This is a follow-up to my post about ending the teaching that only whites can be racist.
Reddit user, DXGypsy, opened a thread about the left’s use of redefining words, or creating new ones, to propel their agenda. Their first example was “racism.”
Racism – changing from “hatred of another race” (which anybody can do) to “a race in a position of power over another” (which apparently only white people can do)
fascism – changed from a dictatorial oppressive government into a dictatorial oppressive right wing government.
Illegal immigrant – has become a whole myriad of word salad to avoid calling them what they are.
Undocumented immigrants. Dreamers. And now introducing Asylum Seekers. Anything in the world except the accurate “illegal”.
What are some you’ve seen them pull?
The thread is interesting. I’ve pulled some comments from the post and editing some for brevity.
Compassion -> Government taking money and redistributing it. Individuals are compassionate, not government programs. The end result for such “compassionate” programs rarely leave anyone better off.
“Social Justice” -> Opposite meaning of justice. Instead of justice being blind they want equitable outcomes based on randomly defined groupings they have decided are important. Obama literally stated social justice was a primary function of the SCOTUS.
“State” Capitalism -> Oxymoron. Capitalism is defined by excluding the state ownership of production.
Gender and sex are interchangeable and used the same way, but they insist they’re different…
…they use gender to mean dress and mannerisms related to the appearance of being a certain sex, and insist that they be treated as if they are the sex even though they insist sex and gender are completely different.
Amazing, right? Gender and sex are not the same (it can’t be in their world because men would be men no matter how they dressed and acted.) But if they dress and act like the other sex it somehow proves that they are a different sex (???) The logic is sound if you’re a progressive.
Democrat compromises just mean “we’ll ask for everything, accept a fraction without giving up anything in return, and then come back for the rest at a later date.”
Homophobe: it changed from “hates gay people” to “anyone who doesn’t affirm homosexuality as completely equal to heterosexuality”
Assault Weapons: Has no meaning except as a catch all for “guns that I think I can get banned if I make them scary enough.”
Then – “Legislating from the Bench.” Using court decisions to create laws, new meanings of laws, and to invent rights.
Now – A judge overturning an unconstitutional law that the Left likes.
They now want us to believe that having a right to something means that it must be provided to them for free.
In reality a right is a shield against governmental powers. Rights limit what the government can do to us.