Democrats: Call a spade a spade? Never
Democrats: Truth in advertising? Never
Democrats, Progressives and the Manipulative Media use language against us to manipulate our thoughts and get us to acquiesce to murder being ok, acquiesce to believing that giving up our free speech is real free speech! You need to keep you wits about you and when you hear a word or phrase that seems out of whack, it probably is! If it is coming from the Left and their media, you are about to be manipulated. If the left and the media cannot create a thought bending word or phrase to soften the blow of their anti-American rhetoric and policies, they scream at you for being POLITICALLY INCORRECT! The definition of Politically Correct is: “Conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated.“ in other words, Political Correctness is actually a REPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH! Ironically, when you use BING to look up the words Politically Correct, the synonyms that are shown are “socialist · communist · communistic · Bolshevik · leftist · ultra-left · anticapitalist · radical · revolutionary · militant · red · progressive · liberal · reforming · social-democrat · politically correct · Labor · Laborite · Marxist · Leninist · Marxist–Leninist · Trotskyite · Maoist · commie · lefty“. That should tell you all you need to know about those who promote Political Correctness as a anti-free speech tactic…
#1: The worst example is the Left’s labeling of an unborn BABY as a FETUS. Following Roe V Wade, Americans repelled against the killing of babies on a wholesale basis. The Left then began a campaign in the media and in our schools to teach that unborn BABIES are really just a blob of cells and not really a BABY, hence changing BABY to the term, FETUS. The Origin and Etymology of “FETUS” is; “Middle English, from Latin, act of bearing young, offspring; akin to Latin fetus newly delivered, fruitful“. As long as you can separate unborn babies from actually being a real human being, then the public can feel better about themselves for supporting the killing of a human baby.
#2: “Racism/Racist” (xenophobia) is an example of taking a specific label that describes a specific action or an individual who performs that action and transformed it to apply to anyone the Left and their media want to silence and disparage, with or without factual basis! The Left and the Media immediately jump to the Racism/Racist label anytime they are trying to shut someone down and squelch their free speech! The only good news is that the left and their media has used racism as a label so much that is has lost its meaning and impact to a large degree. But, the use of such non-factual labels does shut down free speech and an interchange of ideas and ideals that we as a society need to engage in. When you hear anyone on the left or its media use the phrases, racist, xenophobe, islamophobe, misogynist, etc., beware that they are trying to shut down speech and use these phrases to discount any points being made by their opponents.
#3: “Illegal Alien” is the statutory definition to describe someone entering or remaining in this country illegally. The dictionary describes “Alien” …“as relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government : foreign alien residents”. . Illegal obviously means with legal status, hence Illegal Alien. But, the Left and their media had to soften this phrase to make those who are in fact illegal aliens appear to be sympathetic characters. Hence, the left and their media coined UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS, then ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, then just IMMIGRANT! This is a mechanism of taking a phrase and transforming it over time to mean the same thing as a generally acceptable word or phrase. No one can argue with IMMIGRANT as all of us are immigrants or offspring of immigrants! Then the left and their media try to silence your free speech when you use the phrase illegal alien by saying that God made all people so how can the immigrants be ILLEGAL. By mixing God with Illegal, they conflate the two into an illogical but within their own bubble an effective speech killer. Sometimes they over think their wordsmithing to the point of absurdity!
There are many examples of the left and their media using various forms of wordsmithing to warp meanings and trap you into questioning your own values! For more on this, I recommend that you watch this short video from Praeger U:
If you unfortunate and for some reason have to watch “news” on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, or ABC, put on your “word helmet” to protect yourself from getting sucked into agreeing with their word warp! If it sounds nuts, it probably is… Remember, an unborn BABY is a BABY no mater how long the BABY has occupied the womb. the Killing of a BABY no matter its age, is murder, PERIOD.