Today it is time to return to some basics and remind ourselves that words do, in fact, matter and that definitions of words and the things that we say matter.
Today we are going to work through some definitions that most of us would find to be fairly simple—but it seems more and more people are struggling with.
I don’t understand. I mean, my mother was a school teacher, and my father was a science major, so words were very important to both of my parents, and they taught all of their kids the importance of understanding things with clear definitions. So, when the blatantly obvious is just ignored, or worse, perverted so that it can be applied to some political agenda, I find it appalling.
One of the biggest problems in recent years is the collaboration of online companies and online dictionaries to blatantly change the meaning of words just to fit the political narrative.
That’s why I am a big fan of old World Book Encyclopedias. I have two full sets, one from 1957 and another one from the 1960s, and if I have questions about something and I don’t trust what I am reading online, I go to the old standby.
Books, old books, are a very good thing to keep around for that very reason. You see, you cannot just erase people, places, or definitions based on the political whim or wind of the day.
Chat GPT, even with all of its artificial intelligence, cannot find its way into the musty pages in the back aisles of libraries, whether it’s mine or one built by Andrew Carnegie.
So, let’s get going.
For me, it’s very easy to define an adult female human being. That is a woman—the one who ovulates and bears children. The one that picked me up when I fell, dusted me off and sent me out the door. The one that threatened to kick my butt if I didn’t straighten up—that was my mom, the school teacher. She was a strong woman who left a lasting impression on me—and I am fully certain that she, yes she, would find Dylan Mulvaney and the entire transgender trend utter stupidity.
Let’s try another one that they talk so much about that it should be easy—but apparently, it’s not. What is an assault weapon?
How about defining failure? As in, the Biden Administration’s handling of the southern border is an abject failure.
And while we are working our way through the problems at the border, another important definition comes up. Because Democrats absolutely refuse to accept responsibility for their failures, as you have already seen.
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That brings me to the definition of denial. As in the Democrats downplaying the 98 known terrorists encountered at our southern border.
You know, a conversation about politicians would not be complete if we don’t talk about ignorance—and I have one great way to do that.
If you look up ignorance in the dictionary, you will see a picture of our amazing Vice President, Cackling Kamala Harris, who thinks 18-wheelers can just swap out their diesel engines for electric ones. Amazing.
I hope you have enjoyed our lessons today—I have.