Progressives Destroy Language

Lady Justice

Blindfolded Lady Justice

On August 23rd, 2013 the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that in the name of “tolerance” Christian photographers can now be “forced” to photograph same-sex weddings. One has to wonder what will be forced upon Christians next in the name of “tolerance”. Will Christian doctors be forced to murder unborn babies in the womb? Will Christian cameramen be forced to film porno flicks? Anything is possible these days because the progressives (as they like to call themselves), over the last ninety years, have co-opted and redefined hundreds of words until most people today do not even know what they truly mean anymore.

In George Orwell’s almost prophetic novel entitled “1984” the strategy to destroy language was called: “Newspeak”. It was a tool which limited free thought and concepts (such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, etc.) which posed a threat to the ruling totalitarian government. The meaning of words were slowly and purposely altered to narrow the range of human thinking, until there were no opposing thoughts at all. Let’s examine some of the  real “newspeak” going on today.

The progressives have two “Commandments” for everyone who dares to disagree with them. The first is:

“Thou shall not be intolerant.”

Being “tolerant” actually means: “To put up with someone else’s opinion or practices, even though you may not like it or agree with it.” But, to the progressives being “tolerant” means: “You must accept their views, opinions, beliefs, and practices as being equally valid as your own.” By simply redefining  the word “tolerant” the progressives made good equal to evil,  which is of course “moral relativism”.

The progressives use their grossly redefined definition of “tolerance” to “force” those which disagree with them to either shut-up or accept every reprehensible and immoral act they hold dear. When  homosexuals demand that a Christian owned business be forced to photograph a same-sex marriage, the homosexuals are the ones being intolerant and trampling upon freedom, not the Christians. In the recent New Mexico case, all the homosexuals had to do was find another photographer (which they did), yet they still sued the Christian business owner. When a photographer objects to photographing a same-sex marriage, that is not discrimination anymore than a shop owner requiring his customers wear shoes.

The progressives second “Commandment” for everyone who dares to disagree with them is:

“Thou shall not judge.”

To “judge” means: “To discern; to distinguish; to consider accurately for the purpose of forming an opinion or conclusion.” Everyone makes judgments every single day, but the progressives have redefined the word to mean: “To condemn.” They basically don’t want anyone to “condemn” their sinful lifestyles. When they proclaim that “Christians should not judge”, they are purposely abusing the following Bible verse:

”Judge not, lest you be Judged.” – Matthew 7:1

Matthew 7:1 is the most misused and abused verse in the entire Bible, seconded only by “Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone.” Both are used by progressives in an attempt to shame and silence Christians so we won’t boldly take a public stand against immorality. “Judge not, lest you be Judged” when read in context (Matthew 7:1-6), does not say that Christians should not judge, but rather when we judge others we should do so righteously. When progressives say to a Christian: “Who are you to judge?”, they are actually making a “judgment” themselves. The Bible clearly says that Christians should be discerning, judge righteously (John 7:24), and proclaim the truth:

“Do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” – 1 Corinthians 6:2-3

The progressives often redefine language to hide the fact that much of what they value so highly is deplorable. For example, the progressives embrace the murder of the unborn for reasons of personal convenience. They wouldn’t dare publicly speak the truth and describe how all those little helpless babies get chopped into pieces and sucked up into tubes, would they? Of course not. Even the word “abortion” in not very palatable. So, the progressives invented a “masking term” to make 1st degree murder and prenatalcide appear to be acceptable human behavior. The harsh sounding term “abortion” was switched with the quaint word “choice”, as though it is a mother’s God given right and personal freedom to do whatever she wants, even if it means taking another human being’s life – which is given no “choice”, or “freedom”, or even a “chance” to live.

They also swap the word “baby” and “fetus” (back and forth, back and forth), depending upon whether they desire to murder the baby or not. If the baby is to be murdered the baby instantly becomes a “fetus”. On the other hand, if the baby is desired (even at conception) – “Shazam!” – the unborn baby is called a “baby.” Amazing!

Another redefined word and masking term is “gay”. Homosexuals never publicly call themselves “homosexuals” anymore, since that word brings to mind their sinful perverted act known as “sodomy.” They know that nobody (except them) wants to actually think about the unnatural physical act of sodomy – it’s just too disgusting. So, the homosexuals replaced the words homosexual and sodomy with “gay”, a word that used to be defined as: “Excited with merriment, joy, or delight.” How could anyone possibly not want another person to be happy? Their marketing strategy has worked so well that just about everybody, even pastors, use the masking term “gay” instead of honestly calling homosexuality and sodomy what they are: “homosexuality and sodomy.”

The word “rights” has been redefined too. Human’s alone have unalienable “rights”, which are self-evident objective eternal truths based upon natural law. Like all moral truths, they reflect the person, character, and nature of God. These rights include the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the right to own property, the right to a fair trial, freedom of speech, the right of self-defense, etc. But, progressives have redefined God given “rights” to mean “desires” and government “entitlements.” These include the right to have healthcare, food, a job, a higher education, a living wage, clean water, a home, a phone, free birth control, etc. None of those are “rights.”

The so called “right to marry” is also bogus. Marriage isn’t a right. It isn’t even a privilege. Rather, it is a legal “obligation” between one man and one woman for life. Technically speaking, homosexuals have always been able to legally “marry”. All a homosexual man has to do is find a willing woman, and all a homosexual woman has to do is find a willing man. But, in order to directly attack the very cornerstone of civilized society – the nuclear family, the progressives redefined the 6,000 year old definition of “marriage” (Genesis 2:24) to now mean “a  union between two who love each other”.  Note: That “love” is never found in any legal definition of marriage because it cannot be objectively measured, nor is it even required.

