It has been said, “Words mean things”. If our language is changed so that the very meanings of words and phrases are corrupted language, we do not have a firm base for discussion any longer.
For example, The phrase "two plus two equals five" ("2 + 2 = 5"), a propaganda device from Orwell's book 1984, is used by the 'party' to indoctrinate the people, to confuse and destroy whatever truth they formerly believed. Here is a clip from an old movie version of 1984:
1984 (George Orwell): 2+2=5
Let's next consider the word “gay”. Part of American history taught at my school covered the "gay 90's" , referring to the lively 1890's. Note that while I am using the 1828 version of Webster's Dictionary here, the dictionaries in use in my high school were the same. The 1828 version shows the continuity back to nearly the founding of the country. The definition of the word “gay” then and and in my elementary and high school was this:
1828 Webster's Dictionary
1. Merry; airy; jovial; sportive; frolicksome. It denotes more life and animation than cheerful.
Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay.
2. Fine; showy; as a gay dress.
3. Inflamed or merry with liquor; intoxicated; a vulgar use of the word in America
But the thrust by those who want to fundamentally change American culture in the past few years has been to redefine “gay” to mean “homosexual”, an odd twist as they seem always to be complaining and unhappy.
Attempts are now underway to tamper and corrupt the definition of “marriage”, unchanged for thousands of years. Websters 1828 dictionary defines:
MAR'RIAGE, n. The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.
The Statist Progressives need to corrupt the language, changing words and their meanings into Convenient Lies. Without these lies the odds of seizing power from the people to give to an all powerful Big Brother are diminished, and their chance to eliminate freedom and prosperity will be lost.
One way to determine if an idea is worthy is to compare the two extremes of the plane.
- If all humans become homosexual, what happens? The human race dies in 3 generations.
- If all humans are heterosexual? Humanity grows and prospers as it has for thousands of years.
Each person that values freedom, liberty, prosperity, common sense, and values should call their State Representatives to vote for Indiana HJR-3 (House Joint Resolution 3) and against Common Core.