Terms of Temerity: Why The Left Loathes The Words We Use

Five years ago in SurvivalBlog, I posted The Leftist Lexicon: Translating Statist Rhetoric Into Plain English, by Ray X.  Then, a few months later, I posted a brief essay that I authored. It was titled: Incendiary Words: Of Detonations and Denotations. In the latter essay, I warned that our language was being twisted by leftist terminology and that we need to hold fast to the proper, objective, and accepted meanings of words.

Most recently, I’ve noticed that the assorted leftists, statists, globalists, and collectivists who dominate the American mass media now sneer at conservatives, Christians, and libertarians when we dare to even use certain words. They consider this use signaling, or an act of utter temerity. Their condescending disdain for our proper use of the English language and the objective meanings of words seems to shout: “How dare you use that word?”

First, The OBLIGATORY Trigger Warning:

The following content may upset liberally-educated, emotionally immature, or emotionally unstable individuals. Seek a safe space, preferably with puppies and coloring books.

Terminology Clarification

One introductory note about terminology, for our foreign readers: American liberalism isn’t what’s termed libéralisme in France and other French-speaking countries. It is much closer to what is called social democracy in France and throughout the rest of Europe.  In this essay I will generally use the word leftist rather than liberal.

Here are 100 specific examples of words and phrases that leftists seem to loathe–at least in their original denotations. I will also summarize their thought processes, and many of their attempts to push alternative definitions:

