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Category: Newspeak Dictionary

Sep 09 2021

Open Thread

The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. - George Orwell

On a tip from Jester.

Aug 24 2021

Destigmatized Prison Inmates Now to Be Called “Residents”

When utopia is achieved, prisons will be abolished. Criminals will run free in accordance with Black Lives Matter demands, and those who don’t like it will be incarcerated in reeducation camps for being racists. In the meantime, don’t forget to call convicts “residents” so as not to hurt their feelings.

From Wisconsin:

Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said staff at the Dane County Jail in Madison will no longer refer to those in jail as ‘inmates’ and will instead address them as ‘residents’ or ‘those within our care,’ the sheriff announced Monday. …

‘As we serve, we want to maintain dignity and respect for all who are involved in our criminal justice system,’ Barrett said. ‘We will no longer refer to our incarcerated community members as ‘inmates’. Their new title will be ‘resident(s)’ or ‘those within our care.’

The story is monotonously familiar. Authorities make fools of themselves while scurrying to obey left-wing activist groups:

Barrett said he met with a group of formerly incarcerated individuals at the nonprofit Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, who told him being referred to as ‘inmates’ or ‘convicts’ increases stigma against them…

Liberals deliberately destigmatized welfare, with the predictable result that there are already 1 million more job openings than job applicants. Now they are destigmatizing crime. Every step they take is toward the ruin of society.

On tips from Thom67 and KirklesWorth.

Aug 18 2021

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Bans Its Own Name

It isn’t easy for organizations to keep up with political correctness these days. They may even find themselves banning their own names. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine will now use the term “chestfeeding” rather than “breastfeeding,” because associating breasts with lactation implies that there is something feminine about the activity. That would violate LGBT dogma, which takes precedence over the acknowledgment that women exist.

Via Flag & Cross:

The organization made its woke announcement in a lengthy statement published last month [that] encourages employees to use absurd terms such as “chestfeeding,” “human milk feeding,” and “parent’s milk” to promote what it calls “gender-inclusive language.”

The statement on “infant feeding and lactation-related language and gender,” co-authored by eight doctors and the academy, said that “the use of de-sexed or gender-inclusive language is appropriate in many settings.”

Not this setting. You don’t have to go to medical school to know that only women nurse babies — even if insane men try. These days, you might have to go to medical school not to know it.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jul 20 2021

Democrats Move to Rename 1,441 Places

It is as if Democrats have learned that they only have a few months to erase American heritage and replace it with a contrived heritage of their own design. The steady stream of politically motivated renaming that turned Mount McKinley into Denali and Phoenix’s Squaw Peak into Piestewa Peak has become a torrent as they throw their pushy, ham-fisted moonbattery into overdrive:

Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Friday to rename more than 1,000 places in the US named with offensive language and racist slurs.

While the economy collapses, Democrats occupy themselves by scouring the country for offensiveness, investigating even the most obscure locations.

The bill was sponsored by ultraradicals, who are steering the ship where the Democratic Party is concerned:

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and Rep. Al Green introduced the bill along with 25 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, all Democrats. …

According to the statement from the lawmakers, questionable names have been identified for 1,441 federally recognized places.

Maybe they can start a jobs program by hiring Victim Studies graduates to come up with new names that no liberal will find offensive. It isn’t easily done these days. They can’t name every mountain and river after George Floyd.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jun 25 2021

Brandeis University Issues Newspeak Dictionary Update

Just because a term was acceptable an hour ago does not mean that using it now would not result in immediate cancelation on grounds of intolerance and insensitivity. If you don’t want to become marginalized on behalf of the “marginalized,” you can’t wait for the Inner Party to issue an official new edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. Updates come from all corners of the liberal establishment, and they must be incorporated immediately. Here’s a major one from Brandeis University:

“Policeman,” “congressman” and even the gender-neutral descriptor “freshman” have been deemed “oppressive” at Massachusetts’ Brandeis University, a small, elite private school in Waltham, because they are “gender exclusive.”

