I've been visiting the blog of a certain ISM activist. There is a lot of things to be said about them, but what strikes me as truly absurd is their use of language. They are walking talking collections of cliches. One guy comments on a post of mine with the following words:
Its a patently pro-Israel message that binds the interests of Israeli hawks to US policy.
How moronic a choice of metaphors is that??? How, pray tell, does one "bind hawks to policy"? Do these people ever visualize their metaphors?
The same guy in a moment of frustration caused by my humble presence:
I don't think I could take his pompous, reactionary regurgitation of whatever is posted
"Reactionary regurgitation"? Sounds like a cool trick, but how do I do that??? How do you regurgitate in a reactionary way, and even pompous at that?
I go to the "mother website", the homepage of their organization- and here's from their mission statement:
The International Solidarity Movement is also dedicated to creating ongoing and continuous support for justice efforts there by encouraging internationals to volunteer for ongoing programmes of civil disobedience and development of Palestinian economic infrastructure, and in other ways to work for justice in Palestine, an end to Israelâ€™s occupation and its subsidization by the United States, and a reconciliation between the government and people of Israel with their Palestinian neighbours.
Now, forget about the issue in question. I am talking about the butchering of the English language here. Hell, I am a foreigner and I still get an ear ache from combinations like "programmes of disobedience", words like "subsidization", euphemisms like "internationals" and the tautology of "ongoing support for ongoing programmes".
Do they not realize that all their proclamations are becoming increasingly unreadable, and their persuasion power drops with each moronic metaphor, each tautology, each use of ridiculous wording like that?
What the hell have these people done to themselves that makes them unable to talk like normal human beings???