The liberal left sure loves this war of semantics that they are engaged in, completely ignoring the shallow and petulant nature of their pontification.
Democrats and those who find themselves enamored with them have long held the idea that revising history and language is the simplest way to prove yourself right. Their attempts at wholly erasing the history of the Civil War is just one example.
For decades, the left has taught children in northern schools that the Civil War was fought over the evils of slavery, with no mention of Manifest Destiny and states’ rights. Similarly, Confederate dead are dehumanized, and treated as thought they themselves were never Americans in the first place.
And, despite how complex the Civil War truly was, the left has felt more than confident in using World War II comparisons in order to disparage their political enemies, despite that this far more complex and nuanced conflict is far beyond beyond their scope of comprehension.
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This is evidenced time and again by their insistence that President Donald Trump is simultaneously a Russian asset and literally Hitler. (Boggles the mind, folks).
While I myself have steadily been calling B.S. on the whole thing, the left continues to obstruct reality with their assertions, moving away from simply using the “H” word anytime they disagree with Trump and implying other facets of his genocidal rage also apply to the Commander in Chief.
In the midst of the controversy over the detention of illegal immigrants and characterizations of it as a “family separation” policy, Wikipedia editors added a section about detention facilities for illegal immigrants to a page listing “concentration and internment camps.” Although the section violated several of the site’s policies, favorable coverage from Gizmodo and Vice followed three days later.
Media attention prompted an edit war over the section, leading eventually to its removal and the page being locked to all editing from regular users. Special rules in place for edits on American politics mean the section cannot be restored without a clear consensus in favor of restoration.
As for whomever committed this dull and “edgy” act, all we know for sure is that he’s from New York City. OF COURSE.
The section was added by an unregistered user from a New York City IP address on June 16. It described the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy as “forcibly separating children and parents arriving at the US border” without specifying the law requires minors coming across the border illegally not be held for an extended period of time. Another unregistered user expanded the section with this information a few hours later, though without providing sources for some of the material.
While I do dabble, at times, in hyperbole as a linguistic tool, this is simply infantile. As I’ve stated previously today, if the left is going to fall this far behind the right in political intelligence, it’s not going to be fun or fair to argue with them.
But, I will admit that their implosion has been quite the spectacle to behold.