If you parse their sentences, the speech of the Left can be at times befuddling. That is, unless you understand their unique usage of terms. So that you may better understand Left-speak in the future, I offer the following glossary. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Here are some of the more common and/or more recent examples. You might want to print this and keep it on-hand for those times when you are unable to avoid Left-speak:
Border Security: Racism
Change: Socialism. Example: “I am the candidate of ‘Change’.”
Children: Government. (Variations are, “The Children” and “Our Children”) Example: “In our ‘Compassion’ ‘We’ are creating this new entitlement program for ‘Our Children’.” (see “Compassion” and “We” below)
Climate Change: See “Global Warming” below. Climate change is slightly more flexible in that no matter what happens, it is bad, Liberty is to blame, and socialism, as for all things, is the solution.
Common Good: Socialism
Compassion: Desire for government intervention. Example: “‘We’ must approach all issues with great ‘Compassion’.” (see “We” below)
Compromise: Letting go of your silly, ignorant and outdated American ideals of Liberty, and moving always in the direction of pure socialism as a way of showing those who want to destroy you that you are not closed-minded, stubborn, silly, ignorant or outdated. You are then closed-minded, stubborn, silly, ignorant and outdated again when the Left wants you to cave-in the next time they want something, which starts approximately three seconds after you last caved.
Criminal: Victim– especially a victim of the exploitative middle and upper classes. (No one would ever do anything to hurt anyone else, except when goaded into it by the horrible conditions created by the adherents of capitalism)
Dissent: Dissent is a good thing– it is one of the things that makes America great (so long as we are talking about a leftist dissenting with anyone who favors Liberty. In all other cases, see “Divisiveness” below).
Divisiveness: Speaking ill of or disagreeing with socialists and socialism. Divisiveness is one of the worst things in our society today and is largely perpetrated in talk radio, blogs, private conversations, etc., by members of the pig Bourgeoisie. This can be cause for legal action, since it could in theory cause other people to question socialists and socialism, thereby “harming” them. (You have no right to harm another person unless that person is being ‘Divisive’, in which case it is encouraged).
Economic Justice: Socialism (see “Social Justice” below)
Education: Socialist education. Example: “‘We’ must support ‘Education’ for the sake of ‘Our Children’s’ future.
Global Community: Most of the population of the world lives under some form of socialist tyranny, often very brutal socialist tyranny. Americans have historically lived much better lives due to our relatively higher levels of freedom and Liberty. For this we are to hate America (if anyone is poor or unhappy, it can only be the willful doing of the more prosperous) and we are to strive to make America more like the rest of the world (poor and oppressed) as a show of solidarity, thus achieving the “Global Community”. (See “Peace” below)
Global Warming: (See “Global Community” above)
Illegal Immigration: A thoroughly meaningless term invented by racists, purely as an epithet. Attempting to use “Reason” to explain it will reinforce your status as a racist.
Judgmentalism: Thinking for one’s self in one’s self-interest, i.e. making decisions or value judgments based on principles, evidence, and rational thought. In the eyes of the Left, this is one of worst crimes that could be committed, especially if it results in your becoming a successful American pig. (see “Reason” below)
Liberal: Socialist. This is an impossible term to use correctly without adding qualifiers. Most liberals hate being called liberals. “Liberal” has become an epithet in the eyes of the socialist, either because it implies that one is an advocate of Liberty, which socialists aren’t, or because it correctly describes them as socialists. No one knows for sure which. (Archaic: One who advocates Liberty. Thomas Jefferson would have considered himself a liberal. Today’s liberals would consider Thomas Jefferson a “Judgmental” and “Divisive” pig. If he were president, they would engage in “Dissent” with a vengeance.
Need: This wonderfully flexible term can mean anything the socialist wants it to mean and can change from one instant to another. Example: “You have far more than you ‘Need’ so ‘We’ are going to take it from you and use it for the ‘Education’ and ‘Safety’ of ‘Our Children’.” (see “We” and “Safety” below)
Open Mind: One that unquestioningly embraces socialism as the answer to all things.
Peace: The lack of meaningful opposition to socialist, Marxist, Fascist, communist or jihadist military expansionism, as in, “It’s time to stand up and fight for ‘Peace'”.
Progressive: Socialist. We once spoke of “progress” as that which improved our productivity, opportunity and standard of living. Like many of the terms they use, the Left has turned this one around exactly 180 degrees.
Reason: This word is not used by the Left except when describing it as a “weapon” used against the oppressed classes. Instead they use the word “reasonable” as in “reasonable restrictions” (any restrictions) on your Liberties (see “Compromise” above and learn to be “Reasonable”).
Safety: Existence under strict government oversight. Some examples are “Airline Safety”, “School Safety”, “Home Safety”, “Gun Safety”, “Workplace Safety”, etc.. Example: “It is the job of our elected officials to ensure our continued ‘Safety'”.
Scientist: Increasingly, this term is used to silence all discussion or debate. In this sense, a “Scientist” is one who is enlisted by government interests to place a stamp of approval, under the guise of irrefutability, on socialist programs or laws. Example: “Any decent ‘Scientist’ will tell you that man-made ‘Global Warming’ is a real and present danger, and that our ‘Safety’ must be ensured through swift action.” Previously, the term “Clergyman” or “God” served a similar purpose, and does so to this day in certain Muslim circles. (Archaic: A person engaged in the scientific process, with full disclosure and peer review, as a means of testing theories and discovering knowledge)
Social Justice: Socialism (see “Economic Justice” above)
Sustainabe: Under never-ending, complete government control. Example: “A market-based economy is not ‘Sustainable’.”
Tolerance: Tolerance [of socialists and socialism]. Failure to tolerate socialists and socialism is something that should not, and will not, be tolerated.
Unity: Similar to “Peace”, unity describes a situation in which all opposition to socialists and socialism has been effectively silenced.
Universal Health Care: Socialized medicine, i.e. socialism—specifically, a means by which you would be obliged to support or tolerate a certain political party or doctrine in order to save your very life.
We: We socialists. We the collective. This is a subtle term, but it has a powerful meaning. Saying “We” this and “We” that reinforces the collective thinking of the “Progressive” a bit like a mantra. Example: “‘We’ must ensure the ‘Safety’ of all through ‘Education’ for ‘Our Children’ and with ‘Progressive’ programs such as ‘Universal Health Care’, ‘Social Justice’, ‘Tolerance’, ‘Peace’, and by fostering the ‘Unity’ of the ‘Global Community’, through the advocacy of ‘Change’ while working with the ‘Scientists’.”
I’ll be compiling more as I come up with them. Reader submissions are welcome.