Decoding the Leftist Buzzwords-Updated for the Cancel-culture world

All of the following words and phrases are commonly used by liberals Leftists and their publications and media to describe various societal conditions. Herewith, find the real meaning behind the liberal Leftist buzzwords:

Black Lives Matter:

Black Lives Matter is a group of Marxists who work, not for equality and respect for black people, but to destroy the capitalist United States and instigate a Marxist, Communist state, making them the dictators over all.  For this group, these Black Lives don’t matter:

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Found at Butcher Gosnell’s “Clinic”.

Activist:

An activist is anyone who works for social justice or to mitigate climate change or racial inequality.  Activists these days are no longer just SJWs, but rioters, destroyers of private and public property, and thugs who target police, business-owners, and homeowners who choose to protect their livelihoods and property.  Activists work in mobs, take over downtown streets, and walk onto busy freeways during rush hour.

Mass Incarceration:

Used to describe the number of black people who are in prison.  Leftists use this term to disguise the fact that the reason there are so many black people in prison is that they commit so many more crimes than other groups.  The term connotes black people rounded up by (white) police and thrown in prison for no reason.

Marginalized, as in “Marginalized Groups”:

A marginalized group is any group of people that can be defined as “oppressed” at any time in the past, recent or ancient.  Seeing someone as a member of a marginalized group ignores anything that person has done or been, and immediately marks them as unequal to today’s elites.  Most activities of Social Justice Warriors are said to be to the benefit of marginalized groups.  However, whatever is actually done on their behalf never seems to get them out of the “marginalized” category.

Affordable:
Means a thing or service that you want and either don’t have the money to buy, or choose not to save up for. Affordable, to a liberal, means someone else pays for what you want. Someone else pays for your health care, your cell phone, your mortgage, your education, and your medications.

Income Inequality:

Means that someone makes more money than you do, and that is because they are taking money from you instead of really earning it.  Every dollar the other person earns that is more than you or someone else earns, was pulled from your account.  The cure for income inequality is not to help the low-earners make more by improving their education or skills, but taxing higher-earners to redistribute to lower-earners. [that sounds like a lose-lose proposition]

Environmental Impact Study/Statement:
This is where the radical environmentalists tie up all new infrastructure projects (especially roads and oil pipelines) in enough red tape to double or triple the costs, and sometimes stop them altogether. This is why there have been no new oil refineries built since the 1970’s, and the ones that exist are constantly down for maintenance, increasing the price of gasoline accordingly. This is why farmers cannot get enough water for their crops, but tiny fish are “saved” from extinction. The fish are more important than the farmers.

Diversity:
This is the concept that says that the color of the skin of the people in any school classroom or business office is more important than their skills or the content of their character. Diversity is held up as the highest value when admitting students to college (but does NOT include variety of viewpoint). Increasing diversity is why Barack Obama made it all the way through Punahou School, college, and Harvard Law School without having to demonstrate any real knowledge or publish any academic papers, and why he was elected to the highest office in our land twice with absolutely NO relevant experience. And, also, why he was a near-total failure.  Diversity also includes every newly-recognized “gender” category, except Male and Female.

Awareness:
This is where interest groups like Feminists and Liberal Leftist Activists constantly bombard Americans with subjects like Breast Cancer, Battered Women, Gay Rights, Discrimination in the workplace, Women in Combat, Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests, etc., etc. As if we are not totally aware of all these issues and simply wish to be left alone.

Organic:
This simply means MORE EXPENSIVE, due to old-fashioned, labor-intensive methods of cultivation, which leads to higher rates of spoilage, and increased incidences of food poisoning from harmful bacteria.  It has never been proven that organic food is any healthier than food cultivated in the normal manner.

Green (applied to any material):
This also means MORE EXPENSIVE, due to antiquated methods of production, and use of more-expensive types of labor and energy (plows pulled by horses, solar panels that cost twice what your oil or gas furnace costs, and only work when the sun shines; roof gardens that leak into the rooms below); utensils made of plant material instead of plastic; light bulbs containing mercury and other toxic chemicals.

Social Justice (the real biggie for Liberals) Leftists:

This, for Liberals, means Payback, and Take Back.  Payback to all the successful people in the nation who, to them, became successful “on the backs” of the “99%”.  In their minds, the world is a zero-sum game, with gains by some causing losses by others.  Social Justice for them means taking away supposed ill-gotten gains from those who they deem to be illegitimately wealthy (Wall Street bigwigs, successful entrepreneurs like the Koch brothers, and media moguls such as Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch).  It means giving those ill-gotten gains to their preferred “victim” groups, such as those on welfare, minorities,and illegal immigrants.  It means heavily taxing high-earners to bestow benefits on the “low-income”.  It means punishing success and rewarding failure.

