The New Newspeak

Joseph Kay, American Renaissance, June 27, 2014

The insidious language of the Left.

Almost 60 years ago George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” noted how clumsy English can befuddle the brain, especially with regard to political thinking. Alas, those who twist English for political gain have grown more expert, and despite the pernicious consequences of this trickery, nobody seems to notice.


Contemporary examples of political brain muddling must run into the dozens but let me offer only a few illustrations from the hot-button area of racial politics.

At risk. This is a label typically applied to minority youngsters involved in low-level crime who seem destined to a life of serious lawlessness. “At risk” has grown in popularity while “juvenile delinquent,” an older characterization that implied a modicum of personal responsibility, seems to be fading. “At risk” suggests a medical susceptibility, perhaps akin to a genetic vulnerability to cancer, so that without early intervention, at-risk youngsters might “catch” the “disease” of drug dealing or carjacking.

This is like catching the flu after a subway ride. The at-risk miscreant just seems to have the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time by, for example, growing up in a single-parent home in public housing where untold others are likely to catch the same diseases. Ironically, of course, letting these at-risk youngsters roam freely means that untold innocents are now genuinely at risk from their criminal behavior. One can easily imagine the headline, “German tourists assaulted by at-risk youths.”

Barriers. These are standardized tests–the SAT or GMAT, for examples–that prevent “minorities” or even women from admission to schools or from getting a job. In the past, people failed tests; today, members of certain groups encounter insurmountable barriers. The idea of “a barrier” thus pushes aside the test-takers’ inadequate abilities and puts the onus for failure on the test itself.

The common sleight-of-hand argument is that sub-par scores on these “barriers” correlate with personal traits (e.g., race) and backgrounds (e.g. poverty) so, ipso facto, the tests are assessing something other than ability. It is especially useful for the word “barrier” to conjure up visions of the disabled struggling to enter a restaurant without a wheelchair ramp. Just as we have legally eliminated such obstacles for the handicapped, we must banish barriers to those who have long been short-changed by society–we must offer them a “reasonable accommodation” in the language of government.

Community. Technically, this is a social group of any size whose members live in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. In contemporary political discourse, “community” is almost exclusively used to define African Americans or Hispanics (as in “the black community” or “Hispanic community”), a usage reinforced by the close association of “community organizer” as somebody who works among poor people, usually blacks or Hispanics. “Community” is almost never used for whites as in “Irish community” or “Italian community.” Implied in “black community” is a degree of cohesion, sense of identity, and cooperative behavior that one finds among the Amish or Mormons, a situation best captured by the German word Gemeinschaft.

Needless to say, life in many black neighborhoods is plagued by rampant crime, uninhabitable public space, predatory feral youngsters, and broken families, and more closely resembles the Hobbesian state of nature: a “warre of every man against every man.” Gratuitously invoking “community” is a deceptive way of putting a favorable, self-esteem boosting gloss on horrific conditions, many of them self-imposed. It also bestows a degree of legitimacy on those self-designated, almost never democratically elected rabble rousers who claim to “speak for the community.”

Under-represented. As employed in contemporary racial politics, the term sets the stage for quotas and set-asides. The term suggests that all people–actually groups–are identical in ability, so any group discrepancy must be the result of some vague, often never-specified unfairness. A typical use of the term would be that African Americans are under-represented in university physics departments and, like unequal political representation, this is a correctable defect. Of course, as it is endlessly noted–albeit quietly and always privately–the term is used asymmetrically: There is never a correctable racial imbalance where blacks dominate, as in professional football and basketball. The over-representation of African Americans in these sports is attributed to ability and hard work, traits that, by implication, are largely irrelevant to positions that require high levels of intelligence, such as being a professor of physics.

Under-served. This term is usually a synonym for any group of poor people but unlike “the poor,” it implies that something is lacking in how they are treated and, by inference, this “something” can, and should, be provided by the government. In fact, most of the “under-served” already enjoy copious government benefits–everything from free food to free cell phones–and a more accurate expression, at least in many instances, might be “lavishly over-served.”

We serve the under-served.

We serve the under-served.

The term is sometimes used to justify education-based racial preferences, as in admitting more minority students into medical school since these future doctors will presumably practice in areas that are medically “under-served.” The concept also helps eliminate any implication that poverty is substantially self-inflicted; the poor are poor because they are denied their fair share when dividing up the grand pie.

Homeless. America once had bums, winos, and hoboes, but they have all been promoted to the ranks of “the homeless.” This word was once reserved for people whose homes had been destroyed by a natural disaster such as a fire or hurricane. A wino is, indeed, without a home, but it is because of his own failings. To say he is “homeless” suggests it is not his fault–that he is, instead, very badly “under-served.”

Downtrodden. This word literally means trampled into the dirt by others. Who in America is actually being trampled into the dirt? This is another word in the “under-served” family of distortions that blames society (that is to say, whites) for personal failure (usually that of non-whites).

There is far more here than wooly thinking. Each term arrives with ample, almost invisible baggage that infiltrates the brain and ultimately shapes behavior. In effect, accepting this vocabulary easily concedes victory to the statist Left. Imagine a Tea Partier demanding an end to programs for at-risk youngsters living in under-served communities? And only the most cold-hearted conservative could object to lowering barriers so minorities can attend college.

Deceptive phraseology is perfectly legal and hardly limited to the Left. What is remarkable is the ease with which it occurs–we surrender our wallets without any resistance at the first sign of the muggers. Rooting for “our side” is akin to cheering on a team of perennial losers. Our competitors just invent a politically advantageous vocabulary as the game moves along, and we happily embrace their intellectual home-field advantage. Perhaps in terms of courage and tactics we are an at-risk, under-served community.

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Joseph Kay is a retired academic who suffers from compulsive truth-telling disorder.
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  • MekongDelta69

    I’ve always had my own list of leftist wussy words, which I won’t list here b/c it’s too long and people will get bored.

    I’ll just cite one as an example:
    When we were growing up, we had problems.
    Today, nobody has problems. Everybody has ‘issuuuuues.’
    Leftists always think that by changing the word to a ‘kindler, gentler, less offensive’ word, that the underlying problem will go away.

    No it won’t. You still have a problem. You’ve just covered it up with a ‘cutesy’ word, and think that everything will be fine now.

    Just like leftists’ views of everything – it’s not the results which count – it’s only their [so-called] ‘good intentions’ which count.

    • Sharps Rifle

      I like to have fun with the left’s language…and I use their version of a word sarcastically. There’s a brain-dead leftist jerk I know who horns his way into a group of friends I get together with. Every time he opens his big, stupid leftist yap, I always comment on his “issuuuuuuuuuuues”…and then say “those are what my dad used to call a ‘major malfunction.'” He never can tolerate a good old dose of military bluntness…and usually at least one person says, “Is that any way to talk to a friend?” My normal reply is usually to the effect that my friends aren’t liberal traitors, so draw your own conclusion about my opinion of fungus face.

      Makes Mr. PC squirm every time.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Good strategy. We have to associate with all sorts in this life and maintaining a social life is important.

        Humor is brutal. And makes you popular, which makes the enemy look stupid.

        I like killing with questions and (initial) kindness. Why? What is this based on? How about…? What is the research on this? Well, if this then why that?

        Libtardism is an edifice constructed on the shifting sands of rank sophistry. The libtard can only maintain intellectual integrity by obfuscation, moving goal posts, building straw men, any logical trickery he can access. Except for a few well trained types (fewer and fewer each day as evinced by the current popular “debate” style on campuses) an honest and discerning mind can reduce these crypto-Marxist BS’ers to jello in short order.

        Then smile!

    • Anon

      You’ve fallen victim to the most basic euphemism of all. There is no such thing as a “leftist”. These people are COMMUNISTS. And no, they are not misguided folk who are weak, dumb, ignorant etc. They are heinously evil with an agenda involving hard power, not just soft. What they intend is the repeating pattern they bring to all countries they are able to take hold in……genocide for a significant part of the population to soften up resistance…..poverty and starvation for the rest, followed up with a totalitarian state with themselves as the masters and us as the slaves.
      A leftist doesn’t want you to like blacks. He wants to murder you and chain your wife to a basement wall to be a sex slave to blacks. He wants to sell your children on an auction block to work in the mine for blood diamonds in Africa.
      Don’t whine about the use of the word “issues”. Buy guns and lots of them.

      • MekongDelta69

        Ahh – you’re new here. Exactly what are you telling me that I haven’t known for 50 years?

