Category: Newspeak Dictionary

Mar 17 2020

Intolerance Is Tolerance

The word “liberal” now means the exact opposite of what it did when Thomas Jefferson was the quintessential liberal. The new “liberals” have no use for Thomas Jefferson. Liberal presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is one of many who believes that the author of the Declaration of Independence deserves to be canceled, i.e., erased. A liberal is now an authoritarian statist who disregards the value of people as individuals. No wonder they don’t like Jefferson.

They have done something similar to the word “tolerance,” which now means “rigid conformity with leftist ideology.” Greg Koukl explains:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Mar 13 2020

The Word “Black” Is Now Racist

A major revision to the Newspeak Dictionary is underway. It is only a matter of time until the term “black” is forbidden, like the word “Negro,” which now may be uttered only in reference to the United Negro College Fund. Soon we will be compelled to say “African American,” because wading through seven syllables to use a term pushed by professional racist Jesse Jackson is a way of paying obeisance to political correctness. For now, it is still permissible to call blacks “blacks,” but not for long. In the meantime, use of the term is to be restricted in other contexts.

Summit News reports on a Tuesday segment of CBS’s This Morning:

The segment promoted a new book aimed at children titled ‘Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America’, by CBS News contributor Ibram X. Kendi and co-author Jason Reynolds.

Anchor Tony Dokoupil announced that “Many headlines referred to the stock market plunge yesterday as ‘Black Monday,’ and that is just one of the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that racism has been braided into our everyday culture.”

You wanted proof that American culture is inherently racist and therefore bad? CBS has it:

“Terms like ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Black Sheep,’ can be freighted with a negative connotation that sometimes we don’t even realize.” he said, with the other co-host Michelle Miller chiming in that the terms are “baked into the vocabulary.”

Ms Miller then took the opportunity to denounce the Founding Fathers as racists, and expressed horror that children would be taught to revere them.

Other terms forbidden by CBS as racist include “blackballing,” “blackmail,” and “blacklisting.” They must not have gotten the memo that “blacklist” has already been blacklisted.

Whether these terms will be permissible again after we are no longer allowed to call blacks “blacks” remains to be seen. It is possible that the color black itself will be deemed racist and abolished.

We laughed when Dallas Commissioner John Wiley Price belligerently proclaimed the term “black hole” to be racist. But no matter how far out onto a limb of absurdity a moonbat may climb, the other moonbats will soon catch up with him.

On a tip from Kate P.

Feb 04 2020

PETA President Forbids the Word “Pet”

Revise your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary at once. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has decreed that pets must no longer be called “pets.”

According to the Daily Mail, Newkirk…

…compared calling animals pets to the treatment of women before feminism, when they were not allowed to own property or were patronisingly called ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey’ to make them seem ‘less of a person’.

Animals are people according to moonbat ideology, even if unborn babies are not. As Newkirk infamously put it, “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” The implications of this demented view manifest themselves in the unhealthy diets and sociopathic behavior associated with animal rights militants.

Newkirk, who once set fire to a car at a motor show and has stripped naked numerous times to publicise PETA’s high-profile ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ campaign, said the language used around animals is important.

It could be triggering for a dog, cat, or hamster to hear itself referred to as a “pet,” negatively affecting its self-esteem. They are to be called “companions” instead.

While you have your Newspeak Dictionary out, cross out the expression “flog a dead horse.” Newkirk says it is offensive. A horse being dead does not justify cruelty.

On a tip from Frances J.

Jan 22 2020

“Climate Hysteria” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

The thought police in Germany take updates to the Newspeak Dictionary so seriously that they have a special term for words that have been officially designated as politically wrong. Via No Tricks Zone:

The Unwort des Jahres (un-word of the year) is a new or recently popularized term used in Germany which a panel deems “violates human rights or infringes upon Democratic principles”.

The panel is of course comprised of moonbats. Keeping the Newspeak Dictionary as thin as possible in hopes that this will narrow our range of thought is a progressive priority.