  1. Agenda: Leftists use the word Agenda only to refer to The Right Wing Agenda. To them, there is no Left Wing Agenda. They substitute “cause”, “struggle”, “movement”, or the ever-handy “activism.”
  2. Alternative Media: To a conservative, this means Sean Hannity. To a liberal, this means Amy Goodman.
  3. America/American/Murica: To a leftist, this is synonymous with shameful racism, hate, and xenophobia.
  4. Armed Homeowner:  To a leftist, he’s seen as angry, paranoid, and enforcing his Privilege
  5. Bald: He’s just follically challenged.
  6. Benghazi: The word that shall not be spoken.
  7. Binary: To me, a binary is a great shooting range target that explodes with a bang and lots of smoke. But to a lefty, it is an obsolete form of a Driver’s License.
  8. Bisexual: Leftists have truncated this to just “Bi”, to make it sound more friendly than strange.
  9. Border:  To a leftist, just an arbitrary line on a map, rather than a guarded fence that helps defend a nation against invasion.
  10. Border Security: To a leftist, border security is enforced racism. (But only the security in the southern border.)
  11. Capitalism: As the epicenter of hate for leftists, capitalism is seen as the source of all that is evil and despicable in the world. Just one notch down: Free Enterprise.
  12. Charity: To a leftist, someone circumventing the official redistribution of wealth by the government. “They’re not really generous. They just want a tax deduction.”
  13. Child/Children: To a leftist, actually just a pre-adult. Most recently, pre-adults have been anointed to be the experts on making firearms policy and interpreting the Second Amendment–presumably because of their profound lack of life experience and knowledge of guns. Children are used as pawns and human shields by social activists. All leftist laws are passed “For The Children.”
  14. Christ/Christian (Jesus, Yeshua): To most leftists, a mythical dude. They claim that he never existed, so they deny both his historicity and his message. To them, he and his message cannot exist because this is a stumbling block to sinful licentiousness.
  15. Colored: It the modern mental-linguistic gymnastics of The Left, the old term “Colored people” is considered racist but somehow it is not racist to use the term “People of Color”.
  16. Constitution: Hearing about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights amendments cause leftists to squirm. They see them as stumbling blocks to their plans, and they’d prefer that they didn’t exist. British leftists particularly dislike our Constitution.
  17. Conversion Therapy: To a leftist, being gay is either genetic or a lifestyle choice, but reverting to heterosexuality is impossible. They think that attempting that should be a crime.
  18. Creation: To a leftist, it was just a random chain of events over the course of billions of years.
  19. Crime/Criminal: To a leftist, the perpetrator is actually The Victim. He was forced into crime wealth redistribution by the oppressive upper classes.
  20. Culture: To a leftist, there is no distinctive American culture, just hate and privilege. Only indigenous people or oppressed people of color are allowed to have a culture. And don’t you dare try to appropriate it.
  21. Degenerate: A word that is avoided by leftists, because if all behavior is “open” and acceptable, there can be no degenerate behavior.
  22. Discussion/Debate: This is no longer what we were taught it means. Today, it is actually a Maoist debating a Leninist. Or just a Stalinist delivering a lecture. Anyone else may not speak: “Shut up you ignorant bigoted Nazi Redneck Trumpist hicks!”
  23. Equality: Not what we think it means. It is now radical egalitarianism, with some given far more rights than others. George Orwell saw it coming.
  24. Evil: To à gauche, using the word evil is judgemental.
  25. Faith: To most leftists, a belief in a non-existent creator.
  26. Farming: To a conservative, this is a traditional way of earning a living. But to a leftist, except for small-scale Sustainable Fair Trade farming by People Of Color, anything else is Factory Farming and hence The Rape of Gaia.
  27. Fat: To a leftist, he’s not fat. He’s just metabolically challenged. The use of this word triggers leftists in general and SJWs in particular, who preach “Body Positivity.”  An addendum from Dan, a blog reader:  “’Fat’ is perfectly acceptable to use when describing white men. It is only considered body shaming if it is used to describe women or minorities.”
  28. Farm Invasion Murders: To a leftist, these atrocities inSouthern Africa are just “Activists trying to overcome centuries of white privilege.”
  29. Fetus: To a leftist a fetus is not an unborn baby. They say it is a “non-viable tissue mass.” This unrecognizable “blob” of cells magically (and legally) becomes a baby on Day 196 of a pregnancy. (They should ignore the fact that some babies born before Day 150 live to normal adulthood.) Up until Day 195, they claim it is just a Choice. Women should also ignore the distinct sensation of being kicked by their Choice/Tissue Blob as early as Day 112.
