The Evil Use of Language

One of the most powerful weapons humans have is language. It can lift us up and inspire us. It can give voice to our deepest desires and frame our noblest thoughts. But it can also be used to obscure truth, brainwash societies and validate atrocities.

Weaponizing Language.

How is it being used today? If I was forced to choose the most common use of language today, I would say to “obscure truth.” Never before has language been used more deceptively to lie, cover up and twist the truth. It has become a weapon used to influence vast numbers of innocent people who just want to live good lives. To some extent both sides of the political spectrum do this, but the left is far more guilty of it since their objective is to radically change society and eliminate all traces of conservative traditional thought.

Political Correctness and Lying.

The most potent tool of the left is political correctness. Basically, its lying. I’ve written about this in a previous blog post entitled “The Box We’re In,” but this time I’d like to focus in on the way they actually deceive us.

I believe vast numbers of people are suffering from “lying sickness.” They have been sickened by constant lies. The source of this illness is the liberal progressive agenda now being embraced by government, education and the mainstream media. We have now reached a point where it is actually ruining lives. The good news is that people are beginning to fight back.

Abandoning Main Stream Media.

How? One way is by abandoning mainstream media and turning to alternate forms of information. It’s the mainstream media’ own fault. They long ago rejected honest journalism and embraced falsehood, disseminating semi truths and false news. Now they are paying for it. By false news I don’t mean the occasional fib or exaggeration. I mean outright lying in the service of their cause, or not covering the news at all. And, as I stated earlier, their most powerful weapon in all this is political correctness.

Some Horrible Examples.

Here’s an example. Some time ago, the Associated Press stopped using the term “illegal immigrant.” Instead they substituted the term “undocumented worker.” Why? The second term is more pleasant. Somehow, the illegal immigrants lost their documents, but they’re hard workers. And they’re probably nice people too. Well, no. We have no idea what they’re like, or if they’ll work hard. What we do know is that they broke the law by crossing into a foreign country illegally, which makes them “illegal” and they’re immigrating, which makes them immigrants. The correct term for them is “illegal immigrants.” The left, however, doesn’t care about truth, only its agenda.

Naming is Everything.

Naming is everything. In Canada, the home of P.C. madness, we refer to illegal immigrants as “irregular entrants.” How ridiculous. Of course they are entrants. They’ve entered the country. Are they “irregular?” No, they’re illegal. Here again, language is being used as a weapon. But it isn’t only on the subject of immigration that we see this. There are plenty of other examples.

“Merry Holidays” to all you “Animal Caregivers” and “Administrative Assistants.” 

Suddenly it’s the ” holiday season,” not Christmas Time. Now we’re “animal caregivers” not pet owners. Secretaries are “administrative assistants,” although nothing was ever wrong with being a secretary. Everyone is your “partner” even if they are actually your husband or wife. There are so many examples that we would need a mob of “administrative assistants” working full time for months to record them all.

Changing language changes Thought. 

Changing language changes thought. The left knows this. Make no mistake about it. Political correctness is a weapon, not a language trend. If you call drugs “recreational” you imply there is something pleasant about them when we all know they are dangerous and degrading. There are so many examples. Even “inclusion” is a weaponized term. In the name of “inclusion” we can forgive the most heinous and dangerous practices.

What’s behind it all?” 

What’s behind all this? Remember that the goal of the left is to bring down Western society and accepted ideas of decency and morality. If they need to restructure language to do it, then they won’t hesitate for a second. Changing language is a left wing weapon. Our job is to resist, then fight back.

Merry Christmas  Ladies and Gentlemen.

So, ladies and gentlemen ( a term leftist mayor Bill De Blasio wants removed from all public announcements in New York in case someone is offended.) grab your husband or wife drive them to their politically incorrect gender based job as a secretary or construction worker, open the door for them (if it’s your wife) then go to your local politically correct Starbucks and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, say “ladies first” as you give up your place in line. Use all the bolded terms above, because folks, they are  weapons in the fight for freedom. Don’t hesitate to use yours.

