I’m tired of this new progressive lingo twisting the English language. Since when does such a small segment of the population get to redefine the conversation?
Eating a pop-tart into the shape of a gun is cause for suspension. And “targeting” a candidate is hostile (ala Sarah Palin). But defining certain words as “triggers” is just fine? It is as long as you’re part of a small minority who can claim some sort of social injustice or injury!
The best way to shut down the conversation is to render the other person speechless. That’s effectively what the Left is attempting to do by constantly changing the meanings of words and making up new ones. If we continue to allow them to define the language, we get what we deserve. Don’t succumb to it!
My new “trigger” word is “microaggression.” It’s being thrown around all over the place. I had to go to Wikipedia and UrbanDictionary for a definition because it’s so new that the “real” dictionary websites don’t have it yet.
Microaggression is a form of unintended discrimination. It is depicted by the use of known social norms of behavior and/or expression that, while without conscious choice of the user, has the same effect as conscious, intended discrimination.
Acts or words that are perceived to be insulting by a person who is looking to be insulted, whether or not that was the intent of the transgressor. Usually a symptom of a persecution complex.
Political correctness has catapulted to a new level (or maybe sunk?) The only way to combat this is to be vigilant. When you hear new words being made up (microaggression) or traditional words being co-opted, twisted, or broadened to change or weaken the original meaning (racism, rights, gay, privilege), stand your ground. It’s the only way to win the war… even the war on words.
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