Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones …

2022 July 30
by bc3b

… and words will be used to control me.

The left realizes the power words have. One of its favorite tactics is to use terms like racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigot and sexist to shut down opponents of things like transexuals dominating women’s sports, critical race theory, leftist indoctrination of children in public schools, etc.

The latest example of the left’s ability to control the language was demonstrated earlier this week as it attempted to change the technical definition of “recession” away from what has been accepted generally accepted since World War II – a recession occurs when a country has two consecutive GDP quarters of negative growth.

When it became certain that the April – June quarter would be the second consecutive negative growth quarter, the Biden regime worked with heir media partners to redefine the word “recession.” Janet Yellen, Brian Dees and other regime members of the regime made the rounds of Sunday morning political talk shows to head off calling the country’s economic disaster a “recession.”

Wikipedia changed its definition of “recession” and locked the page to protect our incompetent president.

The left and its allies in the media have long manipulated the meaning of words for political advantage. For instance, “illegal aliens” became “undocumented workers” in most news stories about a decade ago. But the war on words has been escalating as the left presses LGBTQ+ rights and seeks to obscure the reality of a Biden recession.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary, for instance, has changed the definitions for “female,” “male,” “they,” “boy,” and “girl” to fit with gender identity ideology. While these changes were made in 2019 and 2020, The Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh and conservative account Libs of TikTok posted tweets about the definition changes last week.

For “male” and “female,” listed definitions include “having a gender identity that is the opposite of female” and “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male,” respectively.

For “they,” one of the definitions is “a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.”

Boy” and “girl” are defined as “a child whose gender identity is male” and “a person whose gender identity is female,” respectively.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, has updated its guidance on COVID-19 illness for “Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People.” Instead of calling those who are pregnant “women,” the page adopts the gender-neutral term “people” to blur the biological (as opposed to social) basis of male-female differences. Only once does the updated guidance mention “pregnant women” — although the studies it cites on COVID risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth freely refer to “women.”

During Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing, she said she couldn’t define what a woman was because she wasn’t a biologist.

In June, Walsh released a documentary with The Daily Wire entitled “What is a woman?” that sees the narrator travel the world to get an answer to the question. On release day, The Daily Wire’s website experienced a DDoS attack, where hackers disrupt a website with bot traffic to prevent users from accessing it. Despite this, the film was the most-streamed in the history of the site, co-CEO Jeremy Boreing said.

Walsh was suspended from Twitter earlier this year for tweeting: “The greatest female ‘Jeopardy!’ champion of all time is a man. The top female college swimmer is a man. The first female four-star admiral in the Public Health Service is a man. Men have dominated female high school track and the female MMA circuit. The patriarchy wins in the end.”

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61 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 July 30 5:58 am
    [1]
    justrand permalink

    embrace it!!

  2. 2022 July 30 6:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Right out of ‘Blade Runner’ — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/we-have-technology-la-plans-recycle-wastewater-taps — I presume that recycled food emporiums will be next in LA….

  3. 2022 July 30 6:04 am
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    justrand permalink

    in ‘1984’, Winston has the concept of ‘Newspeak’ explained to him:

    Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

  4. 2022 July 30 6:45 am
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    mpt permalink

    Right out of ‘Blade Runner’

    We should be so lucky to get ‘Blade Runner’. Things are feeling more and more like ‘Soylent Green’ every day.

    Case in point:

    NY Times Slammed For ‘Sick’ Essay ‘Normalizing’ Cannibalism

  5. 2022 July 30 6:51 am
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    mpt permalink

    Justrand, you’ve been talking about ‘Newspeak’ and the Left’s manipulation of language for several years now (perhaps even decades). All I can say is your observations have been prescient and right on the money.

  6. 2022 July 30 7:01 am
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    justrand permalink

    MPT, we’re all living a cheap re-make of ‘1984’…with (as you and drdog noted) a touch of ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Soylent Green’ thrown in.

    Heinlein called these “The Crazy Years”…he was an optimist, as it turns out.

  7. 2022 July 30 7:12 am
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    mpt permalink

    Regarding the TWIP, can someone explain the “Only Fangs” one to me? I assume it’s a word play on “Only Fans”, but I don’t get it. The urban dictionary doesn’t help me out.

