Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

This week’s journey into the Leftist lexicon brings us to a rather loaded word being used incorrectly. And if there’s anything that’s rife with comedy gold, it’s misused words.

rigged

What the Left says it means: a term used to describe an unfair system that favors the rich and powerful

What it really means: The Left doesn’t understand how stuff works.

One of the biggest complaints coming from the Left is that we have a “rigged economy.” Yes, those evil rich people like Al Gore, Bill Gates, and Hillary Clinton are somehow gaming the system and getting rich off the backs of the poor. Well, when you really think about it…

The Left isn’t exactly known for its financial acumen. What they are known for is spending a lot of money on pet projects like Solyndra, Planned Parenthood, and National Endowment for the Arts grants for self-described artists to shove sweet potatoes up their…noses. (Well, not noses, but this is a family blog.)

Is the economy rigged? Yes, but only if you consider being smart enough to understand the law of supply and demand to be unfair. And knowing the Left, they do. (Would it be inappropriate to remind you all these are the same people who claim to be better educated than us? Naaaaaaaaaaah!)

The fact is the economy isn’t rigged. Everybody has the same chance to succeed or fail with a business venture, but you have to work for it. That’s where the Left gets off the success train. They feel anyone who is successful does so through deceit and oppression of the poor and middle class. They see the economy as a half-empty glass instead of realizing the glass can be refilled as often as needed.

Of course, they might understand that if they spent more time busing tables than spending hours working on their Albino Midget Lesbian Basket Weaving thesis.

I’m a bit of a skeptic at heart, so when I hear anyone complaining of a rigged system my first instinct is to look at the facts. More often than not, the people screaming about something being rigged lack even a basic understanding of how it works. But in cases like that, the desire to believe the worst is stronger than the facts. Think of it like trying to get a piece of candy away from a child. Only the candy is a false premise, and the child is a Leftist, but I repeat myself with the latter point.

Seriously, it’s important to know the facts before buying into a statement about a rigged economy, rigged election, rigged anything. A false allegation can lead to undercutting a legitimate concept or construct. Once tarnished, it gets harder for that concept or construct to be taken seriously.

Much like Joe Biden.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Leftists love to play with language, as we’ve seen. This week’s word is one that you think you know, but the Left has managed to find new ways to pervert…I mean use it.

justice

What the Left says it means: making things equal for everyone

What it really means: spreading Leftist misery around

The Left seems to really love justice. They talk about it in all of its various forms: social justice, economic justice, racial justice. And to hear them talk (a fate I wouldn’t wish on anybody), justice is all about righting past wrongs and putting everyone on the same level playing field. Who could be against that?

Hi, my name is Thomas, and I am against that because the Left isn’t about making things equal as they are about redistributing wealth and power from those who have it to those who don’t. Hmmm…that reminds me of something…it’s on the tip of my tongue…it’s coming to me…oh, yeah! It’s socialism!

At the heart of the Left’s concept of justice is victimhood. They believe if someone is successful, it’s at the expense of someone less fortunate. In economics, it’s called a zero-sum game. When dealing with people, though, the zero-sum approach is as successful as David Duke doing stand-up comedy at the Apollo. There is enough success to go around, but it’s not bestowed upon you. You do have to work for it.

Ah, but work is a four-letter word to the Left. (Except for Joe Biden, who thinks it’s a three-letter word like “jobs.”) In their mind, people are entitled to the work of others under the auspices of fairness. After all, it’s not fair you worked hard, risked a lot, and made sacrifices to get where you are. You need to give up your gains to those who lack your work ethic, courage, and fortitude!

That’s where justice comes in. By invoking past injustices (real or invented), the Left can lay claim to whatever they want in the name of justice. Want more black history classes at your college? Claim it’s necessary for racial justice. Need to have more lesbian albino martial arts poetry slams? Claim it’s necessary for social justice. Don’t want to pay for college? Claim others have to pay to bring about economic justice.

Now, I understand how the Left can obtain economic justice, but how do you balance the scales of social and racial justice? Economic justice is tangible in that you can crunch numbers and divvy up assets. Social justice and racial justice are more ethereal. How would you get justice in either case? Throw a few straight white men in jail? Have police officers shoot innocent white people? Bring back the stocks?

Author’s Note: To any Leftists reading this piece, these are not actual suggestions.

The great irony of the Left’s version of justice is how unjust it ultimately is. In each and every form of justice they invent, it involves punishing people who are guilty of nothing more than being successful, different, or of a different social status. In short, the Left wants to punish people for being different, while at the same time telling us we need to accept the differences in others or else we’re racist/homophobic/bigoted/transphobic/small-minded/Republican/conservative/whackjob/hateful/poopyheads.

And, yes, I’ve been called all of those and then some. And some of those by people who actually know me!

There is a fine line between justice and vengeance. What the Left calls justice does a flamenco dance on that line to the point there is no difference between the terms. For us to combat it, we must take action.

That’s right, folks. We need to learn how to salsa dance.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

This week’s jaunt into the Leftist mindset takes us to the land of Bernie Sanders. (I would have preferred the land of Dairy Queen, but the plane was booked.) Although the race for the Presidency on the Republican side has had more explosives than a fire at a Missouri fireworks stand, the race on the other side of the aisle has been pretty sedate. Granted, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders make the Golden Girls look like college coeds on spring break, but Sanders has tapped into the youth vote thanks to a concept called democratic socialism. So, let’s dive into this weeks Leftist Lexicon Word(s) of the Week…

democratic socialism

What the Left says it means: people pitching in to help each other and care for each other

What it really means: There are a lot of people who didn’t get the memo about socialism.

Democratic socialism is an example of how the Left manipulates perception through creative wording. By starting off with a positive idea (democratic), the Left tries to get people to ignore the negative connotations of the other half of the phrase (socialism). It’s like someone offering you a deluxe dog crap sandwich. Sure, it’s deluxe, but you’re still eating dog crap.

Which brings us back to socialism.

No matter how you try to dress it up, democratic socialism is still socialism, and it’s still an epic fail when tried on a large scale. In small groups, it’s easier for people to get on the same page, but the larger the group gets, the harder it gets to keep everyone singing “Kumbaya”. Eventually human nature kicks in. If you’re busting your hump working in the field all day and you’re getting the same as Skeeter, the lovable yet incompetent methhead whose contribution to society is as negligible as the bibliography of a Jackie Collins novel, you’re going to get mad sooner or later and want to be better compensated for your efforts. And there ain’t enough verses of Kumbaya in the world that can change that. You can draw up as many scenarios, flow charts, and contingency plans as you want, but human nature trumps central planning every time because we cannot turn off what we are.

It’s also the reason we aren’t a democracy. Imagine the chaos, fist fights, and general mayhem that goes on during Black Friday sales. Now, multiply it by, oh, a couple billion. That’s what America would be like under a democracy, and there isn’t even a cheap TV set or a BluRay player awaiting the winner of the scrum. We might be able to agree on a few things nationally (like keeping incest illegal), but we might have trouble with some bigger items (like abortion). And imagine the chaos that would arise with enforcing laws with the whim of the majority. One day you could be within the law eating beef jerky, and the next you could be thrown in jail where beef jerky takes on a whole new meaning…

Of course, there is an easier way to accomplish what the Left promises will happen if we enact democratic socialism. It’s called being a human being. It doesn’t cost anything, and it won’t tank the economy. Plus, we get to keep the cheap TVs and BluRay players we got during Black Friday sales!

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Did you hear about the white student at San Francisco State University who was verbally and physically assaulted by a black student? If you didn’t, well, now you have.

Now, what could have caused the black student to attack the white student? Did the white student say something racially insensitive? Was the white student protesting against Black Lives Matter? Was the white student nonchalant about Colin Kapernick getting traded? Nope! It was because that evil racist scum of the earth white guy dared, I repeat dared…to wear dreadlocks.

For most people, a white man in dreadlocks is no big deal, but to the black student it was cultural appropriation. Which brings us to the Leftist Lexicon Word(s) of the Week…

cultural appropriation

What the Left says it means: taking concepts and artifacts from other cultures without permission

What it really means: promoting diversity though segregation

America used to be a melting pot where people from around the world could come and celebrate their cultures and appreciate our freedom simultaneously. Today…well, the only thing melting is the collective brain power of America as we try to make our way through the minefield of modern political correctness while wearing clown shoes. Step the wrong way and you don’t get blown up, although your Twitter feed might with people telling you how horrible you are. (This is one reason I don’t use Twitter. If I wanted people telling me how horrible I am, I’d go back to college and tell the students to stop being wussies.)

Granted, there is some legitimate grounds for people to get upset about cultural appropriation. White frat boys having a Cinco de Mayo party complete with caricatures of Mexican men with sombreros taking a nap is a jerk move, to put it mildly. But celebrating Cinco de Mayo in and of itself would not be a legitimate form of cultural appropriation because a) it’s not trying to take anything from the Mexican/Hispanic culture as much as it is trying to get really drunk, and b) Cinco de Mayo isn’t even celebrated in Mexico.