As academia descends into a maelstrom of moonbattery, even referring to the act of walking becomes thoughtcrime. The term “walk-in” is forbidden as part of the war on ableism, as are the expressions “crazy” and “lame.”

Brandeis’ Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center lays down the law in its “Oppressive Language List”:

PARC recognizes that language is a powerful tool that can be used to perpetrate and perpetuate oppression. As a community, we can strive to remove language that may hurt those who have experienced violence from our everyday use. These recommendations for more-neutral language are brought forth by students who have been subject to violence or who have worked with others who are healing from violence…

By “oppression” and “violence,” they mean anything a pampered crybully chooses to find offensive.

Terms denounced as un-PC include the pronouns “he” and “she,” because transsexuals don’t like them.

Remember when we were forbidden to say “Negro” for no particular reason, and race hustler Jesse Jackson demanded we say “African-American” instead? Now we are not allowed to say that either. We must say “Black” and yes, it must be capitalized.

“People of color” is no longer acceptable. Instead, must say “BIPOC,” defined as “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.” Blacks need to be singled out for special reverence because they “are disproportionately impacted by violence in the US.” PARC doesn’t mention that the violence is inflicted by other blacks or that it is so prevalent because their fellow moonbats have hamstrung the police.

Terms like “Long time no see” and “No can do” are nixed because they allegedly oppress “indigenous people and Asians.” The word “picnic” oppresses sacred blacks I mean Blacks.

You can’t even say “trigger warning” because the word “trigger” might trigger hoplophobic liberals by reminding them of guns.

With each passing day, progressives move closer to abolishing all language other than grunts of assent or self-abasement.

Memorize the whole list if you don’t want to sabotage your next job interview by inadvertently sinning against moonbattery, which is the official religion not only of academia but also of the human resources profession.

On a tip from Jack D.

Jun 22 2021

Boys and Girls Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

From Airstrip One:

The LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall has told teachers in Britain to ditch the terms boys and girls and refer to pupils with the gender-neutral “learners”.

Fortunately, only weaklings and lunatics would allow policies to be dictated by the autocratic whims of LGBTetc maniacs. Unfortunately, Britain is governed by weaklings and lunatics.

Stonewall also forbids calling students by the proper pronouns. Teachers are expected to use the plural “they/them” for individuals. Furthermore, students must not be divided by gender, since moonbats are waging a bizarre and incomprehensible war on the concept. So much for girls and boys competing within their own gender in sports.

Needless to say, “trans” students must be given free access to the private facilities of members of the opposite sex.

One of the guides produced by the leftist charity stated that the Government Equalities Office funded its work in primary schools.

This nefarious organization — devoted to deranging civilization at a fundamental level in order to promote sexual perversion — gorges itself on taxpayer money:

A report from the TaxPayers’ Alliance this month found that between 2015 and 2019, the government gave Stonewall at least £2,616,102 in funding.

On top of that, schools that are members of the Stonewall School & College Champion programme pay the charity a yearly fee of £150 plus VAT for schools with fewer than 100 pupils. The fee rises to £800 plus VAT for schools with over 2,000 pupils.

The British government gives money to these maleficent militants, it may as well take orders from them. Expect all demands to be complied with, if not immediately then soon. Stonewall (presumably named after the riots) crows that its demands are “in line with the Department for Education’s guidance for schools in England, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Equality Act Code of Practice.”

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jun 16 2021

Biden Regime: Turn In Family for Radicalism

Now that our rulers have designated white people the greatest threat to society, the question is how to keep them in their place. The Biden Regime calls for using the tried and true methods of the East German secret police, the Stasi.

His subjects are encouraged to rat out white supremacists. These can be defined as dissidents who fail to support his party, the ideological basis of which is critical race theory — i.e., hatred of whites.

Via Breitbart:

Biden’s administration announced their plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism.

“Domestic terrorism” no longer means what it did after 9/11. Now it refers to a handful of yahoos trespassing at the Capitol — and to those who might agree with their views.

Droned a bureaucrat:

“This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence.”

You have to nip “terrorism” in the bud by isolating those with unapproved opinions.

