I’m not sure “medical evacuees” is on the approved list of phrases.

I groaned when I read the subtitle to this article on wounded soldiers returning to the United States through Andrews Air Force base.

At Andrews Air Force Base, medical evacuees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan make their first stop in the homeland.

Can we please reject adopting this nationalistic nonsense? When we accept it, we hinder our ability to fight the next, inevitable wave of nationalistic nonsense. I know our government thinks it’s wonderful, but that does not mean it is, in fact, wonderful. It’s not. It’s designed to make Us&#153 hate Them&#153, which makes Us&#153 much more pliable to the hysterical whims of ignorant politicians who are only smart enough to understand that they can change the definition of Them&#153 without significant feedback on the truth or implications of such othering.