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Tuesday
May262009

Suspension Of Reality 101: Meet RecessionBlocker.com

I can't tell if this is beautiful satire or more likely the painful reality of twisted souls who prefer 'the homogenized positive' over 'the gut-wrenchingly real'.  Here's an example of a financial website (CNN) sanitized for your protection by recesssionblocker.com.

The following words and phrases are blocked by this Orwellian tool of brainscaping:

points fall
bad bank
worst financial crisis
economic crisis
drop sharply
credit crunch
bailout
plunge
loss
decline
sell-off
bank shares
debt
trade deficit
slump
crash
tumble
tumbles
bail-out
sink
freeze
default
reckless
recession
meltdown
bail-out
selling
crisis
rate rise
slowing economy
collapse
collapsed
slumps
price falls
credit frozen
stocks plummet
plummet
failure
bank fails
fails
financial institutions fail
sinks
stocks hit
fear
panic
banking crisis
victim
slumped
weakening UK economy
bank fears
fall by
the dollar fell
the pound fell
shares fell
shares have tumbled
troubled banking sector
plummeted
point drop
sharp falls
worsening economy
worsening
financial turmoil
credit squeeze
credit crunch
chapter 11 bankruptcy
losses
turbulent credit markets
crushed
risks
costs
lows
lowest
rescue
quarter
struggling
plummets
economists
breakdown
nationlization
nationlisation
troubles
share cutting
toll
uncertainty
hits
failures
fears
fear
risk
shrinks
woe
down
failing
sharp
crises
uncertainty
spread
record lows
troubled
blame
toxic
failing
plunging
hit
crunch
disintegration
low
worry
worries
deepen
gloomy
endanger
anger
fracture
plunges
hole
extraordinary
fallen
radical
forced
rescues
salvage
slide
lower
tumbling
wipes
turmoil
pain
jobless
unemployed
unemployment
brink
bad
tough
falter
drop
fall
falls
worst
trouble
plunge
plunged
destruction
ruin
warns
bad
miserable
drop
dramatic
dramatically
dive
struggle
deterioration
sharply
grim
layoffs
bankrupt
falling
gloom
Repossessions
Suffered
Foreclosure
Weakest
Slumping
Nightmare
Mess
Instability
Negative equity
Flailing
Torrid
Into administration
Declines
Hammered
Bankruptcy
dropped
deepening
dooming
nightmare
collapse
debts
emergency
devastating
spectre
in the red
deteriorates
austerity
slowdown
woes
downturn
shrinking
fell
contraction
weaker
dropped
suspended
slowing
nightmare
collapses
hardship
mess
deflationary
cuts
closing
cash-strapped
inflation
insolvency
fail
horribilis
depreciation
demise
pay cut

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Reader Comments (2)

I thought we were supposed to be able to rely on our beloved 24-hour news networks to censor such offensive words and put the positive spin on things for us.
May 26, 2009 at 3:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterAngry Jones

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