The word “freedom” is another word which has been butchered by the progressives. They redefined it to mean: “To be able do anything and everything you want: Sex, drugs, talk perversely in public restaurants in front of kids, commit acts of indecency, degeneracy, and perversion in public, place a plastic crucified Jesus in a jar of urine and call it “art”, etc. What they wrongly call “freedom” is actually  “debauchery” and “perversion” (and in some cases obvious demonstrable signs of mental illness).

Or take the word “compassion” which simply means: “To lovingly sympathize with another’s plight.” It has now been redefined by the progressives to mean: “To support socialism and the redistribution of wealth.” – which is actually nothing other than government sanctioned “theft.”

“Social justice” is the battle cry of the progressives and is their masking term for “socialism.” By attaching the word “social” to “justice” the true definition of “justice” is turned upside down and it becomes “injustice.” “Justice” by definition is the righteous administering of just punishment or deserved reward. When this concept is represented in symbolic form, it is of a woman (Lady Justice) holding a balance in her right hand, a sword in her left, and wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is to be impartial and meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of a person’s identity, wealth, social status, race, class, power, or weakness.

“Social Justice”, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of justice. “Social Justice” is partial, and it’s judgments are meted out according to a “groups” identity, wealth, social status, race, class, power, or weakness. The symbol of “Social Justice” should be an eyes wide open, glaring Lady of Injustice, who always presses her sword down hard upon the scale before pronouncing judgment. The more wealthy and well-to-do are always found guilty in her court. Then the guilty “haves” have their wealth and property confiscated by government and redistributed to the “have nots”, until ultimately everyone becomes a penniless pauper except for the criminal, totalitarian, elitist ruling class.

The phrase “right-wing extremist” has also been redefined by the progressives. Most wrongly believe that Adolf Hitler is an example of a right-wing extremist, when in fact he and his Nazi (national socialist) party were extreme left-wing. The lie was sold to the masses by both the progressive communists and the progressive Nazi’s during WWII to attempt to separate themselves ideologically and politically. The real political spectrum has “0% governmental control” on the far right – which is “anarchy”. Nobody in their right mind supports that. On the far left is “100% governmental control” which is where totalitarianism, national socialism, fascism, communism, and socialism all reside. Traditionally, the Democrats were a bit center left, and the Republicans were a bit center right (as were the founding fathers), but over the last ninety years both parties have slid to the left. Today, the Republicans reside where the Democrats historically used to be, and the Democrats reside, way over there, next to socialism and communism.

Even the word “Liberal” has been co-opted and redefined by the progressives. “Liberal” in the classical sense, means a “hands off” policy of governmental noninterference in the affairs of others, especially in regard to individual freedom and economics. The founding fathers were true liberals. But, today’s so called “liberals” believe in  governmental control and interference in just about everything and are truly anti-liberal.

In the 1930′s, the progressives also redefined the word “republic” to make it synonymous with “democracy.”  But, it most definitely is not. The founding fathers absolutely hated simple forms of government such as democracies. The progressives blurred the two definitions in an effort to pull America (which is a Republic) away from the “rule of law” and closer to “mob rule” (i.e. democracy) to get to socialism. As Vladimir Lenin said: “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.” Below are the official legal definitions for “democracy” and “republic” as defined by the the U.S. War Department back in 1928 (Citizenship TM-2000-25 pg.91-92). Notice which form of government is truly “progressive”:

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republic

The word “progressive” was also co-opted and became their chosen masking term to hide the fact that progressives are going backwards instead of forwards. They are attempting to do what has already been repeatedly tried in the past (i.e. socialism with legislated equality), which has economically destroyed every nation foolish enough to attempt it. Socialism always creates the conditions necessary for totalitarian tyrants to seize power. Tyrant Vladimir Lenin also said:

“The goal of socialism is communism.”

Anyone thinking that socialism is “progress” is gravely mistaken. Just look at what five decades of “progressive” socialist policies have done to Detroit. That city was once the wealthiest city in the America by per capita income. Today Detroit is completely bankrupt and looks like Chernobyl. The only thriving businesses appear to be government promoted casino gambling, prostitution (recently legalized), and the sale of drugs, alcohol, and spray paint:

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If socialism actually worked the so-called progressives wouldn’t have needed to redefine the English language in order to deceive the masses into accepting their draconian Marxist agenda. There is nothing progressive about using public schools as cultural Marxist indoctrination centers, or attempting to spend a nation out of debt, or creating mass government dependence, poverty, and unemployment. There is nothing progressive about destroying the free market and capitalism, or supporting government bailouts, quantitative easing, and socialized medicine. There is nothing progressive about the 133 million murdered by communism during the last century, or the 55+ million unborn babies murdered in America since 1973. There is nothing progressive about teaching and promoting immorality, racism, intolerance, perversion, and debauchery, or attempting to destroy Christianity and the traditional nuclear family.

By redefining words and using masking terms the “regressives” (let’s call them that) prove beyond a doubt that their false ideology cannot compete with historical facts, reason, logic, or truth. As the Lord said:

“They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me,” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 9:3

Socialism (in all it’s forms) is an historically proven, morally bankrupt, delusional nightmare that deprives mankind of the very motivational forces required to keep civilization going: private property, competition, and individual incentive. Sir Winston Churchill got it right when he said:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

.Have a blessed day.

Sean Kirkpatrick

Sean Kirkpatrick posted at 2013-8-26 Category: Discernment