How Well do You Know the Liberal Lexicon?

After last week’s Liberal Lexicon article, Chad said he wanted to see it as a weekly installment. So, since he’s the man, here is a new list of words with comparisons between what the left thinks they mean and how they’re defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Believe it or not, the two are usually quite different! With the rhetoric swirling around our heads this week like a swarm of madder-than-hell bees, it’s probably best to just jump right into the good stuff.


What the left thinks it means:

1.) White Americans. Especially those who don’t excuse any and all behavior by Black Americans. And you’re an evil jerk for thinking people should be held to an equal standard. 2.) The go-to leftist response when confronted with facts, figures, and logic while arguing with a conservative. And you’re an evil jerk for not responding emotionally.

What it really means:

1.) [Someone who believes] that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. 2.) [Someone who] discriminat[es] or [is prejudiced] based on race.



What the left thinks it means:

1.) Donald Trump. And you’re an evil jerk for supporting him. 2.) Anyone who supports Donald Trump. And you’re an evil jerk if you do.

What it really means:

1.) often Fascist. An advocate or adherent of fascism. 2.) A reactionary or dictatorial person.

Objective News Source

What the left thinks it means:

1.)  CNN and you’re an evil jerk if you watch anything else. 2.) Any form of media that reflects their views and opinions. And you’re an evil jerk if you don’t get your news from an objective news source.

What it really means: Since a definition of the phrase isn’t available, we’ll break it down:

1.a.) Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real: objective reality.    b.) Based on observable phenomena; empirical: objective facts. 2.) Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices: an objective critic.


What the left thinks it means: We win! And you’re an evil jerk.

What it really means: 6a.) Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial: a fair mediator. b.) Just to all parties; equitable: a compromise that is fair to both factions. 8.) Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics: a fair tactic.


What the left thinks it means: You have to accept everybody. Unless we don’t like them. It’s okay to hate those people. And you’re an evil jerk if you don’t.

What it really means: The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.


What the left thinks it means: A conservative, or any person not embracing the leftist agenda. And you’re an evil jerk for hating the left.

What it really means: A loosely organized political movement founded in the United Stated in the early 21st century as an alternative to traditional conservative and characterized by incendiary rhetoric, rejection of perceived political correctness, and espousal of controversial positions such as white nationalism, male chauvinism, antisemitism, and hatred of Islam.

If you come across words from the liberal lexicon you’d like to see translated, post them in a message, and we’ll put them in a future article.

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