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"Progressive Politically Correct Dictionary"
"First they steal the words, then they steal the meaning." --George Orwell, "1984" (pdf)


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Politically Correct - Using unrighteous deception and requires a lack of Biblical Moral Virtue as evident in progressive's selective ideology and double-standards: Selective rights, memory & history, selective diversity, selective tolerance and intolerance, selective freedom of speech, selective justice, selective context, selective education, etc. See the progressive list of deceptive terms and phrases below. Carefully crafted contradictions of terms that dupe "We the sheeple" into relinquishing the freedoms and Rights of "We the people." You will discover that names of Bills submitted by Democrats, phrases like "Fairness Doctrine" mean just the opposite, all cleverly crafted to dupe "We the sheeple."

2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 - For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

"The singing of this song threw the animals into the wildest excitement. Almost before Major had reached the end, they had begun singing it for themselves. Even the stupidest of them had already picked up the tune and a few of the words, and as for the clever ones, such as the pigs and dogs, they had the entire song by heart within a few minutes."  --George Orwell. Animal Farm (pdf)

Kerry McDonald (FEE.org) "The general premise of this classic allegory that illustrates the rise of the Russian Revolution into the Stalinist terror of the Soviet Union is that, in the quest for worker equality and sovereignty, tyrants ultimately emerge to wield power over others despite the idea that everyone in the community is supposed to be equal. It lays bare the hypocrisy of rulers claiming equality for all while enjoying power and privileges that are off-limits to everyone else. The crowning claim in the book is the final commandment that surpasses all others: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

"First they steal the words, then they steal the meaning." --George Orwell, "1984" (pdf)

Exposing the left's radical version of 'normal' - By Robert Knight - ...One of the most effective things that Marxists do is to commandeer language and steer it toward revolutionary goals. The border crisis created by Joe Biden is just a "border challenge," for example, with "irregular" crossings. The coming tax hikes will be "revenue enhancements."

     ...This is not a trivial side show. Exposing the Left's insane attacks on normalcy helps to galvanize citizens against their radical agenda, such as an unsecured border, the $1.9 trillion Democrat "Covid relief" slush fund, an end to fair elections ("For the People Act") and the criminalization of Christianity ("Equality Act"). They're also teeing up a newly hatched gun-grabbing bill and the wacko Green New Deal.

     ...This brings us back to the war on "normal." We're living in a culture where bizarrely made-up men in dresses perform Drag Queen Story Hour for small children who must be protected from exposure to Dr. Seuss. It's all about "tolerance," and it's a test of whether America is still the "land of the free and home of the brave." If they get away with this, they can get away with anything.

     As usual, prescient passages in George Orwell's 1984 help explain what's going on. The protagonist, Winston, works with a colleague, Syme, in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth, where they rewrite history to fit Big Brother's agenda. They employ the language of Newspeak. "You haven't a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston," Syme says. "You don't grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?" Syme goes on: "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it."

     So, out with "normal" and anything smacking of normal. Out with "husband" or "wife." In with genderless pronouns, "diversity," "racism," "woke" and nonsense terms like "Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden."

     People with evil intent are working very hard with useful idiots to rewire our once-free America into an authoritarian nightmare. By their language, you will know them. Don't give them the time of day.

"How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!" --Samuel Adams, to John Pitts, 1776

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."  --John Adams Letter to J.H. Tiffany (31 March 1819)

"We are apt to be deluded into false security by political catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct." --President James A. Garfield

"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived." --Italian statesman and political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." --John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Control the Words, Control the Culture - By Michael Knowles ...Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an "illegal alien" or an "undocumented immigrant"? What's the difference between a Christmas tree and a "holiday tree"?

   ...The examples are endless. There's a new euphemism every week. In the make-believe world of leftist language, young criminals have become "justice-involved youth." Mandates and taxes are "individual shared responsibility payments." Government spending becomes an "investment." Wanting to keep more of your hard-earned money becomes "greed"; taking more of someone else's money is them "paying their fair share." Opposing a Democrat in the White House is "obstruction." Opposing a Republican in the White House, "resistance"!