Last week the panel selected “climate hysteria” as the un-word of the year.

Any word or term that can be used to undermine leftist ideology will eventually be removed from the permissible vocabulary. That’s the point of having a Newspeak Dictionary.

According to Wikipedia, the panel – which has no scientific expert on it at all, chose “climate (change) hysteria” as the un-word of 2019 because it “defames climate protection efforts and the climate protection movement, and discredits important discussions about climate protection.”

If only there were a scientist on the panel, maybe he could explain how leftist ideology makes it possible to prevent the climate from fluctuating the way it always has.

Yet those who do not succumb to climate hysteria are enemies of science. It says so right on Wikipedia:

In light of scientific findings regarding climate change, [the term “climate hysteria”] is misleading and irresponsibly supports anti-scientific tendencies.

“Klimahysterie” (climate hysteria) joins a list that already includes “Alternative Fakten” (alternative facts), “Gutmensch” (do-gooder), “Lügenpresse” (liar press), and “Sozialtourismus” (welfare tourism). In whatever language, these terms do not belong in the vocabulary of the politically compliant.

Hat tip: Pirate’s Cove.

Dec 20 2019

Seattle Times to Capitalize “Black” but Not “White”

Sometimes the liberal ruling class is subtle about its preferences, other times not so subtle. When it comes to persons of politically preferred pigmentation (PPPPs), subtlety often gives way to ostentatious reverence. This affects even the Newspeak Dictionary, which has been revised by the Seattle Times.

Via KTTH:

“We’re making a change to The Seattle Times stylebook that takes effect today,” according to an internal memo written by PM news desk chief Melissa Davis on the morning of December 18. “The decision was made after research by staffers, discussions with members of the Diversity & Inclusion task force and senior editors.”

The big change: the word “black,” when referring to PPPPs, is to be capitalized. The word “white,” when referring to racistly melanin-deficient Caucasians, will explicitly remain lowercase, because,

“Capitalized white is often used by the white nationalist/white supremacist movement.”

That is, it would be racist for them to treat the word “white” the same way they treat the word “black.” Those who disagree are no doubt racists.

Be sure to return here often for updates. If you fail to keep up with the constant arbitrary rule changes, you could lose your job. Imagine the hell that would break loose if you were to refer to someone as “colored” rather than as a “person of color.” (It might be better to type “Person of Color” just to be on the safe side.)

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 19 2019

“Geek,” “Nerd” Designated as Forbidden Slurs

Eventually, our moonbat rulers will tire of forbidding perfectly innocuous words referring to racial and ethnic groups (e.g., colored, Negro, Chinaman), because it taxes their creativity by forcing them to come up with ever more stilted allowable terms (e.g., Person of Color, African American, Person of Chinesishness). But a clever Cultural Marxist can always come up with new alienated groups to anoint as oppressed. That’s why the words “geek” and “nerd” were just deleted from the Newspeak Dictionary.

From Airstrip One:

Psychology lecturer and psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck says that “anti-IQ” insults are hate crime’s last “taboo” and that they should be legally treated the same way as homophobic and racist slurs.

The words “egghead” and “brainiac” are thought crimes too.

During her research, Falck says that people being called “nerd” or “egghead” or “brainiac” contributed to them “being set apart as being different to others and feeling like they’re a misfit and they don’t belong.”

Cultural Marxism, aka “inclusiveness,” requires that anyone who can be seen as a misfit feels that he belongs. Those who are not misfits are marginalized.

The Newspeak Dictionary gets thinner by the moment:

Falck claims that such terms cause emotional trauma and is calling for “legislative action” to treat the insults ‘nerd’, ‘brainbox’, ‘geek’, ‘egg-head’, ‘smart-arse’, ‘dweeb’ and ‘smarty-pants’ as hate crimes.

Congratulations to smart people for qualifying as oppressed. They won’t be first to get loaded onto the cattle cars after all.

