The Way I See It:
Shut-up Words and Phrases: Part One:
The Left has a penchant for control of lives, liberties and properties of others and they have found the tried and tested words and phrases to make it happen. The very first step in rendering those on the “Right” silent, is controlling the narrative, and the Left has that down to perfection. Through years, actually decades the Left has tested phrases like “global warming”, it was not effective as the world hasn't actually warmed, and after the first ten years of global warming terror, people became bored with the phrase and “global warming” rendered itself passe'. With that said, Leftists found new words and phrases that carried the same gist: Climate Disruption was one, Climate Change is now the going phrase with new claims of global warming every ten years, new audiences in school, new audiences everywhere, it's like ten is the magic number. Those of us who remember back that far, remember the giant catastrophic “hole” in the O-zone layer, created of course by “man” using spray deodorants, disinfectants, cooking oils, and air fresheners, refrigeration systems and anything that employed CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbon) as a propellant/atomizer. Humanity was accused of destroying the atmosphere simply by smelling good and feeling comfortable. But the use of the phrase CFC, struck terror into the hearts of specifically targeted young, impressionable toddlers and teens. This was not only a farce, it was for all intents and purposes a psychological experiment perpetrated on all of humanity, not the CFC, but the use of a terrifying phrase to manipulate the mindset of the human race. Prior to CFC terroism, was the predictions of the coming "ice age", of course that hasn't materialized yet either. The secret to global mindset terrorism is the use of time-line manipulation. If I predict the warming of the planet to reach it's peak, say 500-1,000 years from now, I can't be held accountable when it doesn't happen. If I teach the young people that we must do something now or the planet won't survive the next 100 years, it'll strike fear and terror in the hearts of impressionable students, but I'm already 72, chances of accountability drastically diminish after I'm dead. But the cause/effect of my prediction will have influenced enough paranoia for at least the ensuing decade, mission accomplished."
Today, the growth of terror inducing words has been honed, to manipulate the mindset of millions of people, all at once. The Left has determined that carefully chosen words, phrases and the calculated timing in which to employ them will be significant in their total take-over of schools, the students, the press, the politicians, the judiciary, and yes even the intellectuals and the not so intellectual. The Left has determined that the following words and phrases can be implemented and effectual on just about any human who can, read, write, listen or watch their presentation. Here they are: Racist, Racism, Systemic anything, Supremacist, White Supremacist, Bigot, Homophobe, Xenophobe, Islamophobe, Hate Crime, Hate Speech, Equity, Equality, Right Wing, Left Wing and last but certainly not least, Radical.
After 4, perhaps 5 decades of child/student indoctrination, the Left has discovered that use of one or two of these words and or phrases in a speech, a dissertation, a journalist's report can and will result in a reaction and always that reaction will be a negative one, aimed at a particular target. Make no mistake, the Left has many targets. Individuals, organizations, Ideals, both Public and Private. These words and phrases are in actuality used as double-edged swords. They are used to instill hate, anger, angst, animosity, violence, and worst of all, division of one group against the other. By the same token, the target is made to feel vilified, demeaned, disillusioned, apprehensive, undignified, disenfranchised and fearful, all to the point of a depressive-state where the final nail is set, complete silence. That will take us to Part 2: The Final and Ultimate Goal
That's the way I see it...
J. Francis Roth