By Perry Foster.

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. Another EXCELLENT editorial Perry!

    I believe the philosophy behind this language contortion is Post Modernism. In Post Modernism words only have the meaning you want them to have. Thus the craziness of ‘gender identity’ where what you identify as trumps Biology. So since you suggest we need to counter this craziness let’s all identify as the PM to the politically correct, and while we are at it, every Sunday have a great SONday and for every ‘Season’s greetings’ have a BLESSED CHRISTbirth. 🙂

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    1. l couldn’t agree more. Language is being perverted like never before. Words which we used years ago with a very different meaning have been taken from us from very identifiable groups and we can no longer use them. It is very sad. The left wants to wipe out centuries of culture,history and language and replace it with their version of life. We must not allow them to do that.That is one of the reasons we started Freedom Defence Canad to fight back against this vicious trend.

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      1. Yes. Absolutely Reed. The left’s objectives are transparent which means that we are now engaged in a fight for truth, freedom and western civilization. The left’s version of life is horrific, no version of life at all, just lies and defence of perverted practices. That is indeed, why we founded Freedom Defence Canada, as a stand against the darkness. Thank you for your comment and working so hard to start FDC.

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    2. Agreed Hal. Christmas is one of the prime targets of the extreme left. We have been fighting this war for years, some years good, some bad. This year I noticed, after many good years, that the attack is on again. In Duncan I saw banners saying “Merry Bright.” and “Jolly Shopping.” “Merry Madness.” etc. When I went to Home Depot they had bin of “Winter Wreaths” outside the store. I got the assistant manager and told him that they were “Christmas wreaths.” not ” Winter Wreaths.” that we don’t celebrate winter. He agreed, saying that he always says “Merry Christmas” but that it was a head office corporate decision over which he had no control. He said he would email head office and tell them I had complained, then I told him I would send a follow up email expressing my displeasure. We need to do more of this. I would like to see “Merry Christmas” billboards across Canada. Now is the time to do this. We must be the new conservative Christmas advocates.

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  2. You have identified an issue that I see and hear all the time now that I am watching for it. I could give 20 quick examples of the twisting of words or phrases because of an obvious desire to change societal ideas and values and to hide the truth about what us really happening .
    The most recent example of this is the language used in euthanizing a person. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING is given the cute little acronym MAID. The killing of another person in Canada is still a Homicide but if it is done in a prescribed way it is deemed to be a non culpable homicide as is a state inflicted death penalty.
    So ” Murder ” linguistically morphs into “Assistance” and the public is deceived in to accepting the end of a 2000 year old medical vow to protect the helpless.
    B.C. now has a new section of health services called ” End of Life Care ” . The two segments of end of life care that have equal weight and value are “palliative services” and MAID. Palliative care is no more valuable than MAID and one director manages both divisions of “end of life care ”
    Thus the homicide of MAID is now relabelled as “care” . The deception continues as our language is gutted of any meaning.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Richard. Your examples show how far this insanity has gone. Homicide is now “care.” It’s insane. I think it’s especially instructive to see how they have used “cuteness” to advance their cause again, the selected use of language to destroy and obfuscate. This may indeed be the greatest cause of our time, to rescue truth from the darkness of cultural marxist tyranny. You know, when I was a kid I used to watch Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone thinking that it was just entertainment and an outrageous trip into fantasy. Now I’m not so sure. I recognize that several of the plots of those old episodes actually bear a strong resemblance to what’s going on now. It would have made a great episode in 1962 to have a classroom of the “future” in which “Merry Christmas” was forbidden, the teacher said that there were no “boys and girls” and wished everyone safe conduct to the “Gay Pride” parade. Viewers would have thought that was pure science fiction, yet here we are. Crazy. But it just emphasizes the fact that we need to keep on fighting for reality and the freedom.

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