It’s become obvious in recent years that because the left is unable to win an argument by citing facts, history or positive results of their own agenda, they've resorted to redefining and banning words used to argue with them and silencing anyone who would disagree by branding them with an ever-expanding array of epithets (bigot, sexist, racist, homophobe, transphobe, xenophobe, Islamaphobe, and the latest, “white supremacist,” which apparently applies even to minorities if they’re conservative.)
But they’ve taken this tactic so far, and it’s become so transparent (I’m sorry, is it transphobic now to use the word “transparent?”) that not only Republicans but the general public are starting to rebel against the leftist thought and speech police.
For example, as Adam Mill notes in this piece at American Greatness, minorities who are enjoying low unemployment and rising pay for the first time in years aren’t buying the left’s “Trump is a racist” mantra. A recent Zogby poll found that Trump has record support among African-Americans and 49% approval among Hispanics. As for all the PC language-policing, Reason magazine reported that 80% of Americans overall think political correctness is harmful to America. That includes 75% of African-Americans, 82% of Asians, 87% of Hispanics and 88% of Native Americans.
The frustration with all this “YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY THAT!” bullying is reaching critical mass, so much that even some stand-up comics are starting to rebel against it, some Hollywood liberals are saying it’s gone too far, and in Louisiana, a Republican candidate for Governor sparked some hair-on-fire reactions with a commercial in which he tells the truth, bluntly and without apology. State Rep. Ralph Abraham, who is also a doctor, says this in the ad:
“Here’s the truth. Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high and our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you, there are only two genders.”
That last part about gender is what’s getting the most “OUTRAGE!” but as a doctor, he’s basing his statement on the outmoded concept of biological reality and not the left’s new definition of “gender” as being whatever you think you are – which is a matter for psychologists to catalogue, not biologists. (Boy, is Facebook ever going to censor this post!)
His critics can wail like car alarms all they want, but I have a feeling Abraham’s target audience isn’t going to think he’s the one who’s out of touch with reality, and a lot of people outside that audience will secretly agree with him even if they're afraid to say so.
But how much longer will people remain afraid to stand up and call out this patent nonsense, when it’s becoming so laughably stupid? Submitted for your disapproval:
In San Francisco, which apparently has no real problems to deal with (ahem – homelessness, crime, unaffordable housing, garbage, needles, human feces, etc.), the Board of Supervisors is terribly concerned about felons being stigmatized by calling them “felons.” So the Board did what all good liberals do: they voted to change the language to protect people's feelings. They approved a nonbinding resolution ordering that “convicted felons” now be called “justice-involved” persons. Felons who’ve been released from jail are now “formerly incarcerated persons.” Parolees are now “persons under supervision,” while juvenile delinquents are “young persons impacted by the justice system.”
Might I suggest that the Board of Supervisors be renamed “Persons who are currently off their medication”?
This stuff should no longer be greeted with fearful silence. It should receive the hail of ridicule and derision that it richly deserves. Americans are fed up with being told to keep their mouths shut while these self-important emperors strut around naked, insisting that they’re not only magnificently dressed, but they have some completely unique kind of genitals.
As usual, it was Mark Steyn who had the best line about what I hope is the final linguistic straw from San Francisco. Steyn told Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “According to Democrats, you can no longer call a serial rapist a 'serial rapist.' You can only call a Republican Supreme Court nominee a serial rapist.”