  30. Firearms: To a leftist, these are mostly “unregistered assault weapons”, owned by Trumpist haters. Unless, of course they are possessed by Trained Professionals in The Government–the only ones who can be trusted to use them properly to enforce social justice.
  31. Freedom: In the Leftist perspective, there is no freedom to do anything, at least not without official permission or a license. There is only freedom from things. These include: freedom from fear (gun control), freedom from want (welfare), and freedom from religion (absolute moral license).
  32. Freeloaders: To a leftist, these people should instead be called welfare recipients or entitled stakeholders.
  33. Free Speech: To Progressives, all political or religious speech is hate speech, unless it is spoken by a Progressive. (Only then is it Constitutionally Protected Free Expression.)
  34. Gun Collection: To a leftist, anything more than two guns constitutes an “arsenal”, and the owner should undergo psychiatric evaluation.
  35. He: To overcome “countless millennia of patriarchal oppression”, leftists prefer the new and improved Ze or the generic They.
  36. Heterosexual: To a leftist, you can be born gay. But heterosexuality is a choice, that deserves frequent re-examination and Maoist self-criticism for the implicit privilege of exercising the dominant culture.
  37. Holocaust: To a conservative, this means the historically proven Nazi Holocaust of the early 1940s. But to Modern American Leftists, “holocaust” and “genocide” are words that can be applied to anyone and everyone they see as being oppressed or just demeaned–even if it is someone getting their feelings hurt.
  38. Homosexual: A leftist never speaks the outdated clinical and judgemental term homosexual. Instead, they use the terminology Gay, Bi, or the ever-expanding LGBTTQQIAAP acronym. To them it is a “lifestyle choice”, unless of course you were Born Gay(TM).
  39. Husband: To a leftist, this is an archaic word is synonymous with slave owner or cattle owner. They only use the terminology Spouse or Partner.
  40. Idiot: To a leftist, he’s just academically challenged. Oh, and he always “has something to add to the conversation.” (The moaning, I suppose.)
  41. Illegal Alien: Leftists claim that there are no illegal aliens–only “undocumented immigrants”. By that logic, your local illegal narcotics dealer is merely an “unlicensed pharmacist.”  In 2017, Senator Kamala Harris famously tweeted: “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” I suggest that Kamala reads: Title 8 U.S. Code § 1325 – “Improper Entry By Alien”. That is a Federal crime. Committing a crime makes one a…criminal.
  42. Insane: A clinical word that is avoided by leftists, at all costs. They tell us we must accept (and hire) those who are Reality Challenged.
  43. It is okay to be white: This is perhaps he most profound trigger phrase in present-day America. To a leftist it is only okay to be People of Color, and to be white is a source of guilt, shame, and self-loathing. Ironically, to consider everyone equals is anathema to leftists. So much for their claimed open-mindedness, egalitarianism, and inclusiveness.
  44. Justice:  To a conservative, this means a fair trial by a jury of one’s peers. But to a leftist, it can mean seizing the property, life savings, and livelihood of anyone with whom they disagree, without due process.
  45. Left Wing: Left wingers now only rarely call themselves The Left, Socialist, Leftist, or Communist. That is because “Progressive” sounds so much nicer.
  46. Liberal: After many decades of doing their best to destroy America, they now generally call themselves “Progressive.” By picking new terminology, they hope to distance themselves from their perceived (and true)  socialist/globalist goals.
  47. Life begins at conception: Nay, the leftists claim: It begins in the Third Trimester. (In most States.) An unborn baby is the result. Abortion is a murder.
  48. Livestock: To a leftist, raising livestock is a form of slavery. Meat is an almost abstract substance that does not come from ranches. It comes from the supermarket, plastic-wrapped.
  49. Looting: Nope. Not to a leftist. It is just spontaneous wealth redistribution, usually in a Street Action. (See: Riot.)
  50. Marriage: The re-writing of 3,000 years of legal, moral, and religious tradition, in one court case. To a full-tilt leftist, marriage is now legitimate only if it is gay. Otherwise it is reinforcing centuries of oppressive patriarchy. Note: “Marriage” has not yet been expanded by the Supreme Court to include polygamy, pets, or livestock. Yet.
  51. Mining: To a conservative, this is a traditional way of earning a living. But to leftists, it is The Rape of Gaia. A True Believer liberal would rather ban all mining and oil drilling. They believe that it is better to freeze in the dark than be an Exploitive Capitalist. Just hearing the word “mining” evokes a reaction something akin to a vegan hearing the words “meat eating.”
