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"Agenda-driven people in politics and the media are guilty of verbacide."
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Politically Correct - Using unrighteous deception and requires a lack of Biblical Moral Virtue as evident in progressive's selective ideology and double-standards: Selective rights, memory & history, selective diversity, selective tolerance and intolerance, selective freedom of speech, selective justice, selective context, selective education, etc. See the progressive list of deceptive terms and phrases below. Carefully crafted contradictions of terms that dupe "We the sheeple" into relinquishing the freedoms and Rights of "We the people." You will discover that names of Bills submitted by Democrats, phrases like "Fairness Doctrine" mean just the opposite, all cleverly crafted to dupe "We the sheeple."
2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 - For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
"The singing of this song threw the animals into the wildest excitement. Almost before Major had reached the end, they had begun singing it for themselves. Even the stupidest of them had already picked up the tune and a few of the words, and as for the clever ones, such as the pigs and dogs, they had the entire song by heart within a few minutes." --George Orwell. “Animal Farm (pdf)
Kerry McDonald (FEE.org) "The general premise of this classic allegory that illustrates the rise of the Russian Revolution into the Stalinist terror of the Soviet Union is that, in the quest for worker equality and sovereignty, tyrants ultimately emerge to wield power over others despite the idea that everyone in the community is supposed to be equal. It lays bare the hypocrisy of rulers claiming equality for all while enjoying power and privileges that are off-limits to everyone else. The crowning claim in the book is the final commandment that surpasses all others: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
“First they steal the words, then they steal the meaning.” --George Orwell, "1984" (pdf)
"How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!" --Samuel Adams, to John Pitts, 1776
"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society." --John Adams Letter to J.H. Tiffany (31 March 1819)
"We are apt to be deluded into false security by political catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct." --President James A. Garfield
"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived." --Italian statesman and political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
"The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." --John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
The Leftist Cabal's Most Outrageous Crime Yet - by Greg Holt - The Democrats have and are committing "verbacide." Now many of you will laugh and think this is a joke, I assure you – it is not and this is no laughing matter. This is dead serious. "Furthermore, the concerted attack on precision in speaking and writing was clearly seen by C. S. Lewis when he coined verbacide – the killing of a word by a calculated misuse of it. Agenda-driven people in politics and the media are guilty of verbacide." (Source) So words are misused, so what? Words have power; words can end a marriage, or begin to heal it. Words can bring comfort, or intense pain, even life-long pain. Words can inflict more damage than physical abuse. Words can start wars, and words can literally change societies from the ground up.
...The power of words, more properly the misuse of words, i.e., "verbacide," has convinced many a person of things that are simply untrue. Democrats through controlling the narrative, or more properly, verbacide – have convinced many a person of deep and serious untruths. School indoctrination has convinced many "educated" people of truths that are no truths at all. Words have power – the Democrats subterfuge on any given subject is based on words. Never forget this. The Democrats can get away with crimes, change the rules at will, lie, attack and misrepresent what the president and others say, make false allegations, twist others words and on and on. Verbacide, controlling the narrative. Not so funny now is it?
Control the Words, Control the Culture - By Michael Knowles ...Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an “illegal alien” or an “undocumented immigrant”? What’s the difference between a Christmas tree and a “holiday tree”?
...The examples are endless. There’s a new euphemism every week. In the make-believe world of leftist language, young criminals have become “justice-involved youth.” Mandates and taxes are “individual shared responsibility payments.” Government spending becomes an “investment.” Wanting to keep more of your hard-earned money becomes “greed”; taking more of someone else’s money is them “paying their fair share.” Opposing a Democrat in the White House is “obstruction.” Opposing a Republican in the White House, “resistance”!
...Take “social justice.” Justice means getting what you deserve without favor. “Social justice” means getting what you don’t deserve because you are favored.
...All this manipulation of language has paid off for the left, because whoever controls the words controls the culture. Don’t believe me? Just try using plain language instead of the left’s politically-correct jargon. But be careful. Use “the wrong words” and you might lose your job, your home, and your reputation. The culture war is largely a war of words. Right now, the left is winning. You can see the consequences everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. It’s time to fight back. We should not cede another syllable.
Politically Correct - Using unrighteous deception and requires a lack of Biblical Moral Virtue as evident whenever your hear a "progressive" state one of the following terms or phrases.
George Orwell(pen name for Eric Arthur Blair): In two of his books, “Animal Farm (pdf) in 1945 and “1984 (pdf)” in 1949, he predicted the future of society with remarkable prescience: Many of his observations can easily be applied to the political situation in America today. In "1984," Big Brother’s NewSpeak uses ordinary words to mean different things at different times. The objective is to confuse his subjects. Any thought or action becomes potentially treasonous or criminal, paralyzing those who might wish to defend their liberties.
o Political Correctness in the Newsroom (November 1994 • Volume , Number • Robert Novak) - This is what political correctness can do to language; it destroys meaning. It also demeans the ethnic groups it supposedly protects. Do we really think that these groups are so unintelligent as to be unable to distinguish between conventional idioms and genuine prejudice? Is their identity so fragile that it must depend on censorship?
...Of course, many journalists hotly deny that they are liberals. Others claim that they do not allow their liberalism to influence their reporting. But here are some unquestionably liberal “axioms” that I believe (based on polls and other sources as well as my own experience) are held almost universally by the members of the national media:
- The “rich” (and this covers many middle-class Americans) are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
- The income of the rich should be redistributed to the poor.
- Americans are undertaxed.
- Our taxes are well below those imposed in Europe, and the federal government should therefore raise rates, especially for those who earn more, save more, and invest more.
- Government is, on the whole, a positive force in America that has done vastly more good than harm.
- The balanced budget amendment is a dangerous idea.
-Term limit amendments are even more dangerous and are also undemocratic.
- There is a nationwide health care crisis, and only the government can solve it by establishing universal coverage for health insurance.
- The “religious right” (a term that lumps millions of ordinary believers together with a few extremists) is a serious menace to the future of American society.
- Being pro-choice is not enough; there should be absolutely no interference with the reproductive rights of women.
- To support school choice, whether through vouchers or tax credits, is to support the destruction of all public education.
- It is far better for the forces of the United States to be under multinational command than for them to be controlled by our own military commanders.
- Conservatism is a narrow philosophy; liberalism, by
contrast, is more broad, unprejudiced, and compassionate.
