Just when you think politics could not get any stranger, up pops another gaggle of giggles. I have lived through much tragedy and comedy, both personal and political, but this latest gambit on the part of the ultra left-wing astounds me. A group of “volunteers” for Hillary Clinton’s march to the White House has just launched its own intercontinental ballistic missiles toward the media that serves and protects liberals, despite its claim of being impartial. We saw this with the Benghazi assassinations, we saw this with the Bergdahl fiasco, and we’re seeing this in an ongoing struggle over Clinton’s violation of federal law regarding her emails kept on a private server instead of in a secure government server. Once again, the American people see that Orwell was correct: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
In an effort to elect a woman, even one who seems to believe that she is not required to live by the same laws as the rest of us, the Clinton group has released a list of no-no words. Of course, the Clinton camp claims that this soon-to-be-infamous list came from “volunteers,” but even the liberal press has seen through this latest smoke screen. Apparently, anyone questioning Hillary or her right to seek the presidency is automatically placed in a special category of hate groups who must be silenced at all cost. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
We all know that “hate speech” is not protected by the Constitution, although debate continues on that front. I will not defend someone who thinks the “n-word” is acceptable any more than I would defend someone who thinks all women are “b-words.” Racist and sexist words should not be protected speech. However, as in most things political, the “ism” is in the eye of the beholder. Some people, for example, think that any criticism of President Obama is, in and of itself, racist. Not so. As Americans, we have the right and duty to question and criticize anyone who is supposed to be a public servant. The same criticism of Bush, for example, was not called racist or sexist at the time.
I think most of us recognize racism and sexism when we see it, but now Clinton’s supporters have decided that they have X-ray vision into people’s souls. This super-human power enables them to see a hidden element of sexism in practically any word used by members of the media. I laughed when I first read the list but now I worry that the lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum. The “blatantly sexist” words to be banned include:
will do anything to win
represents the past
out of touch
©2015 Linda L Labin, PhD