It is troubling how words and definitions of the Left change over time. For instance, the word liberal meant one thing at one time, then the left adopted it to soften the badgered progressive term. The word liberal so corrupted would never be the same.
Many of their terms do not mean what they once did. Their language evolved to suit their fancy. And people allowed it or we went along with it. We knew it but no one objected effectively. We all went on with it.
Here’s one of my own. A well-heeled liberal used to be one thing and now it is another thing entirely. It was a snobby liberal, usually a Democrat, who claimed to stand up for rights and working people but was caught up in institutionalized, ivory-tower hypocrisy. It was a dreamy person who thought they had the answers to all problems. The smart snobs.
Now a well-heeled leftist is not actually a liberal at all, in the traditional sense, but an anti-American zealot who’s only connection to working class is solidarity with socialism or communism. They only see working people as a political-power base.
Other than that, he or she has no relationship with working people.
Even apologizing for America is not good enough anymore. One must despise the roots of everything meaningful to American history or American identity. Doing so openly and loudly is the rule not the exception. They have posited everything in political disagreement is their enemy. Their duty is foisting that hatred on the rest of the country, until it all bends or conforms to their will. “Submit!”
We used to accept the well-heeled liberals as just wrong. Now Leftists have become the problem with almost everything because their ilk are embedded into every part of government or dysfunctional bureaucracy. But that is the nature of the modern radical.
Today there is no difference, politically, between the well-heeled Left and Democrats. They are collectively radicalized, organizationally or loosely, to oppose the foundations of the country. The US, and we, have become the problem and enemy to them. Anything that hurts the country they will support. A quick glance at recent hearings will confirm it. They do the bidding for violent protestors, BLM or antifa right in the US Capitol. Whatever constituency which sent them to DC is not even a distant concern.
But the fools may be those very people who did put them there and continue to keep them there. But the well-heeled certainly are not working for constituents or their interests. They have been cannibalized by the most radicalized elements in their party. Then the whole party base seems to follow them right down that hole.
So the two words that most offend me now are peaceful and protestors. That’s because those words have been so corrupted by leftists. Peaceful is not what we think it means and protestors do not fit a first amendment definition of protestors. They are revolutionaries. Willful marchers who do not know that are only fodder for their movement.
But I can play the language game, too. I’d like to rename them more appropriately. They are not really protestors; they are fauxtestors. Pretend protestors. Just as there is no truth to the peaceful adjective. When did terminology become so errant and controversial? Calling antifa, violence or looting “peaceful protestors” really takes the cake.
I’ll just call them fauxtestors and be done with it. They never evolve the other way.
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