We need a political dictionary
The politics are getting more and more confused by the day. Words no longer mean what they once did. In politics, my dictionary is obsolete.
In order to have a meaningful conversation, words must mean the same to everyone in the discussion.
Once upon a time there was a misuse of words and confused conversations were jokes. “Celebrate! We thought you said single.” What, you said NO, I thought you said GO. “
I just watched an interview in which Jordan Peterson was asked if “trans women are real women”. His response was “define a real woman”. NO ONE COULD. Then he said, âIf you define a woman as someone with XX chromosomes who is generally capable of giving birth, the answer is NO!
It was an unacceptable answer, but there was still no definition for a “woman”.
Ibram Kendi, promoter of âanti-racismâ was asked to define racism. He said, “I would define it as a set of racist policies that lead to racial inequalities that are underpinned by racist ideas.”
It means absolutely nothing.
Many of us learned in elementary school that we could never use one word to define the same word.
Apparently Kendi missed that day at school
Kendi received a BA in African American Studies and Magazine Production from Florida A&M University in 2005, an MA in African American Studies from Temple University in 2007, and a PhD. in African American Studies in 2010.
I would still like to have a precise definition of racism from Mr. Kindi since he is the expert.
The My Random House Dictionary defines racism as “a belief or doctrine that the inherent differences between various human racial groups determine cultural or individual success, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate. others or that a particular racial group is inferior to others.
We also need definitions for critical race theory, fascism, socialism, man, woman, husband, wife, child, baby, redneck, conservative, liberal, snowflake, god and tens or hundreds of ‘other terms.
We just can’t communicate effectively unless words mean the same to all of us.
I’ve seen a baby shower invitation sent out by a very vocal pro-abortion activist who frequently says, âA fetus is NOT a baby. I was shocked. Shouldn’t she have organized a “fetal shower”?
Words mean things and must always mean the same thing.