Purging the dictionary 15

Saturday is a good day for exposing silliness.

Silliness is always to be found among the devotees of political correctness.

And the devotees of political correctness are always to be found in the universities.

Today it may be found in the University of Michigan. It is “banning” words.

Professor Jonathan Turley writes:

The University of Michigan has spent $16,000 on a campaign to get students to use “inclusive language” and stop using certain words and phrases.

Among the banned words and phrases are: crazy, insane, gay, tyranny, illegal alien, fag, ghetto, and raghead.

He points out that –

Once schools begin to list approved and disapproved words, there is a slippery slope toward the inclusion of any word that could possibly insult any person or group.

And that –

Most of my friends who are homosexual refer to themselves as “gay”.

The level of intelligence among those at the University of Michigan who are trying to shrink the English language is demonstrated by this:

“I wanted to die” is listed as offense to “people who have attempted or committed suicide”.

That prompts us to say that the language-censors at Michigan University are positively retarded.

But – oops! – that’s another “banned” word. This comes from Truth Revolt:

Students at UCLA are uniting in solidarity over a new political correctness campaign: to ban the “R-word”.

The campaign, called “Spread the Word to End the Word”, asks students to pledge to eradicate the words “retard” and “retarded” from their vocabulary. 

UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) hopes to get the entire nation to stop using those two words.

The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign is part of a larger national movement to stop people from using the word “retard” or “retarded”. Using the word as a negative label can be offensive because it is associated with people who have developmental or learning disabilities.

In other words, retarded people.

  • liz

    The irony of it is that these people banning words most likely can’t say more than a sentence or two without using the “f” word. Do they care if that offends anyone?

    • REALBEING

      Why liz, I always use the “F” word when describing these mongrels to others except in polite company!

      • liz

        There’s a time and place for everything, and in that case it actually fits!

  • REALBEING

    I’ll get right to the plot of this real-life “novel!” Its the “Thought Police” of Orwell’s “1984” amassing their first attack on the books of Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”

    Outlawing words is an outright assault on thought, expression, meaning, and whatever other inadequacies the Communist Leftists conveniently “interpret” for the rest of Humanity.

    Thats a big problem with these animals! They only FEEL that their thinkers. In truth, the’re only FEELERS. Feelers of all supposed needs of the needy victims they help to create, and profess to help.

    Martin Luther King Jr. had a few lines that describes just who they are:

    “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

    “VICTIMIZER” should be tattooed on their foreheads!!

    • liz

      I suppose they banned the word “tyranny” because they suspect it might be used to apply to themselves!

    • Don L

      A quote I often post is from a guy I despise: Upton Sinclair. He was a socialists’ socialist. Yet, and he meant it against conservatives whereas given central planning the opposite is the true application, his thought, again: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

      Martin Luther King Jr was not a thinker. His here presented quote actually applied to himself as well as to the racists and less-I-lose-votes politicians to which he was targeting. The Rev was a socialist. He never thought about what that meant. He was a “FEELER”. His fight to end the barriers to blacks (PC: negro, colored what’s nest?) excersizing their right to vote was just. ( I would actually type the n word but I’m sure disqus has an auto reject – It isn’t like yelling fire in a movie theatre. It is political BS that allows entitlement, privelidge and pre-foregiveness from violence.).

      Thereafter his fight to ‘equalize’ was irrational and fanned the flames of racism…as did the Lincolnesque policies of reconstruction, after his immoral war, that entrenched racism. And, of course, as economic policy, it was an impoosibility. Legeslating ‘equal’ is absurd as is legeslating morality. Politicians, however, both parties, found the ‘preference-to-equality’ campaign advantageous for vote getting. And, today’s blah economic and ‘cultural’ tragedies are their Toyota moment: you want it you got it!

      Specific to banning words:

      Universities have become wharehouse where kids are put because their are no jobs for them. The progressives have shackled full employment free market capitalism. So, while under the control of the progressive compulsory schooling system…why not turn out little brainless lefty stooges. And, just think, the parents shell out lotsa money and incurr incredible debt to send johnny and/or susie off to become professional art historians (big demand) or black studies experts or…acording to the National Center for Education Statistics, 75%+ of university students are majoring in [my terminology] useless-no-jobs-available-dead-end-no-rational-thinking-required studies. ‘Nough said.

      P.S. The Kids already indoctrinated. having kids…what their kid studys isn’t of parental concern anymore…just go, get out of here so we can have our life…only to have johnny/susie move back in after banning words, shouting down ideas and not getting a job which they cause by supporting the cause…Yeah. More money for education.

      Oh, as a data point…University keeps the unemployment # down…
      just like not including those having given up hope. You do realize that all economic indicators are political contrivances…right?

      • REALBEING

        On King being a Socialist, I agree. His quote speaks for itself. That is why I chose it, being one of my favorites.

        Don, I always keep in mind the tenet that because someone says something that you agree with and hold true in your mind doesn’t mean that the individual didn’t violate his own “Thought” on multiple occasions!

        And as for the school kids, the ivy-covered Halls Of Communism are only a final resting place for the now dormant but still great thoughts “thunk” by those great thinkers that no one on the Left listens to anymore.

        They also double as “cheerleader” for Obama’s minions and a baby-sitter for all of those little Liberal children. Cheers!

        • Don L

          Hi REALBEING.

          Say, I hope you did not take my comment about King Jr’s quote as being a correction of any kind. I agree with your second paragraph. That’s why I intro’d with the Sinclair quote I use. Same thingamabob as you repied with.

          As to resting place for great thoughts…Like the ISI S idiots destroying antiquities and history…not physically but ideologically destroyed…libraries are now only places to occupy during takeovers…not considered repositories of knowledge. Archives are merely places of activities mention in penthouse letters. LOL.

          Later GI!

          • REALBEING

            Not a problem, Don. As I stated, I can like King’s quote, but not his politics.

            Again, because someone voices a quote you can appreciate and find truth in, doesn’t mean that it’s inventor necessarily adheres to it’s tenets.

            Here is good quote with a connection to my thoughts on King by a hero of mine, Alfred Adler:

            “It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

            • Don L

              Arizona Sheriff’s Exam:

              A young Arizona boy grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6′ 2″, strong as a longhorn, and fast as a mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.

              When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: Sheriff Joe Arpio’s Maricopa Co. Sheriff’s office.

              After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy for Sheriff Joe’s department finally called him into his office for the young man’s last interview.

              The Chief Deputy said, “You’re a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we have, what you might call, an “Attitude Suitability Test”. Sheriff Joe Arpio mandates that you must take and pass the test before you can be accepted. We just don’t let anyone carry our badge, son.”

              Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said, “Take this pistol and go out and shoot: six illegal aliens, six lawyers, six meth dealers, six Muslim extremists, six Democrats, and a rabbit.”

              “Why the rabbit?” queried the applicant.

              “You pass,” said the Chief Deputy. “When can you start?”

              YOU GOTTA LOVE ARIZONA

            • REALBEING

              LOL!!!!! (IOW, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

            • liz

              Ha!! That’s a good one! Include six wolves and six environmentalists in there, too!

            • Great story!

            • Nice Adler quote!

      • I too very much like” “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”