Welcome to the egalitarian secular world of humanism and the re-defined parameters of acceptable speech in America. We no longer live in a society where individual thought and speech is a closely guarded and constitutionally protected right.
Those concepts are obviously outdated and hinged upon some alien premise that individualism and individual rights somehow are a least less valued than the forced perspectives of societal shapers who are allowed to say and do as they please. Those who claim contempt while they attempt to police the actions and thoughts of everyone else? Are in fact as contemptible as those they seek to damn via their own skewed bigotry in my humble opinion, but the purveyors of mass media don't see it that way. The egalitarian meme must be preserved and promoted at all costs.
There may have been a time when most Americans believed that their constitutional rights were inviolable by their government or their media, but those days are changing if not completely a thing of the past. If you as an American, are not a member of one of the protected classes or a member of a favored minority, then the simple truth that is being revealed daily in our media, is that you don't have any rights under the law. Your rights have been trumped by the false gods of egalitarianism and secular humanistic socialism and you had better get used to it.
Welcome to your "Brave New World" as Aldous Huxley would say and as it concerns our brave new world of politically acceptable language and acceptable words and phrases?
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people.
But as the campaign has gained national popularity, its detractors have bristled at the effort, calling it a politically correct war on words that will stifle free speech and suggesting its true aim is to redefine terms to control public opinion and – ultimately – public policy.
In fact, the “You Don’t Say” campaign creators have admitted as much.
“Language is a reflection of how we think about others and view the world,” Jay Sullivan, a student leader of the campaign, tells Duke Today. “My goal is to…. help facilitate discussion about how language affects many social issues, from race to gender and sexuality.”
The campaign consists of a series of black-and-white memes with students posing behind large pledges to avoid so-called offensive language.