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Tuesday, June 23, A.D. 2009
Capital “M” Movements

Perhaps, I harbor too many iconoclastic and skeptical psychic fibers, but I hate to read misplaced capitalization such as “the Party” or “our Movement.” If someone writes, “the Republican Party,” then I have no problem with capital “P” Party; one capitalizes the word because it becomes a particular and proper noun. Yet, when people write about “the Party” without irony, I ask how it is that these same folks have never read 1984? Doesn’t it occur to them that they might thereby appear cultic and creepy?

I appreciate the hard and worthwhile efforts of the National Right to Life. I have been a supporting member of the organization since I was a teenager, and I always read their monthly newspaper. However, I started noticing the newspaper’s disturbing use of “Movement” a couple of years ago. Prolifers are not Communists or the brainwashed followers of Jim Jones; why should they employ the orthographic habits of the freakish Left? We should capitalize with caution; politics is not worthy of such veneration.

Posted by Joseph on Tuesday, June 23, Anno Domini 2009
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