November 10, 2019

TESTING THE LIMITS OF THE NEWSPEAK DICTIONARY:

How does one pronounce womxn?

98 Percent of Hispanics Reject ‘Latinx’ Label.

There’s Big Money in Democratic Socialist Pronoun Buttons.

Think of it as The Conflicting Dogmas of the Liberal Clerisy, a topic Barton Swaim explored at the Weekly Standard the year before its implosion:

What modern liberals believe instead is that a clerisy, an educated elite that favors personal autonomy and open-mindedness and fairness, should write the rules for everybody else. Today’s liberal elite do not look backward for their authority—there are no scriptures and no inviolable traditions in modern liberalism. They look to the future. The rules issuing from the modern liberal clerisy are thought to be the latest manifestation of moral progress, to which educated people must adhere if they wish to be thought of as good people.

The constantly shifting Orwellian language codes are important, because the insider-lingo allows leftists to feel a sense of smug superiority to their fellow man. Or as Jeffrey Folks wrote at the American Thinker last year, “For liberals, the distinction between the ‘dumb masses’ and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful.  Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism.  It is fundamental to the its nature.”

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