Political language

No Time for Silence

During last evening’s votes in the House, John Boehner ordered a moment of silence for the victims of yesterday’s terror bombings of the Boston Marathon. It was a timid, sentimental call, an act of retreat from any statement of rage or resolve. The president muttered something about “senseless loss” caused by “explosions.” Not deliberate bombings, just unspecified explosions . As if there had been a gas leak. There was nothing senseless about them. Terror has a purpose, one our political class and a courtier press prefer to deflect attention from. Continue Reading