Readers may have noticed my refusal to adopt the nomenclature of the hideous generals who renamed Burma in the wake of their 1988 suppression of democracy. It has nothing to do with cultural empathy; and everything to do with resisting totalitarian p.r. Fallows gets it. So should CNN and every MSM outlet. No one quite puts it as succinctly as Derb, though:
Damn whatever committee of the U.N. is foisting this gibberish on us! To hell with them and all their works! GYPSIES! PEKING! LAPPS! BOMBAY! HOTTENTOTS! Come and get me, you bastards!
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