Language and the Left

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We see, therefore, that War is not merely a political act, but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means. ~Clausewitz

An excellent article over at American Thinker reminds one of this salient fact, and bluntly suggests that if war is a continuation of politics by other means, then  military strategy should be applied to the context of politics and political ideas.   Thus,  the same way  military strategy dictates that one should not fight on the enemy’s terms, a political strategy should not be engaged on terms that favor one’s opponent.

One of the rarefied battlegrounds is that of language and ideas. There is certainly enough evidence to show that many of our finest academic institutions teach our children and young adults to disdain the ideas of the Constitution and to forget or deride our Constitutional Republic.

In the battle of ideas, progressives, with the aid of their academic and media allies, have defined many of the terms and words that will be used. They are able to “impose their will” by defining the terms of the debate. That forces conservatives into an untenable position from which they usually cannot win, because they have given the verbal “high ground” to the progressives by using their terminology

Even the word ‘progressive’…the very word itself is positive.  Yet we know from history that ‘progressives’, and progressive ideology, is rooted in fascist, totalitarian thought and leads to governments with those characteristics.

The current day ‘progressives’ are the socialist democrats, the ‘liberals’, and the left.  When we use the words ‘progressive’ and ‘liberal’ in a derogatory sense, we actually fall into the progressive trap because we have yielded the ‘high ground’  on language.

The correct term should be “oppressive,” not “progressive,” because statist/progressive/totalitarian governments have to oppress individual freedom in order to force people to conform to the will of the state…

There are many other examples of the appropriation of language to basically impose a new viewpoint on people:

  • “choice”–abortion
  • “climate change”–climate hoax
  • “social justice”–social control
  • “working poor”–only the poor work?
  • “undocumented worker” –illegal alien
  • “health care reform”–health care scam
  • “Living Constitution”–Constitution

Remember that the left is Alinsky-minded, so they will throw every one of these terms at you fast and furiously.  When you engage the left with the real terminology,  the insults will start flying because you will have exposed the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the scam.  Stand your ground!

20 Responses to “Language and the Left”


  1. 1 Katie March 13, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Oppressive it is, Dr. Kate. Let’s add to your list:

    O-ppression. It’s not the ‘worst recession since the Great Depression.’ (it is far worse than that)

    • 2 drkate March 13, 2010 at 10:07 am

      I thought that was a good one, instead of progressive,
      O-pressive! I think the task is to constantly disavow people of these terms as benign…

  2. 3 tiger 7 March 13, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Like many (most) government programs, the actual meaning or result of a title or designation is the diametric opposite. The minimum wage is an example—instead of a lower limit for unskilled workers pay, it becomes the maximum. No one is inclined to pay more than the minimum. And, by the way, it guarantees an increase in the cost of living for those who “benefit” from it and every one else.
    Will Rogers ( I think) once said he was glad he didn’t get all the government he paid for—I’m afraid we’re almost there.

  3. 5 terminu March 13, 2010 at 9:20 am

    FOX edited down the Texas textbook discussion on “The Soup”, “?” was discussing how the liberals wanted to change “Constitutional Republic” to “Democratic Government” and to remove Christmas and the Civil War from texts. I am seeing that FOX is not on our side, it pays begrudging lip service for controlled opposition. Atlas Shrugs has an article of AmeriCorps recruiting 8 year olds in public schools. If the communists can just get kids thinking of “the greater good” which is a nebulous concept used to control the masses, they will have installed a seed of compliance to their domination.

    • 6 drkate March 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

      Fox seems to be ‘controlled opposition’.

      Our best bet for news still remains the internet, alternative radio…I wish we had a daily newspaper for Patriot News.

  4. 7 Papoose March 13, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Speaking of words, I listened to this speech this morning. Reading the blogs and the News, today, oh boy, and feeling so low and almost defeated. Its so sad what is taking place in our faces.

    Dr. Manning more than entertains this morning. He is riling people to action, but I think he’s America’s best kept secret. I am proud of Dr. Manning and I love him for his courage and strength. I wish him well and appreciate his way with words. I hear him loud and clear. He speaks in old-fashioned American English.

    From the Betrayal, Dr. Manning speaks:

    http://www.oilforimmigration.org/facts/?p=5867

    It’s a gloomy day in Philadelphia PA.

  5. 11 Quantum Leap March 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

    How about this: African American-anyone with dark skin– even arabs or indonesians. (check out picks on the web-they look like blacks)
    Indeeed by controlling the language they are controlling the people.

    Pastor Manning is doing God’s work.

    And I still belong to no party. They are all the same. Long live the PUMAS. FEAR the disenfranchised dems. Repubs have no power without us. Let’s work it.

