Why was this chosen? The concept of ‘post-truth’ has been in existence for the past decade, but Oxford Dictionaries saw a spike in frequency in 2016 in the context of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States. It has also become associated with a particular noun, in the ‘phrase post-truth ..
James Lindsay explains how Critical Social Justice misuses the term “Diversity”: Watch at Thinkspot What is a political commissar? In the military, a political commissar (or “political official”) is a supervisory officer responsible for the ideology and organization of the unit to which they are assigned, with the intention of ensuring political control of the ..
According to NASA, “Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released by people burning fossil fuels”. This is the definition for “Anthropogenic Global warming“.But the ‘Anthropogenic’ qualifier has been dropped, so in language now there is no way to describe ..
According to the SMH: Australia’s cattle farmers are at a ‘tipping point’, poised to seize a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape the industry to be more sustainable and high value after the toughest drought on record. Source: Sydney Morning Herald Is this a valid use of the term? According to Merriam-Webster: Today, ‘tipping point’ is most ..
CNN has redefined “peaceful protest”. They have taken their 1st Amendment liberty so far that they now actually believe their own propaganda. Watch Daisy Cousens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbatVUH4AHc Better still, subscribe Ist Amendment: “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as ..
Published in Rolling Stone magazine: The COVID crisis has reduced to tatters the idea of American exceptionalism. The author writes: “In a dark season of pestilence, COVID has reduced to tatters the illusion of American exceptionalism. At the height of the crisis, with more than 2,000 dying each day, Americans found themselves members of a ..
Rowling drew outrage Saturday on Twitter when she criticized an opinion piece published by the website Devex, a media platform for the global development community, that used the phrase “people who menstruate.” Rowling implied it should have said “women.” On Monday, Radcliffe published a lengthy essay about Rowling’s tweets saying “transgender women are women”. Source: ..
Yesterday, at the peak of arguments over a motion to remove Peter Slipper as speaker of the house, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told parliament that every day Ms Gillard supported Mr Slipper was ‘another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame’. Some observers accused Mr Abbott of using the ..
May 2016: Trump links Cruz’s father to Kennedy assassination ‘It’s not proof’ The National Enquirer hired photo experts who say Rafael Cruz appears in images with Oswald taken in August of 1963, a few months before Kennedy’s death. In August 1963, Oswald was working on behalf on a pro-Castro group Fair Play for Cuba Committee ..
The words and phrases that defined the decade Partisan politics used to be defined by economics, but the past decade has seen a sharp rise in increasingly personal and identity-driven political divides. Identity politics doesn’t just refer to its derogatory connotation of social justice warrior snowflakes advocating for cancel culture and political correctness (though that’s ..