...Increasing selectivity is also leading to increasing bias; members of the media are not only more subjective in determining whether a story will make it into the news but in determining what kind of “slant” it will be given and how much coverage it will receive. Even the wire services have succumbed, running (and not running) stories that in the past would have gotten the reporters and editors responsible for them fired. And, of course, the worst examples of bias and selectivity are seen on network television programs, which have come to value “entertainment” more than the news.
o If there is no God, there are no rights - By A.J. Castellitto - Political correctness is a myth. It is simply a tool to manipulate society. In the secular jungle, it's survival of the fiercest. Who wants it more? Who is willing to sell his soul and establish a false perception? Who is willing to seduce and devour? The audacity of deception. Take no prisoners and spare no casualties. Increase the suffering and decrease the population. Destroy the soul. Stir desires. Make all things permissible. A godless judge is an unjust judge. Bribes and abuses will define the moral code. The environment and the animal kingdom are deified. The pursuit of pleasure is king. A godless form of political correctness is self-defeating. When all things are arbitrary, When all things are accepted, When nothing is cherished.... Everything is meaningless. Progressive entropy is where we are and where we're headed. We demand our desires, our equality, our rights. For the godless and faithless among us.... The devil will provide!
o Theodore Dalrymple quotes: “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
o The ancient
evil religion of political correctness - By
David Huntwork - With
quiet dignity a hooded figure revealed himself from the protective ring of
trees. Mounting a small hillock he faced the sea of expectant faces. A measured
sweep of his hands pulled back the hood to reveal a wizened face framed by a
long white beard. For a long moment not a sound was heard or movement evident in
the crowd. ...Tonight he would be reading a selection from The Chronicles of
Chaos. The hushed gathering listened with an intense reverence as the old one
began to read from the ancient scroll.
"At the beginning of the Twenty First century a new religion rose to great acclaim and with much fervor. Its followers worshipped an all-powerful god named Political Correctness and a host of minor deities including Diversity, Tolerance, Sensitivity and Inclusion. Its priests were called Professors and they were charged with passing on its teachings to the youth and guarding its most holy of secrets. Collectively, this priesthood was called Academia and they resided in their own communities called Universities. Sustained by the public treasury their power grew and their prestige spread like a swarm of locusts upon the earth.
The elite of the every generation would be turned over to the Professors to be indoctrinated into the new religion. It was at the Universities that the young were taught to despise the old ways and to reject the teachings of their parents. The old traditions, cultures, holidays, religious practices, and beliefs were reviled, trampled and belittled so that they could be replaced in the minds of the young with the new teachings of the new religion. After their period of indoctrination and training the new prostheletizers of Political Correctness would be sent forth to spread its doctrine far and wide.
The fearsome deities of Political Correctness were bloodthirsty and constantly demanded sacrifices to sate their Perpetual Outrage. The lives, careers, reputations and power of countless individuals were sacrificed to appease the ever angry gods and eventually all but a brave or foolish few were forced to acknowledge their supremacy. Their power and influence was everywhere and all feared to say what they truly thought or felt for fear of the great retribution of their fanatical followers. A single word uttered in carelessness or a stray thought out of context was enough for one to be summoned to judgment before those charged with satisfying the never-ending lusts of Political Correctness.
The minor deities also were a dark and foreboding force that had to be appeased. Many were followers of the feminine Right to Choose cult and untold millions of the unborn were sacrificed in an orgy of infanticide on the blood splattered altar of Convenience. The deviant and the perverse demanded, and eventually received, the sacrifice of the once sacred institution of marriage to appease the demands of Equality. And the followers of the high priest Gore and the god Gaea demanded the rejection and reversal of the evil Industrialization. No longer would the Creator be worshipped but only the Creation and isms of Political Correctness. So it was said, and so it was done.
With the growth of the religion of Political Correctness came the persecution of the followers of the One True religion. He who born of a virgin, nailed on a cross and known as the Messiah, Savior and King by his followers was banned from the schools and the public square. Increasingly, his followers were forced to cower behind their church doors as their dwindling leaders were toppled by scandal, arrested and punished for hate speech, or cowed by the new religion. Many of this priestly class of the Old Religion became converts of Political Correctness and even taught its doctrine in their houses of worship. ...
Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare - By
BEN S. CARSON
- Political correctness is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed
expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites. ...I have stated in the past
that Obamacare is the worst thing to occur in our country since slavery. Why did
I make such a strong statement? Obviously, I recognize the horrors of slavery.
My roots have been traced back to Africa, and I am aware of some horrendous
deeds inflicted on my ancestors in this country. The purpose of the statement
was not to minimize the most evil institution in American history, but rather to
draw attention to a profound shift of power from the people to the government.
I think this shift is beginning to wrench the nation from one centered on the rights of individual citizens to one that accepts the right of the government to control even the most essential parts of our lives. This strikes a serious blow to the concept of freedom that gave birth to this nation. Some well-known radicals have very publicly written and stated that in order for their idea of a utopian, egalitarian society to emerge in the United States, the government must control health care, which ensures the dependency of the populace on government. Historical analysis of many countries that have gone this route demonstrates obliteration of the middle class and massive expansion of the poor, dependent class with a relatively small number of elites in control.
This is sobering information, and those who want to fundamentally change America would much rather demonize someone who is exposing this agenda than engage in a conversation that they cannot win. Others join in the fray happily marching in lockstep with those who are attempting to convert our nation to something we won’t recognize, having no idea that they are being used. Vladimir Lenin is sometimes credited with coining the phrase “useful idiots” to describe such individuals.
...Political correctness is antithetical to our founding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Its most powerful tool is intimidation. If it is not vigorously opposed, its proponents win by default, because the victims adopt a “go along to get along” attitude. Major allies in the imposition of PC are members of the media, some of whom thrive on controversy and others who are true ideologues. ...The American people must learn to identify and ignore political correctness if we are to escape the bitter ideological grenades that are destroying our unity and strength. Political correctness is impotent if we the people are fearless. Let us emphasize intelligent discussion of issues and leave the smear campaigns to those with no constructive ideas. (See the Progressive Politically Correct Dictionary on EarsToHear.net.)
correct is political ignorance By Alan
Caruba - It took the imposition of Obamacare to awaken many Americans to the
danger of a government intent on taking over one sixth of the nation's economy,
the movement called the Tea Party, and it is awakening millions more to the
threat to their lives. This is why, during his first campaign, Obama accused
Midwesteners of getting "bitter, they cling to their guns or religion or
antipathy to people who aren't like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment..." This
is why, during his first term, he launched a major effort to attack the Second
Amendment and why American opposition to illegal aliens is characterized as
It explains why the Obama administration bailout of General Motors which should have been allowed to file for bankruptcy and reorganization has cost Americans ten billion dollars. It explains why billions were wasted on "investments" in solar and wind turbine manufacturers that went bankrupt shortly afterward, and why some six trillion dollars was added to our national debt in Obama's first term.
It explains why Obamacare, a full-fledged disaster, was passed by Democratic Party votes by Senators who never read the bill. No Republican voted for this bill. And hundreds of thousands of Americans will die because they can no longer afford their medications, no longer have access to their personal physicians, and can no longer gain admittance to hospitals.
