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Friday, July 07, 2006

Nomenclature 


I've been thinking about this post and the comments, and I've decided that henceforth I am not going to further the use of "anti-war" to describe the demonstrators who want to withdraw our soldiers from the theater of combat. As I wrote a few days ago, these people are not opposed to war, just America's involvement in it.

Henceforth, in my posts, they are "anti-defense."


3 Comments:

By Blogger John O, at Fri Jul 07, 11:25:00 AM:

'Pro capitulation' or simply 'capitulationist' also sound about right to me.  

By Anonymous Jayson, at Fri Jul 07, 07:54:00 PM:

Good ones, John; for a long time already, I've referred to them as the "pseudo-peace" movement, or the "so-called peace movement," and have encouraged--nay, insisted--to others to do the same.
For example:

http://surgite.blogspot.com/2005/08/cindy-sheehans-protest.html#comments

We've got to stop playing into their hands by letting them frame the debate, and honestly labelling them so is one [very important] way.  

By Blogger Bill C, at Sat Jul 08, 01:24:00 AM:

If it isn't too derivative how about surrender monkeys or just surrenderists. Maybe, the chattering children of Chamberlain.  

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