        And exactly where do you extrapolate this ‘whining’?

      • AndrewInterrupted

        They are also egalitarians. If you can’t compete, demand “equality”.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          • Sick of it

            It would be difficult to conserve one’s nation if one was busy wasting all of their nation’s resources on foreign invaders, in order to ensure an equality of beginnings.

          • Yeah, the thing is, I think it’s impossible for people to be equal at the starting line.

          • UncleSham

            Equal at the starting line means we all follow the same laws and are held to the same standards of decency. It does not imply equal abilities.

          • Even so, everyone starting equal isn’t really possible.

          • UncleSham

            Technically you are correct, because it is an ideal. Ideals are for humanity to seek, but never attain. Only hippies and marxists actually believe they can create an ideal society here on Earth.

          • Jacobite2

            Neither Liberals nor Conservatives want anybody to decide who gets to run in our race.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Ayup. So painfully true. I would like to see separation of the conservatives from the Repugs. The Republicans get hobbled on irrelevant issues. Too much religion. Too much abortion. Good grief. They should shed all that baggage–leave that crap to the states, then keep fiscal conservatism their focus.

          • Dale Warner

            Andrew, you have perfectly described the first US constitution which most have forgotten about. It included annual elections of president (about nine of them), a primarily congressional style of government, and believed that federalism was a choice, not a requirement.

            We’ve lost sight of the excellent qualities of the first American constitution, but it was effective and admirable until its committee to suggest improvements met in secret behind closed doors, and organized state conventions in all 13 states to approve a newly drafted constitution.

            By the way, the first constitution was never abrogated, and its congress never adjourned sine die. As lost causes go, it presents to our view a higher class of national government than the present constitution.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Well said, Dale. Bravo.

          • ViktorNN

            A National Socialist knows we’re all unequal at the starting line and the finish line, but puts his own racial family first always.

          • I would never make a useful National Socialist under that criterion. Some of my friends are also partly injun, but from different tribes. I gave my old VHS tape movies to two of them, a career army sergeant. I pass for white.

          • Guest

            Thanks to whomever cropped off the watermark.

            Here’s the original:

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Wasn’t me. I’m not sure where I scammed this. Either over at Return of Kings, or–geez I’m not sure. My apologies, Kenn. Great stuff. Had to share it with AmRen-ers. Maybe Alex Jones??

          • DailyKenn

            Thanks to whomever cropped off the watermark.

            Here’s the original.

          • Steven Bannister

            Liberals would counteract this by saying that people are NOT equal at the starting line – and they would be correct!

            George W Bush was born into a family of wealth, privilege and power. He did not start at the “starting line.” Being raised in a politically elite circle is what allowed him to have access to the White House and ruin our country.

            Likewise, the future children of Mark Zuckerberg and other Billionaire leftists will not start at the starting line- they will be starting at what the rest of us would consider the FINISH line.

            It’s important to point this out to brain dead conservatives because they still believe in the myth of American meritocracy. The principles of hard work and the free market are laudable but they will not save our race. That is going to require something different, something new.

          • Even if you could find a way to adjust for wealth, privilege, picking the right parents, it still would not be possible for everyone to be equal at the starting line.

            Because, IQ, ambition, temperament.

          • LHathaway

            I’m beginning to think, ‘starting line’ is a new euphemism.

      • Brian

        Anon, bullets are best saved for one’s enemies, not one’s friends.

      • cjkcjk

        Excellent, what iv’e known for years. These people are every bit as evil as the Nazis, Maoists, Stalinists, or Mohammedans, they do indeed wish to enslave us. There is nothing new under the sun and these evil bastards are just another historical re-run.
        ANYONE who underestimates their capacity for slaughtering innocents is an abject ignorant fool.

        • Jacobite2

          Maoists, Stalinists, and ‘these people’ are all Leftists. They want to destroy their own normal society. Nazis and Mohammedans want to destroy other peoples’ societies. In a white society, Nazis and the KKK are anti-non-white. In a white society, Leftists are anti-white. In life-and-death situations, the first and only question has to be: ” Whose side are you on?” Once you find that out, you know who to shoot.

        • Sick of it

          We’ve been more or less enslaved. To continue pushing things further, as those in power have been doing, means that they want to do away with us entirely.

          • cjkcjk

            We ain’t see nothing yet.

        • tlk244182

          National Socialists are not necessarily evil.

          • cjkcjk

            True, but I meant it as pertains specifically to the Nazis. I do think that all socialism has problems too although not on the scale of Nazisism

      • JohnEngelman

        There are many varieties of leftist. A shrinking minority are Marxist. There are many varieties of Marxist. A shrinking minority belong to the American Communist Party.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          A communist is a communist is a communist who wants to starve your children to death, then kill you. That is what every Ukrainian knows them to be. Learn about the history of Eastern Europe and you will see them as the Devils’ lieutenants they really are.

          • Jotun Hunter

            the engeljew does not recognize the existence of cultural marxism, amongst other delightful quirks – so as usual he’s blind to the obvious larger truth while at the same time announcing he has the keys to ultimate truth. He’s like a blinded, shrieking, half-retarded prophet brimming with that George-Bushian blinkard confidence that only comes from being dropped on your head as a baby.

        • Anna Tree

          To say there are many varieties of leftist, is like to say there are many varieties of muslims. Yes some in those two groups can be moderate, but can their ideologies be moderate without loosing its name/fundamentals?

          The problem is the ideology itself, you can find some nice communists and muslims but if they call themselves like that, it means they agree with their respective ideologies, and both ideologies are fascist. They will try to make you accept their ideology, but eventually if you don’t, they believe it is okay to kill you, because the ideology needs to win.

          • JohnEngelman

            The Left is committed to reducing economic inequality. The left includes the Democratic Party, the Green Party, and a few harmless Marxist splinter parties that do not have more than several thousand members nationwide at most.

            Although there are few Marxists in the United States, the writings of Karl Marx do inspire the left. So do the writings of other great thinkers, such as John Maynard Keynes.

    • Black Swan

      With the US government it is the word “interests,” as in “we need to invade/bomb Afghanistan…Iraq…Syria (fill in 3rd world country) to protect American “interests.”

      Always be aware when the government uses the weasel words “American interests,” it means war… and notice they never explain what, exactly, these interests are and why those “interests” are more important than the American lives it expends to protect those “interests.”

      • Sloppo

        Yes, those are some important details they’re leaving out. I believe the video entitled “All Wars Are Bankers Wars” fills in most of the blanks.

      • Often times it’s a euphemism for oil.

      • Dave4088

        True. “American interests” is a nebulous, catch all term to convince the large number of low information citizens that imminent war or military action against X is for their benefit.

    • Ella

      Many liberals are passive-aggressive types who keep re-writing their statements in each situation and make endless rationalizations for failures. At the end you want to rip their heads off since they are just highly inconsistent fools. They never discern the information presented or understand differences.

    • ricpic

      Turning a “problem” into an “issue” is more insidious than good intentioned. Because just as in the examples Joseph Kay cites, the effect of the word change is the removal of direct personal responsibility for a problem and its replacement by an issue that afflicts a dude from like out of nowhere, man.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. A reprobate has become someone with “issues”, too gentle a word for a sociopath.

    • We also see misuse or avoidance of the word ‘problem’ in terms of some kind of management-speak that has leaked into wider society.

      Nobody seems to have ‘problems’ any more, they have “challenges”.

      When, for example, in English schools you have classrooms of 32 children, 28 of which speak English only as a second language, the school and the teacher of the class would cite that as a “challenge” – and a “challenging environment”.

      It would never be a “problem” of course, because ‘problem’ has negative connotations!

      The fact that it actually IS a problem, and a problem that should never have come into being is not even given time of thought. Nope, it is a “challenge”.

      I would say the British people have a problem with the security of their future survival in Britain…… but maybe I should be presenting it as a challenge, so that we can overcome this obstacle that has been put in front of us.

      After all, “there are no problems, only solutions!” ……so maybe the time will come for us all to “think outside the box”……

      • MekongDelta69

        That’s another word on my (seemingly) never-ending list.

        But, as I mentioned, I didn’t want to list them all – as I’d probably bore people half to death.

        So I’m glad you did…

      • Sick of it

        Plenty of outside the box thinking has been done over the course of generations. Now is the time to choose – How do you define yourself? What do you believe in? What will you fight to defend? Or to put it more succinctly – Who are you? Why are you here? Remember that we have been defined by people very foreign to us for multiple generations now.

  • My favorite left wing newspeak weasel phrase of the current time, the one that by the implicit nature of it grammatically is engineered for exculpatory purposes, is:

    School-to-Prison Pipeline.

    All the “school to prison” pipeline really is is the fact that black boys who are wild and get suspended from school will be the black men who are criminal and will be sent to prison.

    • JohnEngelman

      I want the school to prison pipeline to have a wider diameter and a faster flow.

      Millions of teenagers cannot be educated. They violently interfere with the education of others. They should be flushed into the school to prison pipeline so that teachers can teach, and students can learn.

      • LHathaway

        There are 2 million Americans in prison now. How large must that number grow?

        • JohnEngelman

          It should grow more. I am not worried about the large number of criminals in prison. I am worried about the large number of criminals out of prison.

          One of the few social experiments in the United States that has worked has been the increase in the prison population. From 1960 to 1970 the prison population declined. The crime rate doubled. Since 1980 the prison population has tripled. The crime rate has declined by one third.

          The high cost of incarceration can be reduced by the thorough exploitation of prison labor, and an end to educational and recreational activities.

          • Gina Tingles

            The authors of “Freakonomics” postulate that legal abortion had about the same impact on crime as increasing incarceration rates.

          • JohnEngelman

            I know. until I read that book I was opposed to the Roe v. Wade decision. Now I wish the men who robbed me at gun point and mugged me had been aborted.

          • I am a convicted federal felon on the Terrorist Watch List. I am unemployable in my old field as a chemical engineer, so I am a stay-at-home father. My FBI file says “Firearms expert. Explosives expert. Chemist. Ex-mercenary.”

            We are not all deliberately wicked men.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am not worried about men like you. I am worried about men like the muggers who nearly murdered me.

          • I am glad you have a handgun.

          • Tarczan

            Roughly what part of the country are you located? I’m in Ohio, am I safe?

          • Colorado Springs. The best sheriff we ever had was Mr. Anderson.

            I was born in Columbus, but haven’t seen the place since my ex-father finished grad school at OSU.

          • Garrett Brown

            Everybody is always from damned Ohio. Get out of my brain already…

          • Tarczan

            It’ good to know we reside rent free in your brain.

          • Sick of it

            You should be involved in some field of research, not made a pariah.

          • I was a chemical engineer in the microelectronics industry in the 1990s. I averaged a patent every four weeks for six years, and probably did enough work for 20 PhDs.. I loved my laboratory work and also the money, but the stress got me a blood pressure of 175/105 – stage two hypertension – by by 31st birthday. I can’t do that to myself anymore. There’s no money sufficient for me to go back. I paid off my house 10 years ago, so Sayaka could quit work if she wanted, but she needs something for herself. I am on permanent vacation.

          • Berkeley Guy

            I cannot say that I fully understand what your work entailed, both for your health and your happiness, but from what you wrote you were very successful. I can say it is sad to me if you are not teaching or managing apprentices (like German engineers do) who wish to be good engineers. I hope you either have or will publish a book on chemical engineering principles and best practices in the field–I would gladly pay for a copy.

          • Pro_Whitey

            I think we should upgrayedd to a school-to-Africa pipeline. That would help bring down costs.

          • John R

            Thank you! There have been programs, theories, all matter of methods to combat crime. And, in the end, the only one that seems to work is the simplest: Mass incarceration. Yes, it is costly. But less costly than allowing these sub-humans to walk our streets and in our communities. (Yep, I used the word “sub-humans” so value loaded! But that is why I don’t work for a TV station!)

        • Sharps Rifle

          Reduce it by proper use of chemicals or electricity on those who deserve it, and do so with appropriate dispatch.

          • Who Me?

            Ropes and/or bullets are also very effective–and in case of need, quite a bit cheaper, too.

        • TheHBD

          It should grow in perfect proportion to the number of Blacks and Hispanics flooding American society…the Italians have a phrase “Quanto Basta” – As much as is needed…

        • Tarczan

          The first thing they must do is separate the races in prisons.

          • ElComadreja

            Let the blacks rape each other. Not that they already don’t but they prefer to rape whites for “revenge” in their twisted minds.

          • No woman deserves that sort of mistreatment.

          • ElComadreja

            I was referring to male prison rape although to be honest I don’t care what blacks do to each other. They rape an average of 103 white women a day and I’d much rather see them rape their own in all cases. Raping their own is usually a last resort when they can’t find more evolved (and attractive) humanoids to rape but rape they will. Let them keep it in the fambly.

          • Jotun Hunter

            soon, with continued immigration of all races, and world-wide population explosion – the entire earth will be on prison rules. So brace yourself.

            It will be great!

        • DNA Explains It All

          Great of you to notice the un-sustainability of the current paradigm, the pipe needs to be diverted to AFRICA.

          • Pro_Whitey

            You got it! (Sorry I seem to be blatantly copying your line above)

        • 1G25

          “Old Sparky” can help with equilibrium.

        • Sick of it

          If we executed violent criminals, the number would shrink. If we expelled other criminals from this nation, we could empty the prisons in a positive way.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        They can be educated. Nobody wants to commit to it. Even the NAACP fails to show leadership on this issue. They’d rather admit that most black boys are born hopeless. It’s impossible to respect people who scrape their youth off their shoe like that.

        But the problem students can be taught. It just takes a longer, focused effort. Some ground can be gained with shorter term reactionary programs like boot camps. But ultimately some of them learn to work the system and avoid the real lessons of the short-but-intense route.

        When the NAACP and the UNCF and so many of the other black organizations in the US actually DO something about this problem, they will show value to the new generations. Otherwise they are just decrepit old white elephants!

        • JohnEngelman

          I would like to agree with you.

          Have you ever taught in an inner city black public school?

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            Attended actually. It’s the only reason I know they can learn. What’s interesting really is the way they expend so much effort to un-learn anything they think of as “white”. They are no better than book burners with their twisted thinking.

          • Jotun Hunter

            if this were true, which I doubt, then the fact remains they require their very own intense and personalized educational approach – which really is another argument for segregation, as why should we be responsible for that? also if it were true, why have they not developed this teaching method in racially homogeneous africa? Where apparently the average iQ is at the level considered mentally retarded (and shows in the general behaviour)?

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            Perhaps so, but being mentally retarded doesn’t mean someone can’t be taught. And really, I think their problem is far more invested in their emotional development than the intellectual side. I say this because I see them mastering communications tools and even using them to organize their mass crimes. At the same time they react quickly and violently to the very slightest perception of “disrespect” directed at them. They have a fatalistic sense of humor that is not capable of laughing at itself, but only at others. All of this creates a person who is emotionally uninterested in learning any more than they have to learn.

            And that is where it can be turned around. But I agree entirely that they will have to be segregated and educated in an entirely different manner. Unfortunately this will probably have to be engaged from about age 9 through high school. It will require schooling redundancies that will cost money.

            But the potential rewards are far greater than the failed leftist approach of teaching black children through osmosis with closely placed white children. Whomever thought of that stupid idea should be flogged. That one stupid concept has ruined any generations of possibly productive black Americans.

          • Jotun Hunter

            well that is very interesting – and if true means the case for them is not as 100% hopeless as I had thought — providing, as you say, there is segregation and all efforts are made to avoid liberal whites blaming us for their difficulties or egalitarianism in general. We can and should be compassionate, if possible – providing we retain the Nietzschean will to survive and be firm about our own interests.

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            The problem with liberals is that they think blacks are just dark whites. They are not. And I am not suggesting that a sub 80s IQ population can be educated to an equal status in the same time span. But trying to force a lower caliber student to succeed in a curriculum designed for higher caliber students should be considered abuse.

            What good can come of it? A couple of percentage points in the achievement gap? That might be an argument if it had happened and could be repeated and replicated. Making a kid go daily to a place where he knows he doesn’t “get it” is at first cruel, later it fosters malcontent and ultimately hostility. It’s a recipe for disaster.

            But any discussion about fixing this and the howls about segregation, the KKK and Jim Crow quickly follow. White Americans need to get their act together because the schools are adjusting downward so the lower elements can get passing grades.

    • r j p

      Speaking of the school to prison pipeline,
      CPS is changing its suspension guidelines.
      And not in a good way.

      • jane johnson

        Miami-Dade goes one better, and treats minor crimes like possession of pot, stolen goods, or even burglary tools as “school discipline” issues, rather than police issues. Without that misguided policy, St. Trayvon might have lived to thug another day, because he would have been in jail instead of attacking Zimmerman.

    • So CAL Snowman

      My personal favorite left wing newspeak weasel phrase is “disparate impact.”

      It’s such an amazing tool in the commie tool box. The commies don’t even have to prove that evil ol’ Whitey is being racist and discriminatory against the blacks in order to beat Whitey down. All they have to do is point to black failure, dysfunction, and incarceration and BOOM! proof of disparate impact aka White privilege. Disparate impact “proves” that the existence of Whites is detrimental to blacks.

      • Murder being a crime has a disparate impact on black men.

        • So CAL Snowman

          Precisely, therefore we must change the “White man’s law” to accommodate black violence. A mandatory life sentence for murder has a disparate impact on the black community therefore the mandatory maximum sentence must be reduced to 15 years + the possibility of parole for good behavior.

          • Einsatzgrenadier

            Liberals apparently believe that if you call it something else, it will become something else. Wow, it’s magic! The power of positive thinking in action. They ritualistically chant their Orwellian slogans and stupid people hang on to every word they say as if it were manna from heaven.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Or, as I have always put it, you can call a zebra a giraffe all day long but that still won’t give it a long neck and spots.

        • SSkreelings

          Although it is also an effective form of population control. And legal in the ghettoes in all 50 states.

        • Channon Christian is unavailable for comment.

      • Black Swan

        George Orwell was right, of course, he was just off by a few years.

      • Ed

        Unfortunately disparate impact isn’t just liberal newspeak but an actual legal term. The term was codified into law.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I think EEOC Attorney Blumrosen was responsible for that one.

          SCOTUS Griggs v. Duke Power – 1971…?

          That was the Quota Act of 1971, for all intents and purposes.

          • Brian

            There is a direct line from Griggs to the $1 trillion+ pile of student loan debt. We can’t just test IQ anymore, with on-the-job training afterward, so we have this ridiculous credential inflation, with a push to shove every mouth-breather into college…

            And we get mounds of federally-backed debt, the job market stays the same…university gets watered down and ruined for those who would actually benefit from additional training. More sheepskins chase the same labor market, in a futile effort to pretend that giving pointless degrees from for-profit diploma mills will affect someone’s basic aptitude. It’s madness.

          • The real victims of the diploma and credential creep that Griggs v Duke Power set off are working-middle class white people. They now have to get onto the education-industrial complex’s unrelenting treadmill/trap, too.

            Speaking of, one of Steve Sailer’s predictions is starting to come true. He thought the solution for the disparate impact lawsuits that big city fire departments are facing is that tests and credentials would be dumped and the new credentialing process for firefighter hiring and promotion will be education, and of course in the education industry, blacks pass no matter what. Just a few days ago, I saw an online ad for “Fire Science” degrees, both undergraduate and graduate, from some semi-credible online school.

          • MikeofAges

            New spin. Griggs v. Duke Power as corporate welfare. Outside of STEM subjects and few precise exceptions, a college degree is supposed to be kind of like a super high school diploma, regardless of major or subject, an entree into a higher career track than a high school diploma provides. Not under “Griggs”. Affirmative Action = Nixon’s dickiest trick.

          • Nice thinking. It gets businesses out of the credentialing business. So it’s a mild form of corporate welfare for them. However, the real “corporate” welfare is for the education industry.

          • r j p

            …. a college degree is supposed to be kind of like a super high school diploma, …

            Only if you are black.

          • MikeofAges

            Think out what you are saying, please.

          • r j p

            I saw the same ad …. 🙁

          • MikeofAges

            Not just pushing everyone into college. Pushing everyone into job-related majors just to get an entry level job. Job related programs cost much more to operate. But they very often are not legitimate. For example, does someone really need a degree in hospitality administration to work in a management trainee job with hotel chain? If you don’t what “Griggs” is, look it up. If you do, push it every chance you get. It’s the one element of the system which is comprehensible to the normal human mind.

          • Sick of it

            Mr. Blumrosen has an interesting name. Wait, I’m not supposed to pay attention to that. Oh no, here comes the P.C. police!

          • Alexandra1973

            If the idea that “the Jews run it all” were true, I’d have no issue with it. The fact is, it’s not that way at all. You’re just falling for that old, tired line.

            You need to know who’s really running things, and why they’re using Jews as a front. (Granted, these Jews need to just tell them no.)

          • Sick of it

            The British royal family has intermarried with said tribe several times over. So who is this other group, as the British royal family are major players in the Bilderberg group? Politicians and low level wealthy families are the front men.

            Also, if it’s an old, tired line, why is it more true today than it was 50 years ago?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            So far, so good.

    • Puggg

      And I’m holding you to your promise that we get on some bikes and pop wheelies on top of the school to prison pipeline.

  • David Ashton

    Excellent analysis. See also the Newspeak Appendix to “1984”. The division of society into the Party with its PC language and the Proles with their pornfeed was symbolically prophetic. “If there is hope, it lies with the proles” – was this social democratic optimism or conservative realistic irony?

    • Grantland

      If “the proles” are well armed good-old-boys and rough, hot-blooded rednecks, then the quote has validity.

  • Sloppo

    I think Chinese snake-head fish populations in the US should be considered “at risk” because they’re not from here, they destroy existing fish populations, and they multiply exceptionally fast.

  • JackKrak

    Good points.

    The same idea even applies to punctuation. Look at the way newsroom lefties (is there another kind?) put terms they mock or roll their eyes at – “war on terror”, “Obamacare”, “partial birth abortion”, etc. – in derisive quotes but other terms that they use and like – the right to choose, comprehensive immigration reform, marriage equality, etc. – never get the same treatment.

  • Truthseeker

    Theodore Dalrymple sometimes comments on the fact that people no longer use the word “unhappy,” favoring the term “depressed.” In doing so, they imply that their unhappiness is some sort of condition they have, rather than something they can change.

    • Who Me?

      “Depression” is a term that really sets my back up. A few years ago my dear aunt was widowed. Two weeks later the staff of the nursing home where she lived took her to the doctor who decided she was “depressed”. (Well, naturally having lost her husband of 50+ years 2 weeks previous she was depressed….) The result was a prescription of “happy pills”. Totally illogical and unnecessary and unreasonable in my estimation. Let the poor woman grieve…

  • Grantland


  • Visceral

    Don’t forget “Undocumented Workers”. Before we had “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” which are much more apt descriptions.

    “Undocumented Workers” implies legal residents who simply wish to work hard.

    It’s almost as if the leftist implementation of the term “Undocumented Worker” is a precursor to granting millions of illegal aliens US citizenship……oh wait!…

    • Alexandra1973

      And drug dealers are undocumented pharmacists. 🙂

      • Lagerstrom

        Yes, they are catering to the needs of ‘ill’ people.

    • Sick of it

      Invader is a far older and more accurate term.

  • Peter Connor

    It is funny how “undocumented” is being treated like a medical condition, rather than the result of illegal activity.

    • JDInSanD

      It’s a humanitarian crisis.

      • Peter Connor

        Or according to Jeb, it’s an “act of love”.

        • Pro_Whitey

          Yes, even the two and three year olds are “undocumented workers.” What, are the leftists into child labor now?

  • Dave West

    All this boils down to is basically the idiotic belief by do-gooder white liberals that minorities or poor perform badly because they are traumatized by “inhuman” language that describes them. Everything having to do with brown and black failure is always circumstantial to liberals; while white people advocating for less immigration is always driven by racism and not the CIRCUMSTANCES that high (non-white) immigration creates.

    • Peter Connor

      And even if that were true, one would have to say “so….?”

  • JDInSanD

    Don’t forget “income inequality.”

    And of course there’s always a new term invented to describe various minorities when the old one becomes an epithet by association. First we had negroes (which simply means black in Spanish) and when that became a slur we moved on to the less definitive colored. Later we tried Afro-American but being defined by a word that also describes their hair was insulting (although it shouldn’t be any more insulting than brunette or blonde American.) Then black came into style for a while. It sounds less like the “n word” than negro but still means black. Then they started using African-American and they even tried to push European-American on us. I’ve told blacks and whites straight out I’m sticking with black and white. I’m not learning the new PC term every 12.5 years. The current catch all seems to be ‘brown people” and it now encompasses by design everyone except whites.

    • Pro_Whitey

      If someone insists on “African-American” I suggest you ask him or her where the terms Africa and America come from. I believe Africa is from the Romans and America from Amerigo Vespucci (naming the western hemisphere after himself). Do blacks really want their name to be based on terms created by dead white Italian males?

