Democracy may die in darkness, but its new connotations also squirm under the light
Democracy: when Democrats win.
Fortifying Democracy: Domestically, it means ballot harvesting and counting mass mail-in vote dumps behind closed doors until the Democrats win. Internationally, it means bombing cities to rubble and suspending elections due to warmongering.
Resistance: When you follow “The Science” dictated by corporations and governments
We certainly have to include "vaccine" and the change away from something that grants you immunity from X to something that grants you protection from X.
In the before-times:
Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
They did this because despite the experts claiming the jab STOPPED TRANSMISSION, it did nothing of the sort. Thus the redefinition and the gaslighting about how it was all to keep you out of the hospital. As if anything is a 'vaccine' just because Pfizer calls it one.
The root cause of failure in a supposedly Free Society is a lack of 1st rate citizens.
And the reason we have few 1st rate citizens is the lack of 1st rate Public Schools.
And the reason we don't have 1st rate Public School Education is because the wealthy & powerful don't want a highly educated general public.What they want is a less educated public.
A less educated general public is easier to control & abuse!
If you're looking for more altered meanings for your Devil's Dictionary - how about the word Freedom itself? I couldn't believe it the first time I heard the term FreeDUMB. Say what?? Seriously? The Conformists are now equating people who value Freedom with Dumbasses?? What the h...?? And, of course, the ole Freedom = Selfishness became huge. What a turn around! The social engineering has been exceptionally professional - I mean who could have believed that, within the matter of a year or two the always-held-in-high-esteem value Freedom would degenerate into something so measly and so easily trod upon? It's too much...
“White supremacy” seems to have shifted from actual racism to anyone on the right
Democracy: The plebs vote the way we want.
Fascism: The plebs vote in a way we don't like
Communism: Whatever Russia still is but China certainly is not
Authoritarianism: When people believe their rights supersede our authority
Hitler: Literally Hitler
Trump: Also literally Hitler
White Supremacist: Anyone who disagrees with us and has a low melanin count
Nazis: Civil Libertarians
And of course anything that conflicts with the prevailing ideology on the Left is considered Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy™.
We live in a ridiculous time.
Let's take a crack at defining the most mysterious and perplexing word of our time:
This one really seems to stump our enlightened betters.
One of the most prescient observations by de Tocqueville in 1833: “There are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and the Americans. Both of them have grown up unnoticed; and whilst the attention of mankind was directed elsewhere, they have suddenly placed themselves in the front rank among the nations, and the world learned their existence and their greatness at almost the same time.
All other nations seem to have nearly reached their natural limits, and they have only to maintain their power; but these are still in the act of growth. All the others have stopped, or continue to advance with extreme difficulty; these alone are proceeding with ease and celerity along a path to which no limit can be perceived. The American struggles against the obstacles which nature opposes to him; the adversaries of the Russian are men. The former combats the wilderness and savage life; the latter, civilization with all its arms. The conquests of the American are therefore gained with the ploughshare; those of the Russian by the sword. The Anglo-American relies upon personal interest to accomplish his ends, and gives free scope to the unguided strength and common sense of the people; the Russian centres all the authority of society in a single arm. The principal instrument of the former is freedom; of the latter, servitude. Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe.”
“Democracy” as used by Democrats and Liberals in Canada, does not mean to allow the free flow of information such that each citizen can make up their own mind and vote to their convictions: a cornerstone of Liberalism and The enlightenment. Rather, it means for The State to curate and censor information such that each individual votes according to what’s best for The State: a fascist tenet.
I actually think that the problem is self management of image. Particularly in the age of social media.
“A society which lives in constant dread of publicity loves to deceive itself.”
That’s what’s going on with the word democracy. It’s a publicity stunt.
Repeating the observation of a dear friend: "We can't vote our way out of this." Sadly, I suspect that is true, and now the case. Have we have fallen too far down the rabbit memory hole, or is it true "The future is not written."
I'll be in the bar.
I was waiting for "democracy."
I suppose it now makes sense why freedom would be a threat to "democracy."
It makes me so mad, how people don't appreciate the tireless efforts our betters make to protect us from harmful ideas!
Show some appreciation!
The term "the people" . . .
It's gotten twisted from the "We the People" to something more resembling a Soviet or a Maoist use, as a synonym for the party or the ruling class.