  52. Mister (Mr.): That now unspeakable word, to a leftist, “reinforcing the violent sexist patriarchal domination… …inherent in the system”.
  53. Molestation: To a leftist, this is an illegal heterosexual act–not homosexual.  (If homosexual gay, then it is often explained as  “exploring curiosity”, “questioning”, and/or “mentoring.”
  54. Morality: Inverted by leftist obfuscation in academia and the mass media, so that what was once immoral is now considered moral. (And often, vice versa.)
  55. N Word: Only black people can use “the N word”, as a friendly casual greeting to each other, usually preceded by “Whasssup?” But it is horrific and criminal for anyone else to use it. This, we are told, in not a double standard.
  56. Nazi: To a conservative, a “Nazi” means a member of the evil National Socialist party or an adherent to that political viewpoint. But to a leftist, the term Nazi can be used at will to describe anyone who does agree with them on  any issue whatsoever. When losing a political argument, they will almost always resort to labeling their opponent a Nazi.
  57. Normal: To a conservative, this means a nuclear family including one husband, one wife and then the two of them parenting children.  But from the inverted viewpoint of leftists, that is the Alternative Lifestyle!
  58. Offensive: This meaning of this word has experienced near total inversion in the Leftist Lexicon. What was considered offensive to traditional Christian and Jewish Americans is now 100% “accepted” by leftists. These days, it is traditional American culture that is considered offensive.
  59. Only Two Genders: This phrase drives leftists crazy. The entirely scientific biological imperative of XX and XY chromosomes being assigned at conception and written in nearly every cell of the human body deeply troubles leftists and their Social Engineer cohorts. They live in the fantasy that they can “self-identify” in additional genders. This simple fact of XX or XY binary division at the cellular level contradicts their “rainbow of genders”, “pansexual”, “genderqueer”, and no gender (“agender”) neo-speak.
  60. Over-Taxed: To The Left, there is no limit to taxation, to achieve Social Justice.
  61. Perversions/Perverts: The leftists who now dominate academia have revised the textbooks. These changes reverses several centuries of medical study. Now there are no more perversions. Instead, they are labelled “alternative lifestyles.”  To present-day psychologists even an affection for furniture could be called an “alternative lifestyle.”
  62. Pet: To a leftist, there are no longer any pets. Only “partner animals.” A few particularly strident leftists yearn for partner animals to gain the status of spousal equivalents.
  63. Poor: To a leftist, a “poor” person is simply underprivileged and not yet the beneficiary of wealth redistribution.
  64. Pretty: This word troubles leftists because it implies that some women are not pretty, and that is judgemental, and sexist, and…
  65. Pride: To a leftist, pride is only allowable if it is gay, bi, transgender, indigenous, or expressed by undocumented immigrants. Pride of personal accomplishment is not allowed, but pride of the luck of birth genetics somehow is.
  66. Private Property: To a hard core leftist, there is no private property, only State Property. Any private use thereof requires a permit or license.
  67. Profit/Profiting: To a leftist, all profit is whipped off the backs of Oppressed Peoples. They always use the same tone of voice as “molesting” when speaking the word “profiting.”
  68. PTSD: This acronym used to refer to the lasting effects people exposed to the gory, repetitive horrors of war. But now, it has been expanded by liberals to include the aftermath of being leered at, or whistled at.
  69. Queer: Like the N Word, this word can only by used by people inside of The Group. Any others using it is “hurtful.”
  70. Racism: Leftist believe that all whites are racists, that only whites can be racists, and that whites cannot ever be the victims of racism.
  71. Radical: To a leftist, there are only right wing radicals. All those on the left are called “Activists”.
  72. Ranch: To a leftist, an Animal Killing Field.
  73. Rape: To a conservative, rape means rape. But to leftists and SJWs there is a veritable rape continuum that  includes glances, manspreading, catcalling, and The Ultimate Horror: Flirting.  To them, those are all Rape.
  74. Republican: Synonymous with Racist in the liberal mass media, even though it was Democrats who founded the KKK. And even CNN admits that more Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act.
  75. Responsibility: Leftists deny essences regarding their own duties, but they demand them when it comes to duties of others towards them.
  76. Restroom: In  21st Century America, there can’t be just a Ladies Room and Gents Room. No, they want a Rainbow of Restroom Choices, and the the opportunity to make different restroom choices daily, depending on their mood.
  77. Rich: To a leftist, being rich is a crime or a sickness. It can be cured by heavier progressive taxation and resource allocation.