    Also, that chick with the “Toy Yoda” was never a Hooters Waitress.

  8. 2022 July 30 8:11 am
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    justrand permalink

    “Fang Fang” was the name of the Chinese spy that Swalwell shagged for over a year. She fled to China when Swalwell was tipped off she was a spy…and he told her they knew about her.

    “Luckily” he is still on the House Intelligence Committee…what could go wrong?

    WBF

  9. 2022 July 30 8:18 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Several of the TWIP memes didn’t compute for me.
    But I felt confident that bc would approve the Gun Girl.

  10. 2022 July 30 8:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Her trigger discipline is lacking but otherwise …

  11. 2022 July 30 8:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #11 –

    Yes, this week’s gun girl was hot as were the gun and archery girls submitted by readers.

  12. 2022 July 30 8:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    The only thing George Orwell had wrong was the year.

  13. 2022 July 30 8:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    11,

    What!? She had a gun? Are you sure?

  14. 2022 July 30 10:36 am
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    bc3b permalink

  15. 2022 July 30 12:36 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Cold showers and no lights: How one German city is fighting Russia’s energy battle

    I imagine a German, standing in his cold shower, fists clenched, screaming to the ceiling, “Take that Putin!!!”

    Remind me, who put sanctions on who?

  16. 2022 July 30 12:48 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Imagine a little mustache, “Nimm diesen Putin!”, and a little spittle at the end, shiny boots and all.

    The Russian apartment block my wife lived in for 2 weeks every year shut down the boilers for maintenance. The sole source for hot water and heat. Fortunately they did it at the start of spring. Woe be to you if your block was on the early list and spring came late that year. Brrrr.

  17. 2022 July 30 12:55 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    16, I am coming to the conclusion that “they” are unleashing cascades of crises in order to cover the plan of implementing the Great Reset.
    People have to be fearful to accept all the propaganda. Most will do as they’re told, sheep-like. Then “they” will turn to the task of bringing the disobedient to heel.

  18. 2022 July 30 1:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    The barbarians are no longer at the gates — https://www.arthursido.com/2022/07/this-isnt-your-country-anymore.html?m=1 — they are inside the gates waiting their chance for power.

  19. 2022 July 30 4:04 pm
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    mpt permalink

    We’re not going to make it. Are we?

  20. 2022 July 30 4:17 pm
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    mpt permalink

    I heard a term today that I thought was clever:

    Fiat News

    An assertion of fact with no basis in reality other than it comes from those in a position of power.

    Examples:

    Men can have babies.
    Inflation is transitory.
    A persistent declining GDP does not indicate a recession.
    January 6th was an armed insurrection.

  21. 2022 July 30 5:07 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Love the Fiat News.

    This fellow is coy. You know he wants to say it but he doesn’t.
    https://www.wmbriggs.com/post/41217/

  22. 2022 July 30 7:00 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    20,

    I have an outright ban on cell phones in my classroom.

    I have had more than one discussion with mgt at the school why they get pushback in having a PC as requirement to be in the program I teach. Gen Z views a cellphone IS their computer. But yeah they are zombies.

  23. 2022 July 30 7:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    22,

    The gent shows some very damning graphs that nothing that was done by CDC/FDA/PH was effective.

  24. 2022 July 30 7:25 pm
    [25]
    drdog09 permalink

    78 days without rain, we finally received a sprinkle. However its not enough.

  25. 2022 July 31 12:53 am
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    mpt permalink

    Seems that Pelosi may not be visiting Taiwan after all. I certainly don’t want to see a war erupt in the South China Sea, but it would have been better to say nothing at all if she wasn’t going to follow through. At this point, the optics of this whole charade is terrible no matter how it turns out.

  26. 2022 July 31 4:16 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I read that as “she’s still visiting but won’t say the word ‘Taiwan’ out loud”

    Meanwhile, a scary description of the Paxlovid rebound both Biden and Fauci have run into
    https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/joe-bidens-paxlovid-rebound-caused

    Basically if you’ve been vaxxed be very very reluctant to take Paxlovid

  27. 2022 July 31 5:05 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Britain: man arrested for “causing anxiety on Facebook”:

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/man-arrested-for-causing-anxiety-on-facebook/

  28. 2022 July 31 6:02 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, I love the line at the top of the link in #19:

    A Strategy To Be On The Last Train To The Gulag Still Ends Up At The Gulag

  29. 2022 July 31 6:31 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    28,

    Hah. But it appears that a meme master was at work. If it is the case that the image at the bottom is what the freakout was about thumbs up on that one. I would not have thought of that arrangement in a million years. LGBTMIHT+ nazis indeed.

  30. 2022 July 31 6:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  31. 2022 July 31 7:08 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    30, this one? Oops, sorry to be a spoiler 🙂 🙂

  32. 2022 July 31 10:07 am
    [33]
    bc3b permalink

    Transgender Panthers Cheerleader chokes female member of the squad:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZLmhuLxsi8

    The truly insane are running the asylum.

  33. 2022 July 31 10:25 am
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    mpt permalink

    32 – Off to the gulag for you. And no double ration of gruel on double-ration Tuesday.

  34. 2022 July 31 10:56 am
    [35]
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    Yep THAT one. 🙂

    Gents,

    Provided for your audio video enjoyment for next week’s TWIP — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7DniRWRA7s&list=RDNgfuISoDoYM&index=26

  35. 2022 July 31 11:06 am
    [36]
    drdog09 permalink

    33,

    If its not the insane then its the Carney side show taking a long break.

  36. 2022 July 31 11:10 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    34, hopefully the last train to the gulags 🤭🤭

  37. 2022 July 31 11:43 am
    [38]
    drdog09 permalink

  38. 2022 July 31 12:01 pm
    [39]
    JimNorCal permalink

    38, nice!

  39. 2022 July 31 12:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Scotland did this, and some others.
    Analysts argue that of course most serious cases involve vaxxed.
    1) in some countries huge majorities are vaxxed so those dead and hospitalized will be in the vaxxed category
    2) those vaxxed are older and less robust, that’s why they got vaxxed
    Still, seems to me that argument is wearing pretty thin …

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/more-disappearing-covid-vaccine-data
    More disappearing Covid vaccine data
    Add British Columbia to the governments trying to hide the reality that the mRNA jabbed make up the vast majority of Covid hospitalizations and deaths.

    The dark purple color represents people who have received at least three Covid vaccine doses, and the purple color those who have received two. As the charts make clear, vaccinated and boosted people account for the vast majority of all Covid hospitalizations and deaths in British Columbia.

    And so British Columbia announced last week that the Vax Donut Chart would be no more. “As of July 28, the Outcomes by Vax and Vax Donut Charts have been retired,” a notice on the Centre for Disease Control Website said blandly.

    Retired! Orwell would be proud.

    Worse, the charts from earlier weeks also seem to have disappeared from the Wayback Machine – the Internet’s most crucial archive. Trying to find them on saved pages simply pulls up the July 28th notice.

    Amazingly, a Canadian television network actually asked the Centre for Disease Control why it had pulled the charts. The agency’s response:

    “As most of the population has now been vaccinated with at least two doses of vaccine and many more have been infected with COVID-19, the data became hard to interpret.”

    The data became hard to interpret.

    And by “hard” they mean “easy.”

  40. 2022 July 31 1:09 pm
    [41]
    drdog09 permalink

    40,

    Yep. They are in CYA mode before the normies figure out what has been done to them. May the tribulations begin.

  41. 2022 July 31 1:19 pm
    [42]
    JimNorCal permalink

    mpt is correct, pelosi caves, won’t stop in Taiwan according to this news report.
    https://youtu.be/OTh2yXWPahA

  42. 2022 July 31 1:45 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Nichelle ‘Uhura’ Nichols, RIP, 89

  43. 2022 July 31 2:07 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Was this whole South China Sea bruhaha a head fake?

    It looks like things are about to go kinetic between Serbia and Kosovo along their border. Same story as Russia and Ukraine. Serbia and Russia claim that the Serb minority and institutions supporting that minority are being repressed in Kosovo.

    With Ukraine unresolved, another flair-up is the last thing that NATO wants right now. Do they defend Kosovo and the Muslim majority as they did in 1997/98, or let Serbia carve out a portion of Kosovo territory and have Turkey throw a shit-fit?