Political correctness has been advanced by a fundamental formula: Admit nothing. Deny everything. Make counter-accusations." Little wonder why conservative politicians and the Tea Party movement are constantly attacked as bigoted and evil. Political correctness infuses all aspects of our culture today, but is most evident in our school systems and our institutions of higher learning. Glizbe warns that "Children exposed to this insidious self-hate are programed to hate themselves, their ancestors and predecessors, their country's founders and leaders, past and present." It explains why a massive effort was launched to ensure that neither the salute to the American flag, the pledge of allegiance, and prayer are no longer a part of the daily regime in our schools.
It is evident in Hollywood where one of its famed purveyors, film director Oliver Stone said "Nationalism and patriotism are the two most evil forces that I know of..." It explains why films like "Wall Street" denigrate capitalism. It explains why so much of American culture, particularly what passes for entertainment, has fallen victim to the massive covert effort that was launched after the end of the Russian civil war to imposed communism. "The goal was to destroy the core moral fabric of American society."
It explains why Christmas and the whole of Christianity is under attack in America. It will take an equally massive effort by Americans, patriots, to fight against and reverse the harm that has been done to our society and our governance – check out the numbers and names of the Progressive Caucus in Congress – but it must be done in the face of President Obama's campaign to reduce the influence of America on global affairs, to create class warfare against America's "millionaires and billionaires," and the vast expansion of the "social programs" that have millions of Americans on some form of government dole while we struggle to overcome the longest recession since World War Two. It is the naked face of communism. Political correctness is political ignorance. A vast re-education of generations of Americans will be needed to reverse its effect on our lives and the future of the nation.
Bill O'Reilly - "Political correctness is dangerous because it obscures the truth. It allows certain people and groups to avoid scrutiny for destructive actions. Today, the press in America is dominated by liberal editors who believe they are protecting 'minorities' by failing to mention facts that might cast them in a negative light. Thus, honest reporting is becoming almost obsolete when certain groups are involved."
Taking a Stand Against Political Correctness by Nancy Morgan - ...I will do
Thomas Sowell does when faced with politically correct statements made by
self-righteous busy bodies. I will ask myself these four questions that will
determine the validity of any statement:
1. At what cost?
2. Compared to what?
3. According to whom?
4. What hard evidence do you have?
By Sowell's standard, pretty much every politically correct statement and/or idea doesn't pass this simple test. All the main shibboleths of the left are shown to be lacking in both substance and foundation if put to this test. But political correctness demands that you not question crucial assumptions for fear of being branded stupid. How stupid is that? If you're content to allow others to define you, by all means, keep playing by the politically correct rules. If you're OK with allowing others to manipulate your sentiments to achieve their own agendas, feel free to accept that. If, however, you value individual freedom and common sense over group-think, maybe it's time you joined me in starting to fight back against all this PC nonsense. It's easy. Just say no.
19 Shocking Examples Of How Political Correctness Is Destroying America By
Michael Snyder -
If you say the “wrong thing” in America today, you could be penalized, fired
or even taken to court. Political correctness is running rampant, and it
is absolutely destroying this nation.
In his novel 1984, George Orwell imagined a future world where speech was
greatly restricted. He called that the language that the totalitarian
state in his novel created “Newspeak”, and it bears a striking resemblance to
the political correctness that we see in America right now.
According to Wikipedia, Newspeak is “a reduced language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit free thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as ‘thoughtcrime.’” Yes, people are not usually being hauled off to prison for what they are saying just yet, but we are heading down that path. Every single day, the mainstream media in the United States bombards us with subtle messages about what we should believe and what “appropriate speech” consists of.
Most of the time, most Americans quietly fall in line with this unwritten speech code. In fact, most of the time we enforce this unwritten speech code among each other. Those that would dare to buck the system are finding out that the consequences can be rather severe. The following are 19 shocking examples of how political correctness is destroying America…
Homophobic: Controlling the Language of a Servile People by Gary
DeMar - Controlling the language is a big part of winning the cultural war.
Social Security, Affordable Care Act, Department of Homeland Security, Patriot
Act. The list could go on, but you get the idea. Make forced government programs
run by millions of government employees with billions of dollars behind them
sound like they are public charities designed for our best interests.
Then there are the more subtle control words like "progressive," "war on women, "hate crime" "anti-immigration." Controlling the language controls the debate, as Frank Schaeffer noted in his book The Myth of Neutrality. He wrote the following before he went psychotic and joined the other side: “Think of the use of labels to categorize political activity. Some labels are used to neutralize the actions of certain groups; others denote being ‘one of us,’ acceptable. “The words ‘right wing,’ ‘fundamentalist,’ ‘pro-life,’ ‘absolutist,’ and ‘deeply religious,’ are put-downs more than categories. Conversely, think of the unspoken pat on the back and blessing that the following words convey: ‘moderate,’ ‘pluralistic,’ ‘liberal,’ ‘civil libertarian,’ ‘pragmatic,’ and ‘enlightened.’”
Added to the list are “gay” and “homophobic.” Gay used to mean “happy” or “festive,” like in the line from “Deck the Halls”: “Don we now our gay apparel.” “Gay apparel” does not refer to a rainbow flag draped around a naked homosexual activist or the way many homosexuals dress for a Gay Pride Parade.
Homosexuals learned very early that it was necessary to control the language. They told us all about their strategy:
“In the early stages of the campaign, the public should not be shocked and repelled by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself. Instead, the imagery of sex per se should be downplayed, and the issue of gay rights reduced, as far as possible, to an abstract social question.”
The Origins of Political Correctness By Bill Lind - Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.
...We have it primarily on college campuses, but it is spreading throughout the whole society. Were does it come from? What is it? We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.
If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.
First of all, both are totalitarian ideologies. The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted “victims” groups that PC revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble. Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.
...Second, the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness, like economic Marxism, has a single factor explanation of history. Economic Marxism says that all of history is determined by ownership of means of production. ...Third, just as in classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, (only feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism.
5 Political Catchphrases You Should Never Believe By John Hawkins (Feb 22, 2011) One of the most tragic things about modern politics is that it's practically impossible for the average American to understand what's going on without an interpreter.
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Why I Am a Liberal and a pro-choice socialist progressive Posted by : planstoprosper August 14, 2009 - 4:21pm This list has been a long time in the making. So many times when I debate someone from the left, I find their arguments boil down to little more than code words and accusations. "You must just be homophobic... How can you be against equality and choice?..." and so on. Yet the left's intended meanings of most of these code words are far removed from their common usage. I've even seen fellow conservatives fall into the word traps laid by those on the left; and when they do, they inevitably lose. So I present this list in the hopes that any conservatives reading this will take heart, and speak up the next time the left tries to frame the argument in their twisted words. ...
Political Correctness is the Incubator of Islamism A former Muslim gives his personal view on how a climate of moral relativism and political correctness allows Islamism to thrive, and saps Western nations' identities.
Political Correctness by Stella
Morabito - To resist the manipulative forces of political correctness, we
must speak out and overcome the social isolation that breeds silence.
...Political correctness has cultivated an illusion of support for laws that
undermine fundamental institutions of society, including marriage and family.
The only way to dispel this illusion, and to reverse the damage these laws will
do, is to revive true civil discourse. To do this, we must motivate ourselves
and others to overcome the reticence to speak our minds. It is a process that
has to begin one-on-one and face-to-face. As people feel less alone in their
views, they will be more inclined to speak out. Political correctness feeds on
the fear of speaking views that diverge from PC “truth.” Although the primary
forces behind political correctness are those who develop and convey
ideas—college professors and administrators, Hollywood producers and directors,
celebrities, mainstream news anchors, and so on—we all perpetuate political
correctness when we succumb to the fear of contradicting PC “truth.”
...So how can we begin to resist the mavens of PC and recapture the gift of free and civil discourse? First, remember that free speech is a use-it-or-lose-it proposition. Second, understand that manufactured cascades are actually very unstable, especially wherever individuals are intent on reaching out to others and sharing their real beliefs. Political correctness is highly vulnerable—otherwise the PC machine wouldn’t be so intent on suppressing competing ideas. Most importantly, we must understand that the primary battleground is our daily interaction with neighbors, colleagues, co-workers, classmates, and acquaintances. Each person influences the perceptions of others simply through conversation. We all have the power to embolden others and create ripple effects, and reverse-ripple effects, merely by identifying our views to those who know us, trust us, like us, or identify with us.
Civil society cannot be reborn as long as those of us who hold non-PC views remain isolated. We need friends who help us realize that we are not alone so that we can be emboldened. The simple act of self-identifying in one’s sphere of influence goes a long way toward influencing an interlocutor or watering down a stereotype. If enough people come out of isolation and shed the fear of speaking their minds, a genuine cascade of truth will ensue. Then civil society can be rebuilt, and real public discourse based on reason and logic can flourish. And the game will be over for PC pushers.
Political correctness: destroying America through lies, deception, manipulation (Part One) - By Madeline Crabb - Political correctness is NOT a minor thing. It isn't simply about not offending someone else with our speech or behavior. It is a systematic brainwashing of American society through the lies, deception, and manipulation by people devoted to Marxist ideology. In fact, political correctness is an ideology unto itself. The end goal is to completely destroy our society. And as Bill Whittle of PJ TV has stated, it is a philosophy that has killed no less than 100 million people worldwide. Will America and Americans be the next victims? We are well on our way along that path of destruction. Therefore, we must learn the truth about this vile enemy, and then fight against it, which we will delve into next time. For my fellow Christians, you already know the solution to political correctness, right? We should honor our Lord and speak Truth, in love, to every person, and in every situation. We will many times be reviled for doing so, but Jesus warned us that this would happen, and that we are actually blessed when the world reviles us. (1 Pet. 4:14) So, let's be obedient to God, and hopefully there will be multitudes changed through our obedience. Furthermore, let's also pray this PC plague can be stopped before it kills us. To anyone willing to hear....
Politically Correct: (American Heritage Dictionary): "Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation."
"Progressive Politically Correct" means using unrighteous deception and requires a lack of Biblical Moral Virtue. Being "Politically Correct" is not only foolish, but dangerous.
"There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition." --Thomas Jefferson
"Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility." George Orwell
Obama's Misleading VocabularyBy Lurita Doan - A quick review of Obama's speeches reveals his most common euphemisms seem to show a pattern of deception, obfuscation and misdirection. In President Obama's lexicon, words have different meanings; to decipher the message and understand what the President is saying requires a special Washington Dictionary. Here are some samples from President Obama’s special dictionary:
• Investment is the president's word for government spending. When he says we
need to invest more, he really means he wants to increase spending on some
special project. Obama knows that the word “investment” is reassuring to most
Americans and implies that at some point in time a good investment will return a
decent profit. But, no return is envisioned with Obama's "investments". In fact,
to Obama all government spending is an investment.
• Millionaires and Billionaires – Obama often talks about the need to increase taxes on the millionaires and billionaires. Of course, what he really means is higher taxes on any family making more than $250,000. Obama’s math skills must be sufficient to understand that there is a huge mathematical difference between 250,000 and a billion, but he chooses to ignore the difference to better stoke class resentment, all while hoping that average Americans are too stupid to understand.
• Working People is invoked to demonstrate commitment to average Americans. Of course, what Obama really means is that he supports the primacy of unions over other American workers. According to Obama’s definition, the vast majority of Americans, including small business owners, are not working people at all, regardless of how many thousands of hours they work. In Obama’s dictionary, only union members are working people and deserving of special preferences and consideration.
• Spending Reductions in the Tax Code means more tax increases. President Obama likes to wear the mantle of spending cuts, but lacks the courage to call a tax increase what it really is. • Paying Their Fair Share is the president's phrase for wealth redistribution. What Obama really means is that entrepreneurs and other successful business owners are not paying high enough taxes, and that all of the money they earn should be "contributed" to the government for wealth redistribution to those that Obama considers worthy. Of course, Obama’s supporters, the bulk of whom do not seem to pay income tax, are, according to this definition, already paying a fair amount of tax (zero). It is the rest of America that is not paying their “fair share”. Obama offers no criteria to what is fair or not, so that is why he seems to think it is perfectly acceptable to require 20% of American to pay 78% of the taxes and then criticize them for not paying their "fair share".
• Green Jobs and Green Economy these are the jobs that President Obama believes are more important and more valuable than any others, even if creating a "green job" that pays $40,000 actually costs the taxpayers $300,000 to create. Moreover, if creating one magical "green job" results in the loss of 10 or more jobs that were dependent upon cheap, reliable power, that too is of no consequence. A green job has magical properties that do not conform to economic principles.
• Unprecedented. Perhaps Obama's favorite word, which he uses to describe most of his actions. This word has no meaning to Obama, but reflects his belief that he is so special that everything he does or says must be admired. Obama is so, fundamentally, unaware of American history that he thinks that the challenges and issues that he faces are unique. (Move over George Washington!) Unfortunately, our President seems unaware that the dangers of repeated, euphemistic bastardization of the English language erodes his credibility. Increasingly, Americans know they cannot trust what Obama says.
George Orwell Would Be Impressed With Barack Obama By Doug Patton - Obama is a combination of Ronald Reagan and Big Brother -- by which I mean that he uses his considerable communication skills to sell the agenda of a huge, intrusive government, and that he does it in a "Newspeak" that would impress George Orwell. Those who have read Orwell's prophetic little tome, "1984," will recall that "Newspeak" was a language in which the line between contrary concepts was so blurred that words either had no meaning at all or could be used to create concepts that were contrary. When words no longer had meaning, the concept of truth was not far behind.
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." George Orwell - Animal Farm
In 1945, George Orwell (The Complete Novels of George Orwell) wrote Animal Farm, and one of the characters in the book was the pig, Squealer, who arbitrarily redefined words so that they would mean what he wanted. As Orwell explained about Squealer, "he could turn black into white" as part of his attempt to get the other animals to accept his message; this tactic is now being used by secular progressive liberals.
How Political Correctness Can Be FATALby David L. Goetsch - Being politically correct is an essential aspect of liberal orthodoxy. According to liberals, Americans should be able to live their entire lives free from offense of any kind. In fact, liberals have turned taking offense into an art form. To thin-skinned liberals, few things are more offensive than the supposed trauma of hurt feelings. This is why left-leaning colleges and universities—which is to say most colleges and universities—have adopted speech codes as a way to enforce political correctness. These codes are supposed to ensure that no one will ever suffer the insidious ignominy of hurt feelings—no one that is except Christians, conservatives, and middle-aged white males. When it comes to people in these three groups, the rules of political correctness somehow do not apply. Political correctness is usually ridiculous, often absurd, and sometimes frustrating, but did you know it can be fatal? That’s right—fatal. We all have our favorite examples of out-of-control political correctness.
...administrators in a California high school sent five students home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s Independence Day. This was an American high school and the kids were wearing American flag T-shirts, but politically correct administrators were concerned that students of Mexican heritage might be offended by the American flag.
...Army psychologist Nidal Malik Husan opened fire on a military base killing 13 people. Army authorities knew about Husan’s violent anti-American rhetoric. They were also aware of his ties to radical Muslim imams, but were afraid to take any action for fear of being accused of engaging in racial profiling. In other words, the Army brass did not want to be politically incorrect.
...Another example of political correctness being fatal can be found in what has come to be known as the “Blackhawk Down” incident. This battle in the streets of Mogadishu in October 1993 involved American Army Rangers and Special Forces warriors pitted against an overwhelming number of guerilla fighters loyal to warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid. According to the ground force commander, Colonel Danny McKnight, the reason our troops were outnumbered and outgunned can be summarized in two words: political correctness. President Clinton made the decision to send American troops into Mogadishu to capture Aidid, a despot and supporter of terrorism. However, not wanting to appear overly militaristic to his leftwing supporters, President Clinton—a draft dodger during the Viet Nam War—made the decision to cut back on essential elements of the Army’s plan for carrying out the operation. This was a president who knew nothing about military operations, except how to protest them.
1 John 4:5 - They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.
Acts 4: 18-19 - And they (Sadducees) called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable." --Roman philosopher Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
"Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts." --French writer Voltaire (1694-1778)
"We resent all criticism which denies us anything that lies in our line of advance." --American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Attack your opponent rather than his argument, because your argument is weak: When confronted the progressive politically correct will respond with half truths, omissions, and doublespeak to avoid and evade, and proceed attack the messenger by attempting to demean the messenger in order to deflect from addressing any specific question or facts they are confronted with.
"Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable." --Roman philosopher Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." Abraham Lincoln
"Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear." --French writer Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." Groucho Marx.
"The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ." Acts 4:26
Without a return by Americans to Biblical moral virtue, the basis for our Republic will continue to decay because political correctness will succeed in destroying the American Way of Life for our descendants. With Biblical moral virtue comes responsibility, accountability, commitment, and respect, including the respect of law. As we are witnessing, political correctness rewards those who abandon Biblical moral virtue, and violate the law and abuse the American Way of Life.
"It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise." Alexander Hamilton (speech to the Ratifying Convention of New York, June 1788) Reference: The Works of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., II, 42.
How Political Correctness Destroys the Brainby Robert Weissberg - The dogma of Political Correctness has become an article of faith for those who are too lazy to think. This doctrine is imposed upon all of us. To disagree is to commit heresy......
Public Schools Teach the ABCs of Islam By Erick Stakelbeck - Muslims discovered America? Or that Jerusalem is an Arab city? That's just some of the "history" that students in America's K-12 classrooms have been taught in recent years--with the help of taxpayer money.
"We are apt to be deluded into false security by political catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct." James A. Garfield
"In the simplicity of their minds, people more readily fall victims to the big
lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little
matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never
come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe
that others could have such impudence. Even though the facts which prove this to
be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and continue
to think that there may be some other explanation." ~ Hitler - Mein Kampf
(See also Discipline: Judging & Reproof)
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Psalms 2:15
The Real American Narrative by Jim O'Neill - ...The Left never learns. It's as if they have some sort of selective amnesia when it comes to their innumerable murderous screw-ups. So we need to remember for them. "We the people" need to constantly remind ourselves that these morally stunted, ethically challenged, fiscal morons are dangerous to themselves and humanity as a whole.
...In his article, Jeff Bergner quotes Progressive scribe and pundit, Walter Lippmann, opining in 1932: "In the name of progress, men who call themselves communists, socialists, fascists...progressives, and even liberals, are unanimous in holding that government with its instruments of coercion, must by commanding the people how they shall live, direct the course of civilization...." .
..Because the main tomes of the Left are all atheistic, their stock in trade is half-truths, perversions of the truth, and outright lies. Their ultimate fallback position is nihilism, chaos, and a bleak void. Make no mistake: they are in direct opposition to honor, integrity, and spiritual truth â€“ truth in any form, for that matter. One need only look at the Progressive's lie of "man made global warming" in order to see their duplicitous modus operandi. The whole "green agenda" â€“ Agenda 21, sustainable development, climate change, et al. â€“ is nothing but an elaborate ruse, designed to steal our freedom, break the back of the middle-class, and destroy America's sovereignty. Progressives would have us narcissistically immerse ourselves in "Sex and Soma," and worship at the feet of Gaia (Mother Earth), while they strip away our last remnants of freedom, honor, and dignity. How thoroughly Progressive â€“ to praise glitter, exalt the crass, worship the creation, and ignore the Creator. It is past time "we the people" took back the American Narrative, and replaced the perverted lie fed to us by Progressive journalists, entertainers, academics, lawyers, and politicians over the decades.
...It is time to again extol the virtues of personal-responsibility, honesty, charity, hard work, courage, and faith. It is time to eradicate the insidious spread of sustainable development, social justice, political correctness, entitlement, and all of the other Progressive horse hockey. "We the people" â€“ a sleeping giant â€“ have indeed awakened from a long slumber. And we did not wake up in a good mood.
...We don't like the fact that our borders are open to all comers; that we are STILL dependent on foreign oil, and that the current Administration treats enemy combatants with more respect than our own troops. Nor do we like the government's fiscal insanity, which is either (1) a sign of greed and economic idiocy, and/or (2) an intentional ploy to destroy America as a world power. We don't like the politically correct "hands off" policy toward Muslims who are seeking America's destruction, in order to create a world-wide Islamic caliphate. We don't like the anti-American indoctrination that has replaced education in our schools.
President Obama's Lexicon of Rhetorical Devices
President Obama's friends call him the smartest man ever to occupy the White House (a dubious claim in light of the fact that John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson all had better intellectual credentials or were far superior writers, or both). According to his supporters, his command of the English language is supposedly unparalleled (when using a teleprompter, presumably).
There's only one problem: Obama is addicted to utilizing language that he has carefully tailored or perverted to obfuscate the truth. In other words, he uses double talk on a routine basis. In order to understand what Obama truly tells us when he speaks to us, it is necessary to grab our Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring and decipher precisely what he means when he uses his pet phrases. This, then, is a list of his favorite linguistic flourishes -- and just what he means when he uses them:
"Hope and change": Socialism at home, surrender abroad. Obama uses this talismanic formula when he wants to activate his base, which responds to it like a jukebox when you drop in a nickel.
"False choice": A very real choice Obama wants to pretend doesn't exist. He uses this when he puts on his "pragmatic administrator" mask. Instead of facing up to the reality that we sometimes have to choose between scientific advances and morality, or between civil liberties and national security, or between environmental regulations and economic development, Obama pretends he can solve these conflicts through some sort of Hegelian synthesis only he is wise enough to comprehend.
"Deficit reduction": Deficit increases. Obama suggests that he will cut the rate at which the deficit is growing -- something he has never actually achieved -- and acts as though this is actual deficit reduction. It's the equivalent of a woman spending $2,000 on her credit card, then informing her credit card company that though she won't pay off her debt, she'll only spend $1,500 next month.
"Let me be clear": Let me lie to you.
"Make no mistake": See "let me be clear."
"Unprecedented": When he's doing something beneficial for the American people, Obama claims he is the first to ever think of it; when he's doing something harmful, he seems to always find a precedent for it in FDR or LBJ.
"This isn't about me": This is completely about me.
"Hitting the reset button": Refusing to learn from the mistakes of the past and acting as though a fresh start requires utter naiveté.
"Reaching out to the other side of the aisle": Totally rejecting all ideas from anyone outside the Obama-approved bubble. Then suggesting that subsequent political impasses are their fault, and that they ought to bend down and grab their ankles to establish a new tone in Washington.
"Failed policies of the past": Don't blame me! Blame Bush!
"Teachable moment": I screwed something up, now I'll brag about it.
"Tax cut": Redistribution of money from those who pay a disproportionate amount of taxes to those who pay none.
"Transparency": Deliberate opaqueness, hiding crucial facts from the American public.
"Accountability": Don't worry, I'll fire someone.
"Stimulus": Payoffs to friends.
"Shovel-ready jobs": Jobs that no one wants and that last for two months.
"Green jobs": Imaginary jobs.
"Saved or created": Old Obama language used to futz the numbers on jobs.
"Recovery": Continued economic stagnation.
"Jobs funded": Jobs Obama will take credit for, even though he has done nothing to either save or create.
"It won't happen overnight": It will never happen.
"Cynics": Anyone who doesn't believe in the Obama radical agenda. Obama uses this word to disparage his critics as angry and lacking in basic qualities of human kindness.
Watch for these phrases while marveling at Obama's supposed rhetorical brilliance. They shouldn't be taken at face value, because Obama isn't a master of pure artistry of the English language -- he's a master at manipulation above all.
The Danger Behind Political - Buzz Words We Ignore (Click link for complete column) by Heidi Swander (www.olivetreeviews.org) (Note from Jan: We are living in a surveillance society. As my radio guests last weekend [January 23] said, we have gone well beyond what George Orwell imagined due to today's technology. This new film documents how this happened, why this happened, who is involved, and what we can do. Get the film and better understand what on earth is happening. The issue Heidi Swander writes about is just one aspect of what the producers of the film -- Cloud Ten Pictures -- are trying to present. You can see a trailer of the DVD here.)
There is a social value that has been forced into the fabric of our society today, and I daresay that the majority of us haven't a clue what it means, nor do most of us care. But we should. We must. It involves our freedom, our homes, our very lives and the lives of those we love. Are you ready? The social value is called "Sustainable Development." Please -- hear me out; don't tune me out. I was watching the DVD, Shadow Government a couple weeks ago when this subject was broached by a number of the authors being interviewed (including Gary Kah, Chuck Missler, Dr. Kathryn Albrecht, Grant Jeffrey, Jack Kinsella, and others). The more I heard, the more alarmed I became at a term that I've patently ignored for years.
"People don't know much about sustainable development because . . . our public information systems have been bought out, or have been taken control over, by forces that seek the creation of this one world where human beings become chattel to the ruling elite," explains Michael Shaw, president of Freedom Advocates. "It seems that there have been plenty of people signing up to become slave masters and keep this information under cover."
Chuck Missler concurs: "We have a media that's prostituted itself totally to an agenda, and not only in terms of what it promotes, but in terms of what it hides. The real truth was hidden to the American people -- still is. It's an incredibly well-organized propaganda machine."
So, what is Sustainable Development? According to Michael Shaw, the specific plan for Sustainable Development that has been outlined by the United Nations is entitled Agenda 21. "That plan, in its own expression, calls for reduction of the human population by 85%." Hello Heidi! Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. The powers-that-be within the framework of the United Nations believe that the population of Planet Earth must be reduced by 85%. See how important it is to listen to the talk behind liberal buzz words? ...
Political Correctness Has Poisoned AmericaBy Thomas Segel - It started out as a mild virus initiated by the left-of-center intellectuals of academia. But, like computer viruses or influenza, it spread rapidly through schools, hospitals, civil service, the media, companies, governance, and the armed forces. Political correctness has poisoned all of America.
Anthony Browne has also written a telling examination of political correctness in ''The Retreat of Reason.'' Browne writes: "Political correctness is the heresy of liberalism, under which reliance on reason has been replaced on the emotional appeal of an argument. Adopting certain positions makes the politically correct feel virtuous, even more so when they are preventing the expression of an opinion that conflicts with their own. Political correctness is the dictatorship of virtue."
...Political correctness is used to justify excessive immigration, extravagant guest-worker programs, the overseas outsourcing of job, foolish trade policies, and even more foolish energy policies. A left-of-center lap-dog media have condoned excessive national debt, unemployment, oppression of taxpayers, and a collapse of the middle class by pointing its long finger at the previous administration. Again, the truth is quite different. If allowed to continue, the policies that created this sick economy and confused electorate will destroy our culture along with our economy.
...The truth is that we are hated by the Muslim world. It is not only political correctness, but also political madness to hear the words of hatred aimed at the West and not accept them as reality.Even the threats of Osama bin Laden were taken from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Koran. "When you meet the unbelievers strike them in the neck. ...If you do not go out and fight, God will punish you severely. ...Whenever you find the polytheists, kill them, seize them, besiege them, ambush them. ...You who believe do not take Jews and Christians as friends. The Hour of Judgment will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. Those are the words of the Koran, yet being politically correct, we keep saying that Islam is a great culture and a religion of peace and tolerance.
...There is no doubt that political correctness has brought about a corruption of public debate. The poison of political correctness has spread itself throughout our country. The jury is still out as to it ultimately being the downfall of our society and the country.
Hate Crimes Legislation: The Politically Correct Way to Silence People of Faith By Shaun Waymire - The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council stated: "In Canada, we respect freedom of speech, but we don't worship it." That's Canadian lingo for intolerance of pro-heterosexual programming on its airwaves. Americans beware, this growing animosity of religious viewpoints is spreading to the United States. In fact, homosexual activists have made great progress in pushing their agenda here at home and convincing the media and large numbers of Americans that homosexuality is genetic. Moreover, the Democratic Party eagerly pushes hate crimes and gender-orientation "discrimination" legislation through local, state, and national legislatures that threatens the First Amendment rights of pro-family individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations.
Minister Joe Wright - This event actually happened in the Kansas House in Topeka on January 23, 1996. At the time, Joe Wright was the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita and was House guest chaplain that day. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new House session, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:
We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, ''Woe to those who call evil good,'' but that's exactly what we have done.
We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism;
We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism;
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle;
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;
We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation;
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare;
We have killed our unborn and called it choice;
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable;
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem;
We have abused power and called it political savvy;
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition;
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression;
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.
I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ.
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright was pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church has received international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.
The Word of God
Psalms 5:9 - For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Psalms 36:1-4 - The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He devises mischief upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.
Psalms 52:1-4 Ă˘â‚¬â€ś Why do you boast yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually. Thy tongue devises mischief; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
Proverbs 20:17 - Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Proverbs 28:23 - He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.
Jeremiah 9:1-9 - Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD. Take ye heed every one of his neighbor, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders. And they will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait. Shall I not visit them for these things? says the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Matthew 10: 13-14 - Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Colossians 2:4,8 - And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
1 Timothy 6:1-5 - Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
2 Timothy 3 - This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 4:1-4 - I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Peter 2:1-3 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily (clandestinely) shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.
Jude 14-19 - And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."ť George Orwell
“Everything that deceives may be said to enchant."ť Plato
"Politically Correct" - Taking advantage of apathetic citizens by using the art of redefining words (like family and marriage), and using deceptive catch phrases like a corrupt salesman and disguising the "fine print," undermining the Constitution and Amendments and abusing the rights and liberty of law abiding, morally just citizens. This, all in an effort to replace a liberty that comes from God to a redefinition of “civil"ť or “unalienable rights"ť as mandated by a politically correct socialist nanny-state government and thwarts Jefferson's foundation of how those “Rights"ť are to be “entitled,"ť by "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
Examples: "Separation of Church and State," selective Freedom of Speech (moral virtue scorned with contempt, otherwise decadence would hinder those who are "progressive"), abolishing the electoral college, attacks against the Second Amendment....all being promoted by a willing "mainstream" media.
"Politically Correct," or how to cry discrimination in order to gain "special" rights for an immoral minority which actually discriminates against the majority, or specifically legislating the silencing of Judeo-Christians. When you hear or see the word "discrimination" used by Congress, a State legislator, or judge, beware, moral "civil" rights are being violated.
"Politically Correct" - The "new and improved" Secular Humanist Dictionary, where the need to redefine words for political correctness which requires processing through the filter of misapplied compassion that lacks moral virtue and righteous justice: When you hear, mainstream, fairness, diversity, tolerance, discrimination, hate, fear, bigotry, progressive, values, etc. compare the "new and improved" Secular Humanist Dictionary with Webster's - actually a little effort using common sense will suffice. (See Politically Correct Dictionary below.)
"But it is meant to show how so many things that look one way are in fact diametrically the opposite when you take a closer look at them -- and especially if you look at them systematically instead of just in terms of what rhetoric sets off your emotions, which is what seems to be going on in both parties these days." An Interview with Thomas Sowell
Biblical moral virtue - The words that can never be redefined. What ever we may say or do... and regardless of what liberals think, the Scriptures will never be "outdated" unless Jesus lied.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."Matthew 24:35
Note and challenge to secular humanist: See Theocracy? before inadequately and falsely dismissing these pages as promoting theocracy. Numerous blog discussions and commentaries have weakly dismissed the HISTORY presented here by simply claiming EarsToHear.net is promoting a theocracy which is a lame excuse used to escape and avoid answering this challenge: What new and improved wisdom do secular liberal humanists use to justify violating "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," which was the foundation of America's Founders? Do secular liberal humanists adhere to any boundaries? If so, what is the foundation for establishing those boundaries, if not "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?" Consider also these warnings from past leaders.
Note to conservatives: When growing weary in upholding moral virtue, consider again the Patriot's Declaration July 4, 2008.
The Politically Correct Dictionary April 5, 2007
Election 2008 "Politically Correct Means Test" July 4, 2007
The "New and Improved" Declaration of Independence from God - July 26, 2007
“There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong."ť James Madison
“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts... I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."ť Patrick Henry
Congressmen Waffle on Dr. King's 'Moral Law' View In his famous 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail," the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., told fellow pastors and the world that valid laws are those that reflect God's law or moral code, and unjust laws, which do not reflect God's law, should not be obeyed. "I would agree with St. Augustine that an 'unjust law is no law at all,'" wrote King. "Now what is the difference between the two? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law." On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, Cybercast News Service asked several members of Congress if they agreed with his view that man's laws must comport with the laws of God. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, said the idea King expressed was "the fundamental notion of civil disobedience." "Any individual has to make their judgment about those things - and suffer consequences according to the civil laws of the community, too," said Kerry. "That's why it's called civil disobedience." (Listen to Audio) - Kerry said he thought King's letter was "a remarkably eloquent and important document." But when asked whether there is a moral basis for not obeying laws that don't comport with God's law, Kerry suggested that morality is relative. "It doesn't make it legitimate," Kerry said, "but there can be a moral basis. Individuals have different determinations of what's moral and what isn't." Kerry agreed that some people would say that laws creating same-sex marriage don't reflect God's law, are immoral and, therefore, unjust. "Some would - and they have a right to make their decision," said Kerry. "Everybody has a right to make their decision about all laws. Our Founding Fathers essentially did that, too."
EarsToHear.net commentary: As a deeply disturbed constituent of Senator's
Kerry, and Representative
John Olver, I have repeatedly asked
all three to enlighten me as to their foundation, their basis for determining
the boundaries of how civil, "unalienable Rights" are to be "entitled." what new
and improved wisdom do they proclaim which supersedes that of
America's Founding Document, where the boundaries for how "Rights" are to be
"entitled" are if they do not violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
I have yet to receive a response that defines their secular humanistic liberal
foundation or basis of their "politically
correct" definition of morality if not that of the Holy Scriptures,
America's founders based our founding Document, the
Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution, regardless any all the false claims otherwise based upon
and warnings of
For the mystery of the one without Torah is already at work: while only He (God) is restraining him at the present time until he would come out from among you. And then the one without Torah will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy by the breath of His mouth and will abolish by the appearance of His coming, whose coming is through the efficiency of the woks of Satan with great power and false signs and wonders and in every unrighteous deception for those who are being destroyed, because they did not accept the love of the truth for them to be saved. And because of this God sends them a working of deception so they would believe a lie, so that all those would be judged who did not believe in the truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 (Power New Testament)
See that no one will take you captive through
philosophy and empty deceit according to the tradition of men,
according to the elements of the world, and not according to Messiah... Colossians 2:8 (Power New Testament)
Therefore I say this, and I bear witness in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the heathens walk in the futility of their minds, since they have been darkened by being in their understanding because they have been alienated from the life of God through the ignorance which is in them, because of the insensibility of their hearts, who, when they became callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness in practice of every impurity, with a desire to have more. Ephesians 4:17-19 (Power New Testament)
"One of the troubles with humanity is that it is oftimes too lazy to do its own thinking." Dr. Charles S. Price
George Washington (fragments of the Draft First Inaugural Address, April 1789) - The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting an inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.
Political Correctness: Whose Bright Idea Was That? by Heidi Swander - So in American society today, political correctness (PC) is a masking term for an ideology known as "cultural Marxism," that is, Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. As such, PC "seeks to alter virtually all the rules, formal and informal, that govern relations among people and institutions," according to the FCF book. ...Now their revolution goal was to undermine the Christian family. Their main weapons for this endeavor were curriculums created for college classrooms and for Hollywood. These curriculums were "anti-Christian to the core -- anti-family and especially anti-father," Botkin said. "They did a complete cultural end-run and now we have a society that is crumbling, confused, hostile to Christianity." "Very few Americans realize that political correctness is in fact Marxism in a different set of clothes," the Free Congress Foundation (FCF) writes in its publication. "Most Americans do not realize that they, through their institutions, are being led by social revolutionaries who think in terms of the continuing destruction of the existing social order in order to create a new one. They now control the public institutions in the United States. Their 'quiet revolution,' beginning with the counter-culture revolution of their youth, is nearing completion." According to the FCF, when cultural Marxists gain power, they "lay penalties on white men and others who disagree with them and give privileges to the groups they favor. Affirmative action is an example." Botkin believes it's not too late to save our society if we are willing to stand up to and against this onslaught by countering it with truth. Call homosexuality a sin; expose abortion as murder; identify affirmative action as reverse discrimination - and do these things in public where the people will hear you. But doing so may mean enduring ridicule, bad press, persecution, Botkin warns.
Redefinition Revolution Gay marriage is about more than Adam and Steve. By Maggie Gallagher - Here's the conclusion I've come to after four-plus years of active participation in the same-sex-marriage debate: Gay marriage is not primarily about marriage. It's also not about Adam and Steve and their personal practical legal needs. It is about inserting into the law the principle that “gay is the new black"ť that sexual orientation should be treated exactly the same way we treat race in law and culture. Gay-marriage advocates say it all the time: People who think marriage is the union of husband and wife are like bigots who opposed interracial marriage. Believe them. They say it because they mean it. The architects of this strategy have targeted marriage because it stands in the way of the America they want to create: They hope to use the law to reshape the culture in exactly the same way that the law was used to reshape the culture of the old racist south. (EarsToHear.net comment: Did the civil rights violations of blacks violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God? " Absolutely! Does "entitling" civil rights to same-sex unions violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God? " Absolutely! The "Politically Correct" deception has duped many who are "wise in this world," obviously do not posses the wisdom of God. - 1 Corinthians 1 & 2)
Samuel Adams - "[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33
Politically Correct: Unbiblical
Choice: Killing the unborn.
Freedom of speech: profanity, pornography, and worse.
History: Starts today, America's Christian Heritage being rewritten or purposely evaded.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both ... Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
The show of their countenance is a witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him." Isaiah 3:9-11
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2 Peter 2:6-8
Do you take "60 Minutes" at face value? Does the ACLU speak for you? Are you "mainstream" American or "mainstream" Democrat? Does being "Politically Correct" result in deceptively sacrificing safety, security, and virtue by using half-truths, lies, incomplete facts, and one-sided views? Is being "Politically Correct" also a front for recruitment of ideologies which violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?"
And how is the Party of Theodore Roosevelt conducting business? Do Republicans speak "political correctness" and carry no stick, when it comes to illegal immigration, border security, social security, Medicare, etc?
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Psalms 1:1-2:4
For thou art not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hate all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: (Falsehood; literally untruth, deceitful, liar, lie, lying) the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre (grave); they flatter with their tongue. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. Psalms 5:4-10
Woe to the rebellious children, says the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: Isaiah 30:1
Politically Correct Hate vs. Hate as defined by God's Righteousness
Blessed are ye, when men
shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall
reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hates me hates my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. John 15:18-25
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matthew 5:10-11
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:12-13
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:19-21
"Mainstream" News Media
“[T]he artillery of the press has been
leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could
devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and
science are deeply to be regretted..."ť
Will politicians and the media remain "Politically Correct" on the War on Terror? Has Islam been "hijacked" by terrorists or does the killing of "infidels" truly stem from the Koran? As "infidels" will we continue to face terrorism until the Muslim world decides it can live with and tolerate other faiths? This unlike Judeo-Christians who remain tolerant of other faiths and allow for individual religious choice, as America's Founders established, despite what some would have us believe.
London's Telegraph quoting a 20-year-old would-be Palestinian suicide bomber, now residing in an Israeli prison: "For the holy war [jihad] there's no difference between men and women [martyrs]. According to the Koran, male martyrs are welcomed to Paradise by 72 beautiful virgins. ...[A] woman martyr will be the chief of the 72 virgins, the fairest of the fair." And James Taranto points out: "That is to say, the highest aspiration for a fundamentalist Palestinian girl is murder, suicide and prostitution. Has there ever been a more depraved culture?"
The Dallas Morning News: "Today, this editorial board resolves to sacrifice another word -- 'insurgent' -- on the altar of precise language. No longer will we refer to suicide bombers or anyone else in Iraq who targets and kills children and other innocent civilians as 'insurgents.' The notion that these murderers in any way are nobly rising up against a sitting government in a principled fight for freedom has become, on its face, absurd. They drove that point home with chilling clarity Wednesday in a poor Shiite neighborhood. As children crowded around U.S. soldiers handing out candy and toys in a gesture of good will, a bomb-laden SUV rolled up and exploded. These children were not collateral damage. They were targets. The SUV driver was no insurgent. He was a terrorist. People who set off bombs on London trains are not insurgents. We would never think of calling them anything other than what they are -- terrorists. Words have meanings. Whether too timid, sensitive or 'open-minded,' we've resisted drawing a direct line between homicidal bombers everywhere else in the world and the ones who blow up Iraqi civilians or behead aid workers. No more. To call them 'insurgents' insults every legitimate insurgency in modern history. They are terrorists."
Alexander Hamilton warned: "Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others."
See also: Selective Diversity, Selective Tolerance,
and Are you "mainstream?"
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