A Few years ago I was making a point about the language and propaganda of the left and decided to illustrate the absurdity of “illegal immigrants” becoming “undocumented immigrants” by being absurd:
Sometimes words are not so much re-defined as given a twist. Let’s demonstrate
It is stigmatizing to shoppers who fail to pay for their items as “shop-lifters”. After all the people going into the store are no different that everybody else people going to the store to get the food, clothes and devices that everyone naturally wants. In fact the word “shoplifter” is patently racist and discriminates against the poor since such people are usually from the poorest classes and often of color.
In order to avoid the racism and class discrimination we should avoid the term “shoplifter” and replace it with “unremitting shopper”
Little did I know that three years later the Obama Administration would treat this as a serious policy suggestion and adopt it:.
During his last year in office there seems to be a pattern developing along these lines, particularly when it comes to how Americans talk about criminals and crime in general. The latest entry in this effort comes from the Department of Education, where Secretary John King sent out a “Dear Colleagues” letter to the nation’s colleges and universities encouraging them to stop referring to students and applicants with criminal records as… criminals. It’s such a disparaging term, isn’t it? In order to avoid the stigma that comes with breaking our laws, we should now call them justice-involved individuals. (Kyle Smith for the New York Post)
It’s only May, but I think I’ve found the euphemism of the year: According to Team Obama, criminals should now be declared “justice-involved individuals.”
Let’s be blunt, this is insane, the people who proposed it are insane and the people who support the people proposing this type of thing are the most insane of all.
And until people start bluntly saying this outloud it will continue.
As I’ve said many times, we always get the government we deserve, I just wish we deserved better.
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