Liberal doublespeak: Words that don’t mean what they say

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We have become a nation whose politicians twist words into new meanings so they can lie in ways that sound truthful. Doublespeak has become a malignant art form, creating words that obscure or distort their actual meaning. Both the left and right use the deceitful tactic, but the left is miles ahead, using doublespeak that reaches the far extremes of trickery. The left highjacks words to make its ideas more acceptable, in some cases inventing alluring descriptors that mean the opposite of what you think.

Using Orwellian doublespeak gives leftists the ability to lie and get away with it. It makes the bad seem good, and the good seem bad, it makes lies sound honest, and it casts positives in a negative light. Liberals excel at using words to conceal reality.

A good example is how the left uses “progressive” to describe itself. It sounds wonderful. After all, who isn’t for progress? But what the left fails to tell you is that it is willing to wreck everything that has worked well so that it can impose its change agenda to move America toward socialism.

It’s hard for the average person to translate the left’s euphemisms into plain English. So let’s look at some fabricated words and phrases they use to deceive, including:

Affirmative Action A leftist term that makes preferential treatment for a particular race or minority group sound positive and moral.

Crony Capitalism — A phrase used by the left to describe governmental favors to businesses, as if capitalism is the cause, when, in fact, favoritism is a hallmark of fascism and socialism.

Custodial Artist – A euphemism for janitor.

Domestic Engineer – A euphemism for housewife.

Economically Disadvantaged Area – Euphemism for ghetto.

Enlarged Physical Condition – A nice way to describe someone who’s fat.

Ethnic Cuisine — Otherwise known as foreign food.

Fair Share — A liberal demand, requiring high-income earners to pay sky-high taxes to share their wealth with under-achievers, causing economist Thomas Sowell to ask, “What is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?”

Gender Reassignment A sex change.

Hate Speech or Hateful Policies — Speech or policy that the left disagrees with and wants eliminated, but described in a way to make you believe such policies promote hate, when they are merely written by people the left hates.

Herstory — A deviation of the word “history,” used to describe a historical study of women’s affairs to offset the “male bias” of history.

Homophobia — The left’s description of people who disagree with the political positions of the LGBT community.

Murderer – A lumberjack.

One-Percenters — A derogatory, class-warfare term used by the left to describe the wealthiest strata of society.

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Outdoorsman — The new leftist doublespeak for someone who used to be called a bum; later commonly referred to as “homeless person.”

Pathologically High-Spirited – A psycho.

Political Correctness — An edict dictating that the masses conform to the principles of the left or be punished for past opinions.

Rainforest — A jungle.

Sanitation Engineer — A garbage man.

Social Justice — A leftist effort to create socialist laws that afford special treatment to the “victims” of inequities to ensure equal outcomes for all; the war against achievement, where excellence and success are unrewarded and people get punished for what their ancestors did.

Special Interests — Groups opposed to the interests of those contributing to leftists.

Substance Abuse — Liberal jargon for drug addiction.

Tax Scheme — What liberals call a tax cut proposed by conservatives.

Undocumented Immigrants – Otherwise known as illegal aliens.

Unpaid Sex Worker — A wife or girlfriend.

Vertically Challenged – A midget.

Visually Challenged – What they call you when you’re ugly.

Wealth Redistribution — A fair-sounding term for confiscating money from those who have it, so liberals can give it to those who weren’t that much poorer to begin with.

Wetlands – A swamp.

World Community Also known as New World Order, such appealing phrases are used by leftists working toward establishing a utopist world of equal states controlled by the United Nations, so that the United States will be unable to achieve political dominance. “Community” used to mean your neighborhood; leftists now use it to mean government.

See how it’s done? Now you, too, can use clever words to mask your true intentions.


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