      • Brian

        Good point, especially since the Latin use of ‘Africa’ originally only applied to the northern, super-Saharan part of Mediterranean Africa that was included in the Roman world.

      • JDInSanD

        I’ve actually used that argument regarding “Native American.” Both “native” and “American” are English words. Native is derived from latin and yes, America comes from the name of an Italian explorer but he didn’t name the continents after himself. He simply signed his name to the bottom of maps he made and his name was latinized to “America” and applied by others.

    • Brian

      What baffles me is how ‘colored people’ is retrograde and awful, but ‘people of color’ is the latest approved stage on the euphemism treadmill.

  • Anon

    It’s hard to take this article seriously when it uses terms not in common use and ignores commonly used example.
    Perhaps the best known and most obnoxious is the term “youths” to mean black people aged 5 to 105. The term is so abused that it no longer functions as intended (to trick people into thinking children are engaged in horseplay) but now universally, is understood to mean black, racist, murderers, rapists and psychotic cannibals.
    Recently, they’ve gone from euphemism to outright lying. For example, the story of the day is the “surge” of “children” showing up at the boarder. Which, of course means, there has been an increase in murders and other horrific crimes by foreigners, forcing law enforcement to catalog their increased numbers. The news would have you believe a bunch of five year olds were found out in the desert and are being taken care of by border patrol agents. The truth is, they’ve caught increased numbers of rapists or other serious criminals AND HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO NOT ARREST THEM. They can’t let them go, so they warehouse them in what little jail space they have. Eventually, someone with authority will notice them taking up space and the question will be forced, why are they there. When the serious nature of their crimes comes to light then the question will be asked, why haven’t they been arrested.
    This is a whole other issue related to the Orwellian leftist agenda. Because, in fact, you cannot really manufacture reality with words and TV…..only ignore it until it busts down your door. Interesting problems come up like, hey, there’s no budget to buy food for all the criminals in our jail that don’t exist on paper.
    The nature of these problems leads nowhere except civil war and sooner, rather than later. Best case scenario….most cities in the US are burned to the ground by blacks and other non-white scum. Lacking any resources, they begin to starve. Being retarded, they won’t start to leave until almost dead from starvation and there will be a 20 mile perimeter of starved psychotic cannibals spread out around each city, being shot down in ones and twos by communities that understand its us or them.
    In a way, the powers that be WANT this reaction from us.

    • TruthBeTold

      The author is starting a conversation. There are many more as you noted.

      One I would add is ‘victim’ and ‘victim of’. ‘Trayvon Martin was a ‘victim of’ racism’.

    • Black Swan

      The one I despise the most is “social justice,” where non-Whites are told by their marxist handlers that everything whitey has was stolen from them and that, in fact, America was built upon the “backs of blacks and browns.”

      To right this wrong and bring about social justice, non-whites are encouraged to “take back” what is rightfully theirs: all white wealth, land and treasure – by any means possible.

      Anti-whites like Tim Wise, Jose Angel Gutierrez and Noel Ignatiev openly call for the killing of whites and they receive six figure salaries on the college lecture circuit, heaps of praise and positive national news coverage.

      Jose Angel Gutierrez
      United States of America
      Professor of political science and Director of the Mexican-American Studies Center at the University of Texas
      Co-Founder of La Raza Unida (English: “The Race United”)
      A B C

      “Our devil has pale skin and blue eyes…”

      “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”

      Tim Wise
      United States America
      Anti-White “diversity” consultant, anti-White polemicist

      “Because you’re on the endangered list. And unlike, say, the bald eagle or some exotic species of muskrat, you are not worth saving…”

      Noel Ignatiev
      “Keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females, too, until the social construct known as the white race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.”

      • Sick of it

        Noel’s tribe must rid the world of us in order to control the entire world.

      • Bummer. I was expecting a good helping of genocidal eliminationist exterminationist rhetoric. All they did though was read from the Democrat Party platform.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, several more damaging terms are missing, but that’s what we’re here for.

  • TruthBeTold

    All good ones. Hearing ‘Under Served’ drives me mad

    I would add ‘equality’ and ‘equality of outcome’: A myth. An unfounded belief. Something that does not exist in nature.

    ‘Level playing field’: Lower standards for minorities. Deny whites the fruits of their achievements.

    ‘Human rights’: What you have I must have.

    ‘Affirmative Action’: Legal discrimination against whites.

    ‘White privilege’: Vilification of whites.

    • baldowl

      White privilege is no more than white achievement. It is the well-earned reputation of our people, and any attempt to sully that reputation should be perceived as the vilest insult.

      • Black Swan

        Any attempt to sully that reputation should be perceived as an attack on all of us, or as act of war.

        Non-whites should be on their knees thanking us for everything we’ve given them including modern technology and first world medicine, not to mention cradle-to-grave entitlements and privileges at the expense of our own children.

        What do we get in return? Attacked, murdered, tortured, flash-mobbed, raped, our cities destroyed, billions wasted on education and incarceration. All should be deported out of white homelands for what they’ve done to the white race.

    • Black Swan

      Add “level the playing field” to your list.

      This means bringing whites down to black levels by dumbing down the entire system and promoting blacks far past their abilities over whites to even things out.

      The short story “Harrison Bergeron” comes to mind.

  • Peter Connor

    Spend tax money on worthless but expensive projects……

    • Brian

      Yes, we have to ‘invest’ to remove the ‘blight’ that harms minority neighborhoods, as though ‘blight’ is a swamp miasma or a demonic possession that can be exorcised with money…

      …rather than the natural conditions of life that these groups create for themselves.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    I would like to add “poor neighborhood”, which implies that the poverty of an area is a consequence of its zip code rather than the condition and/or the actions of its people. If neighborhoods were genuinely “poor”, how is gentrification possible?

  • Brian

    Good list and analysis. I’m surprised though, that he didn’t mention ‘undocumented worker’.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yeah, that’s the other one. “Undocumented worker” also implies legitimacy.

      • Brian

        Undocumented worker = someone who misplaced their party invitation.
        Illegal alien = party crasher, intruder.

        • Does “vegetable gardener” mean “retired orc”?

          • Brian

            I love that avatar. ‘Looks like meat’s back on the menu, boys!’

          • I don’t know where I got my avatar from, but it used to suit me. My slate-grey eyes have become blue again. I am a recovering orc. The process takes several decades, and I do not recommend it, but I wanted to have a family.

  • me

    Insidious, verbally-driven psychological operations–psyops–meant to wrangle the heard of low-information humans in whatever direction the ruling class wants them to go. The ruling class hates an intelligent voter. The ruling class hates an intelligent malcontent. The ruling class hates a complaining victim. Most AmRen posters and readers, along with Mr. Taylor, are on the ruling class hate list…..

    • Black Swan

      “The ruling class hates an intelligent malcontent.”

      They not only hate us, they want to utterly destroy us because our intelligence and cunning are threats to them. We whites are the only race capable of taking them on and destroying their NWO agenda.

      Therefore, white homelands must be flooded with 3rd world blacks and mestizos to dilute and out-vote the white population. There is no other reason for bringing them here except for the destruction they inflict on white America.

    • Spikeygrrl

      HERD. If we’re ever to be taken seriously, we can’t keep writing like third-graders. NEVER give the socialist Left an excuse to deride us as uneducated and unintelligent!

      • me

        I was speaking of our ‘replacements’, my dear…..

        • Spikeygrrl

          1) I’m not your “dear.” 2) I hope your replacement knows how to spell HERD. You can’t even spot it and edit it when it’s handed to you! Unbelievable.

          • me

            Is that a bitch for your avatar?

          • Spikeygrrl

            At least you can spell avatar. Good on ya!

  • Tarczan

    Really good article. And the biggest newspeak of them all- racist. Sixty years ago it was common knowledge that racial differences existed, now to believe that is the 21st century version of witchcraft.

  • Reverend Bacon

    This is a great piece. Let’s not forget, “achievement gap,” which, like the generation gap or the Cumberland gap, is something that just happened through no fault of anyone’s.

    I find, “People of Color” quite annoying. Partly it’s because they are going back to “colored,” for which they whined and whined until they got, “black.” But also it’s because it’s awkward, like “The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.” They want to make sure there’s plenty of air time devoted to their idols.

    Which in my opinion is the reason they like “African American.” Too many syllables.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I happen to be a person of cruller.
      As for MLK, I prefer the spelling The Revrum Mawvin Loofah Keen Joonyah.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Yeah, blacks have an obsession with poly-syllabic words, though little regard to their actual meaning. A black woman on welfare with umpteen kids by different fathers will be called “disenfranchised”, even though she was registered to vote when she got her driver’s license and lives next door to a polling station.