  78. Rights: To a leftist, only Oppressed Peoples have “rights”. Does not apply to The Rich and The Privileged. Also note that a “right” is now claimed by anyone who wants to practice sins without encumbrances.
  79. Riot: To a leftist, there are no riots, unless they are conducted by Nazis or the Alt-Right. Leftists only have Street Actions.
  80. Science: To the leftist only the science that matches their politics and world view is relevant. Hence, Climate Change is indisputable, yet, genetic science is either “debatable” or “out-dated.” For example, they deny that IQ is partially heritable. They want to make it a criminal offense to “deny” climate science but meanwhile believe that  denying biological science is both a moral obligation and legally enforceable.
  81. Screeching: Any SJW who hears this word is instantly triggered. (Especially those who often screech.)
  82. Second Amendment: To the leftist cognoscenti this Curious Antique has been superceded by “Common Sense Legislation” promulgated by schoolchildren and the media. Now they think it just a matter of time to sufficiently browbeat the State and Federal legislators into submission.
  83. Segregation: We were all taught that segregation is an evil carryover of the Jim Crow era. But now we are told that we cannot complain when black students demand segregated spaces from white students, or when straights are excluded, or when a white people free day is declared.
  84. Semi-Automatic: This definition has recently been re-written by leftists. It is now a “Fully Semi-Automatic weapon of war that has no place on the street.”
  85. Short: To a leftist, he’s not short. He’s just vertically challenged.
  86. Sin: To a leftist, using that word is judgemental. To them, there are no sins. Only choices.
  87. SJW (Social Justice Warrior): The leftists who created this phrase now resent its use by non-SJWs. To The Left, SJWS are either A.) Oppressed minorities, or B.) those who were unfortunately born white, but who sympathize with them. They see their unbridled anger as a righteous reaction to the oppressive system of The Man.
  88. Snowflake: Few other words trigger a leftist quite like this one. Its origin is in the novel Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk: “You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”
  89. Sodomy/Sodomite: Leftists never use this word or mention that being a “gay man” usually includes the mis-use of the anus, bursting blood vessels and exposure to venereal disease (including HIV), and often results in a lifetime of leaking feces. Leftists always remove any reference or even inference to the sexual act itself from any mention of being a “gay.”
  90. Squatting/Land Seizure: To a leftist, they’re not stealing property, they are just collectively taking action, for social justice.
  91. Success: To the minds of the Blue Bourgeoisie, all success comes as result of the work of other people.  Usually People of Color and/or The Working Class. Their stock phrase: “You didn’t build that.”
  92. Terrorist: To a leftist, his more kinetic Fellow Travelers are not terrorists. They are Antifa, “insurgents”, or “freedom fighters.”
  93. Tolerance: What a leftist demands of you. But conversely he feels entitled to be as intolerant as much as he’d like, when judging you, your ancestry, your actions, your religion, and your opinions. In actuality, liberals practice Zero Tolerance–even for toddlers piecing Legos bricks together in the shape of a pistol.
  94. Ugly: To a leftist, he’s just cosmetically challenged.
  95. Vice: It used to be a sin. Now its an international news service, pushing The Agenda.
  96. Victim: To a conservative, this means the actual victim of a crime. But to a leftist, it can mean so much more: Everyone who is not in the Exploiter Class is a certified Victim in one or more categories. Each of the Victim Classes now gets its own color lapel ribbon. That is, except for the LGBTTQQIAA community, who get the nifty multi-color ribbon, because they are the So Special super victims.
  97. Wealthy: Leftists use this terminology only in the same disdainful tone of voice as when speaking “filthy.”
  98. Western Civilization: These two words spoken together are sure to trigger leftists. The historicity of western Europe as the cradle of the Republics and the modern industrial age deeply troubles most leftists. The truth of it runs counter to what has been preached to them by liberal academia, so it causes cognitive dissonance. Can be overcome by lengthy seminars and ‘Teach-ins.”
  99. Wife: Leftists now disdain any use of the word wife, except using “her wife”–in a lesbian “marriage.” Otherwise, they feel that being a wife implies some sort of ownership, like cattle. They now prefer using “spouse” or “partner.”
  100. Winner: A leftist hates the word winner, because it implies that there is also a loser. For anyone on The Left there can be no winners nor losers, and certainly no academic rankings. Everyone gets a Participation Ribbon and a pat on the head.

