Treason Reduced to a Buzzword

I hate it when people reduce serious words to mere buzzwords to try and further an agenda. Today’s examples. Disagreement with a president is not “treason,” even if they badmouth said public official. The correct phrase is “politics as usual.” If disagreement with a president is treason, half of the population would be in trouble after every election. The second phrase I find annoying and was tossed m way today, is “rape the land,” unless somebody is performing a non-consensual sexual act on a section of ground, then the term is deliberately being used incorrectly. Reducing a crime like rape to a simple buzzword in an attempt to cash in on the feelings the word raises in people is to reduce the power of the word and minimize its true meaning. /soapbox

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By Tim Boothby

Curious about just about everything and occasionally irascible. Disabled veteran, retired from the US Air Force. I work as a photographer specializing in events such as conventions, weddings, group photo shoots, head shots, and just about anything involving people. I also dabble in writing, fantasy and occasionally science fiction, but I'm not necessarily shy about sharing opinions and philosophy about the world around us.

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