 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("If you’re drawing flak, you know you're over the target".)
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To: Niteflyr

21 posted on 05/19/2008 9:40:41 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("If you’re drawing flak, you know you're over the target".)
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To: radar101

Good letter.


22 posted on 05/19/2008 9:41:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: radar101
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23 posted on 05/20/2008 7:56:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: radar101

we did not use “hate speech” in the title of our letter to the editor which the author is responding to. The original title was “The Loud and the Silent.” It was changed by the Courier. I appreciate all the responses and discussion that is being generated by that letter. I would invite folks to really delve into the issue at hand and focus on making immigration and undocumented immigration the issues discussed, rather than falling into personal attacks. I would also like to offer that part of the reason I have an issue with the term “illegal” when applied to undocumented people is that they have rights under the Constitution and so it is more accurate to refer to them as undocumented. I also see it being applied to a specific racialized group. This is problematic as it encourages further racist speech, action, and legislation. Ms. Allisone brought up murderers, drug dealers and the like but I would like to point out that none of those crimes are perpetrated by a specific racialized group. (And I think the fact that Ms. Allisone equates undocumented people with criminals of the caliber of murderers and rapists says a lot about her bias against this population.)


24 posted on 05/21/2008 7:19:15 PM PDT by emmahowlandbolton (Re-focus)
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To: wastedyears

I know some folks who would join. :)


25 posted on 05/21/2008 7:21:11 PM PDT by emmahowlandbolton (Re-focus)
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To: radar101

The Aztlan Center is student run group that provides free ESL and SSL classes to the community, holds community building events, (potlucks, concerts, etc.) and organizes community discussions on current events.


26 posted on 05/21/2008 7:21:18 PM PDT by emmahowlandbolton (Aztlan Center)
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To: Altura Ct.
Aztlan Center? Gee, What is that?

That's where a bunch of racists go to deny their European (Spanish) heritage.

27 posted on 05/21/2008 7:26:15 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: emmahowlandbolton
The Aztlan Center is student run group that provides free ESL and SSL classes to the community, holds community building events, (potlucks, concerts, etc.) and organizes community discussions on current events.

I'm sure in addition to all that merriment that the Aztlan Center celebrates Christopher Columbus and also extols the virtue of heroes like Davy Crockett and William Travis.

I would also like to offer that part of the reason I have an issue with the term “illegal” when applied to undocumented people is that they have rights under the Constitution and so it is more accurate to refer to them as undocumented. I also see it being applied to a specific racialized group.

"racialized group"? So we are supposed to ignore the fact that the overwhelming majority of invaders are Hispanic with the majority of them coming from Mexico? We are also supposed to ignore the fact that racial groups like LaRaza, MEChA, LULAC et al support the invasion and they just happen to be Hispanic groups but race is of course just a coincidence? Illegals have NO rights other then to perhaps be treated humanely as we escort them out of the country. That assumes they act civilized.

28 posted on 05/21/2008 8:29:15 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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