Arguably the words we choose to use matter more than any logical argument we use in discussing a topic. Elizabeth Parker write —”If we on the Left want to start winning again, we need to study how conservatives have mastered politics and language, and start beating them at their own game. “— and gives us some very good examples of words to use.
“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell on politics and language. One of the most frustrating things about being a liberal is watching right-wingers slowly-but-surely snatch back our hard-won victories over the past three decades.