One More Step Back Into Darkness …

Remember: Democracy dies in darkness

Sorry to post something like this first thing on Monday morning, but like Jill Dennison, I can’t let this go unnoticed. The links she makes from Trump to Fascism are all too close.

Filosofa's Word

You know how I sometimes say that a headline made me jaw drop?  This headline sent a very cold chill down my spine, and not in a good sort of way:

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity

“The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden terms at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden terms are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”The Washington Post, 15 December 2017  

Vulnerable?  They are not allowed to use the word “vulnerable”??? …

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s absolutely horrifying!

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    1. anne54 says:

      Yes. Too many parallels with the 1930s.

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  2. cedar51 says:

    good grief, that is so not right… agree with you both…

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    1. anne54 says:

      It leaves you speechless, doesn’t it?

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  3. craftycreeky says:

    He’s a very scary man, there were things even before the election which were much too reminiscent of the 1930’s. Scary times.Have you seen Parody Projects version of Sound of Silence, called Confounds the Science, beautifully done and only too true!

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    1. anne54 says:

      I haven’t seen those ~ thank you, I will look them up. Anything that pricks his inflated ego is a win! I am too reminded of the 1930s….

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