Gentrification:

Means “the rich” moving in and making improvements to your rundown neighborhood, and kicking you out of your house.  It means remodeling old houses or apartments and increasing their value, thus by comparison decreasing the value of your property.  You, of course, have no recourse but to leave, since you are kept down by others and have no way of improving your own life and earning power.

 

Did you vote Democrat on Tuesday?

You did?  This is what you voted for.

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Antifa protesters outside the home of Tucker Carlson, a Fox News commentator.

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Protesters outside the home of Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Mr. Pai has a wife and children, who were frightened by the angry people shouting outside their home.  They had to go into hiding.

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This is what Antifa promises people who do not agree with them.

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This is who they are.  These people are not supporters of conservatives.

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Democrat supporters prefer mob rule.  Anyone who disagrees with them is liable to have a mob on his front lawn, or outside his office, screaming and threatening violence.

If you voted Democrat on Tuesday, this whom you voted for.  Be very careful out there.  One wrong word to the wrong person could lead to these people forming up outside YOUR front door, demanding blood.  Your livelihood may be threatened, your family might be in danger, if you get on the wrong side of the Liberal Mob.

No Kidding…The SJW* Haggadah

No Kidding…The SJW* Haggadah

My followers will know that I am Jewish.  Each year, my husband and I go to my sister’s house for Passover, and there are often over 12 people there.   The “regular” Haggadah my sister normally uses dates from the early 1980s, and she thought she’d bring our Seder into the 21st Century this year. Now, my sister and her family are standard, Reform-Jewish Liberals, with all the usual proclivities. But this year, she went too far. You know you’ve got a problem when the title on the first page is

“Next Year in a Just World”.

Here is the first paragraph, under the heading “Candle Lighting”.

As we light the candles and welcome the glow of Passover into our homes, we pray that all those suffering around the world find light in the darkness. We pray that our experience tonight helps us to ignite the spark of justice within each of us.

What does that even mean? How does that have anything to do with Passover? Spark of justice??

Here are some really choice phrases found in this Internet, Liberal, Guilt-inducing, Diversity-spouting, “Haggadah”:

We praise God, Ruler of Everything

May this first cup of wine rouse each of us to the injustice that persists in our world today.

May we recognize our own capacity to make a difference and commit ourselves to building a better world.

When we dip the Karpas into the salt water, we see the tears of all who suffer injustice, mingling with our hopes for life, rebirth and new possibilities for justice.

The matzah enables us to imagine what it was like to have only poor bread to eat, to be denied our right (emphasis mine) to live free and healthy lives.

Let all people have access to sustenance.

On most other nights, we allow the news of tragedy in distant places to pass us by. We succumb to compassion fatigue–aware that we cannot possibly respond to every injustice that arises around the world.

When spilling wine from our glasses to mourn the Egyptians‘ suffering during the ten plagues, let us pledge to aid those who suffer from modern afflictions–from HIV/AIDS to Ebola

Under the heading The Four Children:

What does the activist child ask?

The heading The Ten Plagues

They have us mourning the suffering of the Egyptians.

…let us turn our hearts toward the millions of people around the world suffering today’s plagues of hatred, prejudice, baseless violence and war… We protest the proliferation of violence…

We must fight for the rights of women, girls, and LGBT people until true equality is achieved.

At that point, even my nephew and my homosexual niece and her girlfriend were laughing so hard, no one could continue. We usually take turns reading portions of the Seder, but this year many of us said “Do I really have to read this?” And, in the end, my sister agreed that this was just a bit too much, even for them! She has already said they’re going back to the old one next year. Maybe I’ll try to find her something a little more traditional, but more up-to-date. Any suggestions from Jewish followers, or visitors to my blog, will be welcome.

This has been cross-posted on the Member Feed over at Ricochet.com.

*For those of you who might not be familiar with the acronym SJW, it means Social Justice Warrior.  They are those liberal “crusaders” for Social Justice, whatever that means.

