Friday, September 14, 2018

Twitter Blocks Use Of Term 'Illegal Alien'

   Which is, of course, the legal term for people in the country illegally. There's nothing at all "hateful" about the term. The PC left wants to put us on the euphemism treadmill, insisting that we keep switching to more and more innocuous-sounding terms. Which is why it's actually important to keep using the original term, I suppose. I've let myself slip into saying "illegal immigrant"...but I probably need to go back to 'illegal alien.' These terminological fads/tactics are typically driven by activists, anyway, not by the rank-and-file members of the groups referred to.
   [What I wanted to carp about here was actually this: this is what happens when these people start pushing speech bans; it's never actually just the worst of the worst. It always creeps toward a ban on all un-PC speech.]


Blogger Pete Mack said...

Yeah, this is terrible. And usually twitter doesn't make errors this way. I expect this to be undone fast, and maybe a little internal reorg.

3:35 PM  

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