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OPINION: What’s in a Word

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021
by AMAC, John Grimaldi

The White House and Congress’s ideologues are determined to turn us into robots who adhere to bogus principles about who we are, what we need, and how we live our lives.  At the risk of offending those in the new regime, which seeks to undermine America’s ideal as designed by our Founding Fathers, they are drunk with power and, in the end, they are determined to lead us all down the road to perdition. 

We need to thank God that we still have the right — for the time being — to express our discontent, to call them out, and to hopefully put our ship of state on course again.

There’s chaos and mayhem on our southern border as hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants break their way into our country each and every day at the invitation of the new powers that be.  The Communist Chinese want to undermine our country and our lives.  Meanwhile, our nation is being attacked from within as the Antifa and radical leaders of Black Lives Matter organizations relentlessly threaten life and limb in order to bring divide our country and subvert our Constitutional democratic republic.

So, what are the bureaucrats in Washington doing about it?  They are giving us a lesson in semantics.  For example, the Federal Reserve Board is now telling its employees that they must be more thoughtful in the ways they express themselves.  For example, some people might be offended if you use the term Founding Fathers, so why not just call them Founders instead.  Why?  Perhaps it is because mothers may take offense.

Aren’t these guys supposed to be dealing with pressing financial issues such as inflation, interest rates, etc.?  That’s the way it was in the good old days when real men and real women were running things.  Apparently, the people in charge [I must be careful not to trigger a gender alert] are more concerned with promoting the kind of “new-speak” that would drive George Orwell into a state.

So, why is the Fed doing this?  In their words, “Bias-free language recognizes diversity and avoids stereotyping, demeaning, or excluding people on the basis of gender, race, ethnic group, religion, age, ability/disability, or sexual orientation.”  So, they suggest trying “to avoid words and phrases that may be considered offensive, pejorative, or prejudiced (whether consciously or unconsciously), as these can distract your audience from the ideas/information you’re trying to convey.”

But, it’s not just the Fed that has introduced a “word check” in its agency.  It’s happening throughout the new administration.  The White House, for example, made an important edit in the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, doing away with the unseemly word “alien” and replacing it with the word noncitizen. 

When that happened, Mark Krikorian took umbrage.  Mark is the head of the Center for Immigration Studies, and he said: “The war against the word ‘alien’ is a continuation of this effort to destigmatize illegal immigration that started in the mid-1970s. This is in a sense the culmination of that process.”

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John Vettel
John Vettel
2 years ago

It’s we’ll past time to stand up for truth, honesty and our God given American Freedoms!

I flew B-52s loaded with nuclear bombs to the border of the former Soviet Union

C Bair
C Bair
2 years ago

Should we really be arguing about semantics when we are faced with multiple emerging crises? This strikes me as a distraction from real issues like Immigration, Inflation, Election Integrity, finding the Source of COVID-19, Corruption in Government, The threat from China, Iran, Russia, and Big Tech, The loss of our God given Inalienable Rights under the Constitution, and the constant attempts by the Left to Divide us as Americans! We the people will Not be Divided against Ourselves! We are: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for All!!!????????
Please Contact Your Representatives!!????????????????????????????????????????

Timothy Hartley
Timothy Hartley
2 years ago

I see this nonsense as yet another distraction from bigger issues like an illegitimate president, Bidens policies causing this inflation, border crises, and all the other lies and crimes that the Democratic party are guilty of during the Trump presidency.

2 years ago

This insanity is how we get ridiculous “newspeak “ like “birthing people” in place of the term “mothers.” Absurd! We are in the midst of a cultural revolution in which our own language is being warped and devalued. (Did it begin with the appropriation of God’s term for the union of ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN – “marriage” – for homosexual unions?). Despite all the mock concern about offending others’ sensibilities, the same idiots are quick to label me a racist and scream insults in my face in public, refusing me the freedom of speech which they regularly abuse at the top of their lungs.
Do not be cowed into silence by these bullies, and be quick to challenge such attempts to alter our language!

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

As others have noted… This story serves more as a distraction than anything else…
Of one thing I’m certain, The Ship has strayed way off coarse & if we don’t right the Ship, she will be heading for Davey Jones locker in short order…In fact one might say the masts have snapped & she is listing in a very bad way to the starboard!
The $64,000.00 question I still have is this: How deep into our military has WOKE, i.e. CCP of China infiltrated? The CCP of China has infiltrated all of Washington, DC as in the Executive & Legislative branches of BOTH parties. It has completely infiltrated both DOJ dept.’s, i.e. the FBI/CIA… All state courts in those ( 6 ) Key states, both lower & upper as well as District Courts have been bought & paid for & I believe it goes all the way to SCOTUS based on their recent rulings stating the 2020 Election Fraud Evidence had NO legal standing…
This despite the 1000’s of witnesses under SWORN testimony as well as under oath, it mattered not…
My biggest concern once again is: Will the military act? Can the military act?
Do we in fact have a silent ” dual presidency ” in all of this, waiting for the right moment to act on this fiasco & shut it all down?
Do we in fact have arrests occurring with tribunals already taking place in places like Diego Garcia & Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?
It can be so easy easy to fall down the ” Rabbit Hole ” of conspiracy theories currently going around…
What is real & what isn’t real?
I do know one thing with NO uncertainty, WOKE, CANCEL CULTURE, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, CRT happens slowly & has gradually crept into our lives & our learning centers, in particular liberal colleges & our Ivy League schools & it has reportedly entered places like military officers in training institutions such as West Point, NY…Now we are dealing with this CRT madness being taught in some of our elementary schools from K-12 & I find it particularly troubling when schoolboards are asked the question on whether or not they are teaching this very dangerous indoctrination to our children & many are outright lying when they say NO to the parents when asked this question when in fact they are teaching it…
Something has to give here & it better happen soon because my sense is We The People have reached the BOILING POINT…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

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