Friday, March 18, 2011

Homeland? Security?

A very short thought but why do those of us in the US now have a department to secure our homeland?  Maybe it's just me but I always seem to relate "homeland" to Nazi Germany.  Surely that isn't the image that we want to evoke in others with that particular phrase, is it?  Not to mention I'm not very certain that they've secured a lot, either.  I know my private parts don't feel very secure when passing through one of their checkpoints.

I guess that language and words really do mean a lot; and not necessarily in the right way.

Perhaps we should say that we will defend our country or our nation to the best of our ability and leave the homeland to the past?

1 comment:

  1. Language and words can kill! Of course they mean a LOT! My question is why do we think that there is such a thing as 100% security? Why do we expect to be 100% secure and to allow every other culture to live without security? Only when there is a common security can we expect it for ourselves...and by common security, I mean security from starvation, disease, poverty, murder, rape and all the other stuff we allow people to do to people, or governments to do to their people, etc.