Confused and Interchanged

A photograph of unclothed women protesting religions
Religion, Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Intent, Meaning, Setting – sources of confusion and deliberate obfuscation (Image from Femen.org)

Can we all just stop confusing ourselves and each other?


20 things that need to stop being confused and interchanged:

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Islamic’ with ‘Arabic’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘liberal’ with ‘Liberal’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Clean’ with ‘less-Polluting’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘War’ with ‘Protection’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Socialism’ with ‘Oppression’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Jewish’ with ‘Zionist’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Answers’ with ‘Bullshit’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Democracy’ with ‘American’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Bigotry’ with ‘Freedom of Expression’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Christian’ with ‘Westerner’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Arab’ with ‘Terrorist’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Nudity’ with ‘Obscenity’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Self-Defence’ with ‘Genocide’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Revolution’ with ‘Takeover’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Money’ with ‘Success’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Respect’ with ‘Disdain’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Occupied’ with ‘Disputed’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘Conservative’ with ‘Responsible’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘History’ with ‘Fiction’.

Can we stop confusing and interchanging ‘News’ with ‘Propaganda’.

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Can we?


There’s probably more.  But I have to stop somewhere.

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Note: This post started out as something else, and the image of scantily-clad strong-willed women protesting with their tits breasts exposed was more relevant to the intrusions on personal freedoms cloaked behind religion and ‘conservative’ ideologies, which was the major focus of the original post that has now been relegated to purgatory.

But my scatter-gun went crazy, and here you are, in a heavily-modified version of what used to be more focused, but has now received my usual treatment.

The image stands, because I like it, and look!, it’s been snowing.

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4 thoughts on “Confused and Interchanged

    1. I avoid Limited News like the plague, but understand I should probably engage rather than ignore – letting them run riot unfettered might be dangerous…

      Thanks for the idea, I may have to build that glossary. It could be called ‘How To Read A Newspaper – For Unthinking Nincompoops’. 😉

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