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Leftist’s Racist Outrage Treadmill Revs Up Over Tucker Carlson Noticing Open Borders

In a 1994 New York Times op-ed, the famed linguist Steven Pinker introduced the “euphemism treadmill,” the idea that as much as we keep replacing more benign-sounding terms for those that have acquired a negative valence, ultimately, “concepts, not words, are in charge,” so when we “give a concept a new name, … the name becomes colored by” our underlying…

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Stop Calling Your Basic Friends ‘Queens’ On Social Media

Youth is essentially an exercise in observing, doing, and saying stupid stuff. From this rich soil presumably grows wisdom. This phenomenon is well and good, turning dunderheaded frat boys into respectable church deacons. However, one recent trend among the “yoot,” as my Cousin Vinnie would put it, is the compulsion to refer to one another as “queens.” It is with…

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Why Regaining Reality Requires Recovering True Language

“For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.”—C.S. Lewis, “The Abolition of Man” Taste is often regarded as an autonomous matter. In art, it is a balance between our sensitivity to the form of the thing itself, and response as…

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A Who’s Who Of Left-Wing Hacks: Behind The Aspen Institute’s Upcoming Report On Silencing Dissent

Most people haven’t heard of the Aspen Institute. Others maybe recall some mention of their annual Aspen Ideas Festival. A few more might somewhat remember a minor political dust-up from 2020 when Michael Bloomberg, who was blowing money on a doomed bid for president at the time, had to grovel and beg forgiveness for simply stating the facts on crime…

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Parthenogenesis

Parthenogenesis:when a female snakeconceives without male contact. Most articles also give the definition(virgin birth, in Latin)since it’s such a heavy word. Still, not evenall those stolid syllables or the beat it takes my brainto match them to their meaning can keep away the dizzinessthat hits me as I’m tryingto hold it in my mind:       how she swelled past      any logic we’d…

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