Let’s be inordinately clear on this intrinsically “black and white” (btw, if you are unsure what “black and white” means, look it up before its definition goes down the rabbit hole) point: Yes, the accepted and qualified definition of any given word(s) matters. Simply put, it is how we communicate. Hence, the dictionary was born!
To be more precise, the definitions therein are the main lexicon within a common spoken and written language, that is, whether one is in (ideological) agreement or not. Too damn bad. Conversely, if this was not the case, well, each and every person could utter this and that gibberish and expect to be understood — not unlike trying to decipher the first words babbled by babies, adorable as they may be, through their baby talk!
With that as a basic point of understanding and agreement within any given civil society, one is forgiven for disbelieving the below report. But never mind. Believe it.
Still yet, what is left unspoken is how we came from there — the place many of us like to call reality — to here; a moment in time where one aggrieved person can demand, and expect, that the most acclaimed English dictionary of all, that is, Merriam-Webster, will change a word’s actual definition!
For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam–Webster has been America’s leading and most-trusted provider of language information. All Merriam–Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.
Now, in brief: But for the fact that the temper tantrums of increasingly dangerous and continuously growing mobs have borne actual gains (instead of jail-time) for the fascists at America’s throat — by dint of the fact that they now control, yes, control, entire swaths of the country, and with the enabling hands of officialdom — a very smug and pouty 22-year-old would never have reason to believe that Merriam-Webster would cave in to her outrageous demand! Naturally, her initial “request” was couched and framed in the “color of change”, so to speak. But, as she expected, the DNC-controlled media fawned all over her. As such, she shot off like a rocket! Yes, without the tailwind of the fascist mob at her back and the fake news media as her echo chamber, well, let’s just admit that she understood that her “polite” request would have been tossed in the trash heap. Deservedly so.
Indeed, with every single cave-in by the so-called adults in the public and private square, the goal-posts are moved — as per what they can overturn from hereon in.
Know this: If not stopped in their tracks — by reining in the destructive mobs crisscrossing the nation, and through as much force as it takes — well, there will be nothing left to “change” for it will all be torn asunder!
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LEAD/PATRIOT | By Jessica Ripple | July 26, 2020
Merriam-Webster announced it plans to change the definition of racism and that editors are currently working on a revised version that includes systematic racism and possibly other views. The decision to change the definition came as a Drake University student, Kennedy Mitchum, wrote in requesting the change. Mitchum, a 22-year-old black woman said that the current definition doesn’t accurately define racism.
“Racism is not only prejudice against a certain race due to the color of a persons skin, as it states in your dictionary,” she wrote. “It is both prejudice combined with social and institutional power. It is a system of advantage based on skin color.”
Alex Chambers, an editor at the dictionary, said that he and his colleagues revise definitions or add new ones “when we see large-scale changes happening in the language.”
After several more exchanges, in which Ms. Mitchum questioned whether their sources reflected a diverse society, Mr. Chambers confirmed that the dictionary would revise the entry after the editorial staff discussed it and agreed more nuance was needed. Ms. Mitchum’s exchange with the editor at the dictionary was reported by KMOV-TV on June 8.
Mr. Chambers said they are also planning to revise the entries of other words that are related to racism or have racial connotations.
“While our focus will always be on faithfully reflecting the real-world usage of a word, not on promoting any particular viewpoint, we have concluded that omitting any mention of the systemic aspects of racism promotes a certain viewpoint in itself,” he said. “It also does a disservice to readers of all races.”
Merriam-Webster’s current definition reads:
Mitchum contacting Merriam-Webster was reportedly her form of protest in the wake of recent protests following the death of George Floyd. Floyd died while in the custody of Minnesota police who attempted to arrest Floyd of suspected forgery charges after they say he tried to use counterfeit money. His death marked the beginning of the BLM protests as well as looting and rioting around the nation.
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AGAIN, THIS IS ANOTHER KNOCK-ON EFFECT OF NOT REINING IN THE UNCONTROLLABLE MOBS VIA THEIR RAMPAGING ACROSS THE NATION.
TRUST, IMPLIED WITHIN MITCHUM’S EMAIL EXCHANGE WAS AN UNDENIABLE, UNDERLYING SUBTEXT: DO AS I DEMAND, OR LIKE-MINDED MOBS WILL MAKE THE LIVES OF THE EDITORS/PUBLISHERS — AT THE ONCE VENERABLE MERRIAM-WEBSTER — MORE THAN MISERABLE! DANGEROUSLY SO.
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