Mind you keep your Newspeak dictionary up to date. You wouldn’t want to be forced to crawl and grovel as you cough up a sniveling apology for using a word that is no longer deemed politically correct, like the dumbest man in Congress, Hank Johnson (D-GA). Excerpts from a “somewhat verbose” speech Johnson delivered on the House floor, expressing his deep regret for having spoken the forbidden word “midget”:
“You know, everybody knows what the ‘n-word’ is … We don’t say the ‘n-word,’ we refer to that word as the ‘n-word.’ I had never heard of the ‘m-word.’”
Johnson went on to explain how he recently learned about the hurtful past behind the m-word: “It was at one time socially acceptable. But to my discovery, just within the last 12 hours or so, I have found that the use of the of the ‘m-word is no longer socially acceptable. Now, the ‘m-word’ refers to a group of people, the little people.”
By “little people,” he does not mean leprechauns — or welfare moochers.
“When we say little people, I’m not talking about the Helmsley little people; I’m not talking about the 47%; I’m not talking about the takers instead of the makers as some would describe them; I’m not talking about the middle class, working people, poor people, working poor people — that’s not what is meant by the little people term. It really refers to a medical condition, dwarfism is the name of that medical condition, and sometimes I guess one can even say abnormally small people, abnormally small people which to me is — I like that term better than dwarfism.”
After some time he came to the actual apology:
“I wanted to say to all of those who may have been offended by my use of the term the ‘m-word,’ I want you to know that it was out of ignorance and not spite or hatred that I used that term and please know that I will never use that term again.”
He got an amen from fellow commie Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who bobbed her empty noggin and averred, “we should all learn what to say so as not to offend people.”
But it’s still fine to use an obscene epithet to describe decent Americans who believe in limited government.
On tips from Varla and Ghost of FA Hayek.