What’s in a word? A lot…

When the left has nothing left they pick on language as a last resort. Political correctness has been their tool of choice. So again they take to being the language police. Now we are back to their favorite tactics, pin the tale on the racist.

They constructed a whole defense around the word “thug”. That’s right, I said that vile, ugly, racial term. Can you believe they have nothing better than to play language games?

The word thug describes the behavior of, well, thugs: be they male or female, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Portuguese, Sicilian, Latino, gangsters, politicians, government officials. white urban teenagers, parents, teachers, union organizers, activists, etc. It is a generic term, or so everybody thought. And along comes the left, academia, media, even professors to say that term is a euphemism for blacks and a racist term. Apparently “thug” is a pejorative — like duh — that they don’t like. Who knew there was a lock on the term?

I’ve described many different people as thugs including politicians like Harry Reid. Let’s get something straight, it is the behavior that begets the label thug, not a skin color or demographic. I’m more amazed how these language and redefinition police have hijacked the term into some narrow and twisted definition. Of course when calling Bush, his administration, conservatives or Tea Partiers thugs that is a different story.

I just don’t understand how description of behavior can be turned into a slur. Every word the left doesn’t like it labels a slur or a racist term. After all, they’ve turned the generic word gay into a sexual identity. That is until someone uses their term in a way they don’t like, and then they attack you for using the term as a slur. Get it? It is not the term at all, it is the person using the term they have issues with. But they are afraid to take their argument up on those terms, so they make it about terms of language. They use the word lesbian. But when you use it they attack you for using a pejorative. Of course the word homophobic is loosely used and its use is freely encouraged.

So it is a game. It’s all about who uses the word that counts. We must know who is using it as to what it means. Terms the left uses all the time are deemed symbols of of hatred, animosity, racism and incivility when used by conservatives or Republicans. I’ve already mentioned a few. “Pride” is sexual awareness. The word protestor is a noble term to the left. But when a conservative uses the term it is supposed to be a slur of hatred. In other words, you meant to call them something else but just substituted a generic word “protestor” instead. See these self-anointed language police get to put all these parameters and qualifiers around words and terms. We get to define what we mean by our words, not them. They think they get to define not only the words but the person using the term.

I have a little hearing test for those left of sanity. The next time someone uses the word “thug,” just ask yourself if you heard “black urban youth” et al, or the word thug?

I used 567 words to talk about one word. A hundred years ago that would have probably seemed absurd, today it has become necessary.

RightRing | Bullright

8 comments on “What’s in a word? A lot…

  1. drrik says:

    ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

    Allowing others to define the words and symbols leaves them to be master.

    The thuggees were Hindus but likely originated with the Muslims. They would befriend travelers and go along with them until opportunity arose, and then slit their throat or throttle them. They were more like the Republican Congress that voted or funded for Obamacare, amnesty, and Loretta Lynch.


  2. thomlucci says:

    As I’ve said before, if blacks don’t get what they want or if something happens they don’t like, they pull the race card and scream, “Discrimination! Racists!” Blacks get two things when they are born: 1) a birth certificate and 2) a race card. I am completely fed up with the far more racist racists in the Negro race than any racist whites I’ve ever known. The blacks wonder why they are so despised. Well, this semantic attack is a damn good example why. Lincoln should have sent them ALL back in 1865.

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  3. Bullright says:

    Townhall had an excellent list of definition revisions for common words. Well, we all have to keep up with new and improved (not better) meanings.


    Thumbs up for the column.
    Well, some people may not know or remember what a sniglet is but any semi-conscious person can see the evolution of language and meanings.


  4. the unit says:

    And besides just words, maybe maxims. The old two heads are better than one, may be now no head is better than one head that disagrees. 🙂


  5. Bullright says:

    Words and meanings: I disagree that those were riots in Baltimore.

    They were part of Obama’s economic recovery program.

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