The Great Twisting

by Juliette Akinyi Ochieng | January 23rd, 2018

Readability

The Great Twisting

by baldilocks

At PJ Media, Jeff Sanders gives a list of 6 Words the Left Twists to Silence You. Any list like this would be far insuf­fi­cient in length, but I believe that he only glanced against the most impor­tant one: love.

In 2013, I made this observation:

[In real­ity], there are three* types of love: agape, phileo, and eros; aka godly love, friend­ship, and sex­ual desire, respec­tively. Some­where along the way, a new def­i­n­i­tion of love was added to the lan­guage, one which has a sin­gle out­ward fea­ture: giv­ing a per­son what s/​he wants. With this type of “love,” one must give a per­son any­thing s/​he wants or approve of the gift. Any­thing less becomes the oppo­site of love: hatred. And when a group wants a thing for the sake of some char­ac­ter­is­tic of that group, oppo­si­tion to the giv­ing becomes hatred of that group.

Thus, when a white per­son won’t give a black per­son what he wants or dis­agrees with him, it’s racism on the white person’s part. When a man won’t give a woman what she wants or dis­agrees with her, it’s sex­ism on his part. When a het­ero­sex­ual won’t give a homo­sex­ual what she wants or dis­agrees with her, it’s homo­pho­bia on the heterosexual’s part.

And when a black per­son, woman, homo­sex­ual, etc. dis­ap­proves of this gift, that per­son is ousted from the group by the group’s recip­i­ents. After all, a few naysay­ers have the poten­tial to cut off the giv­ing, so any other poten­tial naysay­ers must be dis­cour­aged. Ostracism has poten­tial to keep the oth­ers silent.

The bestowal of this new type of love is required from those who are per­ceived to be in a posi­tion of worldly power, but reci­procity is not required of the per­ceived pow­er­less recip­i­ents of that “love.”

Addi­tion­ally, and of the most impor­tance, the new type of love has pride as its foun­da­tion. The “pow­er­ful” giver is proud to have given the gift and the “pow­er­less” receiver is proud merely on the basis of group mem­ber­ship to have received that gift. No grat­i­tude is required on the part of the lat­ter. That group is only get­ting its just due.

It mat­ters not if the giv­ing will hurt the giver or the recip­i­ent. It doesn’t mat­ter if the giv­ing of said gift will hurt any aspect of soci­ety. It doesn’t even mat­ter if the gift will wipe out the lin­eage of the recip­i­ent. All that mat­ters is that the recip­i­ent gets what s/​he wants. (It’s inter­est­ing to note that the Ger­man word for the noun ‘poi­son’ is das Gift; the verb ‘to poi­son’ is vergiften. The last also means ‘to pollute.’)

Paul said that love (agape) is greater than faith and hope, so it fol­lows that this type of true love and all the oth­ers were the first con­cepts to receive the Coconut Treat­ment — to be hol­lowed out and repack­aged. Frankenlove –yet another form of lying.

False­hood is a shape-​shifter.

*My dad pointed out that there is a fourth type of biblically-​described love: storge — famil­ial love.

SIM­I­LAR MUS­ING (by me)

Thanks To Ruth H.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

by baldilocks

At PJ Media, Jeff Sanders gives a list of 6 Words the Left Twists to Silence You. Any list like this would be far insufficient in length, but I believe that he only glanced against the most important one: love.

In 2013, I made this observation:

[In reality], there are three* types of love: agape, phileo, and eros; aka godly love, friendship, and sexual desire, respectively. Somewhere along the way, a new definition of love was added to the language, one which has a single outward feature: giving a person what s/he wants. With this type of “love,” one must give a person anything s/he wants or approve of the gift.  Anything less becomes the opposite of love: hatred. And when a group wants a thing for the sake of some characteristic of that group, opposition to the giving becomes hatred of that group.

Thus, when a white person won’t give a black person what he wants or disagrees with him, it’s racism on the white person’s part. When a man won’t give a woman what she wants or disagrees with her, it’s sexism on his part. When a heterosexual won’t give a homosexual what she wants or disagrees with her, it’s homophobia on the heterosexual’s part.

And when a black person, woman, homosexual, etc. disapproves of this gift, that person is ousted from the group by the group’s recipients. After all, a few naysayers have the potential to cut off the giving, so any other potential naysayers must be discouraged. Ostracism has potential to keep the others silent.

The bestowal of this new type of love is required from those who are perceived to be in a position of worldly power, but reciprocity is not required of the perceived powerless recipients of that “love.”

Additionally, and of the most importance, the new type of love has pride as its foundation. The “powerful” giver is proud to have given the gift and the “powerless” receiver is proud merely on the basis of group membership to have received that gift. No gratitude is required on the part of the latter. That group is only getting its just due.

It matters not if the giving will hurt the giver or the recipient. It doesn’t matter if the giving of said gift will hurt any aspect of society. It doesn’t even matter if the gift will wipe out the lineage of the recipient.  All that matters is that the recipient gets what s/he wants. (It’s interesting to note that the German word for the noun ‘poison’ is das Gift; the verb ‘to poison’ is vergiften. The last also means ‘to pollute.’)

Paul said that love (agape) is greater than faith and hope, so it follows that this type of true love and all the others were the first concepts to receive the Coconut Treatment — to be hollowed out and repackaged. Frankenlove –yet another form of lying.

Falsehood is a shape-shifter.

*My dad pointed out that there is a fourth type of biblically-described love: storge — familial love.

SIMILAR MUSING (by me)

Thanks To Ruth H.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

Comments are closed.

Buy My Book!

Buy My Book!

Hit DaTipJar and Support Conservative Journalism & Opinion




Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,145 other subscribers

DH Gate Dot Com, Online Shopping

Cheap ecigarette from China - DHgate

Best Grassroots Blogs

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Catholic CD of the Month

Know your Catholic Faith

Da Pages

Winner - 2014 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

Donald Trump Calls on DaTechGuy Worcester MA

 
%d bloggers like this: