What Is In A Word?

What’s in a word? Given that words shape and frame thought and are the very foundation of discourse and debate, the answer has to be a whole lot. This is why the Liberals’ and Progressives’ ongoing campaign to make various and sundry words mean whatever it is they wish them to mean at that moment is so pernicious.

Bosch's Hellish Humpty DumptyLiberals’ Are Like A Hellish Humpty Dumpty

Truly, the Liberals, Progressives, and their minority tenant farmers are like some twisted, hellish, Boschian version of Humtpy Dumpty.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. “They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!

— Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, p. 72

Racism, sexism, Islamophobia, rape, abuse, oppression, rights, privilege – even simple terms for biological gender, mean whatsoever the Liberals and Progressives say they mean…or so they so stridently claim. Americans, like Alice, are more than a little skeptical of this.

What this means is that Americans and our domestic enemies, the Liberals, Progressives, and their minority tenant farmers, can neither debate nor reach compromise because we’re not working from the same lexicon. All we can do is knock them off their walls and break them past the point where they or anyone can put them back together again.

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Works Of Fantasy

Western society has over the years produced and appreciated some great works of fiction, some of the best being flights of pure fantasy.

Works of Fiction
Great Works Of Fantasy

Some authors, such as: Lewis Carroll, Frank Baum, J. M. Barrie, and J.R.R. Tolkien produced works of fantasy that have survived the test of time and which have become classics.

Others are neither so skilled or fortunate. President Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal is a perfect example of such a failure. It has surpassed fantasy and entered into the realm of farce. 😉

 

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