We ask all Republicans to come together to defeat extremist Hollywood liberal Allison Lundergan Grimes this fall.” SOURCE: Conservative Groups Spin a Loss in Kentucky Senate Primary – ABC News.
I see where Mitch McConnell escaped the attempted siege of the Senate Minority leader recently. The words above are part of his victory speech. Even though this quote is about politics, this post is not in that vein but instead about the loaded words some choose to use in their rhetoric.
With some people you can tell right up front what their worldview is all about with just a few words from their lips. They telegraph their underlying message with those chosen words.
Extremist Hollywood Liberal — These are three very deliberately chosen words. They indicate those “outsiders” who come in to tell us what we must do.They are “bleeding hearts” who should mind their own business and leave us alone about caring for anyone besides our immediate family. It is kind of ironic one of the things that is admired about America the most comes from Hollywood. The other 95% of humanity outside our country can’t get enough of our Hollywood output. But to those who use the words above Hollywood is nothing to be admired but instead to be scorned.
Let me tell you something about Negroes — This one came up recently in a quote about our president. As Mr. Obama said you don’t need to hear any more from this person to know what he is going to say.
State’s Rights — State’s rights was a very common term used by Southerners during the Civil Rights period of the 1960s but continues to be used today. It basically meant let us handle our negroes as we please. Leave us alone when we make sure certain parts of our population are denied their “rights” (including access to health care). Leave us alone when we want to segregate those less than desirable people among us to the outside our midst.
Real Christian — A real Christian is someone who believes the same things as I do. Being a Christian is about being against anyone who does not totally agree with my values including my right to keep guns, and my desire to get rid of all those Muslims and Jews. You will most likely find the folks who use these words spending time under a sheet watching flaming crosses and screaming at each other about all “those” people who are invading “their” country.
Real American — Of course a real American means not any of those foreigner who are invading our country. It also means not those who espouse equal rights or all or those so spend so much time on so-called justice issue.
Deaf and Dumb — Of course this is one of my personal favorites. It is among many other quotes that try to marginalize people who are different from them. If the deaf can’t understand what I am saying then they must be dumb.
All of us have to be careful when we hear any of these or similar type words.