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The Liberal Linguists Society

Originally posted back on August 4, 2008, the following is still applicable today, especially with the upcoming election.  Liberals…they haven’t changed their strategy, only the names of those they want to demonize in their quest for power.  Please pay close attention to the pronunciations so as not to make any mistakes in the test that will follow.

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From The Illinois Review, an excellent little satire with the bite of truth, from David Hendrickson:

Hi there! Since you’re reading this, you must be interested in joining the Liberal Linguists Society. We are a progressive group of people who study and use the language of Liberals in everyday life. Over the next few weeks, we will show you just a few words that are a must when speaking the Liberal Language.

1. ADOLF HITLER (ey-dolf hitt-lerr)- Forget what you learned in school about the German leader who killed millions of Jews, Christians, homosexuals, mentally-handicapped, and minorities for the sake of purifying the human race. He was not Adolf Hitler. He was an Adolf Hitler wannabe. The real Adolf Hitler, when using the name in the Liberal Language, is the American President George W. Bush, who also killed millions of Jews, Christians, homosexuals, mentally-handicapped, and minorities for the sake of purifying the human race. Just kidding. He just disagrees with our views.

2. FREEDOM (soh-shuh-liz-uhm)- To a select few uneducated blue collar workers, it means "the ability to think, say, and pursue dreams to your heart’s content". But to the Academic and Political Elite (and the Liberal Linguists Society), it is defined as the following:

"Freedom (As taken from the Progressive and People for Change Dictionary, 2008 edition): A fickle, naive, and sickening idea that gives people the right to choose the clothes they wear, the church they attend, the words they say, and the job they want."

3. RACIST (kuhn-sur-vuh-tiv)- A person who doesn’t vote for Barack Obama (The Messiah).

4. CHRISTIANS (ter-er-ists)- A horrible group of people who follow the teachings of Jesus. They have the audacity to practice unconditional love and true tolerance, and are worse than Islamic Extremists who fly planes into buildings and blow themselves up on buses.

Well, that is your lesson for this week. Please join us next Sunday for the continuing lessons on how to become an expert in the Liberal Language.

As I’ve frequently noted before, he who controls the language, controls the debate, and whether or not there even is a debate.

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  1. 25 Oct 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Interface,

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I just love satire and this was great. I laughed so hard.
    These things are priceless, the liberal lingo exposed so to speak.

    I can only cry for more of this kind of humor. My tickle bone has been massaged for the day!

  2. Drik
    27 Oct 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Orwellian newspeak. by framing things in particular words, the connotative meaning gets swept in to the arguement, even if it doesn’t apply. Like “green” jobs means environmentally friendly, socially responsible jobs. Or it means jobs that are in reality much more labor and capital intensive to accomplish the same thing in a less effective way. (Like a hybrid car. Since hybrids ultimately cost much more and impose a much greater environmental cost to both produce and then again to dispose of at the end of their useful life.)
    EVeryone is for the former and against the latter. But the words and arguments imply that only the former is being decidd upon.

  3. 27 Oct 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Drik, Orwellian it is indeed. You might be interested in my post entitled A Brave New 1984 here:

    http://theinterface.blogtownhall.com/2009/04/03/a_brave_new_1984.thtml

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