    • Brian

      ‘Members of the African-American community’ = 15 syllables.
      ‘some blacks’ = 2 syllables.

      I’ll stick with the latter.

      • Reverend Bacon

        After saving 13 syllables, I see a way to “spend” just one more syllable and make it much funnier. Or more offensive. Potayto, Potahto.

  • Gina Tingles

    For violent criminals, what about offering a reduced sentence for surgical castration? Same benefit as a vasectomy, and lowers testosterone levels to reduce violent behavior.

    • Guest

      Male impotency has no real affect on population growth. Its the women who need to be fixed.

    • I was a violent criminal, but this took a lot of provocation. That’s not an excuse, but only a reason.

    • I have never physically hurt a woman, but I would rather MRD a criminal sentence than be maimed in that fashion.

      • Grantland

        What about Shrillary, or the bull-dyke Reno? Or Nancy Pelosi. I’d have them hanged.

  • Polarizing. Any public opinion or action that is right of center, such as the far far far right position that US border laws should be enforced.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The most effective two words used in brain-washing the western world have been illegal immigrant. “Immigrant” implies that they are already on a citizenship glide-path. That term should be blunted every time it is heard, but rarely is.

    They aren’t “…Illegal Immigrants…, they are “…International Trespassers…”

    • baldowl


      • Black Swan


        • AndrewInterrupted

          They certainly do colonize in concentrations. I drove around Nashua, NH the other day and the city is packed with greaseritos.

          You can predict what demographic you will encounter just by the cars. In New England, a 20 or 30 year old car has usually long since “returned to the earth” from all the road salt corrosion. The beaner cars are 25, 25, 30 years old, without a spot of rust. Nashua has turned into a mobile vintage Japanese car museum, complete with present/future criminals at the wheel.

          They try to hide their identities by shaving their gorilla hair and staying low in the seats. And they manage to get their cars registered in NH, but aren’t required to remove the dark window tint. Removal of which is the law.

          To hear the Police say it, asking the shaved apes from Guatemala to remove the dark window tint on their cars is racist.

          “…It’s there culture…”.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          They certainly do colonize in concentrations. I drove around Nashua, NH the other day and the city is packed with greaseritos.

          You can predict what demographic you will encounter just by the way they drive and by their cars. In New England, a 20 year old car has usually long since “returned to the earth” from all the road salt corrosion. The beaner cars are 20/25/30 years old, without a spot of rust. Southern New Hampshire has turned into a mobile Japanese car museum, complete with present/future criminals at the wheel.

          They try to hide their identities (not that they have to) by shaving their gorilla hair and staying low in the seats. The women go with really bad dye jobs or “hair hats”. And they manage to get their cars registered/inspected in New Hampshire without being required to remove the dark window tint. Removal of which is the law.

          To hear the Police say it, asking the “shaved ape” trespassers from Guatemala to remove the dark window tint on their cars is racist.

          “…It’s their culture…”.

          I would contact Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, but they have probably got International Trespassers massaging their bunions as we speak. It’s obvious they are looking-the-other-way on the car window tint issue. Which means they are aiding and abetting trespassers in concealing their identities. (Let’s keep Guantanamo Bay open a little longer).

          “…Geee, Baby Zuckerbird was right, these meth-jacked shaved apes do a great job. Oh, yeah Bobo, you know what I like. I’m glad I listened to Zuck. And I got to shake a BILLIONAIRE’S hand…!!!… Screw my constituents. America is over anyway. I better start kissing billionaire butt…”

          Leave this post alone! What is the matter with you!?!?!

          • r j p

            I hate window tint.
            It was illegal almost everywhere until it became negro.
            Oversize mud tires void your warranty (aka White).
            Low profile oversize with spinners, no problem.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            If amnesty happens, all those Latin invaders lurking behind that tint are going to cause a crime spree of epic proportions.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        “…Invaders…” works, too. Obama could be imprisoned for failure to protect the U.S. citizens if we can get an “invasion” classification. Or the Repugs could at least use it as impeachment grounds.

        • what about Bush? I suppose that when the GOP was in power of all 3 branches (not too long ago) that the troops were put on the border and immigration (legal and illegal) was halted? Remember that happening? And remember how, back in those days, that Bush got on TV and demanded that the Supreme Ct stop affirmative action? Remember that?

          • Sick of it

            Which goes to show that neither party has our interests in mind. A fact of which we are very much aware.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Sure, we could toss Bush in there, too. I’ve been a lifelong Independent. Although, I may decide to register as a Repug so I can vote in primaries. We all see what happened in Mississippi. Buy, McDaniel may still win in court.

          • Geo1metric

            Even if McDanial wins, that will not save us. Politics today is a rigged game, and it’s not rigged in favor of Whites.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Well, that would make two major upsets: the quick one with Brat, and the eventual one with McDaniel. November 2014 is going to be an equal stunner. The momentum has shifted.

    • Pro_Whitey

      In Israel they refer to them as infiltrators (or at least a Hebrew word that translates into infiltrators). I thinks that’s pretty good, because it gives the impression, as events appear to be proving out, that this is an orchestrated invasion, and “trator” sounds like “traitor”.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Harry Reid, in a Senate speech, once referred to illegal aliens as “undocumented Americans”. The video appeared on his website, but was quickly taken down. It is still around, on YouTube.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Barely a slip-of-the-tongue for a traitor like him.

        They must have taken that down from their website right after they took down: “Undocumented Democrats”.

        • Ellis Kurtz

          He was reading the speech from prepared notes.

      • Geo1metric

        Well, there are many “Americans” who are not US citizens; they live in South America.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That is the new leftist semantics trend, I guess. Maybe an old one. I remember a lefty, open borders history teacher in high school making a similar comment and all the kids laughed. In retrospect, I guess it was an early example of the semantics attack the whole country would eventually come under.

  • The “left” is not our real problem. Just like if a man is shooting a gun at you, guns are not really your problem. The problem is the man holding the gun.

    The Left and its culture is a product of forces. Those forces are primarily exerted by entities at the top of society. Those forces exerted on our culture created this so-called Left. The Left is not your problem. The entities that exerted the forces that created the Left are your problem. If the so-called Left disappeared tomorrow, another entity would spring up to take its place. Why? Because the entities of society exert their forces so as to shape the culture of america to serve their best interests. Just like farmers and herders over generations exerted forces over time to evolve domestic cattle that had lots of meat and milk and that were docile. Likewise those at the top of society exert forces to create cultural, political and societal entities that serve the best interests of those at the top.

    Don’t focus on the Left. Focus on those at the top. They exert the dominant forces on this culture.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Please do not slander “corporations” in general. ABSOLUTELY there are many sins that can and should be laid at the door of mega-corporations which operate as tightly-knit oligarchies or _de facto_ monopolies. But surely you realize that the number of unethical mega-corps is DWARFED by the number of small businesses, many of which today are struggling to keep their doors open and their heads above a sea of red ink…? Tarring all corporations with the same brush will only accelerate the demise of the Mom & Pop Shop and the Garage High-Tech Startup while the unethical mega-corps just laugh and roll on unaffected.

  • baldowl

    Years ago I coined the euphemism socially innovative to serve in place of rude. It’s mine, but you can use it.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I coin socially assertive.

  • baldowl

    Whilst on my sabbatical I overheard many a dusky reprobate complain of “catching a charge,” as if their criminal activity had been some medical condition that afflicted them.
    Actually, looking at it a certain way, that’s kind of an accurate view, I guess.

    • It is hard to “catch” a charge if one stays home in the evenings and does not argue with the missus.

  • donlewlc

    One male can fertilize thousands of eggs.

    Although vasectomy is a step in the right direction, the male animal is not the real problem. To bring an end to the parasites in the host population the female must be stopped from reproducing.

    At welfare sign up time a generous benefit must be offered to the female. A generation ago a color TV would have been good, but now offering the female a lifetime guarantee income plus a few thousand dollars signing bonus up front may do the trick.

    As the liberals like to say, “spending money on the front end rather than on the back end”.

  • Black Swan

    More examples of elevating some of the most depraved, criminal elements of society, the homeless or downtrodden, for example, or “at risk” youths, into some kind of nobility that should be worshipped by society.

    Wait until criticizing these elements becomes a federal crime.

    –The term is sometimes used to justify education-based racial preferences, as in admitting more minority students into medical school since these future doctors will presumably practice in areas that are medically “under-served.”