  44. 2022 July 31 2:12 pm
    [45]
    mpt permalink

    Also, it looks like Serbia is considered among the strongest allies of China in the region. Hmmmm.

  45. 2022 July 31 2:16 pm
    [46]
    mpt permalink

    43, very sorry to hear that about Nichelle Nichols. Not many of the original cast of Star Trek left.

  46. 2022 July 31 2:22 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Having Turkey in NATO has been a mistake since day 1.

  47. 2022 July 31 2:27 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    mpt –

    43, very sorry to hear that about Nichelle Nichols. Not many of the original cast of Star Trek left.

    That’s true of most 1960s and 1970s TV shows. Every cast member of Mary Tyler Moore Show is dead.

  48. 2022 July 31 2:51 pm
    [49]
    mpt permalink

    bc3b, regarding your transgender cheerleader story, here is “her” pic:

    1659303852838032

    There is some serious “uncanny valley” going on here.

  49. 2022 July 31 3:23 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Everyone relax. Biden just tweeted that he is changing the definition of World War. It’s now Global Intervention.

  50. 2022 July 31 5:31 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    This is rich — https://www.amren.com/news/2022/07/californians-and-other-americans-are-flooding-mexico-city-some-locals-want-them-to-go-home/ — Hispanics complaining about angleos ‘invading’ their country.

  51. 2022 July 31 5:49 pm
    [52]
    mpt permalink

    Kosovo crisis averted.

    kosovo-border-crisis

    USA: “Haha, Pelosi will go to Taiwan”
    China: “We’ll shoot down her plane”
    Russia: “I’ll help”
    USA: “I’m sorry, nevermind”

    USA: “Kosovo, let’s ban serbian IDs”
    Serbia: “If you do, we’ll annex Kosovo”
    Russia: “I’ll help”
    USA: “You know what, nevermind”

    What a clown show.

  52. 2022 July 31 6:10 pm
    [53]
    mpt permalink

    All right, speaking of sticks and stones, which one of you said mean things…

    Dr. Lisa-Maria Kellermayr — targeted by anti-vaxxers — commits suicide

    An Austrian doctor who was targeted by anti-vaxxers for her public advocacy in favor of the Covid-19 vaccines has committed suicide.

    The body of Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, who was often quoted in the media about the pandemic and the importance of vaccines, was found at her office in rural northern Austria on Friday, according to Austrian media reports.

    Last month, Austria pulled the plug on a controversial plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all adults. The decision to pull the plan came after months of protests over lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations in the country.

    One might think that people who advocate taking away other people’s liberties “for the greater good”, should be able to live their life free from criticism?

  53. 2022 July 31 7:23 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    53,

    Was she vaxxed? I was anticipating ‘unexpectedly suicide’ in the headline. That is more in line with the media narrative. And of course there is motive. Maybe it was unending remorse when she realized she was a shill for genocide and not anti-vaxxers as to cause.

  54. 2022 July 31 7:34 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  55. 2022 July 31 8:59 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    How did Dr Kellermayr die?
    I get suspicious when they shoot themselves in the back of the head multiple times for example….

  56. 2022 August 1 3:33 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Never forget….

    If anything THIS will be what makes BitCoin successful — https://2ndsmartestguyintheworld.substack.com/p/how-technocommunism-will-institute

  57. 2022 August 1 4:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Reader Advisory: The piece below may incite ire. Even so there are elements of this piece that should considered when you realize that politically and socially there is a movement to make everything tribal. I personally to not subscribe to everything provided but realize that some elements are already fiat accompli.

    https://identitydixie.com/2021/04/21/the-united-states-is-dead-walk-away-dixie/

  58. 2022 August 1 5:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    58, seems within the pale to me.
    Related:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JesseKellyDC/status/1553073206101217280
    Every day I show up to these emails.
    These losses are simply devastating. The military is evaporating.

  59. 2022 August 1 6:23 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, that piece in #58 is interesting, and like you I don’t buy it all. But America doesn’t really exist in out here in the PRK, so I know where he’s coming from.

    and his thoughts go perfectly with jim’s Twitter letter in #59

    we’re playing Musical Chairs…and the music is going to stop soon. How soon? Dunno…but soon

  60. 2022 August 1 8:25 am
    [61]
    drdog09 permalink

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