(Tea Party 247) – The primary way the left tries to gain power is by controlling language.
They can’t win with facts, figures, data, or reasoning, so they fall back on utter fascism, creating arbitrary rules around language to suit their agenda to label anything that challenges their narrative with the truth.
One of the most absurd language games that the left likes to play is deeming the innocuous legal term, “illegal immigrant,” which is used to refer to immigrants who enter or remain in our country illegally, as horribly racist and indicative of white supremacy.
With a stranglehold on our nation’s universities, where burnt-out progressive professors rile up starry-eyed freshman with manifestos of armchair revolution, the battle on language is raging, and the left has had the upper hand for far too long.
A professor at the University of Florida has now banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant,” claiming it is a slur.
According to Campus Reform, University of Florida Professor Max Van Oostenburg has banned the use of the term in his anthropology courses.
Let that sink in. This is a professor at a university, someone who should be a champion of the free exchange of ideas.
Instead, he’s forbidding students from using legal terms.
This is insane.
“Please be sure to participate to (sic) this discussion in a respectful way,” Van Oostenburg wrote in a handout to students. “I ask you not to use terms like “illegal immigrants,” “illegal aliens,” “the illegals.” For more information on this read: ‘Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur by C. Garcia.’”
What in the actual ****.
The article the professor references is a CNN column which argues that terms like “illegal immigrant” is a “slur.
“The term ‘illegal immigrant’ was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that ‘no human being is illegal,’” columnist Charles Garcia wrote.
“Migrant workers residing unlawfully in the U.S. are not — and never have been — criminals,” Garcia adds. “They are subject to deportation, through a civil administrative procedure that differs from criminal prosecution, and where judges have wide discretion to allow certain foreign nationals to remain here.”
While Van Oostenburg claims that he has never disciplined students for using such a racist term, his syllabus does suggest that students could be penalized for not adhering to his language puritanism.
“Please be succinct and always respectful… You will receive 0 points if your posts are disrespectful, offensive, or contains racial/ethnic slurs,” the syllabus reads.