Liberalism for the comfortably numb.
We have slipped down that slippery slope of liberalism to a point where we as a society are engaging in an open holocaust against “Words”!
The mad scientist dissection is nothing short of a modern mass murders dismemberment of the English language and discarding the verbal bodies in the blast furnace of political correctness. Yes some words have just got to go! The world is full of words that support, hate, and are just unwanted in general because of that childhood saying which turns out to be wrong—“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words may never hurt Me.” expressed by a thin-skinned liberal.
With the loopy lexicon of modern times today’s society has become hyper offended over what seems to be a speck in society’s eye, missing completely the blinding beam being pushed into everyone else’s eyes through political correctness. There are those people that are on a crusade to vanquish words from our vocabulary that could also offend people. Those kinds of people that are offended far too easily, or the ones who run around just looking for offences and then complain, or the thin-skinned who also have a problem with self-esteem. It is one in the same in the whirlwind of shallow thinking within the minds of liberals. Now just think for a moment, how easy it is to become offended because those types are unwilling to build up their own self-esteem? Does society have a greater responsibility to caress, cuddle, or even embrace anyone’s low self-esteem, then regulate everyone else’s life to your pleasures?
Can we eliminate one offence without offending another, even in the slightest way? You can please some of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time.
How can fisherman, clergyman, mankind, journeyman, and freshman somehow reflect gender biases in a negative way? Should we then change “Freshman” to become “First-year-student?
SEATTLE, April 22 (Reuters) – Washington state’s governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as “fisherman” and “freshman” with “fisher” and “first-year student.”
“This was a larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman,” said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle.
Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle never considered that for the liberal left it seems never to be content with bending, distorting their own minds, it is about distorting yours too in an effort to bring about a feeling of self-importance, accomplishment in their minds and the hell with your feelings, your mind-set, and your offence.
The new gender-neutral references, for example, include “journey-level plumber” instead of “journeyman plumber,” “handwriting” in place of “penmanship,” and “signal operator” for “signalman.”
“There’s no good reason for keeping our legal terms anachronistic and with words that do not respect our current contemporary times,” state senator Kohl-Welles.
There isn’t any good reason, or any better terms as replacements to those old out dated words. It is for the most part a liberal war on man / men and any compound word containing them. The words “airmen” and “seaman,” for example, probably will not be changed due to objections from the military. Civil engineering terms such as “man-hole” and “man lock,” also will not be changed because no common-sense substitutes could easily be found as of yet. And so the manipulation, and the gray matter massage continues it attack on common sense and critical thinking.
Manipulation must have slipped by in the first wave of attacks on “men” with the first three letters of that one?
Waging war on the true wicked culprits of social discourse, “Men / Man”, should be held right alongside of “Women’s health”, “Women’s rights”, as being the same kind of gender bias, being too focused and gender specific, net alone containing the word “Men” within them? How this different to the gender specific words clergyman, mankind, journeyman, or even penmanship? Even the some advertisements or presentations of “Brest cancer awareness” is being pushed in a gender specific way in the public’s mind towards “Women’s health issues” as if men don’t also have issues with breast cancer. Where is the fairness? Where are the gender neutral terms to eliminate all and any biases? Should we just add small print foot notes to any words and or terms so they can escape political correctness that has run amok?
Changing terms to reflect current contemporary times has nothing to do with it. Social engineering does! Such engineering produces reluctance to have an effective opposition to political views in an unflattering way towards liberal policies. That is the goal and the tactic of the liberal left. It is about control, and their feelings of being socially superior to your small-minded conservative views. It is the attempt to eliminate personal free choice, and install command and control style socialism, forgetting all the while—“A person changed against his / her own will is of the same opinion still.”
So off-color terms like fisherman, clergyman, mankind, journeyman, freshman, and penmanship defiantly have to go immediately, whereas at the same time and instantaneously airmen, seamen, man-hole, man lock, or even women’s health, gets a temporary reprieve. Only so long as needed until we can declare a winner to this game of gray matter twister, by the presentation of the kinder gentler replacement terms to be used.
Declaring such a winner isn’t going to be easy though. In Seattle, Washington there is a movement to upstage the gender specific replacement terms with the newly unlikable terms produced by enlightened closed-minded new age liberals. Seattle bans the use of “citizen”, and “brown bag”. And you never thought just how the terms could even be offensive?
A memo which was circulated within local government in Washington State, before being leaked to local TV station KOMO News, advised state workers that they should refrain from using such phrases in official business.
According to the memo, the word ‘citizen’ is offensive to those Seattlelites who are residents in the city, but not US citizens.
The phrase ‘brown bag’ is offensive for its having been used as a verb during racial segregation in the United States. When deciding whether or not a black person was light-skinned enough to enter a private residence, servants would ‘brown bag’ them: using a paper grocery bag to gauge their skin tone.
The memo’s author Elliott Bronstein, who works in the city’s Office for Civil Rights, wrote: “Luckily we’ve got options. For ‘citizens’, how about ‘residents’?”.
“To replace ‘brown bag’”, he continued, tackling the offensive phrase that employees use to describe their packed lunches, “we can go with ‘lunch-and-learn’ or ‘sack lunch’”.
And to think the director of the Office for civil Rights, as a real job is to keep the perception of the never-ending war and civil rights alive, and on front page. I am sure all of the left leaning liberals are just propping themselves up with accolades and at-a-boy slaps on the back, along with dreams of being an Olympian gold medalist, “The mental twister champion of the world”. Of course all of their efforts are fueled by buying lunch from the somewhat racy business that also goes by the name “Brown Bag’s” lunch cart. Located just outside of the governmental offices that helps to produce, and promotes this war on words.
I suppose if the Washington States “legalized pot” doesn’t turn your brain to mush, then there are always mental games that will….. Like finding a suitable replacement for the term “Man hole” as an accomplishment in turning these current contemporary times into an unforgiving, vengeful verbal holocaust, soothed by dancing butterfly feelings of being stupidly comfortably numb.
Picture provided by the via the Telegraph story.
Seattle bans words ‘citizen’ and ‘brown bag’ via @Telegraph http://fw.to/0WW9M5R
New Washington State Law Bans Words ‘Penmanship,’ ‘Freshman … http://www.ijreview.com/2013/05/49446-new-washington-state-law-bans-words-penmanship-freshman-fisherman-as-sexist/