Dec 17 2019

Newspeak Dictionary Updates

When even militantly moonbatty Google gets chided for political incorrectness, you know the Wall Street Journal is right — we have achieved quantum wokeness.

Two months ago researchers at Google published a paper in Nature saying they had achieved “quantum supremacy.”

That means Google’s quantum computer achieved a spectacular feat of calculation, leaving conventional supercomputers far behind. But instead of congratulations, Google received chastisement.

“We take issue with the use of ‘supremacy’ when referring to quantum computers,” as 13 academics and researchers wrote last week, also in Nature. “We consider it irresponsible to override the historical context of this descriptor, which risks sustaining divisions in race, gender and class.”

The word “supremacy” is racist, misogynistic, and classist. It must be struck from the Newspeak Dictionary at once. Those who use it must be branded as thought criminals, because speaking the word is violence:

The word “supremacy,” they claim, is tainted with “overtones of violence, neocolonialism and racism.” They lament that “inherently violent language” already has crept into other scientific fields, as with talk of human “colonization” or “settlement” of outer space. These terms “must be contextualized against ongoing issues of neocolonialism.”

The words “colonization” and “settlement” are also forbidden, as the range of permissible vocabulary contracts ever more rapidly.

Soon the objective extolled by Syme in 1984 will be achieved. We will be incapable of meaningful thought because the words we use to think will have been incrementally eliminated for the sake of rendering thoughtcrime impossible. Good thing we have quantum computers to do our thinking for us.

On a tip from Varla.

Nov 17 2019

“Red Line” Deemed Offensive

Now that anything even remotely resembling racism against favored racial groups has already been eradicated, each deletion from the Newspeak Dictionary is more ludicrous than the last. On the heels of the word “Sooner” being declared racist in Oklahoma, we learn that the words “red” and “line” must never be placed next to each other, even in the context of mass transit, lest the words trigger persons of politically preferred pigmentation.

From Seattle:

Sound Transit will stop calling its north-south red metro line, the line that will eventually run between Everett and West Seattle, the “Red Line.”

Apparently, according to a press release, people complained to Sound Transit that it sounded like “redlining.” In the past, African-American families were kept out of certain neighborhoods in cities by being denied home loans or insurance. This type of segregation was known as redlining…

The Blue Line, Green Line, Purple Line, and Orange Line can carry on as usual, as they have not yet been designated as racist.

On a tip from DCGere.

Nov 17 2019

Words “Boomer” and “Sooner” Now Offensive

As we approach the ultimate goal of limiting permissible vocabulary to inarticulate whimpers of submission, deletions from the Newspeak Dictionary come fast and furious. The words “boomer” and “sooner” must now be removed because they have been declared offensive to politically sacred American Indians.

From the University of Oklahoma’s OU Daily:

The Undergraduate Student Congress saw legislation authorizing a name change for the Sooner Freshman Council, among other things, in its Nov. 12 meeting.

Student Government Association President Adran Gibbs, who authored the act mandating a name change for the group, said the words “boomer” and “sooner” are inherently offensive to the Native American community.

Gibbs says that OU students are merely “visitors on this land,” which he evidently regards as belonging not to those who settled it, but to Indians. It appears that Indians have the authority to declare which words we are and are not allowed to say on their land.

Native American Taylor Broadbent was called upon to explain why Oklahomans can’t say “boomer” or “sooner” anymore.

Broadbent said the words were originally used to describe settlers in the Land Run of 1889, which facilitated the theft of tribal land.

Presumably the word “settler” will be forbidden soon on the same basis.

They would cut to the chase and just ban anything remotely connected with Western Civilization so as to return the hemisphere to the hand-to-mouth pre-Columbian era of human sacrifice, cannibalism, and savagery, but progressives like to do things progressively.

The act passed with a roll-call vote of 19-8-7.

