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Words Mean Things: Words are a Weapon

Though I honestly feel most things should be legal even when I don’t think they are moral, I do not believe that the line between those things should be blurred. Parents have the right to teach their children the morality they want to instill on them and it isn’t the business of schools to do so. Schools should teach academics. Sticking a child into a school by government mandate then spending the day teaching them the morality the government wants them to have is an insidious kind of indoctrination. The below article is about that.

“This Framing Device Is a Pervasive Tactic. On this and other key issues, rhetorical devices of this kind hit far closer to home than conservatives like to admit. Too many of America’s educators are happy to use this same kind of deception against the children entrusted to them, as a friend of mine recently discovered.”

The author goes on to explain that the health class being taught included segments on gender, and abortion. In one area it explained the options if the student became pregnant. Though it didn’t even mention the actual word “abortion” it used the euphemism “end the pregnancy”. Birth, by the way, also ends a pregnancy.

“To say that a “pregnant person”… has to decide whether “to have the baby and become a parent” presumes that an expectant mother is not already a parent, and that she does not already have a baby.”

The author feels this assumes there is no debate or argument about abortion and simply includes it as a viable and uncontroversial option. Hey, this is what you can do, keep it, give it away, or kill it. As if aborting your baby were just a natural thing to do, a mere option among other options to be considered.

It isn’t of course.

Then the article goes on to explain how the class taught gender.

The curriculum read, “Language is really important and we’ve intentionally been very careful about our language throughout this curriculum. You may notice language throughout the curriculum that seems less familiar – using the pronoun ‘they’ instead of ‘her’ or ‘him’, using gender neutral names in scenarios and role-plays and referring to ‘someone with a vulva’ vs. a girl or woman. This is intended to make the curriculum inclusive of all genders and gender identities. ”

Yes, language IS really important and that’s why the left constantly works to change the meaning of words or to soften how we address certain issues. Take for example the transition from “Illegal Alien” to “Undocumented Immigrant”.  This is part and parcel of indoctrination. Think about “Affordable Care Act” which turned out to be neither affordable nor caring. But those words had impact in selling the product. That’s what the left does. The right does it to, but generally in the opposite way. While the left seeks to soften the bad to make it sound good, the right seeks to make the things it is against sound even worse. They use strong and emotional words. Those same illegal aliens are talked about as rapists and bad actors. We all know there are some of those in there, but the right wants them to be the focus.

It’s the same game being played against you.

The goal of the game is to get you to believe what they want you to believe then pass laws that you suddenly demand based on this belief. Each time a law is passed, you lose the game.

Hidden Indoctrination Is RealNow, the list of subtopics the teacher gave certainly contained some red flags for Christians, conservatives, and others concerned with the West’s moral decay. More interesting, however, were the items that weren’t listed but showed up in the curriculum nonetheless—abortion, for example. In the lesson “Great Expectations: Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy,” consider what teachers are instructed by the curriculum to tell students regarding pregnancy:

Source: How Schools Indoctrinate Your Kids On Abortion And Transgenderism

 

Transcript of Video:

What’s in a word?

Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an “illegal alien” or an “undocumented immigrant”? What’s the difference between a Christmas tree and a “holiday tree”?

It’s just semantics, right?

Yes…and no.

It is just semantics, but “semantics” means “the meaning of words.” Words exist so that we might discriminate one thing from another. Without words, we have chaos. And it starts with the first words—a baby says “mama” to distinguish mommy from daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world.

No one understands this better than the left. They are the masters of words. Because they know that words matter.

The left has a special gift for euphemisms—soft words selected to sugarcoat harsh realities so as to make those harsh realities easier for us to swallow. But these soft words are insidious. Their sole purpose is to deceive.

Race discrimination in hiring and college admissions is refashioned as the much nicer-sounding “affirmative action.” Who would ever oppose an affirmative action?

Global warming, which can be measured and challenged, has morphed into “climate change,” which means essentially nothing because the climate is always changing.

When Barack Obama became president, George Bush’s war in Afghanistan suddenly transformed into the far less ominous and threatening “overseas contingency operation.” That’s one way to try to end a war: just rename it.

The examples are endless. There’s a new euphemism every week.

In the make-believe world of leftist language, young criminals have become “justice-involved youth.” Mandates and taxes are “individual shared responsibility payments.” Government spending becomes an “investment.” Wanting to keep more of your hard-earned money becomes “greed”; taking more of someone else’s money is them “paying their fair share.” Opposing a Democrat in the White House is “obstruction.” Opposing a Republican in the White House, “resistance”!

In the name of “diversity,” the left enforces intellectual conformity. It censors opposing views in the name of “tolerance.” And it labels all non-left views “hate speech.”

Consider the ongoing battle over pronouns—whether to call a man who thinks he’s a woman “he” or “she.” Very few people in the country suffer from gender confusion, and we should have compassion for those who do, but the left has invested countless funds, time, and energy to make everyone refer to some men as “she” and some women as ”he.”

Why? Is it because the left is so compassionate? Or, is it more likely because so much of the left’s cultural agenda is about blurring—even denying—the natural distinctions between men and women?

Sometimes it’s just an adjective that can change or even negate the entire meaning of the word it describes.

Take “social justice.”

Justice means getting what you deserve without favor. “Social justice” means getting what you don’t deserve because you are favored.

Here’s one we hear a lot these days: “my truth.” Truth is reality regardless of any individual’s feelings or perceptions. “My truth” is how I perceive things, regardless of how they really are.

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