The War of Words

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Words are powerful. They have the ability to make us see the world in different ways, to illuminate injustices that were once invisible to us, and to inspire profound social and political change in the world. However, words can also be a destructive force, inspiring feelings of fear, guilt, confusion and cognitive dissonance. Words can save lives, and words can kill people. It is therefore of paramount importance that progressives dominate the world of words, using them to steer human action towards progress and away from bigotry.

Progressives and conservatives have long battled over the right to use certain words, like “liberal” for example. The so-called “classical” liberals are purported to have been extremist libertarians by many on the right, but today, the word liberal means someone on the left. Certain words, like “liberal” and “progressive” are inherently positive, and can therefore give our movement a good name if permanently associated with it. Conservatives play this game too, and have labelled their anti-abortion movement as “pro-life”, an inherently positive term. Progressives counter this term with their own positive term for the pro-abortion movement, “pro-choice”. 

The battle to label our opposition as malevolent and irrational has gone on for many centuries, and continues to rage on to this day. Our latest ploy is to label ALL speech that we don’t like as “hate-speech”, an inherently negative term. This ingenious move in the word war takes the battle to the meta level, where negative words are used to label arbitrary categories of other words.

As we covered in a previous article, the root of all propaganda is the conflating of a subjective term with an objective term. By inventing terms like “hate-speech” and “progressive”, and presenting them as objective, even though they are really subjective, we gain power over those who take our terms seriously. People believe that our cleverly disguised subjective terms are objective, and they glean their meaning from the context in which they are used, eager to virtue signal to others that they are both knowledgeable of these important terms, and strongly support the associated moral crusades. Any know-it-all libertarian or conservative who attempts to reveal the subjective nature of these terms will be quickly ignored and labelled with another subjective and morally condemning term. The longer people believe in the objectivity and validity of these terms, the more resistant to hearing opposing opinions about them they become, out of fear of social ostracism, and in order to avoid the embarrassment and horror of the fact that they have been scammed for so long. 

People also like words that simplify complex ethical dilemmas, like “racist” and “bigot”. They fear complexity and uncertainty, and progressives give them a simple model of the world that gives them an empowering certainty and clarity. Any nasty conservative who argues with progressives is trying to take away the comforting certainty and moral superiority of those who believe in progressive narratives, and their arguments are quickly rejected on these grounds.

The war of words continues to rage on, and progressives are winning as usual, but with the alt right’s new slew of derogatory words and narratives directed at us, such as “cuck”, we have a new battle on our hands. It’s time for us to step up our game, and continue to wage verbal warfare on those who seek to oppose our quest for justice and equality. Words are powerful, and it is up to us to control and use this power to further our cause.

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richandrenee

It’s disgusting how dirty alt-right Austrian types usurp the meaning of words!

hungrypirana
hungrypirana

Words can be considered the “unforced force” you dufus. Intellectual giants like Ted Cruz, Plato, Kant, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, McConnell, Einstein, Freud, and Trump often speak the uber language which is inaccessible to base progressives. You people riot and speak obnoxiously when you should be listening to Trump speeches.

Black Lives Matter

How can you seriously include Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell with a genius like Albert Einstein??? You are making me SICK.

Vladmir Putin
Vladmir Putin

An eunuch that sold his nation to the global elites, claims that the entire nation is behind him. Anyone who questions why the eunuch is acting like a puppet then commits treason. Why do we need words, when we can create facts to suit the eunuchs and their globalist handlers?

That is why Trump should make the global warming crowd look like mind-programmed zombie fools, reduce regulations and taxes, and remove the influence of insurance, pharmaceutical and military mafia.

Black Lives Matter

Climate change deniers are the real “fools.” You are a dupe for Big Oil.

Insurance and pharmaceutical companies give us healthcare thanks to Obama. They’re the good guys.

Anon
Anon

Have you had your pain pills today?

Because I sure as hell know you did not take any iodine fortified salt, brought to you be the ever benevolent hand of the white male.

Black Lives Matter

I’m starting to think we need to ban ALL WORDS.

Speech hurts, and speech can even kill — just like guns. We’ve seen that in the bullying cases and in cases involving alt-right dictators like Hitler.

It’s time for us to ban all guns AND all speech.

Anon
Anon

Drink any camel urine lately?

Pbier

Speaking words, writing words or merely thinking words? The distinction is important as the Alt-Right will simply find a way around a poorly drafted law and presume to think bad words. Banning speech alone will not save us from their hatred unfortunately

Anon
Anon

The word for today is the Hebrew word Bereshit. The is the first word in the Old Testament and is translated as “In the beginning”.

When it is broken down into its components it reads as “The Son of God will die, by the hand of man, on the Cross.”

Prophesy at its best.

The guy on the link goes through an explanation of the above, but differs slightly on the reading.

#antisemitic

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