Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Humpty Dumpty Zeitgeist

From The American Spectator comes this timely article filled with examples of Alice:

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF ALICE: Stripping Language Of Objective Meaning Is Dragging Us Down The Rabbit Hole.

The author, Patrick J. McCloskey writes, "Once the meaning of words becomes arbitrary and subject to elitist control, any manipulation in society becomes possible."

So true.

Words matter... a lot.


At September 01, 2015 12:11 PM, Anonymous jan said...

Words matter but they can only hurt if we let them. Political correctness has moved into absurdity.

At September 01, 2015 12:22 PM, Blogger Sandee said...

And ban them they will under the umbrella of political correctness. Great article.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

At September 01, 2015 6:00 PM, Blogger Z said...

You mean even using the words ISLAMIST TERROR matters? :-)
Just think if we had a pres who'd actually use those words.........
super blog post

At September 01, 2015 7:08 PM, Blogger messymimi said...

Scary. Again.

At September 02, 2015 6:18 AM, Blogger DaBlade said...

And now the gender neutral pronouns for our little rugrat crumb-crunching penguins. We should all carry a cheat sheet to keep up!

At September 02, 2015 4:15 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: Didn't you mention Newspeak yesterday? Orwell, and others, knew that if you change the meaning of the words, you can change the world and not necessarily for the better.

At September 02, 2015 4:19 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: So true. PC is killing our country. Who could've believed that our speech would be so censored in this day and age?

At September 02, 2015 4:19 PM, Blogger cube said...

Z: Absolutely. A very good case in point.

At September 02, 2015 4:22 PM, Blogger cube said...

Messymimi: I know. Life can be scary enough day-to-day without these ridiculous national upheavals that aren't productive for the average American but only advance a liberal agenda.

At September 02, 2015 4:39 PM, Blogger cube said...

DaBlade: A cheat sheet to keep up with their gender neutral pronouns? Only decency prevents me to write here how I feel about it coming to that. If it gets worse though, I'll gladly tell them where to put said cheat sheet. Meanwhile I'll keep using he, she and it. See ya at the Gulag ;)


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