Jan 16, 2021

A comment on language,

A comment on language, something explored in the rapid-response rabbinic collection to January 6, "Remember and Do Not Forget" - using the use of the word "storming" to describe what happened romanticizes the coup attempt in the eyes of the domestic terrorists. 

I ask us consider using other words, like "attack" or "assault." Storming the Bastille was an act of liberation and led to a holiday. Storming the beaches of Normandy helped turn the tide in WWII for the allies. The assault on Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 was not noble. It was sedition. It was terrorism. It was hate incarnate.