Posts Tagged ‘Leftism’

NEWSFLASH FROM THE US OF P: BIDEN-HARRIS WON

January 11, 2021

This is my first newsflash from the government-controlled United States of Puro Free Press. Sorry for the late report but communications in and out of here are affected by the prevailing winds. The country at my border is a fascinating exercise in democratic evolution; it used to be a lot like mine but now has little in common but a slowly divergent language.

The top leaders, including the president-elect, having successfully defined their country, in contradistinction to my own, as systemically racist based entirely on the notion of outcome inequity, now in similar fashion openly regard their peace officers as racist. It is currently accepted in the higher echelons of power that the police would have acted more brutishly if the insurrectionists/rioters at the Capitol weren’t white, the deaths of several rioters and a policeman (evidently racist) notwithstanding. Both sides roundly and quickly condemned the riot/insurrection, but this is not deemed relevant, any more than both sides condemning the rogue behavior of an individual cop in the George Floyd incident. Nor is the fact that Democrat leaders turned a blind eye to or supported the BLM rioters for weeks to months during the mostly peaceful protests. This was way back in the Time of Trump.

In the new, more progressive US of A, where non-Left speech is microaggression or hate speech and hate speech is violence, corporations can now have their open censorship of noncomplying free speech sanctioned as the only acceptable social behavior. It’s fair to suppress Trump’s speeches on Facebook, ban conservatives (especially Trump) from Twitter, and push impeachment redux. It’s nothing less than a social imperative for Google, Apple and Amazon to cancel the Parler app, where disenfranchised Trump voters fled to escape cancellation. After all, their words and beliefs threaten to undermine democracy; the assault on the Capitol proves this, the rapid and vociferous censure of the riot by the Right notwithstanding. US of A citizens are expected to be more progressive, since any good during the last 4 years is tainted by Trump and must be disregarded and obscured. Biden-Harris has made it clear that national unity is now a priority, as long as it is under the banner of progressivism.

While those of us in the US of P think the words of the new leaders and the actions of the big tech companies are far more dangerous and deserve at least as much attention than the actions of a the contingent of misguided radicals, clearly the majority of our neighbors, the American voters, disagree. In the US of P the irony of the characterization of the outgoing leader as a corrupt liar while a blackout on the disturbing evidence of the president-elect’s compromised state with respect to China is not lost. Be assured, these concerns will be addressed by our ambassador at a future date (when we have an ambassador and a reliable means of communication, as I’m planning to close my Twitter account and there’s no guarantee I can engage on Parler, that reputed hotbed of conspiracy theorists).

Until such time as the serious dissension on our border is alleviated, I’ve decreed that we should erect a wall. Unfortunately, my HOA rules don’t allow it. If necessary, I can be reached by carrier pigeon.

P.S.: Please include #birdpoop in the footer on any communications for security purposes, as my sources tell me I’m being monitored by Russian agents and Google.

THE THEFT OF YOUR WORDS TO CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS

October 15, 2020

It’s sometimes the little background events that go unnoticed by most of us that signal the gravest tectonic shifts in our society. A couple of these were pointed out by Ben Shapiro this week that are worthy of wider dissemination. They pertain to the lifeblood of rational thought: our language.

Many of us have read George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 published in 1949 that described how language through double-speak was used to control people’s thoughts and minds. We’ve seen real-world examples of this throughout history, but it’s always been, for us, a “foreign” matter, in no small measure a consequence of the abundant safeguards our founders had the prescience to include in our Constitution. At this time, I’m sorry to say, we may be harboring a false sense of security.

The first recent example is the redefinition of “packing the Court.” This has always meant increasing the number of justices for political gain. It was last attempted by Franklin Roosevelt and defeated, with opposition even by his own party members. Earlier this week the Left redefined “packing” to represent a political imbalance in the Court, even if achieved by constitutionally filling empty seats. Some legislators maintained that truly packing the Court with increased numbers would serve to “depoliticize” it. This “left is right” and “up is down” pontificating, if accepted at large, is the beginning of the end for logical thinking.

The second, and more significant event was the redefining of the word “preference,”specifically as in “sexual preference.” During the Senate confirmation hearing for Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Mazie Hirono (D) of Hawaii berated Judge Barrett for having used the term, claiming that since sexual orientation is neither chosen nor mutable, the word in this context is pejorative. The fact that this is patently absurd isn’t what gives the interaction import. Within hours Merriam Webster had changed their online fifth definition from “orientation, as in sexual preference” to “offensive, see usage paragraph below: sexual orientation,” which it now describes as “widely considered offensive.” This is bone-chilling frightening. It has become common for a Leftist proclamation to be adopted immediately by corporations attempting to placate the Twitterati and the mob in general. I’ve seen the same thing occur across renowned scientific organizations. Now we’re seeing these views adopted real-time and given validity by arbiters of our language.

No matter from what side of the political aisle you hail, if you are anything other than lost in the treacherous ideological quicksand of the rabid Left, this should serve as a wake-up call. Reexamine what you’re being told, and who’s doing the telling.