Yet Taylor Broadbent still isn’t happy. He pouted:

“I was saddened by the amount of ‘noes’ and ‘abstains’ in the voting process.”

This is a classic example of the tactic known as “crybullying.” It is far more effective than the raping, pillaging, and murdering of settlers that took place in days gone by.

On a tip from TheChaoticStorm. Hat tip: Heartland College Sports.

Nov 13 2019

The Two Words That Destroyed Don Cherry

If there is one phrase that must be deleted from your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary before any others, it is “you people.” These two seemingly harmless words ended the career of Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry, as he has confirmed:

“Hockey Night in Canada” analyst Don Cherry said he believes he was fired Monday because of two words he used during his Coach’s Corner segment.

“It’s the two words, ‘You people’ — and you know people are very sensitive like that — that got me,” he said Tuesday night during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Context is required to make the two words lethal:

The popular, outspoken former coach drew criticism for complaining Saturday night that people in Toronto were being disrespectful by not wearing poppies to honor Canada’s fallen military heroes leading up to Remembrance Day. His words were viewed as a criticism of immigrants.

Even implied criticism of the hordes imported to displace the population of North America is forbidden. Criticism in the context of lack of patriotism is doubly forbidden. Speaking the words “you people” in such a context will end the career of even a legend like Don Cherry.

Presenting Cherry’s thought crime:

“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”

What prior generation could have imagined living in a Canada where it would be forbidden to say something like that?

Moonbats must be delighted at Cherry’s downfall. Breitbart gives five reasons why:

1. Cherry Labeled the Canadian Left “Pinkos” and “Kooks”

2. Cherry Called Climate Change Alarmists “Cuckaloos”

3. Unashamed Support for President Donald J. Trump

4. Cherry Tells American Leftists to Stay Out of Canada

5. Unwavering Support for Canada’s Military and Veterans

Click through for details.

A Rebel News petition in support of Cherry can be found here.

For the record, here is video of Don Cherry committing his thought crime in full:

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, Troy H, and Varla.

Oct 24 2019

“Emotionally Disturbed Persons” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

One reason updates to the Newspeak Dictionary never stop is that soon after a euphemism is imposed, a euphemism is required for the euphemism, which has taken on the meaning of the word it replaced. For example, New York police officers would never be allowed to call lunatics “lunatics”; that would be offensive to lunatics. So they call them EDPs, which stands for “emotionally disturbed persons.” Now they can’t say that either, because EDP has come to mean “lunatic.”

Patrick Lynch of the NYC Police Benevolent Association has been fed to the teeth with the EDP decrees excreted by Bill de Blasio:

Sounds like the situation in NYC will continue deteriorating under moonbat rule.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 14 2019

Word “Triggered” Triggers NY Times Moonbat

According to the primary organ of the Ministry of Truth (i.e., the New York Times), the word “triggered” is a tool of the Alt Right. The word has triggered a moonbat named Joanna Schroeder, who devotes an op ed to warning other parents that their white sons could be led astray by online thought criminals.

Her own sons are not immune…

The first sign was a seemingly innocuous word, used lightheartedly: “triggered.”

As my 11- and 14-year-old sons and their friends talked and bantered — phones in hand, as always — in the back seat of the car, one of them shouted it in response to a meme, and they all laughed uproariously.

I almost lost control of the car. That’s because I know that word — often used to mock people who are hurt or offended by racism as overly sensitive — is a calling card of the alt-right, which the Anti-Defamation League defines as “a segment of the white supremacist movement consisting of a loose network of racists and anti-Semites who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of politics that embrace implicit or explicit racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.” People associated with this group are known for trolling those who disagree with them, and calling critics “triggered” is a favorite tactic.

If she is going to take the ADL’s barking seriously, she had better also be on the lookout for her kids making the okay sign.

The piece goes on to reveal that PragerU “is not an accredited university but a propaganda machine that introduces viewers to extremist views via video.” No wonder YouTube and Facebook give PragerU such a hard time.

