A Word About Words

One day I picked up my son from somewhere. I can’t even remember where. Somehow, the subject came around to Smokey the Bear. He corrected me. He said it is now Smokey Bear. It seems someone somewhere decided to change the poor guy’s name and no one even consulted him.

Regardless, Smokey Bear is now his official name. Sorry, I refuse to make the change. The new name doesn’t fit the song. I guess not too many people remember the song. We learned it in school and they encouraged us to be careful with fire. They insisted on fire being nothing to play with.

Now the name is Smokey Bear. They don’t sing the song and I hardly ever see him on TV as I used to. I wonder who decided on that.

When I was in high school, we used the term, employee. Now it is worker. Wonder who made that decision. I never thought of myself as a worker. I considered myself an employee, a man who they payed to work.

Over the years there have been dozens of changes to our vocabulary. So you ask what’s the big difference? Well, if there is no difference, why change it? What purpose is there to it? If I use the old words, why do people look at me as if I have broken the proverbial cardinal rule.

When I use Smokey the Bear in a crowd, two or three people correct me. You try it. You will see what I mean. It is getting to be the same way with the word employee. I have no idea why anyone would get upset with either word but they do.

May I suggest it is part of a conspiracy. Oh, there I go on that conspiracy thing again. Okay. If it isn’t a conspiracy, what is it. Tell me. Why did we change employee to worker. Is it because it is easier to say or spell. More likely it is because it has a slight change in meaning. A worker is not really quite the same as an employee. Smokey Bear is not really quite the same as Smokey the Bear.

More than that, it is control. They are saying, “See what I did. I have changed your vocabulary and there is nothing you can do about it.” Nowadays, it is the little words. Eventually, they will start changing other words in far more meaningful ways.

You see, once they can change the meaning of words, they can start controlling what we think. Guess what. It works. Look at what they are now turning out of our colleges. Look at how they can twist words, in some cases to mean the opposite of what they used to.

Today, it is not a lie unless it impedes progress, as they see it. The indoctrination has become so strong that some people use it to pass lie detector test. I mean, if it is not a lie, why should I feel guilty. Hence the machine records no reaction.

So, nowadays, the democrats, straight-faced look at us and lie. They convince us of it because they, themselves are convinced of it.

Fifty years ago, abortion was regarded as killing. Now, it is just abortion. Some even call it birth control. It is all a matter of vocabulary. Yet the truth is, two healthy people go into an abortion clinic; only one comes out alive.

The mere choice of the word clinic is a bad choice of words. Just what do you call a place where innocent children are killed. I don’t know, but it is certainly not a clinic. A clinic is somewhere where people go to get well. It is a place to be treated for illness. Pregnancy is not an illness. Abortion is not a procedure. Let’s call it what it really is, murder. People use the euphemism so that they can feel better, but the little change in vocabulary does not change the reality.

Just a little aside about Planned Parenthood. It was started by a woman, Margret Sanger, who wanted to rid the world of African-Americans, only she didn’t call them African-Americans. Here’s the news, it is still the primary mission of their so-called clinics. 80% of the clinics are in Black neighborhoods. And you think the democrats have your well-being in mind. They support Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, wants to extinguish Blacks. Hence, I can only assume the democrats want to extinguish Blacks.

If there is a hole in my logic, please tell me. Just why is it that they hide behind the euphemisms? Why do they put so many clinics in Black neighborhoods? Why do they want to keep the African-American population in the least successful schools?

I can’t think of another reason. Can you?

President Trump is trying to put, at least some African-Americans in good schools. And they call him prejudice. The democrats want to keep African-American out of the good schools. And they say they are fighting for them.

Prejudices or not, wouldn’t it be a good idea to elect the one trying to put the Black kids in the best schools?