Monday, May 16, 2016

... simply “involved” with “justice,”





Obama doesn’t think rapists, armed robbers, drug dealers are criminals


It’s only May, but I think I’ve found the euphemism of  the year: According to Team Obama, criminals should now be declared “justice-involved individuals.”

The neo-Orwellianism comes to us from the bizarre flurry of last-minute diktats, regulations and bone-chilling threats collectively known to fanboys as Obama’s Gorgeous Goodbye.

In another of those smiley-faced, but deeply sinister, “Dear Colleague” letters sent to universities and colleges this week, Obama’s Education Secretary John King discouraged colleges from asking applicants whether they were convicted criminals.

So rapists, burglars, armed robbers and drug dealers aren’t criminals anymore. These folks are simply “involved” with “justice,” according to Obamanoids.
An accompanying pamphlet was called “Beyond the Box: Increasing Access to Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals.”

So rapists, burglars, armed robbers and drug dealers aren’t criminals anymore. These folks are simply “involved” with “justice,” according to Obamanoids.

Maybe they’re right: “Criminals” is an inherently disparaging term that leads to stigmatization and decreased access to Eugene O’Neill seminars. But don’t we need to retroactively reconfigure how we think of those unfortunate souls who found themselves pursued by harsh enforcers of restrictive behavioral norms?

When you think about it, Jack the Ripper was merely a “cutlery-involved individual” while Jeffrey Dahmer was simply an “unconventional dietary-options-involved individual.” (continued)

Colleges generally ask whether applicants have criminal records, and for excellent reason.

This guy really is from another planet.  Has to be.

7 comments:

Juice said...

I have never liked euphemisms. These are usually used to hide a lie within a lie that will benefit the liar.

Anonymous said...

I served jury duty last year, am I a justice-involved individual ????????

Bad Anon

Esteve said...

He's not from another planet, just another country.

Sonoboy said...

I SO miss George Carlin and his euphemisms. He woulda had a field day with the current regime.

Anonymous said...

I guess all totalitarians think the same way i.e. Russia, China, Korea, the fictional Big Brother. Obama is just Baby Brother.
Luigi

Stu Tarlowe said...

Obama started this (or test-drove it) some time back, when he started referring to "folks who got caught up in the justice system."

Juice said...

Stu Tarlowe is correct. I remember that language only when referring to blacks, of course.

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