In actuality, PragerU videos provide commonsense arguments in favor of a moderate conservative viewpoint. Having watched dozens of them, I have never seen anything controversial or even remotely representative of the Alt Right.

Speaking of innocuous moderates, Jordan Peterson is denounced as a gateway drug leading to thoughtcrime, “whose conservative perspectives on feminism and gender are very popular among young men and often are a path to more extreme content and ideologies.” He is said to be a member of the sinister “intellectual dark web.”

The author is also triggered by the term “snowflake,” which she describes like this:

An insult embraced by moderate conservatives and the alt-right alike, it’s used to dismiss people who complain about racism, sexism or homophobia as laughably delicate.

For example, a snowflake is someone who might be triggered by the word “triggered” into almost crashing her car.

On a tip from robbanks. Hat tip: VDare.

Oct 12 2019

NYC Department of Correction Bans Word “Perp”

Inner Party members are encouraged to update their copies of the Newspeak Dictionary at once. The word “perp” to describe those incarcerated for perpetrating crimes has been found to be insensitive to criminals and is therefore banned in New York:

As the City Council weighs new legislation to guarantee more “humane” living accommodations for inmates — including calling them by their preferred pronouns — the Department of Correction has quietly revamped its rules for identifying inmates to make it more prisoner-friendly…

In order to display the politically correct degree of obsequiousness, inmates must be referred to as “individuals” or “persons.”

“It’s BS that you can’t call them ‘perps’,” griped a DOC source after reviewing the order. “All part of [Mayor Bill] de Blasio’s plan to coddle criminals. Inmates get treated better than us [correction officers]. We used to call them bodies or packages.

“Now if you say on the radio you have five persons, does that mean inmates, visitors, construction workers, counselors, etc. It is confusing.”

Mission accomplished. The intent of Newspeak Dictionary revisions is to further restrict our ability to express incorrect thoughts.

To distinguish between criminals and the law-abiding is to make a distinction that will not exist in utopia. It could serve to confer stigma. We are all the same, except thought criminals, who are bad. Vocabulary that allows us to distinguish between people who are the same is unnecessary wrongthink.

On a tip from seaoh.

Sep 28 2019

Illegal to Call an Illegal Alien an “Illegal Alien” in NYC

New York City has an update for the Newspeak Dictionary that is more than a suggestion. It is literally illegal now to call an illegal alien an “illegal alien” in this surreal moonbat dystopia.

Via the New York Post:

It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate.

Whether something is “motivated by hate” will remain subjective until Big Government has the technology to read our minds. In practice, this provision means authorities will prosecute you for it if they don’t like your attitude. This is the purest essence of a thought crime — the sort of crime that would be inconceivable in a free society.

The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per offense — are outlined in a 29-page directive released by City Hall’s Commission on Human Rights.

As Canadians can tell you, tyrannical repression as an end in itself finds its purest expression in human rights commissions.

“‘Alien’ — used in many laws to refer to a ‘noncitizen’ person — is a term that may carry negative connotations and dehumanize immigrants, marking them as ‘other,’” reads one passage of the memo. “The use of certain language, including ‘illegal alien’ and ‘illegals,’ with the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons constitutes discrimination.”

Of course illegal aliens are the “other,” to use the terminology of Ivory Tower moonbats. That’s why the Cultural Marxist authorities side with them against us, forcing us to turn our country over to them, to pay for their healthcare, to provide them will all manner of services and benefits, to throw our laws and our national integrity out the window on their behalf, and even to sacrifice the core principle of free speech lest they be offended.

Meanwhile, actual crimes like drug use, prostitution, public defecation, turnstile jumping, et cetera are deliberately ignored, and the streets are unsafe for law-abiding citizens. NYC features what they call “anarchotyranny” — the worst of both worlds situation where you have the disadvantages of both too much government and no government at all.

On tips from Sean C, Varla, Dragon’s Lair, and Stormfax.

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