The foregoing will surely be chastised as “Condesplaining” by leftists. So be it. They can complain all they’d like, but the simple truth is that words have long-accepted meanings.

My concluding exhortation: Be proud of the English language. Guard it, to insist that everyone use it both objectively and precisely. – JWR

Note: Permission to reprint, re-post or forward this article in full is granted, but only if credit is given to James Wesley, Rawles and first publication in SurvivalBlog (with a link.) It must not be edited or excerpted, and all included links must be left intact.


  1. “Culture: To a leftist, there is no distinctive American culture, just hate and privilege. Only indigenous people or oppressed people of color are allowed to have a culture. And don’t you dare try to appropriate it.”

    Never mind that they appropriate it all the time.

    1. I watch the local news at precisely 5:15 every weekday evening for the weather. There’s a male meteorologist delivering facts and making predictions based on science and past experience (the weekend crew includes an air-head female who can’t look at the off stage map monitor and read the teleprompter at the same time).

      Beyond that there is no content, nothing of interest. I’ll flip back to Turner Classic Movies or take a turn around the homestead before dinner.

      I watched this kind of outrageous satirical theater in the 1970s when it was called Weekend Update with Chevy Chase and Roseanne Rosannadanna. Satire becomes prophecy.

      “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…

      The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

      ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, 1995

      1. They just push women into a man’s role to show they’re progressing. The IRS has statistics each year demonstrating women do not support stay at home spouses with their equality of income retirement and benefits. So why are women toiling in their husbands field when it’s their husband who provides for our amerIca? Progressives!!!!

    1. I also like the easy to use term “Leftists” but calling the DIM Progressives: “Collectivists” makes them crazy.
      “Collectivism” quotes from the Ayn Rand lexicon:
      Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group . . . and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests. The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force—and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.
      Fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory . . . both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state.
      The political philosophy of collectivism is based on a view of man as a congenital incompetent, a helpless, mindless creature who must be fooled and ruled by a special elite with some unspecified claim to superior wisdom and a lust for power.

      1. Howard Roark speaking at his trial for destroying a low income housing project not designed to his specifications:

        “I am an architect. I know what is to come by the principle on which it is built. We are approaching a world in which I cannot permit myself to live.

        I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy, nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim. It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing. I came here to be heard. In the name of every man of independence still left in the world. I wanted to state my terms. I do not care to work or live on any others. My terms are a man’s right to exist for his own sake.”
        -Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead.

        Its becoming a world in which a cannot permit myself to live. I’ve backed off long enough from the filth that are now trying to take it. They have existed since the beginning of time. They have prevailed over and over across the millennia. They may carry the day again. But this is where we draw the line. This far, no further.

  2. My biggest breakdown with leftie talk is the trying to put fair results into the legal code. Despite responsibility or cause-and-effect not to mention good fortune. Fair opportunities doesn’t really get most rightie that I’ve met hot and bothered. Its just; but sjw types going for result not opportunity is problematic. Moving kids across school zones anyone?

    I get this from some white male right branded politician during an interview (I think he was speaker of the house or something I forget who the media person was) but I thought it was very insightful.

    To me though honestly politicians can be a lot like tools that you can buy with two different brands on them like one with a red plastic handle cover and the other with blue yet made in the same factory by the same people and capex; just two different schemes of power control.

  3. JWR:

    While I agree with ‘ww’ above, but, due to the last month of trash stirring by American Pravda I need a good laugh, so if you do not mind I’am going to LMAO. Thanx.
    Thanx for the essay, and all the great work you and your crew due on the blog, Thanx again.

    On a different note, are y’all going to be getting any more of the EMP, water proof archives?

  4. 1 mistake that I saw. “Fat” is perfectly acceptable to use when describing white men. It is only body shaming if it is used to describe women or minorities.

  5. One word that I’m starting to re-brand back to it’s original definition:
    Progressive => REgressive.
    As well as a couple that have been created to replace “Liberal” (ahem).

  6. The one that bothers me the most, is the use of Social Justice, in place of Equal Justice. Especially when used by Sim Gill (Simarjit Singh Gill), the current Salt Lake County District Attorney.

