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May 16 2017

Thought Police Forbid the Word “Stupid”

As George Orwell predicted in 1984, word by word they reduce our vocabulary, thereby reducing our ability to think outside the boundaries that they designate. It was bad enough when they declared we could no longer use the word “retarded” lest it offend people with low mental capacity. Now, according to Jenny Crofton at Everyday Feminism, we can’t even say “stupid”:

People who wouldn’t use the word “dumb” because it’s offensive to deaf people and people who can’t speak, or the r-word because it’s offensive to people with developmental disabilities, are still willing to describe something or someone as “stupid.”

In my view, the fact that this word is a slur is self-evident. People don’t call you “stupid” unless they’re trying to put you down or undermine you. It’s an insult, and that’s reason enough to stop using it.

Uh oh. The ultimate insult is the word “moonbat,” from which the word “moonbattery” is derived. Will the very name of this website be banned?

One insult that will still be allowed is the author’s favorite word, “bigot.” But he/she (I believe Jenny Crofton is this “queer trans” person of incomprehensible gender) would never call bigots stupid:

Throughout the course of this article, I’ve tried to use a variety of different words that describe bigots truthfully and non-oppressively.

Suggested adjectives to describe bigots (i.e., non-liberals) include ridiculous, offensive, senseless, and malevolent. Just don’t say the word “stupid” because…

Its use harms and triggers disabled people, which can make it a source of mass psychological harm for an already marginalized group.

So the cognitively disabled now qualify as “marginalized.” This is great news for white male heterosexuals with low IQs who hope to get into the engineering program at MIT.

If something is likely to upset the members of a marginalized group, just let it go.

The marginalized are the top caste in a liberal society. They will tell you what you can or cannot say. Or rather, barking moonbats will tell you on their behalf.

The piece goes on to argue that people with subnormal intelligence are historically oppressed, and therefore failure to revere them for their defining trait is blasphemy against political correctness. Yet “stupid” is used as an insult, just like “gay” is on grade school playgrounds. You can see why this is intolerable to liberals.

The piece gets really stupid when Crofton attempts to back up the decree that we no longer use the word “stupid” with some emotional bullying:

Children with intellectual disabilities are at extremely high risk for abuse, including sexual assault. Women with intellectual disabilities are also at high risk for abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence – and are underserved by inaccessible support programs.

Our culture promotes a climate of toxicity toward intellectually disabled people, and part of that is in the words we use.

By condoning the casual use of ableist slurs, we tacitly permit more severe abuses. Because we undermine the people, we also undermine accountability for their abusers. We fail to construct a healing path forward.

By even condoning much less using the word stupid, you are enabling the rape of children!

Crofton describes himself/herself/zirself as “neuroatypical.” Just when the reader is starting to suspect that he/she/it is some kind of retard, Crofton displays surprising insight into the form of totalitarianism we know as “political correctness”:

Changing the way we speak is really tough. Words are the fabric of our thoughts. Re-forming the words we use means reshaping our minds. But that’s exactly why it’s so necessary and so potent.

Just as we can’t shape a new society without fully deconstructing the old, we can’t liberate our minds without dismantling the ways we think and communicate.

It’s genuinely an enormous undertaking.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, or deconstructed in a day either. That’s why they are taking our language away from us one word at a time.

newspeak dictionary
Strike out the word “stupid.”

45 Responses to “Thought Police Forbid the Word “Stupid””

  1. Anonymous says:

    Stupid (unwilling to use one’s intelligence) and unintelligent (not having intelligence to use) are two different things and moonbats are willfully confusing them so people can’t rightfully called them stupid.

  2. KirklesWorth says:

    These stupid “feminists” stupidly say that calling people stupid is stupid…how stupidly stupid is that stupidity?

  3. Mike says:

    That’s just stupid.

  4. Mr. Freemarket says:


    Liberal professors have been trying to reform US thought for 50+ years, focusing on racism in particular. So why are their so many racist people today?

  5. Troy McClure says:

    Stupid is as stupid does. So now Forrest Gump is a thought criminal.

  6. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Let’s look at what isn’t being said:

    “Children with intellectual disabilities are at extremely high risk for abuse”…from men..”, including sexual assault.”….from men. “Women with intellectual disabilities are also at high risk for abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence”….from men “– and are underserved by inaccessible support programs.”…clearly because men haven’t been supportive enough.

    I think I’m seeing a trend.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Our culture promotes a climate of toxicity toward intellectually disabled people, and part of that is in the words we use.”

    The other part is not letting intellectually disabled people into colleges and university. And act like college professors.

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “Just as we can’t shape a new society without fully deconstructing the old, we can’t liberate our minds without dismantling the ways we think and communicate.”

    Which means that today’s college professors must be all fired.

  9. SNuss says:

    Leftists are just another example of Ron White’s proclamation: “You can’t fix stupid”.

  10. daPenguin says:

    I do agree that we should not call people with reduced mental capabilities stupid, but I am still fine with using this term for moonbats such as this person.

  11. TED says:

    THEY FINALLY figured out ALL THOSE STUPIDS were aimed at THEM!!!!

  12. TED says:

    DOSEN’T MATTER!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. TED says:

    THEY can try to BAN it, BUT

    AS LONG AS THEY ACT “IT”, THEY WILL BE !IT” !!!!!!!!!!!

  14. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    “…we can’t liberate our minds without dismantling the ways we think and communicate.”

    “Liberate” our minds by deliberate external control of what we say and think. Free ourselves by having other people make life choices for us, under threat of fine or imprisonment if we refuse to cooperate (on how we run our home, educate our kids, healthcare, how we prepare for retirement). That’s not stupid. That’s evil. Or insane. Doesn’t really make much difference to me which.

  15. SineWaveII says:

    Oh that’s just stupid. I’ve never heard anything so stupid. I think that jenny crofton has just mined new depths of stupid. She fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down. There is no way anybody should pay any attention to something so stupid. Btw isn’t her stupid website going bankrupt because stupid feminists don’t want to support it anymore?

  16. ICEvictim says:

    what a butt munching, brainless bimbo of retard level stupidity. I don’t think she could get any dumber, but then…

  17. Artfuldgr says:

    Some people find everything women like that say is offensive, but i don’t think she will shut up to be sensitive unless it serves her selfish feminine mystique.

  18. SNuss says:

    That isn’t fair! Buckner only screwed up ONCE.

  19. Brine1 says:

    My word she’s stupid

  20. SNuss says:

    True, as Leftist Dems are self-made stupid, and (somehow) are getting even worse.

  21. MAS says:

    “Stupid is as stupid does” Forrest Forrest Gump

  22. Spiny Norman says:

    George Orwell intended for Nineteen Eighty-Four to be a dire warning. The Left are using it as an instruction manual.

  23. Libraryguy says:

    Woman, you are stupid as hell.

  24. Larry Geiger says:

    So it’s dumb to say “stupid”? Or is it stupid to say “dumb”. Dumb toaster didn’t work this morning. Everyone in the house knew what that meant. In context. Of course the toaster can’t talk either. It’s not connected to the internet. Yet. Maybe never, I don’t know. So maybe the toaster is just stupid. No frozen waffle for me. Cheerios it is, then.

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  26. Kris Sandbom says:

    maybe we should just say “un-smart”?

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