Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
For today’s read, I figured we could explore the liberal dictionary. Liberals all too often are throwing out words, like “bigot,” without much thought. Everything is bigotry or some sort of -phobia. Now, I’m not denying these things exist, but let’s be real, it doesn’t happen 24/7.
The real logic in using these words is silence. When someone can’t formulate a good argument to further their point, they throw out a word like “racist” in order to silence their opponent. No one wants to be a bigot/racist/sexist, so the conversation moves from substance to defending yourself from being associated with the term.
As I’ve said plenty of times before: knowledge is power. If we want to win these types of arguments, we need to explore the dictionary. When we know what these terms mean, we can then switch the argument back on the liberals who all too often only know their talking points and catch phrases.
Now, I’m not saying the ‘right’ is innocent on these charges, and I’m definitely not saying conservatives know more than just talking points. There are idiots on both sides who only know the “token terms,” but I’ve found you pretty well have to be a lawyer to hold a conservative position in this day and age. If you can’t defend it (and quickly), you’ll be shouted down in a matter of minutes.
So without further delay, the liberal dictionary (definitions provided by Merriam-Webster; commentary provided by me):
- Bigot – a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.
[Using this definition, liberals who shout down conservatives are, therefore, bigots.]
- Racist – a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
[This term does apply to many still in this day and age – sadly – however, it has been overly applied as well. Today people are called racist for simply commenting on what racial group someone belongs. That is not racism: that is observation. It is racism when you think your race is superior or you treat other races as inferior. As a Christian, the Bible tells us to love our neighbor as ourself, ALL people should be treated with love – period – end of discussion.]
- Sexist – prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women
[Today, women are fighting hard to be 100% equal with men. On some aspects, I agree with this fight and on other aspects, I do not. For example, women should be given access to sports, schools, work, housing, etc. just as men are. Women shouldn’t be considered second-class citizens and should be able to own homes, drive cars, have careers, etc. To women in my generation, this has always been the case. However, I do not think all sexism is bad. For example, women should not be given jobs where they cannot perform the job duties. Recently, two women completed the training to become Army Rangers. The training was not “dumbed-down” and they did everything required of the men. To them, I say kudos! I’m proud of these women. I’ve also heard discussion of the Navy Seals lessening their requirements because women can’t complete the training – BAD! If we can’t do it, then we have to accept that fact. Women and men are not 100% equal, and we never will be. We have different body parts and different strengths/weaknesses. Instead of trying to become a genderless society how about we embrace the beauty of diversity. Liberals preach diversity-tolerance constantly! Well, there is diversity in the sexes as well, and we should celebrate that fact. And for the record, chivalry is sexist, but I will gladly promote chivalry to my children. It is a beautiful thing to see a man open a door for his wife or a boyfriend buy his girlfriend’s dinner. Not all sexism is bad.]
- [Insert]-phobia – an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation.
[There are all types of phobias, or fears, in the world: claustrophobia (fear of tight places – I have this and hate elevators as a result), acrophobia (fear of heights), etc. Liberals, however, associate any negative statement as a phobia. For instance, I am against gay marriage and for traditional marriage. I realize that the Supreme Court took it upon themselves to invent aspects of the Constitution that are not there and declared gay marriage legal, but my stance doesn’t change. The Bible says it is wrong, and therefore as Christians, so should we. Liberals will automatically say I am homophobic. No, I do not have a fear of gay people. I know several gay individuals and they are very nice people. I have conversations with them and want the best for them just as I do everyone else, but that doesn’t mean I think it’s right for them to get married. Being against something doesn’t make you some type of -phobic.]
- Xenophobic – one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.
[This is another phobia, but it is so often used today, I figured I’d cover it separately. Most conservatives who are currently opposed to immigration are called xenophobes. This could be somewhat true because we are fearful of foreign immigrants, but that fear is not unduly-founded. With ISIS, Boko Haram, the Taliban, etc., etc. expanding over many Middle Eastern countries, Africa, and now into Europe, and with massive terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, we cannot be called unduly fearful of foreign immigration. Unless liberals sleep every night with their front and back doors unlocked and a sign out front that says “All Welcome,” they cannot criticize conservatives for wanting to protect this nation. Just as we protect our families by locking the doors and installing security systems, we should too protect our nation by securing our borders, vetting immigrants, and tracking non-permanent residents of this nation. If we do not, we are doing our country a grave disservice.]
- Cultural Appropriation – 1) Cultural – of or relating to a particular group of people and their habits, beliefs, traditions, etc 2) Appropriation – to take or use (something) especially in a way that is illegal, unfair, etc.
[This is a relatively new liberal phenomenon. Blending the two meanings: cultural appropriation is taking or using something of another group’s habits/beliefs/traditions unfairly. For instance, a white college student was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing dreadlocks. First off, seriously? Second, America has been referred to as the “melting pot.” We are supposed to be proud that we share cultures and blend together into one beautiful pot of stew. This blending or melting is part of assimilation and part of what made America a great country. And again, liberals are supposed to be the diversity police, so they should be honored and proud that America is a diverse place, where people can adopt traditions from other racial/ethnic backgrounds.]
So next time someone accuses you of one of these terms, just ask them, do you even know what that term means? And then continue your logical, well-reasoned argument.