okay … from the
OTAGO DAILY TIMES
“WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Fiona knew there was good in her husband Paul. But she had to endure years of his anger and verbal bashings, as he tried to deal with being sexually violated as a boy.”
Fair enough, too, some might say. But I don’t. This headline is excuciating excusianism at its unsubtle PC most very best. Play to the audience, no? Come across as the good* victim?
I gather from the context of the above headline that “what they are” doesn’t at all mean what they are, but what tinted vision might desire them to be? The headline suggests that ‘what they are’ ain’t really all that nice.
I judge ’em not by what they claim but by what they do. And ‘who they are’ is in fact what they do—all else is smokescreen, camouflage, and delusion.
any takers? No?
“… … … … Er … … Yes, Mr Satan, Sir?”
“Cool it Dog—if you make ’em think you’ll put me out of a job!”
(Argus exits stage right …) (Quietly, in low profile …)
* It means forgiving. (You know: to err is human, to forgive Divine; and all that rubbish.)