Connections…Sport fans riot; Mob rule; and Liberalism

Connections…Sport fans riot; Mob rule; and Liberalism

I was reading this weekend the story of what happened in Lexington, Kentucky, when the University of Kentucky basketball team, undefeated during the regular season, lost their Final Four match to Wisconsin.  There were riots in the streets, with college students tipping over cars and setting fires, to express their anger at their team’s loss.  This got me to thinking about today’s college students, and what they are being taught in their college classes.  I have read countless stories about college professors in many different areas of study (history, literature, politics, sociology), instead of teaching about the great contributions that Americans have made in all these disciplines, they indoctrinate them in “victimology”, how America has been a force for destruction in the world.  They learn about how the early Americans conquered the people already living here, destroying their ancient cultures and laying waste to the land.  They learn about how the various protected classes (women, Native Americans, African-Americans) were ground under the heels of the oppressive white, male majority.  They learn to think of everyone as a member of a group, rather than an individual.  They learn that, even today, members of certain groups are being oppressed by their fellow-countrymen (the newest victim group being homosexuals).  Basically, today’s college students are being indoctrinated in Identity Politics.

So, if you think of everyone as a member of a particular group, it isn’t much of a stretch to see yourself as a group member, who is being oppressed by some other group.  Why is it that Liberal groups like Labor Unions, College Students, Homosexual activists, and Feminists are likely to engage in all sorts of mob activity?  This can take the form of the after-game riots in Kentucky, or mobs of picketers on the front lawn of a “Capitalist Pig”.  It can take the form of mass Twitter campaigns against perceived enemies (the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, a florist in Washington state, a pizzeria owner in Indiana, or a baker in Colorado).  It’s easy to ignore the hurt inflicted upon someone who is simply a member of your enemy group, not an individual with a livelihood and family.  Liberals have absolutely no hesitation in ruining someone’s life, destroying their business, and frightening their family, due to some perceived slight.  And the Liberals with the untold power of Government behind them have no problem with literally destroying those they view as their political rivals (see IRS scandal).  Even those who enforce our laws in big cities have been vilified and lost their jobs by being painted as biased against their community members (see various cities’ police departments being subjected to “consent decrees”).

Funny, you rarely or never hear of Christians, or Conservatives, or students at Hillsdale College engaging in despicable mob riots.  They see each person as an individual, worthy of consideration.  They have reasonable discussions, and can actually listen to speakers whose ideas they disagree with, and not shout them down.  When they go to a rally, or big group meeting, they leave their surroundings as clean as they found them, or cleaner (have you ever noticed that rallies of Liberals leave the place full of trash?).

It looks to me like those who see others as simply members of some group or other have no problem ganging up on others, and engaging in violence (see Ferguson, MO riots which burned down black-owned stores) to make their point.  You see someone as part of a mob?  You are, too.  Think about it.

Cutting Off Their Noses to Spite Their Faces (Liberals hurting the groups they claim to support)

Always and everywhere, Liberals and groups like Acorn, claim that they support and work for the little guys, the downtrodden, the discriminated-against, the oppressed, the have-nots of society.  But when it comes right down to it, in the crunch, they favor themselves, and their white liberal cronies in big labor unions and politics, and their actions make their supposedly-favored groups poorer!  THEY are the only ones made richer by their campaigns to improve the lot of black people, and the poor, and women…

Take the case of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.  It can be reliably shown that, when a Walmart opens in a neighborhood, that store provides entry-level jobs, needed services like banking, money-transfer, and even medical clinics, and low-cost everyday goods that the locals want to buy!  Walmart makes the people in their communities happier!  Yet, because they are unfriendly to Big Labor (since unionizing would result in loss of their low-income customers due to higher prices), White Liberal activist groups have succeeded in keeping Walmart out of many large cities.  This article recently on another WordPress blog (24/7 Wall Street), details large cities without Walmart.  Liberals SAY they want to help the poor, but their actions prove otherwise.

Earlier this year, a community organizing group in Portland, Oregon managed to drive away the independent supermarket, Trader Joe’s.  They claimed that the chain was not friendly to black people.  But if you asked the people actually living in the neighborhood, they would have LOVED to have Trader Joe’s nearby.  The activist group is wary of “gentrification”, which actually means improving living conditions in rundown neighborhoods; so those neighborhoods simply continue to deteriorate.  So the black people in Portland have been denied a grocery store in their neighborhood, not by “The Man”, but by their own black race-hustlers.  Are they better off? NO!

This recent story is not in the US, but Vladimir Putin’s thugs in Russia, in order to hit back at the US and Europe for supporting sanctions against them (based on the Ukraine situation), will ban imports of US and European agricultural and other goods.   Once again, those who suffer will not be the US or Western Europe, but the people of Russia, again demonstrating that those who are in power often have only their own welfare at heart, not those of their own people.