  6. 12 Quantum Leap March 13, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I’m hearing that Italy is next to fail over the worldwide banking derivative scam.😦

    We are living in a world governed by the bond market, billionaires, and elite financial institutions, not governments. The future is grim if this isn’t changed.
    People who dismiss this will learn the painful lesson in due course. Most countries, especially the United States, are now stuck under incomprehensible levels of debt just waiting for financiers to attack. National foreclosure is coming. Those who paid attention when it happened to southeast Asian countries, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, and others know what is coming. People who are paying attention now to Greece can see what is coming—the end of cash transactions, the loss of sovereign land, the privatization of resources, massive taxation, the end of support for the lower classes, and an active police state.

    Plutocracy: Government by the Wealthy Few
    The Greek protesters are chanting “no sacrifice for plutocracy” while being tear gassed and beaten. It certainly isn’t the catchiest phrase I’ve ever heard, but it is precisely accurate. The private sector rich rotate through the public sector so their nexus of power cannot be threatened. The citizens of Iceland understood this and luckily took their power back by refusing to payoff the fraudulent loans of the foreign financiers

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/20908

  7. 13 heather March 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Today was the kick off tour of Glenn Beck, Taking America Back. His first stop was my state, Tulsa Ok, and it was awesome–Glenn Beck is on our side regardless of some of his loose ends on his show. Sarah Palin was there with her whole family as a guest speaker and it was hosted by John Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

    Beck has been meeting with CEO’s to help spread the word of the shake down of our country and all of them told him that they expect things to get much worse, when it does, their plans are to clean out their bank accounts, take their familes and head to Singapore which is a tax haven. They are calling it the global economic holocost. As he does on his show, he pleaded for everyone to get debt free asap.

    This is no longer a nightmare that we have been dreaming, it seems daily it’s coming to fruitation, with the unconstitutional take over of our healtcare that no one wants, the take over of the banks, ins, car cos. along with the setup of the destruction of toyota. obama is now talking about taking our 40-1s and other investments to aid his cause and giving us empty worthless T bills. His new BAN ON FISHING, the land grabs of our national parks where all of our natural resources are, which belong to the american people. Where does this end with him?

    We all know that everyone of these corrupt politicians are aware and know that he is not a NBC yet they stay quiet. This is aiding and abetting this criminal which makes them criminals.

    If you have the opportunity to attend his tour in your city, go, you will learn what is on the horizen for us. You will meet thousands of constitutional conservatives who will stand with you against this theft of our country.

    These criminals all know that we know what their plan for us is–hence the push for the HC.

    And btw—-the blackboard was on stage with Beck!

  8. 14 heather March 13, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    OT—as far as private land grabs go which they are hoping they can just rob us blind. Please go to http://www.teamlaw.org they explain what a Land Paton is and this legal team suggest that all land owners down load their documents, fill them out, have them notorized and filed with your counties asap. A land paton is forever ownership of your land and the depth of where it sits on the lot. It supercedes your warrenty deed and has never lost is a court of law. It will also protect you from eminent domain.

    A land paton is something most people don’t have a clue about, they only know they have a deed and think that because they have a deed the land belongs to them. No so..

    Everywhere your go on these sites there is more and more protection information than ever before. We are not alone in this war. Seems to me that the obama team has declared war on the american people.

    http://www.teamlaw.org

    • 15 Garacka March 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      I keep thinking I might be getting close to learning about the law and someone (you) throws another bone for me to chew on.🙂

      Following excerpt from the Team law website is intriguing:

      “The most important use of your Land Patent

      Our opinion is: “In America today, the most important reason to secure your land patent in your name is to secure your status as an Elector. An Elector is a land owning freeman. Only electors can vote for State Senators, Governors and Presidents of the United States of America. When the Government vacated its responsibility to dispensation of the land by not maintaining elected Presidents and Governors the elector’s responsibility to reelect those officials becomes critical. Do to the nature of land ownership in America, such elections can only be caused by electors. If we don’t reseat our state and national governments we will loose our nation to IMF’s New World Order. If we do reseat our governments we will have a chance to save our nation and our Constitution. This year Governor’s Elections are taking place in: New Jersey, Virginia. If you elect an original jurisdiction State Governor this year, they can reseat their national Senators and those original jurisdiction Senators will have the authority to reseat our nation’s original jurisdiction President. The entire world is watching us; and, most of the world wants Liberty.”

  9. 16 heather March 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    The history of the US bankruptcy and who’s running America.

    Very scarey stuff………….my gosh how do we take our country back out of the hands of these criminals?

    Now I fully understand Michelle Obama’s remark that NO ONE can stop Barack from becoming president!

    http://www.baresfootworld.net

  10. 18 Joe The Blogger March 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    “Pro-Choice” is the one that gets me.

    What sort of “Choice” does the unborn baby get?

  11. 19 Papoose March 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    “deem and pass” is this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

    political engineering?

  12. 20 Papoose March 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Barry Soetero is lying live to the American People.

    Its 6pm DST East Coast

    Purple lips flapping; b s flying


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