One of the central themes of George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’ was that if you can control the language that people use, you can control people’s thoughts and enslave them. No entity takes this message to heart more fervently than the Associated Press (AP). That’s the entity that sets the rules that journalists at all mainstream media outlets use, when delivering “news” to the world.
The AP has made a big change to the English language, as far as all media outlets are concerned. And that change is a sign that the Establishment is about to shuffle Joe Biden off to the glue factory and put Kamala Harris in charge.
Before we get to the early 14th century Latin word that the AP has just excised from English, here’s an example of how language allows people in power to have control over others.
What comes to mind when you hear the term “hate hoax?”
If you’re a person on the right, you might immediately think of Jussie Smollett, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, or Oprah Winfrey’s tribulations of trying to buy luxury handbags from white shopkeepers on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. You might think of the dozens of Jewish and black college students in America who scrawl swastikas and KKK symbols on their dorm room doors every year (and then immediately call the media instead of the cops).
This is because the term “hate hoax” now exists in our vocabulary on the right. We’re able to have conversations about the cultural phenomenon of minorities faking racist crimes against themselves, so that they can get media attention and hopefully land a sweet Diversity and Inclusion job in the HR department. Virtually every rightwing dissident blogger uses the term “hate hoax” and it even turns up on Fox News occasionally.
But if you use the term “hate hoax” in front of a frequent New York Times reader, you’re likely to get a blank stare. No mainstream media outlet other than Fox News has ever used the term “hate hoax,” and therefore millions of Americans have no concept of what a hate hoax even is. By never using the term “hate hoax,” the media reinforces its own narrative that America is an inherently, systemically racist country.
Sure, the press will cover the story breathlessly every time some college sophomore finds the N-word written in sparkly magic marker on her dorm room door right after she gets home from Transgender Pottery 206. But then the story is never updated when that college sophomore crumbles while describing the incident to police and admits that it’s in fact her own handwriting.
Viewers and readers get the initial “Stunning and brave minority victim trying to persevere after racist attack” story, but they never hear the second part which is that the attack was actually a total lie and a blood libel against other Americans. And because liberals never hear the term “hate hoax,” America will never have a serious adult conversation about why so many minorities keep faking these “crimes.” As always, America’s demand for racism is far outpaced by the actual supply.
Anyway, to make life easier for future American historians, the Associated Press is now excising the word “mistress” from all journalistic writing. Here was the instruction sent out to all mainstream media journalists:
“Don’t use the term ‘mistress’ for a woman who is in a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion, friend or lover on first reference and provide additional details later.”
I wonder who that could be referencing!
Presidential historians and reporters everywhere must have breathed a big sigh of relief at that announcement. Now they’ll be able to justify talking about “President” Kamala without having to ever reference the shameful way that she rose to power in California politics.
Since no one will ever see it in a news report again, let’s say it one more time so there’s a record of it somewhere:
Kamala Harris did serious emotional harm to the loving, devoted wife and children of powerful California politician Willie Brown when she became Brown’s mistress. Kamala Harris got her start in politics because she was Willie Brown’s mistress. And according to the Crazy Days and Nights blog in Hollywood, Willie Brown used to lead his mistress Kamala Harris around in a leash and dog collar as he passed her around to powerful Hollywood producers and politicians in Bay Area orgies.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your next President!
No worries, though. We can restore dignity to the White House by never using the term “mistress” again.