    What’s never looked at are the end results of such things as admitting low IQ blacks into professions for which they are grossly unqualified. In reality, the results are that we get doctors like Patrick Chavis, Jan West, Kermit Gosnell and Conrad Murray.

    Chavis is the poster child for lowered standards, affirmative action and preferential treatment. Patrick Chavis was the unqualified black admitted over the far more qualified Bakke. Chavis killed a patient. Ted Kennedy was a big fan of Chavis. Chavis, as a result of botched “body sculpting” killed at least two patients at his clinic. In 1997, the Medical Board of California suspended Chavis’ license, warning of his “inability to perform some of the most basic duties required of a physician.” In a statement filed by a psychiatrist, the state demonstrated Chavis’ “poor impulse control and insensitivity to patients’ pain.

    Jan West is the incompetent drunk that killed Kanye West’s mother. He had quite a few malpractice suits against him. Gosnell performed later term abortions. He would deliver a live baby and kill it. He killed a woman too through sheer incompetence.

    College GPA MCAT verbal score MCAT quantitative score MCAT science score MCAT general information score

    Allan Bakke’s 1973 scores:
    3.46 96th percentile 94th percentile 97th percentile 72nd percentile

    Average “diversity” student’s scores:
    2.88 46th percentile 24th percentile 35th percentile 33rd percentile

  • RyanP

    I recently learned “micro-aggression” which basically means that even the most innocent statement or question by a white to a non white is considered some form of assault. Some examples I googled.

    “So what do you guys speak in Japan? Asian??”
    -A stupid question no doubt. But hardly an act of oppression.

    “Courntey, I never see you as a black girl”
    -umm, shouldn’t liberals like this statement

    “So.. you are Chinese right?”
    -oh the horror, How do minorities cope with this minefield of white hate speech

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Technically speaking, a micro-aggression is one millionth part of an aggression.

      • Sick of it

        VERY bad. Aggressive white people endanger the revolution. Aggressive white people must be removed from the population…by any means. Our enemies have had quite a bit of success so far.

  • rightrightright

    In England we had a newspeak “fail” about ten years ago. There was an attempt to turn round the cliche term “ethnic minority” into “minority ethnic”. I can see what the degenerate Left was aiming at – to turn the English of England into a mere “majority ethnic” group in our own country, and bunch us in as just one more “community” among the many who have invaded us.

    For some reason, it never caught on. At the same time there was an overload of calumny from the Left, advising us that we are a “mongrel race”, not the English of England. Maybe there was a policy dispute here – you can’t be a majority ethnic if your race is mongrel.

    We have the term “community” thrust upon us also. We used to have a society containing neighbourhoods with no need to specify the racial or economic specifics of those who were neighbours. We were all of one nation. Well, that’s gone.

    The expression “the community” or “community spokesman” refers solely to Moslems. If there are exceptions to this rule the word Hindu, Black or whatever has to be added.

  • Pure brilliance, Mr. Kay. I’m closing rapidly in on 50, and I can’t write that well. Your article gives the lie to the notion that natural talent doesn’t exist.

    • SSkreelings

      You write just fine. Do what I did, check out writing and public speaking courses at your local community college. They’re given evenings and weekends, very inexpensive, and they give you a structured environment to learn how to put together your thoughts both speaking and on paper.
      Then write! Post on the ‘net. Go to meetings. Get involved.
      A verbal, volatile and activist citizenry is the greatest enemy the Left has. And they know it, which is why they sic’d the IRS on opponents of Hussein and his comrades.

      • I’ve written here for ten years. I’m OK in an Ernest Hemingway sort of way, but what Mr. Kay wrote was marvelous. I do not normally use the same noun or adjective twice in a paragraph, and I generally go back through a piece and read it aloud, just to be certain.

    • Tarczan

      Yeah, I thought it was a really well written, informative story.

  • baldowl

    I also like “under-privileged,” which always means black. Note that even the euphemism cannot erase the privilege, only suggesting that maybe there’s less of it–deservedly so?–than enjoyed by others.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      ..and suggesting that an unequal distribution of ability is merely a consequence of the unequal distribution of “privilege”, which can be fixed by doing what liberals do best, spending other people’s money.

    • Mr. B

      Of course. The notion of “underprivileged” is based in an assumption that there is a privileged class with alleged non-members receiving less than equal distribution. The key component is agreeing to the premise of their argument: such privilege must exist for there to be those with less.

      This is merely a function of Cultural Marxian victim grouping. Naturally, such functions cannot be erased as victim mentality and “being oppressed” are the cornerstone for such grouping.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    Black kids that get into top-flight colleges via Affirmative Action and then get one F after another in their first semester are not intrinsically of lower ability than those who got there on merit, they are “unprepared”. This is used, I think, not so much to fool the rest of us, but to enable liberals to fool themselves. If a kid is “unprepared”, then all he needs is a series of remedial courses to bring him up to scratch. Thus any discussion of innate ability is avoided.

  • LHathaway

    How about reverse discrimination.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      True; it implies that unqualified (and thus common) discrimination is always white on black, but the far rarer kind needs its own descriptor.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        We should use the term “reverse discrimination” every chance we get. I’ve been dealing with these anti-American diversity demons for decades. That term sends chills up their spines. They’ve been programmed to fight term. We should therefore always use it. It is kryptonite to them.

  • Sick of it

    If not only “conservatives” but also “race realists” accept the Marxist redefinition of words and phrases, then what is the difference? They all might as well call themselves Communists.

  • Ella

    People pay directly for higher education so they expect a service to be of high-quality. I would be irate if I took loans and worked 2 to 3 jobs to pay for a “watered-down-degree” to appease certain groups that should have gone to trade school. We can no longer challenge our students since it is “racist.”

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      It started at the public school level about 20 years ago. The liberal educators know that certain students can’t compete academically, so they put them into groups to do “projects”. The teachers use what they call “diverse ability groups”, meaning one smart kid, one compliant kid, one kid who won’t contribute anything, and one kid who will do his best to derail the other three. Any parent who puts their kid in public school is doing a very gross disservice to their child. It’s borderline criminal.

      • Ella

        My conservative friends still use public schools due to high property taxes. Some homes in safe white communities start at 250,000K on up to 5 million. My husband and I for example will probably pick up a fixer-upper to avoid paying double-digit private tuition. I could home-school if the schools are sub-par. The residents of some communities put massive pressure on school boards to water down the liberalism depending on your State and school district.

      • r j p

        I hate group work. I refused to do it in HS.
        My grade will stand for me alone.

      • Hy Alldredge

        In defense of teachers this is what we are being told to do. Group work is an order from above. In addition, teachers’ jobs are in jeopardy if too many of their students fail because of course it’s the teacher’s fault not the “disadvantaged” student. So what do you do when half or more of your class is semi-retarded, apathetic, and/or feral, and you will lose your job or catch untold amounts of grief if they fail? You fudge a way for all but the most egregious failures to pass. You don’t even have to look very far for a way to do this because it’s being foisted on you by your boss.

        I have been told by a colleague currently in a masters program that a professor of his flat out said that group work was designed to give an advantage to minorities because individual achievement is racist. I teach in the arts so I am largely shielded from this crap. I would never, ever teach an academic subject in a public school.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That same dishonest subterfuge is used at all agencies and corporations in America. It’s called “…going 3D.” Which stands for the Dumb-Down-Drill.

          The EEOC/DOL and all their various DC think-tanks actually removed “most qualified” from the federal contractor employment lexicon. This so they don’t have to stretch the lie as far when moving “diversity darlings” past the “most-qualified” white males.

          Their collective noses don’t have to grow quite as long when they are saying an “unqualified” person is “qualified”. They grow Pinocchio noses when they have to say an “unqualified” person is the “most qualified”.

          And they will quickly correct you if you use “most qualified” in a sentence. They have their EEOC/DOL talking points at the ready. It’s the ‘minority occupation government’ doing what they do. The Cultural Marxists don’t allow such American language. That country ended.

          • cherrie greenbaum123

            When, not if, Russia and China kicks us in the balls and takes over world hegemony, we will deserve every swift kick we get. The upside of this is that all the “diversity darlings” will be picking their remaining teeth up off the ground, wondering, “wha haapen? you sed eyes ‘special!”

