Exposing Faux Capitalism
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines a “civilian” as:
1: A specialist in Roman or civil law.
2 a: one not on active duty or in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.
2 b: OUTSIDER
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The last definition is particularly revealing. Does the non-military Bureau of Labor Statistics really regard Americans who are not members of the military, or police or firefighting forces, as outsiders? That would include themselves, by definition.
Why the use of the military term “civilian,” to refer to Americans who aren’t members of the military? Why not a non-military classification such as the categories of Americans who aren’t members of the military, police or firefighters, and those who are?
If the majority of Americans are outsiders to their government, according to the terminology implied by definition of the Bureau’s classification system, then what does that say about the form of American government today?
This article was posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 at 9:04 am