It’s routine for the America’s corrupt ruling class to use their cultural dominance of American institutions to exert control over narratives. But Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearings prompted one of the most appalling examples ever seen, with the left’s culture commissars trying to redefine a word on the fly.
Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is one of the most odious and pathetic Democrats in Washington. Supreme Court hearings are where she chooses to disgrace herself the most. In 2018, Hirono argued that Brett Kavanaugh should be presumed guilty, rather than innocent, when he was hit with ludicrous sexual assault charges from Christine Blasey Ford.
This time around, Hirono attacked Barrett for her word choice. President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, she said, is a bigot. Why? Because she used the term “sexual preference” as a synonym for “sexual orientation.”
Let me make clear – sexual preference is an offensive and outdated term.
To suggest sexual orientation is a choice? It's not. It's a key part of a person's identity.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) October 13, 2020
Given the stakes of a Supreme Court hearing, it’s understandable that Barrett tried to be accommodating. But she shouldn’t have been. The attack was completely ridiculous, dishonest, and made in bad faith. Old Joe Biden himself used “sexual preference” just a few months ago:
The Left said Amy Coney Barrett was bigoted because she used the term "sexual preference."
Here's Joe Biden using the same term in May. pic.twitter.com/u7k4MqHCSU
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 13, 2020
Newly-canonized progressive saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg also used the term, in 2017.
— Teachers (@RobertW44404901) October 14, 2020
Several sitting Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have used it too. So has CNN:
There are lots of misconceptions about gender fluidity, according to those in the community. Being gender-fluid doesn’t determine a person’s sexual preference. [CNN]
But it doesn’t matter. When our corrupt ruling class has a target, precedent, consistency, and basic fair play all go out the window. If declaring “sexual preference” offensive is needed to attack a Republican, then “sexual preference” is the new n-word.
America’s top dictionaries are happy to play along. A quick look at the Wayback Machine makes it clear that, prior to Tuesday’s hearing, Merriam-Webster’s found nothing offensive about using “preference” to mean “orientation. But as soon the hearing happened, the dictionary’s editors sprung into action. The page was updated just hours later with a new definition announcing that “sexual preference” was offensive and, by extension, Amy Coney Barrett is a very bad person for using it.
This may be the most flagrant case of a dictionary redefining words to match leftist dogma, but it’s not the first. Dictionaries have collaborated with the left’s attempt to normalize illegal immigration, by declaring the very terms “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” to be offensive and unacceptable in public discourse:
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) August 23, 2018
In September, Dictionary.com released a massive update, redefining hundreds of words for politically-motivated reasons. Not only did the dictionary start capitalizing the word “black” when referring to race, but it created an entirely new dictionary entry just for the racial group:
In the dictionary world, separating the people-related definitions of Black from the other definitions of black is a major—and extremely rare—move. As a rule, different senses of words that share an origin, as lowercase black and uppercase Black historically do, are included under the same entry. [Dictionary.com]
It’s a rule worth breaking.
Of course, “white” remains lower-case, and does not get a special entry. But that’s no surprise. Like other captured institutions, Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster’s aren’t serious scholarly enterprises. Like the disgraced so-called experts at the World Health Organization, these institutions don’t exist to educate or inform. They exist merely to reinforce the malicious and deceptive narratives that support the corrupt ruling class agenda to consolidate power and crush American patriots who would dare get in the way.
Like the discredited operatives posting as so-called “experts” at the WHO, in the mainstream media, and in our Universities, they deserve neither respect nor acknowledgement. Instead, they only deserve to be discredited and destroyed.
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