The following is an excerpt from http://tvnewslies.org/tvnl/index.php/editorial/bob-alexanders-commentary/34099-by-my-clock-its-always-911.html
I don’t agree with everything in Bob Alexander’s commentary but here he says how I felt about the word Homeland:
….On the night of September 20, 2001, George W. Bush spoke to a joint session of Congress, and uttered a word that made me instinctively recoil.
After Bush announced he had created an Office of Homeland Security, everyone in the Bush Administration started using “Homeland” when referring to the United States.
As blogger James A. Bartlett wrote, “The word “homeland” had a strange ring, like a false note in a piece of music. It didn’t sound right. … And it’s not just the politicians. I have been trying to recall a previous instance in which I’ve heard an American–any American–use the term “homeland” to refer to the United States of America. And I can’t.”
When Bush said “Homeland,” he sounded like a fake Texan trying to sound like a Nazi. It seemed to me the Bush/Cheney regime was trying to jumpstart Patriotism and Nationalism in traumatized Americans in a Nazi-resonating way. Regardless of how repellant the word was … it’s now in our lexicon.