Now, here’s the fun part. The people who are the most upset about cultural appropriation are just as “guilty” as the ones they accuse. Wearing Nikes? Appropriation of Greek culture. Need a Starbucks to get your day started? Another appropriation of Greek culture, and an expensive one at that! Driving a Prius? It’s a Honda, so it’s appropriation of Japanese culture! Even going to college is a cultural appropriation, and no matter how many gay albino midget amputee art cultural studies classes you take will square that circle. If anything, it might make it worse and it will guarantee you will be working at a Starbucks right out of college.

As with most things in the world, we should use our heads and hearts when it comes to celebrating the diversity we have in America. If it doesn’t feel right or if you have to make a ton of excuses and/or justifications to try to get out of trouble, it probably isn’t a good idea. It’s completely possible to be respectful and have a good time. Just put yourselves in the shoes of your guests. Not literally, of course…unless they have some really cool shoes in your size and it’s your house, then go nuts.

Anything we say or do has the potential to offend, but we should all try to be adults instead of the self-absorbed preschoolers in grown up bodies that get offended by a hairstyle someone else is wearing. For all we know, the person wearing dreadlocks might not be trying to appropriate someone’s culture, but rather appropriate some pot or munchies because he smoked pot. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Unless, of course, it’s anything by Stephenie Meyer.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Greetings one and all, and welcome to the inaugural edition of the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week!

If you’re like me (and if you are, I’m sorry), you go big or you go home. Or you go big and go home. Or maybe you go to Big’s home…oh, you get the idea! This week’s dip into the Leftist Lexicon is one of the Big Kahunas of the Leftist world.

The f-word. (No, not that f-word, you naughty little monkeys!) This f-word:

Feminism

What the Left says it means: economic, social, and political equality between men and women (Essentially, a definition so vanilla it is poisonous to humans in its pure form.)

What it really means: a movement that believes men suck, but should still have to pay for everything

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, current feminist dogma believes all men (including the men who support current feminist dogma) are scum. In fact, SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men) happens to be a real group that some feminists agree with! Wow. We’ve gone from burning bras to burning men over an open spit within a few decades.

But surely not all feminists are that extreme, right? Nah. The ones who want to cut up men are few and far between. Of course, there are feminists who want to kill, enslave, or put men in camps away from women. Whew! And I was afraid we wouldn’t find any reasonable feminists!

Granted, these are extreme examples. Most current feminists, especially those who believe in what is called “Third Wave Feminism”, don’t go as far as SCUM does. They do, however, find men to be as useful as Cliff’s Notes for a drug test. Oh, sure, they’ll use men to get ahead, but they don’t actually consider them to be equals or anything! That would be sexist because it would give in to the patriarchy!

Let that sink in for a moment. Considering men to be equals is sexist because it gives men power, which according to current feminist dogma they already have all of to start with. That’s like…oh, I don’t know…saying Black Lives Matter isn’t racist, but saying All Lives Matter is. Good thing we don’t have anybody who believes that, right?

(Don’t worry. I plan to tackle patriarchy in a future edition of the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week.)

A facet of modern feminism is a desire to control everything so the truth doesn’t get out about just how screwed up feminism has become. Not to mention, if they control everything, they get to dictate how others should live their lives. Of course, they would need to get a handle on what they actually believe outside of “We want to control everything.”

Two great examples of just how screwed up current feminist dogma is can be found in two seemingly unrelated subjects: Slut Walks and video games. The former is a movement supported by feminists to take back “slut” and make it empowering instead of insulting. The latter has many of the same feminists who support Slut Walks howling in disgust at how women are portrayed in video games. Often this disgust is boiled down to video game women being scantily-dressed or without any real defining characteristics to make them seem real.

In other words, feminists love sluts marching in public, but not scrolling across television screens in video games (which, by the way, I’m sure they don’t really play that much). And nobody within the feminist movement today sees the contradiction. But that’s what feminism has become: one mass of man-disdaining contradictions.

Kinda reminds me of a couple of old girlfriends I had…

A New Feature!

For those of you who enjoy my musings (and even for those of you who think I’m the worst hack since Lizzie Borden), I am happy to announce a new (hopefully) weekly feature.

Have you been confused by some of the new words coming from the Left? Do you wish there was a way to learn about these new words without having to delve into the world of microaggressions, white privilege, and gender fluidity? Well, now you can, thanks to your humble correspondent. Starting soon, you will see the Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week. Not only will you get the definition of the word, but you will also get what it really means as well as a brief commentary about the word.

Be watching this site, and as always, keep your feet on the ground and your head on top of your neck!