Biden has explicitly stated that “white supremacy” is the “most lethal threat to the homeland today.” He did not explain what “white supremacy” is, nor has anyone. The term must be left elastic so as to include anyone who needs to be marginalized, demonized, and eventually incarcerated.

“We are investing many agencies of the government and resourcing them appropriately and asking our citizens to participate,” the official said. “Because, ultimately, this is really about homeland security being a responsibility of each citizen of our country to help us achieve.”

Whether monetary incentives will be involved is unclear, but it would certainly help to convince authorities that you are not a white supremacist if you rat out friends, coworkers, and relatives for having “radical” views, such as those contrary to the Democratic Party platform.

History buffs with a chilling sense of déjà vu may be thinking of the 189,000 informants said to have been recruited by East Germany’s Stasi.

An update has been issued to the Newspeak Dictionary. According to Columbia University, whites are no longer to be called Caucasians, on the grounds that whites allegedly draw comfort from the term. Allowing whites to draw comfort is white supremacist, so if you catch anyone using the word “Caucasian,” be sure to inform authorities.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Chris Neilson.

Jun 09 2021

It’s Official: Mothers Canceled in Favor of “Birthing People”

Update your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary, lest you find yourself canceled for a language infraction. Since women do not exist in any meaningful sense according to transgender ideology, the word “mother” has been deleted. Henceforth, we must say “birthing people.” Biden’s handlers have spoken:

The text of Biden’s record-breaking $6 trillion budget, unveiled last month, includes a section highlighting more than $200 million in health care spending aimed at reducing the “high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people.”

As usual, the toxic insanity imposed through the federal government appears to have originated in academia. Social engineers at Harvard have been saying “birthing people” instead of “mothers” since at least last year. From there it seeped into Congress, with Rep Cori Bush (D-BLM) drawing guffaws by referring to the alleged racist oppression of “Black birthing people” just before Mother’s Day. The genocidal maniacs at NARAL confirmed that “birthing people” is correct because it is gender neutral and “it’s not just cis-gender women that can get pregnant and give birth.”

Now we have it from the White House that “birthing people” is official Newspeak.

Searching for and throwing money at “race-based disparities” among “birthing people” is a prime example of how race-obsessed Democrats are wasting the wealth we create as they spend the country into oblivion.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Feet2Fire.

Apr 15 2021

Looting Is Now “Material Liberation”

As leftists consolidate power, the Newspeak Dictionary updates will come fast and furious. They have to eradicate the old ways of thinking, so that everyone will think like our moonbat overlords. The postmodern roots of our rulers’ critical theory ideology result in an emphasis on changing thought through language. Because of the importance of looting to the Democrat version of the Sturmabteilung (i.e., peaceful protesters), the word “theft” is henceforth stricken from the dictionary. It has been replaced with the term “material liberation.”

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Apr 15 2021

Nadler: Packing Is Unpacking

Great news. Democrats are not planning to effectively abolish the Judicial Branch, thereby rendering the Constitution null and void, by packing the Supreme Court with rubber stamp apparatchiks after all. What they are doing is unpacking it. We have this straight from Jerrold Nadler, Chairmoonbat of the House Judiciary Committee, who introduced the bill:

Nadler further revealed that he is not urinating on your leg; it’s raining, that’s all.

Update your Newspeak Dictionary. Instead of “packing,” party members must now say “unpacking” to convey the same meaning.

There could be no more explicit example of the Democrat habit of not merely lying, but telling the diametric opposite of the truth.

It appears doubtful for now that Democrats will push this further and risk civil war. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the proposal “should be considered,” but has “no plans” to bring it up for a vote.

The maniacs comprising the Democrat vanguard would abrogate the Constitution in a minute, but party leaders just want to demonstrate that they will stop at nothing to get their way.

The idea is to bully the Supreme Court into compliance. This worked for FDR, who pushed through unconstitutional aspects of the New Deal after threatening to pack the court. There is no need to risk a revolution by abolishing the court if you can prevent it from defending the Constitution by other means.

On a tip from Henry.

