Ask and ye shall receive, I guess. The Missoulian printed a nice, crazy letter today:
English used to be understandable
It’s amazing to me how perfectly good English words have gotten their traditional meanings perverted over the last 50 years.
Ok, not bad so far. Could be humor, could be left-wing, could be right-wing; good potential for craziness either way.
For instance, “terrorist” used to mean a person who terrorizes or frightens people and cuts other’s heads off. Our yellow journalists have perverted that definition to mean freedom fighters and insurgents.
Uh, huh? I can’t figure out who he’s talking about. He’s saying we label the wrong people terrorists, not that we’re not labeling people terrorists who are. Color me confused.
“Gay” used to mean happy and light-hearted. Socialist journalists have perverted that definition into meaning homosexuality.
Yes, the evil socialist media conspiracy. Damn them.
The word “progressive” used to mean to improve or reform to make better. Not so today. It is used by communists to describe their disproved agenda. Hillary Clinton uses this definition a lot.
I’m no communist, but have we disproved any agenda? What does that even mean? And of course, we can’t have a crazy right-wing rant without taking a shot at a Clinton.
“Journalism” used to mean writing a balanced piece containing who, when, why and how. Today it means writing a one-sided op-ed piece as news. One unproven source is deemed credible to run a story. Do Newsweek and CBS come to mind?
Nothing particularly crazy here, though the media hardly writes “one-sided op-ed piece[s] as news.”
“Diversity” used to mean different and unlike. Today it means anti-American, anti-white European, anti-Christian, anti-majority rule and anti-capitalism.
Yeeeeeah. Does this make sense to anyone?
Newspeak cannot be far behind. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. You with a modern public school education will not understand. Just keep watching your sports and sit-coms. History is being written in front of your television tube.
Well, I did go to public school. I guess I’ve been brainwashed into not seeing his argument as the powerful indictment of our culture that it is.