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Woke Word Games
Diversity, equity and inclusion may not mean what you think.
Woke Marxists play language games with crossover words. These are words with hidden meanings that activists use strategically and destructively. A favorite game goes like this: The woke take a familiar word and use it, often starting with the word’s dictionary definition. Then, when they sense they have enough support for their ideas, they switch to their own invented radical definition. When challenged, they simply revert to the word’s dictionary definition. The woke repeatedly flip-flop on these word definitions, always seeking the upper hand.
We see the crossover words diversity, equity and inclusion everywhere these days. Most Americans probably think they know what these words mean. But the woke don’t limit themselves to the English dictionary; instead, they frequently change the definitions of words. Rather than communicating their switcheroos, they make the alterations secretly and deceptively—hoping people won’t notice, at least for a while. As currently implemented in most U.S. institutions, the words “equity,” “diversity” and “inclusion” have very different definitions than what you might suppose.
Equity does not mean fairness like in the dictionary. It’s the redistribution of resources to those who adopt the “critical consciousness” of critical race theory. It also refers to a state of socialism that enforces authoritarian regulations on society and discriminates vigorously against dissenters. In the video below, Professor of Philosophy Peter Boghossian, PhD, explains that equity is a form of discrimination. He defines equity as the requirement for current discrimination against some groups of people based on the past discrimination against other groups of people. Equity and equitable are the opposites of equality. “If a system is equitable, that means by definition people are not treated equally,” Boghossian says. (Emphasis added.)
Diversity no longer mean variety. It’s the installation of diversity, equity and inclusion officers to enforce critical race theory on everyone. According to Boghossian, “When the woke use diversity, they mean people who look different but think alike.” People in an organization that enforces diversity have nearly identical opinions about social, political and cultural issues. “A black conservative, for example, would not be a diverse candidate because—even though a black conservative looks different from the majority group—he doesn’t subscribe to the woke worldview,” Boghossian explains.
Inclusion does not mean welcoming or belonging. It’s the process of censorship, exclusion and purges of those who are not critical race theory activists. Boghossian says inclusion means restricting speech. “An inclusive space is an environment that restricts speech,” explains Boghossian in this last video. Critical race theory activists do this by excluding people who have different ideas and opinions than they do. It’s a way of enforcing conformity of thought, much like that found in communist China and other totalitarian regimes.
For more definitions, see Boghossian’s “Woke in Plain English” series on YouTube.
Next time you hear the words “diversity,” “equity” or “inclusion,” don’t assume you know how these words are being used. Ask for a definition. Then listen carefully for any flip flopping to other definitions. When safe and appropriate to do so, consider pointing out your observations about the tactics to others. Before long, many more people will start catching on to the woke language games.
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