A Badly Needed Translation

On more than one occasion I've had people ask me bout the use of certain phrases or words used by the Left when it came to them describing an event or the actions with which the Left agrees or disagrees. Far too often they'll use terms that sound like they mean one thing when they really mean something entirely different. It was while reading this comment to this post on Just One Minute that I found just what was needed.

At some point there needs to be an English-Leftist dictionary so that you can look up words and phrases used by the Left and find the conventional meaning of them.

Such a dictionary would help lessen the confusion when reading a diatribe or holding a one-sided “conversation” with a Lefty blogger, politician, or brainwashed drone.

I'm willing to give it a try, starting with a few of the more overused terms or phrases that fall from the lips of the anointed. Feel free to add a few of your own, or if need be, pull a few from George Orwell's 1984.

“Progressive” - this term sounds like it means the idea or the person(s) are for making progress on social and economic issues. Unfortunately this term often means the opposite, with Progressives usually standing for reversing two centuries of progress made in political and economic freedom in favor of their idea of freedom, which usually means the freedom to hold one's tongue should you disagree with them.

“Freedom” - Anything but. The Left believes the average person is incapable for making their own decision, therefore they will make them for you, “freeing” you from the burden.

“Free Speech” - You can say anything you want....as long as you agree with them. Otherwise, shut up.

“Fascist” - Anyone disagreeing with Progressive ideals, particularly Republicans and libertarians.

“Nazi” - See Fascist.

“Political Correctness” - An idea or thought that meets the approval of Progressives.

“Politically Correct Speech” - a more modern term for NewSpeak, a term coined in Orwell's 1984, which removes any negative connotation or terms from the language. It's purpose is to ensure that Progressive ideas cannot be described in anything but positive terms, even if the idea engenders horrors not seen since the Holocaust or the Inquisition.

“ChimpyMcBushHitler” - a rather poor attempt at satire by the Left, showing they really have no sense of humor at all.

“Obscene Profits” - profit of any kind is bad, therefore all profits are obscene. These obscenities are easily cured by taxing them out of existence.

“Rich” - anyone with a job making more than minimum wage.

“Racist” - any white male, particularly if he is a Republican. Men and women of other races cannot, by definition, be racists, even when they are.

“Multiculturalism” - placing other cultures before American/Western cultures, even those odious misogynist theocratic tyrannies who believe freedom is just a word in the dictionary.

“Green” - adheres to the AlGorista dogma that all climate change (warming or cooling) is All-Our-Fault. Has nothing to do with real environmentalism.

These are just a few of the terms and definitions I was able to come up with on the spur of the moment. There must be hundreds of others just as twisted and misdirecting as the few I've listed above. Feel free to contribute any you may have come across.

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