Too obvious to be interesting: decor has an ideology

The New York Times article about a California man arrested for making death threats against employees of the Boston Globe:

A page from the FBI affidavit in support of an arrest warrant:

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https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/208-fbi-boston-globe/5c72a97e953539a55fb2/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

Photoshopped only for contrast and color balance, an image of the suspect’s home:

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The bars on the door. The spiked fence. On a grassy street, the yard seeded with sharp-needled cactus.

There really is no need to quote Robert Frost, is there?

Euphemism and its art: the word “Norway”

The euphemistic word:

Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

January 12 at 12:56 AM
 

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.

The Washington Post, January 11, 2018

The euphemism glossed:

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Photoshopped. The titles translate as “The SS championship” and “Germanic Norway.” For information about the Norwegian Nazi artist Harald Damsleth, see http://jonathan-morse.blogspot.com/2010/01/home-front-art-familiarizing-defamiliar.html.