by James Buchanan
One of the more subtle toxic things about modern society is the corruption of the language by political correctness. While it’s true that Donald Trump isn’t about to repeat any of the latest nonsense terms put forth by liberals, we still have the mainstream media pushing their subtle propaganda on us.
Most Americans routinely use the word “homeless” in place of “transient” or “bum.” The word “homeless” evokes sympathy as if someone’s home was burnt down or foreclosed on. In reality, the average transient got where he is today by doing drugs or drinking alcohol every day, getting himself fired from his last job and burning his bridges with every single relative and friend that he had. He also failed to bounce back from losing his last job. There was probably a replacement job out there that would have paid the rent, but he didn’t try hard enough or maybe he didn’t try at all.
Another expression that liberals don’t like is “illegal alien.” They try to tell us there’s no such thing as an “illegal” person. Well great, maybe those same liberals can sneak into Turkey without any documents and see how well that works out for them.
The latest wave of liberal insanity is coming from San Francisco of course. A Fox news article reports “Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as ‘offender’ and ‘addict’ while changing ‘convicted felon’ to ‘justice-involved person.’”
“The Board of Supervisors adopted the changes last month even as the city reels from one of the highest crime rates in the country and staggering inequality exemplified by pervasive homelessness alongside Silicon Valley wealth.”
“The local officials say the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes.”
“According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a ‘formerly incarcerated person,’ or a ‘justice-involved’ person or just a ‘returning resident.’”
“A juvenile ‘delinquent’ will now be called a ‘young person with justice system involvement,’ or a ‘young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.’”
“And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, will become ‘a person with a history of substance use…’”
Frankly, we need to use harsh language to describe criminals, transients and drug addicts; otherwise too many people start thinking those lifestyles are “acceptable.” Every big west coast city is a sad testimony to what happens when you’re too supportive of the “homeless;” you get a lot more of them!