Left Trying To Control How We Think
What goes long unsaid eventually goes unthought. That is why the left seeks to circumscribe our speech. They’re trying to control how we think.
Orwell presciently named this “newspeak.” Stanford University just declared that we must not use the word “American” to describe Americans.
The left is gaslighting us as they incrementally implement Marxist totalitarianism.
Please tell me you’re kidding! Please tell me that didn’t happen!
Has the (National Socialist) Democrat Party and their sycophants really and finally gone there?
This needs to be the clarion call to all true Americans to stand up and tell these Socialist Communists and their masters there are plenty of modes of transportation OUT of this great country.
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It’s true. Stanford decrees that “American” amounts to “harmful language” and that the correct term should be “US Citizen”.
Just go to GOOGLE NEWS, then type in Stanford University and it will bring up the reports, as published by Reason, National Review, and the Wall St. Journal.
Their Leftist theology is so all encompassing that they also prohibit the word “immigrant”. The Newspeak term is apparently “person who immigrated”.
I reckon they are “persons who are mentally challenged”.
Then what do the “scholars” at Stanford suggest we call ourselves? I was born an American, I live as an American and I will die as an American. If you want to call me something else, go ahead, but I am proud to be an American! The left can go to another country if they want and names themselves anything they wish. In fact, I will buy the plane ticket to get rid of one.
The idea is absurd, but they want you to call yourself “US Citizen”. Not worth getting triggered over. No one paid a minute of attention to the idea.
chris you know how to boil a frog and have him stay in the pot turn up the heat 1 degree at a time until he realizes it’s to late.
It’s much worse than just calling ourselves “Americans”. ALL of higher education is now totally “lower indoctrination”!
We are being frog-boiled.
I had a friend who went to Stanford. At the time, one of the five best colleges in the U.S. Even if I could afford it, never would go there for an education.
Yeah, it’s the incrementalism that’s so insidious. Our freedom is being taken from us one millimeter at a time. When I immigrated here in 1983 I felt a profound sense of relief at being in a free country. That was then.
As G. Gordon Liddy put it so pithily, “When I was a kid this was a Free Country”.
My homeland (the UK) was once a free country but is now a totalitarian state. This week a woman was arrested by police in Birmingham as she stood quietly and peacefully, perfectly still and silent, on the sidewalk opposite an abortion clinic ( a good 40 yards from the entrance). The cop got her to admit that she was praying “in my head”, and arrested her.
For years my brother used to laugh when i told him he was living in a police state. He doesn’t laugh any more.
We in the US are also being boiled Miller, we just don’t see it yet.
Oh, Stanford is crazy. My grandfather whose family descended from immigrants would be beating a dead horse in front of you guys if he knew about everything going on right now, he’d literally be going postal. I thought I’d mastered the skill of being a victim, but I’m at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to knowing how to be triggered by these ladies and gentlemen who have formed a tribe of insane, OCD, whiners who are addicted to being a prisoner to being hurt by the words they don’t approve of today, tomorrow, in the future.
(You can find the words and phrases on Stanford’s website, although they are now posting a kinda disclaimer to their original post. I attempted to be as snarky as possible by using as many of the banned words/phrases as possible.)
We should tell the indoctrination camps like Stanford to go to hell. I’ve reverted to using Mrs. and Miss and thinking of people who choose to live on the street and beg or steal to support their lifestyles as bums.
I Briefly heard a list of the verboten words for the upcoming year and yes, American/America was one of them being of course…RACIST! The explanation is the word Americans or calling the United States America, excludes all the other countries in the Americas. What are we to be called since all the other countries have rather good handles such as Canada/Canadians, Brazil Brazilians, Costa Rican/Costa Ricans, Mexico/Mexicans etc.? The PC order that came down from The Woke for us ill informed, is a name that just slides off the tongue. We are now to be called ” United States Citizens”. This La-dee-dah 3-word name screams: Yes, citizens of the world; The United States if full of a bunch of condescending jerks and to prove it the whole world needs to now separate us from the riffraff of the other Americas and call us United States Citizens!
Are the Wokies (Wokiens?) just making things up to see how far “The United States Citizens” can be intimidated? Just try and buy a box of Crayola’s with the color “flesh” which was removed years ago for being a racist and nasty little crayon.
The media has been so advised and from this day forward, the word America and Americans gone from print and airwaves eventually everyone will use “United States Citizens” exclusively.
‘Your arrest is necessary’: Woman arrested for silent prayer, ‘anti-social behavior’ outside abortion clinic
This is a headline I recently saw on The Blaze website. What more can be said?
THIS is what the (National Socialist) Democrat Party wants for all of us.
American voters now encompasses over a third independents, slightly fewer Democrats and even fewer Republicans. Needed governing requires some blending of those views. Think that would best be described as a democracy.
We want get there with a conspiracy contention that has no base rather than one contrived to gain political favor or, worse yet, create division in order to gain that favor.
Willingly and respectfully exposed to a sizable range of political views – I know no one that uses a radon comment made by some one with a link to Stanford as a viewpoint worthy of serious consideration.
On the contrary, that is just one example of the way the Left attempts to manipulate us. Illegal immigrants are now “asylum seekers” or “undocumented migrants” (try refusing to obey tax law, and telling the IRS you’re an undocumented taxpayer). Homosexuals are “gay”. Abortion is now merely birth control. Jobless busybodies are “social entrepreneurs”. Government schools are “public schools” – very odd, because I don’t own a single brick of a single school, government does. Institutionalized racism perpetrated by our own government becomes “affirmative action”. Non-white people are always “minorities”, even when they’re the majority, The jungle is now “the rainforest”. National Progressive Radio is not taxpayer-funded radio (except that it is), it is “listener supported radio”.
And their advertisers are not advertisers – Heaven Forbid such commercial crassness! – but “underwriters”. Those who work in the economically parasitic “Public Sector” are not parasites, but heroes as they call themselves “public servants”, no matter how indifferent they are to the needs of the public.
It goes on and on.
Stanford’s position is not an aberration, it is quintessential Leftism.