   ...Take "social justice." Justice means getting what you deserve without favor. "Social justice" means getting what you don't deserve because you are favored.

   ...All this manipulation of language has paid off for the left, because whoever controls the words controls the culture. Don't believe me? Just try using plain language instead of the left's politically-correct jargon. But be careful. Use "the wrong words" and you might lose your job, your home, and your reputation. The culture war is largely a war of words. Right now, the left is winning. You can see the consequences everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. It's time to fight back. We should not cede another syllable.

"Progressive Politically Correct" Dictionary

Politically Correct - Using unrighteous deception and requires a lack of Biblical Moral Virtue as evident whenever your hear a "progressive" state one of the following terms or phrases.

George Orwell and commentary

George Orwell (pen name for Eric Arthur Blair): In two of his books, Animal Farm (pdf) in 1945 and 1984 (pdf) in 1949, he predicted the future of society with remarkable prescience: Many of his observations can easily be applied to the political situation in America today. In "1984," Big Brother's NewSpeak uses ordinary words to mean different things at different times. The objective is to confuse his subjects.  Any thought or action becomes potentially treasonous or criminal, paralyzing those who might wish to defend their liberties. 
   See also: George Orwell's Politics and the English Language, where he lists the passive voice as part of a "catalogue of swindles and perversions," techniques in political writing "designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

In 1945, George Orwell (The Complete Novels of George Orwell) wrote Animal Farm, and one of the characters in the book was the pig, Squealer, who arbitrarily redefined words so that they would mean what he wanted. As Orwell explained about Squealer, "he could turn black into white" as part of his attempt to get the other animals to accept his message; this tactic is now being used by secular progressive liberals.

o Political Correctness in the Newsroom (November 1994 - Volume , Number Robert Novak) - This is what political correctness can do to language; it destroys meaning. It also demeans the ethnic groups it supposedly protects. Do we really think that these groups are so unintelligent as to be unable to distinguish between conventional idioms and genuine prejudice? Is their identity so fragile that it must depend on censorship? 

...Of course, many journalists hotly deny that they are liberals. Others claim that they do not allow their liberalism to influence their reporting. But here are some unquestionably liberal "axioms" that I believe (based on polls and other sources as well as my own experience) are held almost universally by the members of the national media:

- The "rich" (and this covers many middle-class Americans) are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

- The income of the rich should be redistributed to the poor.

- Americans are undertaxed.

- Our taxes are well below those imposed in Europe, and the federal government should therefore raise rates, especially for those who earn more, save more, and invest more.

- Government is, on the whole, a positive force in America that has done vastly more good than harm.

- The balanced budget amendment is a dangerous idea.

-Term limit amendments are even more dangerous and are also undemocratic.

- There is a nationwide health care crisis, and only the government can solve it by establishing universal coverage for health insurance.

- The "religious right" (a term that lumps millions of ordinary believers together with a few extremists) is a serious menace to the future of American society.

- Being pro-choice is not enough; there should be absolutely no interference with the reproductive rights of women.

- To support school choice, whether through vouchers or tax credits, is to support the destruction of all public education.

- It is far better for the forces of the United States to be under multinational command than for them to be controlled by our own military commanders.

- Conservatism is a narrow philosophy; liberalism, by contrast, is more broad, unprejudiced, and compassionate.
   ...Increasing selectivity is also leading to increasing bias; members of the media are not only more subjective in determining whether a story will make it into the news but in determining what kind of "slant" it will be given and how much coverage it will receive. Even the wire services have succumbed, running (and not running) stories that in the past would have gotten the reporters and editors responsible for them fired. And, of course, the worst examples of bias and selectivity are seen on network television programs, which have come to value "entertainment" more than the news.

o Theodore Dalrymple quotes:  "In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to."   

