The name of the current bandits, marauding across the Middle East is ISIL.
This according to The President of the United States, his military chain of command, diplomats and key advisers. *
What would possess modern media and its reporters to dub this group after the name of perhaps the most revered Goddess in all of human history? Wow. Paris is named after The Goddess Isis, to get a clue.
Why vilify a female deity whose worship took humanity out of the stone age steps of a near chimpanzee to all that we dream and actualize our current version modernity? Is it a caveman’s joke? Like stick painting on a wall, the sound of rustic mob locked in pied pipers trance mode doing 'the dance.'
What is the real reason? Even women of news have yielded to this rude construction, this smudge on the mirror of female totality. Surrendered space for it to slide off painted lips, which are themselves a nod to The ethos of The Goddess ISIS. Think, 'Here we go again, we're echoing the limp linguistic logic and duality of a ‘fema-nazi’ type construction spun by the likes of Mr. Rush, echoed by grudge. As? It is, a tactic that for selfish reasons of projection take a world’s great, most useful good and blithely fuse it with a known evil. To? 'Shield one's own exposure and unspeakable agenda?'
Well a top foreign reporter gave us a reason on the Rachel Maddow Show. He said, ‘President Obama got stuck saying ISIL which is correct.’ ‘But Isis’ simply rolls easier off the tongue than ISIL.’ One thought, maybe hoped, that she would object if not go HAM. Insist that ISIL be the acronym. As used for good reasons by President Obama. But no She just smiled and went along. She let the moment pass…
Here is a take on what the objection sounds like. Here are a few quotes, from the piece.
Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess whose name is shared by some non-Egyptians today. They are pronounced exactly the same, and that can be awkward for people who are named for the latter but sometimes confused with the former
That's why Isis Martinez, an alternative medicine provider based in Miami, started a petition asking the media to call the Islamic State by the acronym ISIL rather than ISIS. The former acronym, while used by President Obama and considered acceptable by scholars and journalists for its technical merits, is far less common than the more understandable and recognizable acronym ISIS.
The title of her petition is "Thousands of Women are Named Isis, Please Petition the Media to Use the Accurate Acronym ISIL," and it lists as its target, somewhat ambitiously, "Every Media Outlet in the United States." Though Martinez has bombarded journalists and others on social media with her petition, it has only 53 signatures.
Some publications use "Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham" because it is closest to the group's own stated name, which specifies the region of al-Sham, not Syria or the Levant. The case for ISIL is more technical: "Levant" is the closest English translation of al-Sham, and since we translate the original Arabic for Islamic State, we might as well translate al-Sham, however imperfect
The bottom line using this phrase is a toss up. So why would anyone let ISIS be dominant in media description. For?
a murderous jihadist group and a cancer seeping across the Middle EastDoes President Obama really have to do everything, even defend the good name and moral memory of a Goddess in an age of supposed widespread enlightenment. Haven’t we as people come far enough to recognize a hugely sexist white elephant in the room even when wrapped up like 'it alright' and 'everybody is saying it.'
And. Let us recall... Who is Isis.
She was first worshiped in Ancient Egyptian religion, and later her worship spread throughout the Roman empire and the greater Greco-Roman world. Isis is still widely worshiped by many pagans today in diverse religious contexts; including a number of distinct pagan religions, the modern Goddess movement, and interfaith organizations such as the Fellowship of Isis.
Isis was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers.[
…. One can choose to insult the Prophet, call the son of God a man, diminish the Buddha with a brandy and butterfly. But? Before defaming the Goddess ISIS. It is wiser to 'call the question' and then come up with a different game plan.
* Ed note.. First pub 9/14
And after that, then there was this.
In the Capitol on Tuesday morning, House Democrats decided after a long debate that they too would call the extremist group ISIL -- partly because ISIS was a name that first belonged to a goddess, and then to thousands of women who took said goddess's name, before a terrorist group claimed it. As Max Fisher at Vox reported last week, many women named Isis have
And this international news video goes in to tell of the impact on some aspects of warm and friendly commerce.
Yet, still we see in a new year, the desert bandits are still getting shocking publicity and recruitment assist, by 'some' defiantly misusing the good name of Isis, even when sitting directly across from Administration and Congressional officials.
As happened recently with UN Ambassador Samantha Powers on one of the morning cable shows.. Even The Republican Speaker calls these cross border fiends ISIL. Really, there is something very wrong here.