“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” – from ‘1984’ by George Orwell
Big Tech has been working furiously to obliterate the conversation coming from half the country for the last year or so and after the 2020 election madness. The progressive left did not count on one man igniting so much passion and pushback against the status quo among so many people. Trump is worthy of much criticism, but one thing that can be said about him is that he made a lot of average Americans feel very powerful, and that was a feeling they were not willing to give up even after his loss.
The progressive left does not like that. The only way to make sure another Trump doesn’t come along to remind people of their own power is to eliminate those people altogether. Since genocide is largely frowned upon in this country, the powers that be (for now) have taken the less violent but equally creepy path of silencing any dissenting language. From removing Trump from social media to having their own competition deplatformed to banning the accounts of conservative outlets, Big Tech has been making big moves to end free thought in public altogether.
But wait…there’s more!
Why stop at banning speech when you can just change it? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has changed the definition of an anti-vaxxer from someone who believes vaccines are harmful to anyone who does not support mandatory vaccinations.
We’ve been seeing the progressive left take liberties in every sector they’ve encroached. So while the instinct here might be to roll your eyes and simply share this article, my suggestion is you actually write to MW and tell them you find the change unfounded, inaccurate and abhorrent and demand the language be reformed. Why let the left be the only squeaky wheel?