Liberals are a curious bunch. Most of us have friends who are Liberals, and sometimes we can have lively and friendly debates and discussions with them-- agree, to disagree, and then have a beer. Other times, one must follow that adage about never discussing religion or politics in polite company.
Like any group, Liberals have their fringe. Since the election of Donald Trump, that fringe has made itself known in a big way. But even before the election of Trump, they have had a playbook of sorts that they've relied on for decades. The playbook includes keywords and phrases designed to convince voters of who Conservatives “really” are. In all fairness, Conservatives do it too, because, at election time, everyone must be ready to go to war.
The 2016 election brought a rude awakening to Liberals. Throughout the election cycle, they were convinced that Hillary Clinton would finally bust through the glass ceiling to become the nation’s first female president. That didn’t happen, and they have never gotten over it.
Now, more than ever, the task of defining Conservatives is crucial and may be a metaphorical matter of life and death for them. They must convince Americans that Conservatives are the worst possible thing that can happen to America. So, they have taken the old tactic that if you tell someone something often enough, they will believe it.
Let’s take a look at the three words Liberals love to use the most and their actual definitions according to Merriam-Webster.com.
“Racist: One who holds the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Liberals have practically made this an all-purpose, go-to word. First and foremost, they use it to scare African-Americans and other minorities. Some of the most recent examples of the best implications of this word have come from former DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who said that Republicans would take blacks back to the days of Jim Crow laws. Former Vice-President, Joe Biden, told a black audience that Republicans would “put Y'all back in chains.” For Liberals, if all you have to do is imply that this will happen, they will take it, and aren't afraid to use it.
Here is the problem. Liberals toss this word around so often that it has lost its true meaning and bite. Anyone old enough to remember the Communist Red Scare of the 1950s can remember being told there is a Communist around every corner. Nowadays, just plug in the word “racist.”
Most often, Liberals will call someone a racist, usually a Conservative, after they have lost an argument. If you are debating a Liberal about anything, and he calls you a racist, he is done, and you have won. However, the casualness of today’s use of this word is really kind of a slap in the face to those who have been victims of actual racism.
“Fascist/Fascism: A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Calling Conservatives Fascists is another big favorite of the radical Left-Wing. Because different forms of government are no longer taught in public schools, most young people have no idea what this really means; they think it sounds really cool and intellectual when they use it. By definition, it is exactly what many Liberals espouse. Big government involved in every facet of life and economic regulations. While “big corporations are bad,” the strangling regulations put on small business makes it virtually impossible for them to operate.
And, of course, if someone has a differing viewpoint from yours, do not allow them to voice it-- shut it down! Currently, that idea is on full display by the Left. In a Liberal utopia, there would also be one world government. But, who would be in charge of that government-- just one person who just might be described as a dictatorial leader?
“Nazi: -One who espouses the beliefs and policies of the German Nazis.”
Liberals call someone a Nazi when “fascist” is not effective enough. While there has been debate over the years of whether or not Nazism was more right or left, the fact is that there are elements of both in Nazi ideology.
What are also facts, however, is that in Nazi Germany, all opposing political pParties were outlawed, all powers were “in the leader,” and he must be obeyed at all costs. The price of disobedience was usually the person's life.
While the Left would never outlaw labor unions, a prime source of money and votes, they were illegal under the Nazis. It seems they would be quite comfortable today without a free press since censorship was also standard operating procedure in Nazi Germany.
These words are used for shock value by Liberals, but the irony is lost on them. A big, all-encompassing government which shuts down those they disagree with, without political opposition are all things that they seem to be asking for but are ignorant of its origin.
These ideas, incidentally, cannot be found in Conservatism. However, let’s not let facts get in the way.
The next time you encounter a Liberal, be sure to listen for these three words. It is not a question of if are used, but when.