The left has been incredibly successful in dominating the culture over the last few decades, and one of the most effective means by which they’ve achieved this in the wild changes over the last half-decade is to co-opt the English language itself.
By redefining words like “marriage,” “sex,” “gender,” and even “man” and “woman,” the LGBT movement has crafted an alternate reality in which virtually any observable fact can be questioned merely based on “feelings” or “identity.”
Many of our most respected institutions are falling in line with this plot, the latest of which being the ubiquitous dictionary organization, Merriam-Webster.
Earlier this month, Merriam-Webster announced that its Word Of The Year was, of all things, the word “they.”
The word ‘they’
– was looked up 313% more this year than last.
– had a new sense added in September.
– is increasingly common in both public and personal communication.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) December 10, 2019
In a press release, the company founded by Noah Webster nearly two centuries ago chose “they” for its word of the year as a hat tip to the gender theory language anarchists.
Dictionary.com, unaffiliated with Merriam-Webster, also lent their support to the use of “they” as a singular pronoun, quoting The Trevor Project’s Rory Gory:
Neither sex nor gender is inherently binary in humans, and having a pronoun which can correctly identify non-binary people helps us communicate clearly and respectfully with each other. The singular, nonbinary they has been used for centuries, and while many commonly use plural verbs with the pronoun they, you can also use a singular verb, as is done with the pronoun you. At The Trevor Project, many of the young people we serve and the staff members of our organization use they pronouns to be seen and recognized for their true gender identities, regardless of their gender expression.
So, next time someone asks you to use they in the singular, tell them you’re on board. The dictionary approves!
If that isn’t the most obscene display of an argument from authority! Nevermind your personal convictions on the matter, submit to the whims of the gender-confused individual in your life—the dictionary says so!
Even the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the oldest and most venerated dictionaries for our language, mocks those who refuse to use gender-neutral pronouns, citing use of the word as a singular pronoun dating back to the 14th century:
People who want to be inclusive, or respectful of other people’s preferences, use singular they. And people who don’t want to be inclusive, or who don’t respect other people’s pronoun choices, use singular they as well. Even people who object to singular they as a grammatical error use it themselves when they’re not looking, a sure sign that anyone who objects to singular they is, if not a fool or an idiot, at least hopelessly out of date.
It is worth noting that Merriam-Webster’s past selections for Word of the Year have included other socio-politically oriented buzzwords like “justice,” “feminism,” “surreal,” “-ism” and “culture.”
While it is understandably tempting to write this off as a non-issue—after all, who cares what the “word of the year” is?—the impact of language on our society cannot be overstated.
We use language to describe abstract ideas as well as concrete realities. To so radically alter definitions of the very words we use is to further separate ourselves from the reality of the world as God made it. We are inching ever closer to a world of our own making and, I assure you, we make lousy gods.
Noah Webster, a devout Christian during the Great Awakening, would certainly have strong words for the organization bearing his name participating in such a mockery of language and truth.
After all, it was Webster himself who said:
Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity. And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth, and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life. Our continued freedom and success is dependent on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity.
Webster would weep to see what the nation he loved has become, and we weep as well. Now is no time to abandon hope, however. We must continue to fight for the ideas and principles that founding fathers like Webster so deeply revered!
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