Apr 15 2021

“Consensus” Becomes a Scary Word

Under leftist rule, harmless things are given scary names. For example, weather is called “the climate emergency.” Correspondingly, innocuous terms are used to describe dangerous concepts. An example is the word “consensus.”

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor at Stanford Medical School. Last month, he attended a public policy roundtable hosted by Ron DeSantis. What happened next illustrates what “consensus” has come to mean.

Bhattacharya writes in the Wall Street Journal:

The point was to discuss the state’s Covid policies in the months ahead. That 600,000 Americans have died with Covid-19 is evidence that the lockdowns over the past year, including significant restrictions on the lives of children, haven’t worked. Florida reopened in May and declined to shut down again. Yet age-adjusted mortality is lower in Florida than in locked-down California, and Florida’s public schools are almost all open, while California’s aren’t.

My fellow panelists—Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, Martin Kulldorff of Harvard and Scott Atlas of Stanford—and I discussed a variety of topics. One was the wisdom of requiring children to wear masks. The press asked questions, and a video of the event was posted on YouTube by local media, including Tampa’s WTSP.

But last week YouTube removed a recording of this routine policy discussion from its website. The company claimed my fellow panel members and I were trafficking in misinformation. The company said it removed the video “because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Everyone at the panel agreed that making little kids wear masks is a bad idea. Yet there is a “consensus”; all scientists agree that children must wear masks until Dr Fauci says otherwise.

It doesn’t matter how many experts disagree with the “consensus.” An opinion is a consensus if it is the one you must hold if you don’t want to get censored by Big Tech on behalf of the liberal establishment.

The antonym of “consensus” is “misinformation” — i.e., information the liberal establishment wants suppressed. These words will be used constantly to bully, suppress, dupe, and manipulate as the media throws its weight behind the global warming hoax on behalf of the Party of Government.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 14 2021

Global Warming Rebranded as “Climate Emergency”

No matter how hard Dr Fauci and the rest of the liberal establishment try to keep Covid hysteria going indefinitely, the pandemic is winding down. It is time to take the lessons learned regarding how much the little people will tolerate without rebelling and apply them to the global warming hoax. Did I say, “global warming”? I meant, “climate change.” No wait, they have changed it again, in hopes of generating panic. Update your Newspeak Dictionary; the nonexistent weather crisis is now to be called “climate emergency.”

The Hill reports:

Scientific American Magazine announced Monday that it will begin using the term “climate emergency” instead of “climate change” when referring to the challenges of global warming, saying its task is to accurately report the news.

Actually, its task is to support the liberal agenda. Calling the fact that the climate continues to fluctuate as it always has and always will is not dispassionate reporting; it is propaganda.

The publication joined a slew of other outlets, including the Columbia Journalism Review and The Guardian, in its statement regarding the change in posture, Yahoo News reported.

You could almost get the impression that someone is coordinating this propaganda campaign from above.

Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti obediently yelps that fluctuating climate could “render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable” if the carbon emissions that accompany all human activity are not severely limited. This would require government to take control of the economy and radically reduce our standard of living, not to mention our freedom.

Actually, a significant portion of the Earth already is uninhabitable, because it is too cold. Danish farmers settled Greenland because it used to be green up there. Temperatures trending upward would not be all bad. In any case, Big Government may control everything else, but it cannot control the weather.

“Why ‘emergency?’ Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately,” Fischetti wrote.

The emphasis on manipulating our view of reality by manipulating vocabulary is classic postmodern leftism. This does not work in the long run, because people adapt to changed meanings. Just as “peaceful protester” now means “left-wing rioter,” “climate emergency” will soon mean “pleasant weather.”

“Guided by science, journalists have described the pandemic as an emergency, chronicled its devastating impacts, called out disinformation and told audiences how to protect themselves,” Fischetti wrote. “We need the same commitment to the climate story.”

It could not be clearer that the liberal ruling class intends to impose Covid-style tyranny on a permanent basis in the name of pretending to control the weather. Some of the more sinister leftists like John Kerry call this scheme the “Great Reset.”

