Are we finally getting freed from the tyranny of Leftist language? President Trump is attempting to strangle political correctness and one way to do it is to stop the politi-speech.
From The Washington Post:
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
….“certain words” in the CDC’s budget drafts were being sent back to the agency for correction. Three words that had been flagged in these drafts were “vulnerable,” “entitlement” and “diversity.”
Whenever I hear “fetus” I am offended. It’s a baby, not a thing or body part.
Vulnerable? We’re all vulnerable. We’re all diverse, too. Evidence based and science based? Whose science, whose evidence? Washington funded professors at research universities who are told to produce evidence to push political ideas like climate change? Isn’t change already part of climate?
We have been and still are manipulated by terms of the Left’s choice. For example, being for abortion is really being pro choice. No, it’s being for the death of babies.
Add the phrases “illegal aliens” and “undocumented workers” to the list of crazy, inaccurate descriptions.
What about “progressive?” That’s tacked on ideas to make you think you’re a behind the times fuddy duddy idiot if you don’t agree with whatever crackpot theory they’ve cooked up.
I’ve also had it with smart as a prefix for anything. We can’t just have a phone anymore; it’s a smart phone; it’s a smart TV, etc. Of course no one wants a dumb phone or dumb TV.
Again, wordplay by advertisers or people pushing something.
Sad that Trump’s plain talking is so upsetting to reporters. They loved Obama never saying anything and never getting pinned down. They can’t understand comments that strip away all their newspeak. It scares them so they attack.
It’s wise of Trump to start changing a game that’s been stacked against regular Americans. Of course news media won’t follow along, but it’s a start.