Call It What It Is!
Orwell’s cautionary tale, 1984, illustrates how “newspeak” can be gradually introduced into national conversation through schools and media. The end goal and effect of changing the meaning of words is, ultimately, to destroy the meaning of all things, thus, erasing individual and national identity, and eliminating rational thought.
Our Newspeak–in proper Orwellian form–has been re-labeled Political Correctness.
One way you can undo the newspeak of the Left is to call things what they are, and redirect public and private conversation to the truth.
Murderers, NOT Shooters
Have you noticed how the leftist media ripped-off the term “shooter” when referring to deranged killers who happen to use guns in their attacks? Unfortunately everyone, bloggers, Conservative pundits, as well as the gunphobes on the Leftwing, have adopted “shooter” as the primary term when reporting or commenting about murders committed with the use of a firearm.
This is irritating in the extreme because I am a shooter, but I am not a killer. The fact that I, and law-abiding citizens like me, own and know how to properly use firearms, makes us living deterrents to would-be killers. I shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns for sport and fun. But butchers who take innocent life are murderers, or homicidal maniacs, or deranged killers, and that is much different than shooters, like me and millions of good American gun owners.
Pro-Abortion, NOT Pro-Choice
I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-freedom, pro-personal liberty, pro-moral agency, whatever label you would like to give to me, I believe we all have the right to choose how we should run our lives, how we spend our money, what influences we allow in our lives, and all the other little choices that cumulatively define a free people.
The militant feminist movement, when putting ribbons and bows on legalized abortion during the 1960s and early ’70s, dumped the clinical term for killing and extracting an unborn baby, and put the pretty (vague) label on it, “choice.” It worked. Choice and Women’s Rights became synonymous, despite the fact that the abortion movement did little to improve women’s lives–and it can be argued, helped enact social policies that have been destructive to American women and their families for decades. But Americans bought it, and like a spiritual analgesic, the idea that each woman has the right to choose what to do with her body, numbed our collective conscience to the brutal, painful, and bloody nature of abortion.
True choice is the endowment of our Creator, unconditional, and intrinsic to our eternal nature. We have the ability to discern good and evil, and so everything we do, as free agents, is a choice. Some theologians argue that we actually choose, in our premortal forms, to exist as humans upon the earth. After all, if we are agents of free choice in life, could God have created us without our permission?
I believe in life, liberty, free ownership of property, and the freedom to pursue the course we deem best. That is what it means to be pro-choice.
Homosexuals, NOT Gays
“Gay apparel,” should never connote anything other than Christmas-appropriate attire; coats, scarfs, bright winter clothes, ugly sweaters. But if you take the phrase for the value given it by popular culture and social degenerates, it has an less-than-wholesome inference that I would rather not explore right now. The old definition of “gay” was “lighthearted,” “carefree,” “innocently joyful.” This word which once defined life’s sweeter aspects, now labels sexual perversion in various forms. Though “bi-sexual” and “lesbian” are more accurate, they’re often couched within blanket acronyms such as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) or LGBTTQQIIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Intergender, Asexual, & Allies) NOT KIDDING! Nonetheless, all these chosen identities are at odds with nature, not the norm (proven by statistics), and ultimately not healthy for the people who practice them.
Be bold. In all you write, and all you say, call it what it is!
by Marjorie Haun 1/31/2014