Sunday, May 28, 2017

Social Justice Grammar and 'Zir' Own Agenda

Social justice warriors are ransacking the English language because in doing so, they find power and the ability to manipulate the historical narrative. George Orwell, in his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language,” observes, “One ought to recognise that the present political chaos is connected to the decay of language.”

Social justice grammar seeks to erase both objective meaning and gender specificity and then rebuild it in a subjective, gender-neutral way. Those who support this sort of language barbarism claim that for thousands of years (or for all time) language has been oppressive and gender-specific and unjust to minorities. Seeking “justice” thus means rewriting language to be effectively meaningless so that everyone can determine his or her own private interpretation. Orwell also describes how this sort of political writing has become both vague and dishonest. Citing words such as “justice” and “democracy,” he says, “The person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearers to think he means something quite different.”

In a similar way, these language barbarians use vagueness as a form of political warfare. They co-opt academia to teach students the oppressiveness of language while presenting a neutral language as the solution. Rather than oppressive pronouns like he, him, she or her, we’re supposed to be “sensitive” by using made-up words (or “linguistic innovations”) like “ze, xe, xem, xyr, or zirs.” Our language is thus being plundered of its beauty and richness to fit “zir” own agenda.

Although this strategy works reasonably well with the English language, in which most words (besides pronouns) are neutral, it will not interface well with any of the Romance languages like Italian, French or Spanish. In these languages, the majority of words are either masculine or feminine. For example, in Spanish “la mesa,” which means “the table,” is feminine and is accompanied by the feminine article “la.” There is no such word as “el meso” for a masculine table. Nor is there a word for a neutral table. Even if they succeed in wrecking the English language, the revisionists will have a much tougher time making social justice grammar an international movement.

The See Thru Edu article goes on to praise the destruction of language: “It does not merely forbid the free exchange of complex and potentially offensive ideas. Rather, it erases the language necessary to create these ideas, rendering this free exchange impossible.”

This statement reveals the true motive of social justice grammar: ending the free-exchange of thoughts, ideas and intellectual inquiry. It compromises the freedom of speech and expression while empowering thought control and intellectual policing.

Just think about how liberals have turned the word “liberal” on its head. It used to mean someone who believed in liberty. Now it means a person so rigidly ideological that they try to control what other people think.

Language, in its truest sense, ought to unite a people by providing them with a means to speak freely, clearly and precisely. These language barbarians are attempting to do just the opposite.

To the extent that the language barbarians destroy the freedom of speech, expression and the free exchange of ideas, our culture will continue to fall into the melancholy of isolation, loneliness and social fragmentation. We will drift further and further apart for fear of offending one another or worse, disobeying the language police.

We must recognize this assault on the English language for what it truly is: a political tactic meant to cloak reality with euphemism, to stifle free speech and to silence those who resist conformity.



Bird of Paradise said...

Social Justice Warriors(SJW)are just another bunch of leftists seeking to change the way we live their just as bad as PETA and they should realy be refured to as Snowlakes

Anonymous said...

I saw he start of the radicalisation of the English language in the early 70"s when the brainwashed teachers in our schools started to push the socialist view in our high schools and proceeded in next decade to our universities and has expanded to our primary schools and even into pre-school. The communists knew the couldn't take our politics head on so they indoctrinated our children. The biggest effect has been in the universities where young adults are encouraged to take easy arts degrees without realising that there are no jobs for the BS courses they have undertaken. They are left to work at low paying takeaway jobs with a large debt over their head. The left has created an underclass that is radicalised with no future. Sound familiar? Once you have a class of people who take more than they give and they are the majority how do you wind welfare back? You can't. The next step is to tax the rich more. Recognise the pattern? Once we push the rich to the limit they take their wealth offshore and we spiral downwards and become Venezuela.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:10 .........Very well stated.

LTEC said...

The "See Thru Edu" article is clearly satirical.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

its no longer education its Indoctrination/Brainwashing by the left the NEA and the Unions as well instead of teaching kids about what america means and what its all about their teaching kids we stole the west from mexico or that the U.S. Constitution is out of date their teaching kids that animals have the same rights as people do and their telling kids we need to allow for the so called refugees to live in america and america must change to meet their needs