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Monday, November 23, 2020

The Lexicon of Lefties

To control the language is to control the conversation, and face it, lefties are good at it.

All summer long, riots were referred to as mostly peaceful protests. Anarchists destroyed billions of dollars worth of property and stole millions of dollars in merchandise, under the guise of protest. This disinformation was important in gaining public acceptance of the unacceptable.

Systemic racism is another term that is very useful. It does two things. First, it relieves the aggrieved of the nuisance of citing an actual act of racism. Why bother hiring a couple of Nigerians to fake beating you up when you can just say two magic words?

Second, it relieves people of any responsibility for their poor choices and the poor outcomes that go with them. It's the system, man.

David Horowitz wrote, "Systemic racism has been outlawed in America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If there were actual instances of systemic racism in 2020, there would be lawsuits – plenty of them. Even making the racist assumption, which the Identity Politics crowd does make, that all white people are white supremacists by dint of their skin color, there are tens of thousands of black lawyers, prosecutors, district attorneys, attorneys general, and elected officials who would be filing lawsuits over a practice that is illegal. You never hear of massive lawsuits over systemic racism, because systemic racism is a myth. The myth lives because it is an indispensable weapon wielded by Democrats to advance their anti-democratic agendas and quests for power."

Hate speech is another very powerful phrase because it too relieves the aggrieved of having to prove anything. All you need are hurt feelings.

J.K. Rowling got in trouble for mocking the phrase people who menstruate. Only women menstruate. The truth hurts, therefore we must ban the truth.

Nevermind that the First Amendment's protection of free speech was written specifically to protect hate speech.

Lefties outdid themselves decades ago when they came up with reverse racism. The phrase mocks any complaint about racial discrimination against whites, which simultaneously dismisses anti-white racism as non-existent while at the same time implying such racism is reverse and therefore justified because of past racism against black people. Never mind that the victim of anti-white bias had nothing to do with past discrimination. It is payback time.

Climate change is a great way to sell the de-industrialization of the West. America was the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II. The left won't make that mistake again.

There is a reason Earth Day falls on Lenin's birthday. Environmentalism is the left's gift to him.

Then there is normal. From the time he was nominated until he was inaugurated, the media declared it would not normalize President Donald John Trump. Since then, the media has complained that nothing about his administration is normal.

Finally, killing babies in the womb is reproductive rights, which when you come down to it is like calling  castration coital rights.

Words matter. If I did not think they mattered, I would not be a writer. 

UPDATE: A reader translated Woke into English.

WOKE                         ENGLISH

Activist                       Gangster
Educated                    Indoctrinated
The people                 Me and my friends
I feel unsafe               I need attention
Systemic                     Imaginary
Cisgendered               I went to college
Intersectionality          A really expensive college
Democracy                 All power to me and my friends
Weaponize                 Talk sense about
Divisive                       Unanswerable
Latinx                          Did I mention I went to college?
Fascism                      Laughing at me and my friends


  1. yep, the government doesn't "spend", it "invests"; neither does it raise taxes, it merely "enhances" revenue...SMDH

  2. >>> I can remember the Left hated Reagan's, "Peacekeeper" Missiles term as an oxymoronic attack on their sensibilities [I laughed even then as a young teen Democrat!]; and lest we forget the Clinton Admin.'s wasting of taxpayer funds for their policies as "investments" and the Left's abandonment of the word 'taxes' altogether, into the dreaded word, "revenues"! ZB

    1. >>> See: Hotlanta Hippie above; stole my thunder, grrr! : )>>> Ah, well great minds... zb

    2. It was Slick Willie who changed the recipient of our tax payments from the Internal Revenue Service to the United States Treasury to make us think we were patriotically contributing to the advancement of our country instead of coughing up our hard earned dough to a collection agency.

  3. Trump was the only guy that wasn't part of the "club." That is a big reason I support him so much. Pushback is not pretty and apparently half of the country rather have "normality" rather than freedom and success.

    1. Wait until full-on tyranny is "normal." Courts protecting criminals is one sure sign. Making self defense illegal is another. The rest should arrive pretty soon. Will our children and grandchildren be pissed? Don't know. If tyranny is all they know, then what?

      - Gary B

  4. I remember when the democrats hired linguist George Lackoff (Rhymes with Toobin - paraphrasing Rush) to help them lie about their intentions using verbal contortions. They are still at it.

  5. Don't forget all those guns US citizens bought from the gub'ment. They gonna buy 'em all back!

    1. Good luck.
      Hint, don't bring knives to a gunfight.

  6. I love it. A troll responds to another troll!


    1. ^^^^^^^

      [People of low IQ are easily entertained it appears.]

  7. I'll add a couple more of "their" language-abuses that I refuse to use.

    o "Fossil fuel" - That's just trying to label energy sources that actually work (!) as "outdated, useless, passe" when they aren't. Call them either by their individual names, or collectively "hydrocarbon sources."

    o Umm... Don... next story... I refuse to the use the word "capitalism" because a) it originated with marx, and b) it implies that it makes money more important than people (that's a lie). I use "free markets" or "market economy" - since those work.

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  9. Systemic racism is a myth?

    Doesn't seem very mythological that Asians are systemically discriminated against by dint of racial quotas into Ivy League and other institutions of higher learning. And in fact there are numerous lawsuits against Harvard and Yale regarding this.

  10. "Mostly peaceful" = "somewhat violent"

  11. I like the Horowitz quote on "systemic racism". It's short, understandable and any sensible person will nod their head right away.

  12. And when did "Liberal" turn into "Progressive"?

    It was so subtle I didn't notice.

    1. It happened pretty recently. Liberal was not working the leftists any more so they switched progressive. They're still trying to convince us they're not socialists, much less communist. These are the useful idiots of yesteryear who have never learned: revolutionaries are the first ones put on the wall to be shot. They cannot, after all, be trusted. Look at the demands BLM and Antifa are making of the democrat party even now.