Two phrases which have repeatedly surfaced in recent days are among some that make me cringe or at least wonder what version of the English language we’re speaking these days.
The brutal inhumane attack by four African-American people against a white disabled teen in Chicago resulted in the filing this week of federal “hate crimes” charges.
Does this imply that any attack by four thugs on anyone else regardless of their race or mental status is any less of a hateful act?
I think not!
Friday’s horrific shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been followed by the usual media questions as to whether “terrorism” was involved.
Is that even a question worthy of asking?
Such attacks terrorize their victims and cause at least some of us to wonder whether taking a flight anywhere for anything is worth the risk.
Both of these acts point out that for a segment of our society there is no respect whatsoever for life, or laws, or anything else for that matter.
That is both hateful and terrorizing.
That’s the way I see it.