Oppressed peoples of the world, open your eyes!  See who really has your interests at heart!  Not the Community Activists, or the NAACP, or the Labor Unions, who have their own interests at heart, and only want more power over you.  The Conservative movement, who believes that each person should be able to make his own choices, to shop where he wants, and eat what he wants (not what Michelle Obama says he should eat), and get his children a good education.  We are the ones with YOUR interests at heart.

With Thanks to a Ricochet Friend

One of our members (sorry can’t add link, as it’s behind our paywall) commented thusly in a post on how conservative parents teach their children. This is a real hoot!

What does Cat say?: “Meow, Meow”

What does Dog say?: “Bark, Bark”

What does Liberal say? “It’s Not Fair!”, “It’s Not Fair!”

Decoding the Liberal Buzzwords

All of the following words and phrases are commonly used by liberals and their publications and media to describe various societal conditions. Herewith, find the real meaning behind the liberal buzzwords:
Affordable:
Means a thing or service that you want and either don’t have the money to buy, or choose not to save up for. Affordable, to a liberal, means someone else pays for what you want. Someone else pays for your health care, your cell phone, your mortgage, your education, and your medications.

Income Inequality:

Means that someone makes more money than you do, and that is because they are taking money from you instead of really earning it.  Every dollar the other person earns that is more than you or someone else earns, was pulled from your account.  The cure for income inequality is not to help the low-earners make more by improving their education or skills, but taxing higher-earners to redistribute to lower-earners. [that sounds like a lose-lose proposition]

Environmental Impact Study/Statement:
This is where the radical environmentalists tie up all new infrastructure projects (especially roads and oil pipelines) in enough red tape to double or triple the costs, and sometimes stop them altogether. This is why there have been no new oil refineries built since the 1970’s, and the ones that exist are constantly down for maintenance, increasing the price of gasoline accordingly. This is why farmers cannot get enough water for their crops, but tiny fish are “saved” from extinction. The fish are more important than the farmers.

Diversity:
This is the concept that says that the color of the skin of the people in any school classroom or business office is more important than their skills or the content of their character. Diversity is held up as the highest value when admitting students to college (but does NOT include variety of viewpoint). Increasing diversity is why Barack Obama made it all the way through Punahou School, college, and Harvard Law School without having to demonstrate any real knowledge or publish any academic papers, and why he was elected to the highest office in our land twice with absolutely NO relevant experience. And, also, why he was a near-total failure.  Diversity also includes every newly-recognized “gender” category, except Male and Female.

Awareness:
This is where interest groups like Feminists and Liberal Activists constantly bombard Americans with subjects like Breast Cancer, Battered Women, Gay Rights, Discrimination in the workplace, Women in Combat, Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests, etc., etc. As if we are not totally aware of all these issues and simply wish to be left alone.

Organic:
This simply means MORE EXPENSIVE, due to old-fashioned, labor-intensive methods of cultivation, which leads to higher rates of spoilage, and increased incidences of food poisoning from harmful bacteria.  It has never been proven that organic food is any healthier than food cultivated in the normal manner.

Green (applied to any material):
This also means MORE EXPENSIVE, due to antiquated methods of production, and use of more-expensive types of labor and energy (plows pulled by horses, solar panels that cost twice what your oil or gas furnace costs, and only work when the sun shines; roof gardens that leak into the rooms below); utensils made of plant material instead of plastic; light bulbs containing mercury and other toxic chemicals.

Social Justice (the real biggie for Liberals):

This, for Liberals, means Payback, and Take Back.  Payback to all the successful people in the nation who, to them, became successful “on the backs” of the “99%”.  In their minds, the world is a zero-sum game, with gains by some causing losses by others.  Social Justice for them means taking away supposed ill-gotten gains from those who they deem to be illegitimately wealthy (Wall Street bigwigs, successful entrepreneurs like the Koch brothers, and media moguls such as Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch).  It means giving those ill-gotten gains to their preferred “victim” groups, such as those on welfare, minorities,and illegal immigrants.  It means heavily taxing high-earners to bestow benefits on the “low-income”.  It means punishing success and rewarding failure.

Gentrification:

Means “the rich” moving in and making improvements to your rundown neighborhood, and kicking you out of your house.  It means remodeling old houses or apartments and increasing their value, thus by comparison decreasing the value of your property.  You, of course, have no recourse but to leave, since you are kept down by others and have no way of improving your own life and earning power.