Words have no meaning any longer

Posted by $ blarman 2 weeks ago to Culture
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This is perhaps one of the most dangerous things I've ever seen. Meaning underlies everything we do and to pretend that meaning is malleable and especially subject to the "preference" (pun intended) of a certain political ideology is nothing short of fascism and complete tyranny.
SOURCE URL: https://www.dailywire.com/news/merriam-webster-suddenly-alters-definition-of-preference-after-dems-attack-coney-barrett


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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 week, 6 days ago
    To take this one step farther, the media's advertising and propaganda have molded the sexual PREFERENCES of people for a century.
    To conclude that the individual is pre-ordained to enjoy one preference over another is complete foolishness.
    The media, moron psychologists, and socialist educators have created this to divide people.
    The senator from the Peoples Republic of Hawaii is a damned idiot.
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  • Posted by Lucky 2 weeks ago
    Yup, what I find offensive is the 'Alice' definition of words-
    It means what I say it means, until I change it.
    Pure post-modernism.

    Confucius said something about that, I may post it if I find it.
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks ago
      Please do.
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      • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 6 days ago
        Not unrelated- The replies of Judge ACB to senate questions, neither flowery nor compact but good English expression in response to hostile, and maybe sneering and insulting, questions.
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      • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 6 days ago
        If language is not correct,
        then what is said is not what is meant;
        if what is said is not what is meant,
        then what must be done remains undone;
        if this remains undone,
        morals and art will deteriorate;
        if justice goes astray,
        the people will stand about in helpless confusion.
        Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said.
        This matters above everything
        .
        .. Confucius
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 week, 6 days ago
    I think these people think they are the 'thought police'.
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    • Posted by $ 1 week, 6 days ago
      They object to any thought but their own - regardless the fact their own thoughts disagree with reality. The cognitive dissonance resonates strongly with these people. It's a surprise the conflicting vibrations don't have a Klingon disruptor effect.

      Or maybe they do. I haven't seen too many of these people with any remaining brains... ;)
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