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yes, they have no political correctness binding their hands and feet.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That’s the same structure used at federal agencies and contractors. But, the mix is more severe.
        At a defense contractor where I worked for 10 years, at any given time I was carrying a minimum of 3 “diversity darlings”. Usually four or more. And the trend was actually getting worse. The diversity overhead is appalling.
        The defense product costs twice as much and is half is good–on a good day.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      “People pay directly for higher education so they expect a service to be of high-quality.”

      Do they? My impression is that most college students want an easy “A” on all courses. How often do we hear students complaining that the work is not hard enough? Also, parents who pay for the whole thing do not seem interested when their kids waste their money in useless “studies” courses. They (I suppose) only want their offspring to get a degree so that they can leave home and support themselves. The intrinsic value of the education is not an issue.

  • Welfare mothers are criminals. They use the force of law to steal money we have to work to earn. This was extortion when I did it.

    • John R

      Amen! We need to bring back the stigma of being on welfare. Now there is only a stigma about being a hard working tax paying and law abiding citizen.

      • ElComadreja

        I’d like to bring back the days when they had to go to the government surplus store.

  • ray

    Most of the Newspeak hate-speech over the past half-century has been employed in the service of the American Woman and her endless Empowerment and control of males and the nation. Yet the word ‘feminism’ doesn’t even appear in an article concerning the silencing and manipulation of communication in America?
    Right-wingers have been able to “compulsively” tell the truth about the Race-Game in the U.S., but have completely failed to address the primary font of lies and distortions. And no wonder, as U.S. men cannot stand up to their own wives, daughters, and mommies, and as the nation functionallly has been matriarchal for almost half-a-century now.
    Righties don’t really want an ‘American Renaissance’ otherwise they would face the source of obfuscation and deceit in the U.S., which primarily stems from our own females. When are American ‘men’ going to stand up to them? After all the daddies have been removed from your female-ruled families? After there are no places for males left in your society except cops, guards, and inmates?

  • propagandaoftruth

    Sometimes I like to play along. Impish me.

    When I was a hideous libtard I was mean and nasty. Still am, but much better manners. Posted heavily on national libtardian sites, liked to grind my axe by trashing evil conservatives. Also infiltrated conservative sites sometimes as “hamsammich”. I’d go along with them, mouth the canards, then…

    Slowly spiral into embarrassing idiocy… Ham Sammich!

    I do this from time to time in person with libtards these days. Fun and they don’t even know it sometimes until much later.

    • Carney3

      I’ve often wondered about the Left’s greater willingness and ability to infiltrate and subvert.

      • propagandaoftruth

        There is a certain messianic mania in some on the left, combined with an un-self-recognized meanness. In all fairness, I saw much of the same in the Republicans’ last big hurrah of power too, from Gingrich and crew through the neocons of Bush II/Cheney.

        All ideologues are obnoxious, hubritic, and destructive.

        Ideology of Truth is the only set of ideas worth defending and fighting for. One’s Folk, however…always worth fighting for if one values survival.

  • John R

    I always marvel at how news reporters are so good at being careful as to the words they use in a story. I almost admire how disciplined they are in how they put things into words. Like they can go on and on about a street crime, and even give a brief description of the perp, but not mention race! Or when a teacher sexually molests on of his “students” and they don’t mention the gender of the “student” assaulted. (Especially if the teacher is a fag.)

    We have already commented about the “flash mobs” of “teens” that occur and pick on “random” victims for no “known motive.” No need to say more there. (Can you imagine reporting back in 1967, the Detroit Riot? LMAO! Imagine how TODAY’S reporters would handle that?)

    Then there are the crimes committed by “white males.” Yeah. They don’t mind mentioning over and over, “the suspect is described as a white male…”

    I will go into brief racial descriptions when they are used: African American. Why not “European American”? Caucasian, for white people. (Caucasian could mean half the people in the world for crying out loud!) That term is okay for whites, but the term “Negro” is offensive to blacks? Why? Another stupid race term: Native American. I won’t get into it here, but Indians are NOT “Native Americans”. They were never considered part of “American” society before the twentieth century. They were treated as part of autonomous independent nations. Native American used to mean a native born white person who had lived in the country several generations and who had no obvious ethnic identity other than to this country.

    Finally, for now, the “priest sex abuse scandal.” Funny how nearly all the victims of these “pedophile priests” are boys. Yet people think that this is caused by the Church not allowing it’s priests to marry. Even more strange, most of the victims of these “pedophile priests” are adolescents. Yep, so what do you call a man who is sexually attracted to adolescent boys? A homosexual! But in all these stories, you never hear the word “homosexual” mentioned at all. (Not even the word “gay”. Won’t bother getting into that.) But, they don’t mind repeating “Roman Catholic Church” and “Roman Catholic priest” a zillion times when discussing the story. Compare that to stories on terrorism. Yes, they mention “Muslim” but maybe only once in the whole story. (Mentioning terrorism without mentioning Muslims would be a little like talking about Christmas and not mentioning Santa Claus!)

    I will finally sum up by a mention of all these stories of shootings that are by a “gunman.” What a nice value free word that is? Yep. It is all about those “men” with “guns” after all, right? Again, no mention of race, or any other value loaded term.

    Yep, you almost have to have a grudging admiration for how well these media people are at putting things into words to NOT say something.

    I won’t get into others, such as “undocumented worker”, “person of color”, “LGBT community” etc.

    • r j p

      One of the last times I went to Church, there were a bunch of protesters out front. They were all limp wrist fags. They are looking for money for being homosexuals.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “…Yep, you almost have to have a grudging admiration for how well these media people are at putting things into words to NOT say something…”

      Ayup. I call the propaganda technique: “throwing nothing balls”. The war-on-women, the war-on-gays. All evidence is to the contrary. So what is left? Up the drama, flap the gums, wave signs, exclude all the data to the contrary, and say essentially nothing. They have no valid position. Sandra Fluke would be a recent example. Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer are perpetual examples.

      The Left is especially good at ‘…carrot & stick…’, which is an integral part of the “throwing nothing balls” technique. The Right gets suckered into disproving negatives, they snap at the carrots the Left has dangled in front of them, so as not to have the footing to go on the offensive and prove the Left’s crimes and mis-demeanors. The true perpetrators.

      The Right needs a debating coach. They fall for all the standard, Debate 101 tactics. I think also, “throwing nothing balls” is a variation from the Left’s “thought leader”, Karl Marx. Part of Marxist doctrine is to “Accuse them of what you do”. The “throwing nothing balls” is the hybridized: “Accuse them of something that doesn’t exist”.

  • John R

    I hear you. But, ironically, the very reforms that were supposed to protect inmate rights have made prisons more dangerous places for inmates, where only the most violent have benefitted.

  • John R

    Sounds like “Eugenics” another dirty word.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Excellent article. Black ghetto hell holes are called “communities” by the media. Some of us just call these neighborhoods dung heaps or toilets. I’m surprised the author didn’t mention how Blacks call us Caucasians, yet Negro is considered to be a racial slur. They are allowed to call Middle Easterners “Ay-Rabs”, yet Arabs are not allowed to call them Bantus or Africans. Most of this language, as the author accurately notes, is geared to pampering degenerates.

  • Robert Binion

    We are all bigots now.

  • Chasmania

    Define the language and you control the argument.

    • Spikeygrrl

      I have been screaming my head off about this for literal DECADES, but only recently has anyone begun to listen. Only yesterday I posted a shortlist of examples on another board; I will go find it and repost it here later today.

  • Spikeygrrl

    The author is still tied to the pre-Internet concept of “communities” defined by geography. The most prevalent sense of “community” today is as defined by [a] common interest[s] irrespective of geography. Thus we have not only racial and ethnic communities, but also professional, avocational, religionist, and ideological communities. AmRen can very usefully be described as an ideological community.

  • I don’t regret that I used the word “downtrodden” to describe the plight of white Americans, some of whom really are literally trodden upon by their racial cold war enemies in some cases.

    Usually, they are only dwelling in a state of jew-induced poverty of spirit and finance, cringing and cowering, waiting for the next threat, usually a racially motivated attack.

    America’s whites are spiritually trampled, downtrodden by six million invisible jews. The way America’s whites respond is by sabotaging Europe and the future of the white race.

    If you are one of these white men, I am your enemy until you learn to praise Fascism sincerely and energetically. This is an officially Far Right Wing position, not Leftist at all.

  • r j p


    Three of the most offensive words in the American English language.

  • HamletsGhost

    A couple more from the greens:
    Swamp, once considered good for nothing but draining, promoted to wetlands.
    Jungles, dangerous wild places, now are promoted to Rainforests, worthy of eternal protection and worship.