More Than Semantics

One man’s Terrorist is another man’s Freedom Fighter.

…is one of the most widely perpetuated fallacies of the modern age.  It is a non-truism in desperate want of retirement.


  • A Freedom Fighter attacks the physical and human infrastructure of an oppressive regime.
  • A Terrorist targets and murders innocent civilians.

That officials in high places or ‘thinkers’ in prestigious organizations continue to employ this expression astonishes me.
It does no good to dilute words (or labels) that bear cultural and political significance, especially when the average person has a tendency to latch on to things they don’t fully comprehend.

Of similar note: A Separatist strives for geo-political autonomy from a government that may, or may not, be oppressive.

Published in: on May 13, 2013 at 9:20 am  Leave a Comment  
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