"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable." --Roman philosopher Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

 "Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts." --French writer Voltaire (1694-1778)

Attack your opponent rather than his argument, because your argument is weak: When confronted the progressive politically correct will respond with half truths, omissions, and doublespeak to avoid and evade, and proceed attack the messenger by attempting to demean the messenger in order to deflect from addressing any specific question or facts they are confronted with.

"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable." --Roman philosopher Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." Abraham Lincoln

"Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear." --French writer Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." Groucho Marx.

"It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise." Alexander Hamilton (speech to the Ratifying Convention of New York, June 1788) Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 42.


President Obama's Lexicon of Rhetorical Devices
Ben Shapiro - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

President Obama's friends call him the smartest man ever to occupy the White House (a dubious claim in light of the fact that John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson all had better intellectual credentials or were far superior writers, or both). According to his supporters, his command of the English language is supposedly unparalleled (when using a teleprompter, presumably).

There's only one problem: Obama is addicted to utilizing language that he has carefully tailored or perverted to obfuscate the truth. In other words, he uses double talk on a routine basis. In order to understand what Obama truly tells us when he speaks to us, it is necessary to grab our Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring and decipher precisely what he means when he uses his pet phrases. This, then, is a list of his favorite linguistic flourishes -- and just what he means when he uses them:

"Hope and change": Socialism at home, surrender abroad. Obama uses this talismanic formula when he wants to activate his base, which responds to it like a jukebox when you drop in a nickel.

"False choice": A very real choice Obama wants to pretend doesn't exist. He uses this when he puts on his "pragmatic administrator" mask. Instead of facing up to the reality that we sometimes have to choose between scientific advances and morality, or between civil liberties and national security, or between environmental regulations and economic development, Obama pretends he can solve these conflicts through some sort of Hegelian synthesis only he is wise enough to comprehend.

"Deficit reduction": Deficit increases. Obama suggests that he will cut the rate at which the deficit is growing -- something he has never actually achieved -- and acts as though this is actual deficit reduction. It's the equivalent of a woman spending $2,000 on her credit card, then informing her credit card company that though she won't pay off her debt, she'll only spend $1,500 next month.

"Let me be clear": Let me lie to you.

"Make no mistake": See "let me be clear."

"Unprecedented": When he's doing something beneficial for the American people, Obama claims he is the first to ever think of it; when he's doing something harmful, he seems to always find a precedent for it in FDR or LBJ.

"This isn't about me": This is completely about me.

"Hitting the reset button": Refusing to learn from the mistakes of the past and acting as though a fresh start requires utter naivet�.

"Reaching out to the other side of the aisle": Totally rejecting all ideas from anyone outside the Obama-approved bubble. Then suggesting that subsequent political impasses are their fault, and that they ought to bend down and grab their ankles to establish a new tone in Washington.

"Failed policies of the past": Don't blame me! Blame Bush!

"Teachable moment": I screwed something up, now I'll brag about it.

"Tax cut": Redistribution of money from those who pay a disproportionate amount of taxes to those who pay none.

"Transparency": Deliberate opaqueness, hiding crucial facts from the American public.

"Accountability": Don't worry, I'll fire someone.

"Stimulus": Payoffs to friends.

"Shovel-ready jobs": Jobs that no one wants and that last for two months.

"Green jobs": Imaginary jobs.

"Saved or created": Old Obama language used to futz the numbers on jobs.

"Recovery": Continued economic stagnation.

"Jobs funded": Jobs Obama will take credit for, even though he has done nothing to either save or create.

"It won't happen overnight": It will never happen.

"Progress": Redistribution.

"Cynics": Anyone who doesn't believe in the Obama radical agenda. Obama uses this word to disparage his critics as angry and lacking in basic qualities of human kindness.

Watch for these phrases while marveling at Obama's supposed rhetorical brilliance. They shouldn't be taken at face value, because Obama isn't a master of pure artistry of the English language -- he's a master at manipulation above all.


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