Word games from the land of wingnuttia
Earlier today, I posted about James Dobson’s new definition for homosexual (which does not include lesbians). While surfing along this evening, I came across the amusing wisdom of one James L. Lambert, in his commentary Liberals’ Use of Words Effective Tool in Promoting Radical Ideologies. He claims that the crazy liberals are the ones doing all the deviant redefinition of words, along with the help of the mainstream media (you know those folks are in our back pockets, right?).
BTW, Lambert is a licensed real-estate mortgage loan sales agent by day and, according to his bio, a frequent contributor to AgapePress and the author of Porn in America. I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere.
Have a cup a joe and a laugh.
Political correctness has played a huge part in contributing to the general atmosphere in the media where clever word usage is an important tool in changing public thought and or policy. Here are some interesting examples of the ways liberals have redefined words to persuade:
‘Choice’ – Who isn’t against choice? Everyone is for choice! Yet this word has been used by liberals for several decades to eliminate any negative connotation when discussing the abortion issue. “Pro-choice” is certainly a better term than “pro-abortion.” Abortions are an ugly business. In most cases the fetus is extracted from the uterus, often dismembered. Yet whose choice is it? It may be the choice of the mother, but how about the baby who does not have a choice? The reality of abortion is something liberals don’t want to debate.
* ‘Gay’ – For centuries, gay was defined as “merry, happily excited or lively.” Homosexual activists have reinvented this word to define their lifestyle. It’s odd, isn’t it, that the term “gay” would be used to describe a lifestyle than (on average) lowers the life expectancy of homosexual males by over 20 years? That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta — not a statistic just dreamed up by opponents of homosexuality.
* ‘Fundamentalists’ – The meaning of this term has changed over time into one with a very negative connotation. Liberals, especially since 9-11, have used it to compare conservative Christians to Wahabe Islamists and the Taliban. While this comparison is absurd, liberals in the media have used it to wage war against religious Christians. They do this in part by demonizing Christians and by calling them “fundamentalists.” They imply that all conservative Christians want a theocracy, condemn others to hell, wish to punish sinners, and militantly want to force their religious beliefs on others.
* ‘Intolerant’ – Webster’s definition of this word is “unable to endure, unwilling to endure, or unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters or other social, political or professional rights.” Liberals have effectively eliminated the “religious matters” part. They see religion, especially the Christian religion, as intolerant. The use of this word by liberals reveals their goal of avoiding all forms of judgment. If conservatives critically question liberal ideas, they are immediately labeled as “intolerant.” Yet liberals cannot see that their intolerance of religious people defines that term.
* ‘Homophobic’ – This term cannot even be found in my Webster’s dictionary. Yet we have seen this term applied to anyone who disagrees with the homosexual lifestyle. This is yet another way for radical homosexuals and lesbians to intimidate and harass any who dare oppose them in the political and social arena.
* ‘Diversity’ – This word reeks of political correctness. While diversity is a good word that describes “a condition of differences,” the word is also used by liberals to put forth the notion that any kind of differentiation is bad. In the liberal world, making personal judgment calls is wrong — and diversity tells us that every lifestyle should be accepted and promoted.
All pundits of various social, political and cultural persuasions prefer to use key words in making their point. (Personally I like to refer to owners in the adult industry as “smut peddlers.”) Even so, I have found most liberal pundits have been effective in using their favorite words to direct public opinion their way. Perhaps they would not be as effective without their friends in mainstream media.