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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time To Update Your Unacceptable Words & Phrases List

Here's the Nonsense:  We must see through the common definitions of words and terms and understand those that would offend and hurt people in our society.

Here's the Horse Sense:  This isn't about what words we use, it's about the division of our nation.  Divide and conquer is the key to the left's methods and they are succeeding unless we do something about it.

So, you thought you understood what words and phrases were improper to use these days?  You thought that your speech was correct and acceptable in America?  Well, according to Atlanta Black Star you probably are a racist and bigot.  The publication has publlished an article pointing out 6 words or phrases that show your racism and bigotry that I'll bet you weren't even aware of.

Here's the list:

1.)  Thug.  Yes, that's right, you can't call someone a thug because it's the same as using the n word.   

All my life I thought a thug was a violent criminal who roughed up people.  The original meaning came from the word thag which was used to describe members of groups of assassins in India as far back as the 14th century.  I had no idea that way back then people in India were using the n word.

2.)  Urban or Inner City.  I'll bet you didn't know that people use those terms when they are uncomfortable talking about Black people, but that's what Atlanta Black Star points out. 

I guess the idea that those words refer to areas in a city where people live, especially the older, often deteriorating part of the city, frequently inhabited by minorities.  I wonder if "suburban" is a sub-racist word?

3.)  State's rights.  We're told here that this term was one used during the civil rights movement by politicians to try to capitalize on racial anxiety of that time. 

And I always thought it was just referring to political powers of the individual U. S. states as opposed to those of the U. S. federal government.  I'm glad they cleared that one up for me!

4.)  Welfare and food stamps.  President Lyndon Johnson wanted a racial component included in welfare, which made it possible to associate welfare with minorities.  The Atlanta Black Star then points out that when Newt Gingrich called Obama the food stamp president that everyone really knew what word Gingrich was using. 

So, the names of government programs are now racist?

5.)  Law and order.  During the civil rights movement it was said that law and order was needed to handle the protests and racial tensions, but they obviously were simply saying they needed to control the blacks. 

I thought it simply meant the control of crime and violence to keep safety in society.  I guess I just don't understand how hostile those words are to a specific group of people.

6.)  Cut taxes.  This, we're told, is racial code for not using taxpayer money to help black and brown people. 

Wow, it appears I was wrong on that one.  I just thought it was about the government taking less of our money.

What all of this really says is that the left has, once again, redefined things to a point where an entire segment of our society hears what they are told to hear and not the truth.  There is no individual critical thinking anymore.  This kind of thing would be funny if it weren't so serious.  But it is serious because this is one of the many things the left is using to divide Americans and turn us against each other.

The fact that there are Americans who agree with this, and that a publication would actually put something like this out shows just how lost America really is.  If we were a healthy nation we, the citizens (of any and all colors), would not just reject this nonsense, but would be so united that no one would even try to pass this stuff off as legitimate.

But America is broken and its future is, at best, in doubt.  Unless we unite as a people instead of letting the left divide us, we will perish.  The future is dim for a nation whose people will actually fall for things like this.