Even amid a pandemic, which has paused travel plans and reduced economic activities, scientists found that [the level of harmless CO2 in] the earth’s atmosphere has continued to rise, according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Yahoo reported.

That means something even more repressive than the devastating ChiCom virus lockdowns is called for, in order to respond to this perpetual “emergency.”

On tips from Henry and Stormfax.

Mar 19 2021

Physics Term “Quantum Supremacy” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

The cancer started in social science departments, where no one was learning anything useful anyway. Unfortunately, social justice ideology has metastasized to every corner of academe — even real science:

In an op-ed, titled, “Physicists Need to Be More Careful with How They Name Things” for the Scientific American, St. Anselm College physics professor Ian Durham, University of Bristol math professor Karoline Wiesner, and freelance journalist Daniel Garisto call for doing away with the physics term “quantum supremacy” in an anti-racist measure.

The concept of white supremacy is so horrific to moonbats that the word “supremacy” must be banned by association. Revise your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary accordingly.

The popular term, coined in 2012 by quantum physicist John Preskill, refers to quantum computers outperforming classical ones. It has nothing to do with racism, which the authors of the op-ed even acknowledge, but say that it is “uncomfortably reminiscent” of “white supremacy.”

Everything in academia is about political correctness; that is to say, it is about hatred of white men.

The authors add that while abolishing the term “quantum supremacy” would not in itself diversify science, it is a small step toward making the scientific community “less white and male.”

It doesn’t matter what discoveries are made or even whether they are made. All that matters is that if there are any discoveries, they are made by members of approved identity groups.

The corrupted liberal arts have established supremacy over the sciences.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 17 2021

Wall Street Journal Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant”

The warning bears repeating: when reading the Wall Street Journal, do not venture far from the editorial page, or you will find yourself awash in moonbattery. Currently we are experiencing a crisis at the border, Biden’s unconscionably irresponsible and arguably treasonous invitation to the Third World having produced an unprecedented tsunami of grasping invaders. These numberless illegal immigrants will be referred to using politically correct euphemisms by WSJ, which has banned reporters from using the term “illegal immigrant.”

Via Breitbart, where plain language is still permitted:

[I]n an update its style guide, the Journal states that while it will allow reporters to continue using the term “illegal immigration” to describe the process of illegal aliens arriving and staying in the U.S., it will no longer permit reporters to describe individuals as “illegal” or “illegal immigrant” in an effort to stop “labeling people.”

It follows that they won’t refer to doctors as “doctors.” They won’t refer to Americans as “Americans.” They won’t refer to Democrats as “Democrats.” That would be labeling people.

Instead of “illegal immigrant,” WSJ reporters are supposed to use unwieldy terms like “immigrants who entered the country illegally” or “people lacking permanent legal status.” Political correctness does not facilitate succinct writing.

Even the euphemisms “undocumented immigrants” and “unauthorized immigrants” are now banned by WSJ. Euphemisms are no longer euphemisms once everyone knows what they really mean. That’s why liberals now say “choice” instead of the former euphemism “abortion.”

WSJ is not alone in its campaign to rid the Newspeak Dictionary of words that might lead us astray into thoughtcrime regarding illegal immigrants. For example,

In 2013, as Breitbart News reported at the time, the Associated Press (AP) banned its reporters from using the term “illegal immigrant” and “illegal” to describe illegal aliens.

Most recently, President Joe Biden’s administration has banned the use of the terms “illegal alien” and “assimilation” and has instead blanketed all foreign nationals in the U.S. as “noncitizens” and “undocumented noncitizens.”

If FDR had shown comparable leadership, he would have banned use of the word “Japanese” after Pearl Harbor.

Deletions from the Newspeak Dictionary will find their way into law:

House Democrats filed legislation in January to ban the use of the term “illegal alien” and “alien” in federal law and documents.

The next step is federal criminal prosecution for infractions against the Newspeak Dictionary. Already, you can be fined $250,000 per offense for calling an illegal alien an “illegal alien” in the moonbat dystopia New York City.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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