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Re-Engineering Words

 

I've heard said before that if you want to change society you start by re-engineering its words. Since then, I watch for this.

I'm reminded today how "reproductive rights" is now widely defined as government-subsidized birth control. In reality, the two don't have a thing to do with each other, but I guess some people can't get others to pay for their stuff if it's not connected to a "right."

And more crazy: the people who lay claim to their right to the money that they earn through their labor will be the ones labeled as "greedy." The ones who didn't earn that money but lay claim to it? Why, we need to stop messing with their rights.

See how this works?

 


by Brett Rogers, 8/18/2012 10:35:15 AM
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