  7. re:
    40. Idiot

    A long long time ago, an idiot was known as a ‘half-wit’. Somebody with a limited grasp of reality. Somebody marginally contributing to society while absorbing excessive amounts of resources in the form of full-time supervision by trained perfessionals.

    Half-wit was never intended as a derogatory description. The term is usually stated with a slow nod and an understanding smile.

    Half-wits can contribute to our culture, but performance standards prohibit them from certain occupations. For example, the American military established a minimum IQ of 83 because experience shows half-wits cannot reliably perform basic tasks. They require more supervision than they can benefit the organization. These inverse benefits are indisputable, provable and repeatable.

    Half-wits. The lefties probably hate hearing the term.

    But I am old and slightly cranky in my dotage. Living near the outskirts of goofball central == Eugene Oregon == we experience EACH of your hundred list hourly.

    Based on only a few decades of casual observations, I honestly believe the lefties have no concept of humor.

    And they are hilarious doing it. A slow nod and an understanding smile go a long way toward letting them think they are part of civilization.

  8. I have no interest in what consenting adults do in private…..I simply don’t want to hear about it. I do have objection to the hijacking of good English words…..As a healthy male I sometimes feel “gay”, but I never feel “queer”.
    Last but not least, I object to the use of “straight” to describe me…….I much prefer “normal”.

  9. The misuse of the word “gay” has bothered me for years, why do we conservatives also misuse the term giving them credibility. Let’s call them what they are “homosexual “ and quit using a term meaning happy and joyful.

    1. The last time I objected to the perverting of the word “gay” to an English scholar, I was informed that, in Shakespeare’s time, it had the same sexual connotation it currently carries. While I heartily agree with most of the language issues, in this one case, it appears our language has come full circle in the past 400 years or so, rather than moving unidirectionally.

      YMMV, of course…

  10. Leftist definition of an American:

    A capitalist pig that makes black people slaves, exploits other countries, puts up a wall to keep peace loving invaders out, loves to war, hates mind expanding drugs, likes birth, likes the English language, believes in the Holy Bible, and worst of all believes in Jesus as the Savior of all humankind!!!

  11. He left out”Homophobic”. That’s a brilliant term. Either accept every part of the homosexual agenda or be labeled homophobic.

    Having said that, I frankly don’t think it’s any of my business if two adults marry each other. Don’t care. I think a lot of people spend too much time trying to push their beliefs on each other’s

  12. I personally plan to have my “puppy”, (a HUGE, ENGLISH MASTIFF.) So she’ll take your leg off if she even THINKS you are a threat) I plan on enjoying my coloring books in my shelter, thank you very much! That is, if I’m not too busy fending of the leftists trying to steal etc.

  13. I have read some of James Wesley Rawles’ books from my public library. I have realized, that if the Schumer Hits the Fan, we are basically fine if we can hunker down in place. But my family is basically screwed, if we had to G.O.O.D.. NOW, I’m praying that the Lord will provide a way to get a good, reliable diesel vehicle that I can use to haul my disabled daughters and me out, if my husband is not at home. I’m the only one that has any gun training and experience. I used to shoot .22, and shotguns, growing up. I only have a BB gun, right now. Yeah, I know, that’s laughable!
    I have to figure out what else would work for us, in the gun and ammo training and acquiring some more fire power, with the physical challenges we have in the family. Figuring out the land and retreat place still. Don’t know if family will work with me on that one. Praying about it is my main action on that now. So if we have to flee Schumer we will have a place to go. I was just planning to have our camping equipment, and retreating to the mountains in Georgia. We’re in Central FL. Which would be miraculous if we could even get out of Dodge at all. I know,…laughable again! But I realize the dangers of that plan now. Well, I know, a Deep subject…..Thanks for the “Heads Up!”

