A tweet from Richard Horton (@richardhorton1) who is the editor in chief of the UK medical journal the Lancet and totalitarian crankypants :
|[link to a BBC story about an NRA official saying "This is not a battle about gun rights,'' Mr Porter told attendees on Friday, saying it was "a culture war".]|
Classic war on metaphor… Oops, did I say war? He is campaigning against … oops a campaign is a war metaphor too. He's targeting …ah, no. He's going to the barricades to … nevermind.
First metaphors are jailable, then similes, then allegories, then onomatopoeia and then, well, he'll just make up a reason after you're in jail.
Speaking of war, guess who wrote a book called Health Wars? The very same Richard Horton.