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Just wondering ...

I'm just wondering how some things - like language trends - work.

1. When did "pro-choice" become *not* pro-life and indeed, "pro-death?" Could it be said that Bristol Palin is pro-choice (meaning pro-death in some circles), having said, “It doesn’t matter what my mom’s views are on it. It was my decision.”

2. When did "pro-Israel" come to exclude people who have a different POV on the situation?

3. When did the charge of "treason" come to mean something to pin on people opposed to one president's policies, but not another's?

4. When did "wait and see" become wink-wink-nudge-nudge for "appeasement?"

5. When did "kol Yisraeil aravim zeh la-zeh" - all Israel is responsible for one another - become code word for racism?

6. When did being intelligent and having the ability to think something through become code word for elite, which has become code for evil?

Just wondering. Thoughts are welcome.


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