I was in St. Louis recently, and was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal while visiting my daughter’s family. It hit me like a ton of bricks. How many of you remember when the word “gay” meant “happy”? How about when the word “woke” meant you had awaken from sleep? The left it seems, loves to redefine words. And I’ve had some relatively recent experience with this.
While I was on the Board of Directors of a company here in the desert, one of the Board members had a pretty well defined “conflict of interest”. Now, our bylaws actually defined what a conflict of interest was. But rather than use that definition, she tried to foist her own definition onto the rest of the Board so it would appear that she didn’t have a problem. She did. And this is just the example I was personally involved in.
My problem with that, and I said to her at the time was, “Who gave you permission to change the definition?” It was in the bylaws. It was already defined. And it happens more often than you think.
I’ve always believed that the word “marriage” has been defined in the Bible, by God as between a man and a woman. That’s what it says, right? So, who gave people that believe in same-sex marriage the right to say that “marriage” can be between two women, or two men? Or to take it further, between a man and a boy (yes…they’re out there), or a man and his dog, or a woman and her body pillow? If God defined “marriage”, isn’t God the only one that can change that definition?
So, let’s take a look at the word “gender”. When I was growing up there were two, male and female. And you could tell relatively easy by looking at body parts. Males had “outies”. Females had “innies”. Now, depending on who you want to listen to, there are hundreds of genders. I can’t figure out how you come to that number, but that’s what these “experts” are saying. My question is, who gave them permission to redefine the word “gender”? I certainly didn’t do it. I missed the memo asking if it was ok.
And you have another word. “Racist” was always defined as someone that was against people that were of a different race than they were. It didn’t apply to just whites that have some animosity against blacks. It had to do with anyone that had animosity against a race other than their own. And when did everything we do become “racist”?
The same thing can be said about “white superiority”. Nowadays, it doesn’t mean someone that achieves a certain status because they are white. It means you’re white. You don’t have to achieve anything in order to have it because somewhere in the past, one of your relatives did it for you. Now, who gave these folks the permission to make that change. Again, I missed that meeting.
But the one that gets me is the “fluidity” clause that seems to be permeating. Oh, it’s with gender. But it’s spilled over into other things. I’ve seen videos where some little teenage girl says that “Today I woke up 35% female and 65% male, so I want to use the pronoun ‘he/she’.” Huh? And to top that, I saw another video (I’m hoping that it was a spoof) where a girl said that she felt height was fluid. “Today I feel 5 foot 7 inches tall, so that’s how tall I am!”
I told my wife as we were talking about it that since we’ve all heard the adage that “age is a state of mind”, that today I feel 24 years old. I feel like I’m 6 feet 10 inches tall. And I feel that I am a multi-millionaire who plays forward for the Phoenix Suns. Somehow I don’t think it’s going to work when I show up at the Footprint Center and ask where my uniform is!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!