When the Left uses euphemisms, it does not do so to be kind; it does so to set the agenda for immigration, trans activism, and other Leftist policies.
I am not a fan of euphemisms. I’ve always struggled a bit reading people’s emotions (I was probably on the Asperger’s scale before they had a name for it), so I prefer straight speaking, whether I’m saying it or hearing it. Demanding precise word choices means that I actually understand what the conversation is about, without having to struggle to find and then translate subtexts.
Having inadvertently offended people over the years, however, I now know that I periodically need to use euphemisms, something I do as a conscious effort to avoid giving offense where I intend none. (I especially use euphemisms regarding death. To say that someone’s loved one is “dead” has a cruel finality that softens with the phrase “passed away.”) I use them but, subject to the aforementioned exception, I don’t like them.
I especially dislike euphemisms when the Lefties put them out there. One of the most brilliant things Trump did in his State of the Union Speech was to deny the Left the word Dreamers, a euphemism they dreamed up for illegal aliens. Now Americans are the dreamers, which renders the world powerless as a form of Leftist thought control.
And you’ll notice I referred to illegal aliens. I drive my Progressive Facebook friends crazy when I correct their phrase “undocumented immigrants.” These are not people who have stood in line and filled out forms, only to forget some teeny bureaucratic detail. These are people who sneaked into America, knowing that doing so was against this country’s laws. That they are not citizens means that they are “aliens,” and that they broke the law to get here means that the are “illegal aliens.” Pretty clear, right?
The same is true with the euphemistic phrase that “Islam is a Religion of Peace.” Yes, if you accept Tacitus’s way of defining Roman peace: “They make a desert and call it peace.” Or yes, if assume Leftists’ failed spelling and actually meant “Islam is a Religion of Pieces — the tiny little pieces of blown-up, incinerated, mutilated, sliced human bodies. Those kind of pieces.”
Oh, and God do I hate the whole “trans” thing. I especially hate the fact that so many conservative outlets refer to “transgenders,” and “transgender woman” or a “transgender man.” Take for example the pathetic Rose McGowan’s outburst at a bookstore the other day, when she was shilling her new book about a life filled with abuse. (I do mean it when I say she’s pathetic. Her life started with her parents abusing her with bizarre sex cults and abandonment. No wonder that predators such as Weinstein saw her as an easy mark. Predators have a knack for finding people already made vulnerable by past life experiences.)
But to my point, here are headlines from conservative outlets:
Each of those headlines implicitly accepts that the heckler in the audience actually is “transgender”; indeed, a “trans woman.” Talk about science denial. [Read more…]