    1. Some suggestions for firearms. S&W now makes a M&P .380 with a safety and grip safety. Supposedly an easy racking slide with low recoil. As with most any .380 it may require a break in period before working near flawlessly. Probably retails most places <350. How about a Maverick 88 20 guage shotgun loaded with #7 or 8 birdshot? Made by Mossberg with Mexican components it is not horrible for the money. Can be had many place for < 200. Or. How about a .22 rifle? Some can still be purchased well under 200. I used to have a neat little Taurus 9 shot .22 revolver. That, if still made at all, may be at least 350 these days. Another likely good choice might be the new Ruger Security-9 pistol. 9mm, 15 round mags, around 300 or less. None of these firearms will stand off a determined adversary with superior numbers or weapons. Most would recommend some sort of longer range, higher caliber rifle. But these are a start. Only you and Jesus know what you need. He is the only real safety and provision any of us have in truth.

  14. When an open and free exchange of ideas is not convincing and does not advance their cause then it is necessary to change the meaning of words to cause confusion. Leftest do this to camouflage how illogical, ineffective, and just plain nutty their ideas are. When that doesen’t work they resort to name calling (you raciest) expecting that you will change the topic to defend yourself, thus diverting you from your convincing discussion (which they were losing). If that dosen’t work they will simply shout you down to shut you up. Next they will try to knock you down with real physical violence. It is what bully’s have always done thorough history; funny thing is, the present day leftest think themselves very clever for having just invented these tactics!

  15. This divide between conservatives and leftists could lead to a shooting confrontation in the future, which will be started by the left but blamed on the right as is always done by the left when they don’t get they’re way.Be prepared and ready. Keep your powder dry.

  16. Andy, how could that happen? Leftest are non judgmental people who are compassionately accepting of all types of diversity, right? The don’t own guns and don’t believe in violence of any type for any reason, right? Surely they wouldn’t get someone else who does have guns and who does believe in violence to lock us up or shoot us, right? So — everything will be OK, right?

  17. You left out the definition of multiculturalism. A 7 syllable word with a 7 syllable definition

    mul ti cul tur al is m
    Get ting rid of white peo ple.

  18. Remember what Frank Luntz says “It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear”

    And especially when dealing with liberals, snowflakes and buttercups, remember George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote:
    “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

  19. “Be proud of the English language. Guard it, to insist that EVERYONE use it both objectively and precisely”

    Perhaps this will help…

    Racism, definition:
    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

    Leftist, definition:
    A member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views.

    Liberal, definition:
    Willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas.
    In a political context: favoring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform.

    Conservative, definition:
    Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values. Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
    In a political context: favoring free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas.

    Progressive, definition:
    Favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters

    Bully, definition:
    A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

    Divisive, definition:
    Tending to cause disagreements that separate people into opposing groups.

    Intolerance, definition:
    The fact of refusing to accept ideas, beliefs, or behavior that are different from your own

    Generalization, definition:
    A written or spoken statement in which you say or write that something is true all of the time when it is only true some of the time

    Hypocrisy, definition:
    A pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.

    “What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” Voltaire

  20. “The most effective way of making people accept the validity of the values they are to serve is to persuade them that they are really the same as those which they… have always held… The people are made to transfer their allegiance from the old gods to the new under the pretense that the new gods really are what their sound instinct had always told them but what before they had only dimly seen. And the most effective way to this end is to use the old words but change their meaning.

    Few traits of totalitarian regimes are at the same time so confusing to the superficial observer and yet so characteristic of the whole intellectual climate as the complete perversion of language, the change of meaning of the words by which the ideals of the new regimes are expressed….

    If one has not one’s self experienced this process, it is difficult to appreciate the magnitude of this change of the meaning of words, the confusion it causes, and the barriers to any rational discussion which it creates… And the confusion becomes worse because this change of meaning of words describing political ideals is not a single event but a continuous process, a technique employed consciously or unconsciously to direct the people. Gradually, as this process continues, the whole language becomes despoiled, and words become empty shells deprived of any definite meaning, as capable of denoting one thing as its opposite and used solely for the emotional associations which still adhere to them.”
    — Friedrich Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom”

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