I don’t know what’s happened to some on the Left. Quite a while ago, they decided to begin changing — or, nullifying — language. Their preferred alternative to valuable communication: Just say things that are wholly unrelated to your intention (like here).
For example, they changed the meaning of “diversity.” The new definition: “Us.”
So “Celebrate diversity” = “Celebrate us.”
The word no longer has anything to do with variety. It just means them.
I recall seeing a car several years ago with two bumper stickers: “Celebrate Diversity” and “Rush is Fat.”
Another switch: “Immigration” presently means “the opposite of immigration,” and actual immigration has no corresponding term. An “immigrant” is now someone who bypasses immigration in lieu of participating in it.
And one of their apparent favorites: an end to condemnation toward bigotry and the rise of perpetual bigotry, accompanied by a brand new usage. Their newfangled multisyllabic big-o-try now means “everyone but us.” So down with bigotry.
The old definition: Intolerance for an opposing view.
Celebrating the revolution of rendered-uselessness, some staff at Kansas University want to banish the on-campus Chick-fil-A to a basement.
And why? The Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council decried the chicken institution as a “bastion of bigotry.”
Let’s review: A group of people are intolerant of the opposing view of Chick-fil-A — AKA bigotry. Such bigotry, in fact, that those who disagree must be done away with. Chick-fil-A, on the other hand, does not practice bigotry, but rather the act of having an opinion. Possessing a viewpoint does not constitute an intolerance of others; yet, in the magical new dictionary, Chick-fil-A are bigots — and, therefore, must not be tolerated.
Behold: a phonic fart, courtesy of their stinky linguistic war.
But not everyone agrees with the Council — the chain is America’s most popular fast-food joint for the fourth year in a row.
Back to the actual bigots at KU adhering to a meaningless definition of a once-useful term — “academics,” no less — they want the makers of the country’s most important single pickle to get outta town because they threaten “the mental well being” of some on campus.
From Fox News:
The faculty council, filled with “extreme frustration,” wants America’s favorite restaurant removed from campus for being a “bastion of bigotry” after KU administrators relocated a Chick-fil-A from a basement to “prime real estate” on campus to the Memorial Union. But worse yet, to the council, is the “Chick-fil-A Coin Toss” at the start of the Jayhawks’ football home games.
“The culture of Chick-fil-A fosters hate and discrimination on multiple levels,” the Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council wrote in a two-page letter, accusing university leaders of being “more concerned about money and corporate sponsorship than the physical, emotional, and mental well being of marginalized and LGBTQ people.”
The faculty group added: “The arrival of Chick-fil-A in this building is insulting, counterproductive and unacceptable.”
Katie Batza, an associate professor of women and gender studies, told the Kansas City Star that hundreds “will boycott or protest” but lamented that the request was “falling on deaf ears.”
Interim Provost Carl Lejuez sent an email to faculty and staff, however.
“Moving forward, I believe it is important to have thoughtful discussion and deliberation when we enter into contracts. In the future, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and informed by our commitment to affirm diversity and to be a welcoming and inclusive campus,” the email said, according to the University Daily Kansas.
“Inclusive” — another word they’ve tossed into the trash.
Fortunately, the word “pitiful” still means the same.
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