Professor Elizabeth Warren Offers Class in Political Linguistics

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Professor Elizabeth Warren Offers Class in Political Linguistics
Professor Elizabeth Warren Offers Class in Political Linguistics

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Gun control advocates understand the power of language, if not the effective use of it. Over the years the anti-gun establishment has attempted to move away from the term “gun control” to more benign-sounding alternatives such as “commonsense gun safety” or “gun reform.” Their goal of civilian disarmament has remained constant, but the language has changed. Gun control advocates calculate that such shifts in language will further their political aims by obscuring their policy goals.

On November 17, waning 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted the following,

Traffic violence kills thousands and injures even more Americans every year. On World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims, I'm sending my love to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. It's time to #EndTrafficViolence.

Warren was not referencing the intentional misuse of motor vehicles to attack drivers or pedestrians. Warren used the term “traffic violence” to refer to the common car accident.

According to the Department of Transportation, there were 6,452,000 police-reported car accidents in the U.S. in 2017. An insurance industry estimate contended that the average driver files a collision claim about once every 18 years, and therefore will experience about 3-4 accidents over the course of their lifetime. Little did you know that the time you were involved in a fender bender in the mall parking lot you were a perpetrator of “traffic violence.”

Motor vehicle accidents are tragic and adversely impact millions of people per year. However, terming such events as violence is purposely misleading and done for political effect. Given Warren’s statist proclivities, she may have some new intrusive government regulation or program in mind.

Colloquially understood, the term violence is reserved for the intentional use of physical force against another person.

Think about it in the context of other circumstances. If a roofer falls off a ladder, is that ladder or workplace violence? If a doctor makes a medical error, is that medical violence? If a child drowns in a swimming pool, is that water or swimming pool violence? The answers are obvious.

Warren’s mischaracterization of car accidents as “traffic violence” has a parallel in the gun debate. Gun control supporters lump many instances where a firearm is involved as “gun violence,” regardless of the facts, such as a criminal homicide with a firearm or purely an accident. This linguistic trick has severe consequences for the public’s understanding of the firearms issue

Like Warren, gun controllers understand that words matter. Gun rights supporters must remain skeptical of the language used by anti-gun advocates and equip themselves with the knowledge to effectively confront their deceptive messaging.


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Big George
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Geeeeee…I’m SO disappointed that ‘professor’ Lizzy Warren will be giving up her ‘Native American’ course of studies to teach a Political Linguistics course! Her VAST 1/1084th. percentile knowledge of expertise in this field will undoubtedly produce a cadre of well-educated young minds! You’ll excuse me now…I have to go pry my tongue from the side of my mouth!!

CryptoGlock
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CryptoGlock

Actually considering that more people are killed by automobiles than by guns she should be taking a stand. Consider that there is no such thing as an “accident.” They are caused by driver decisions – decisions to tailgate, to text, to converse with passengers and not watch the road, reckless driving, driving drunk/stoned, failing to maintain the vehicle so that tires blow, brakes fail. If the Left was so concerned with human life it would demand that alcoholics/drug users be prohibited from owning vehicles/driving, teenagers with more than one speeding ticket have licenses revoked, drivers with more than one excessive… Read more »

jack mac
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jack mac

Pinocchanas Liz Warren is well place to teach lies. She will likely require nose reducing surgeries fairly often.

Hankus
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Hankus

I would like to introduce the term Medical Violence.

jack mac
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jack mac

I, second that.

Tionico
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Tionico

I’d like to suggest “professorial violence” as describing the misuse of trust and authoroity by that class of individuals resulting in physica, emotioinal, soiritual, ethical, social harm to individuals throughout society, in particular those who are bilked of large sums of money to then endure the corruptioin of twisted minds/hearts such as those of Warren and company.

Vern
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Vern

Lieawatha is guilty of anti-Americanism, another denomination of the leftism ideological religion.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Well, she is one of the faces of the latest incarnation of the Democratic Party. Deceiving the ignorant is what they do best, otherwise they would have rebranded and began using the party name that most properly defines them, the National Socialist Democratic Non-workers Party, since they also believe in giving people our money and provide benefits for people that believe it is owed to them.

BrainMatters
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BrainMatters

If ever there was someone suffering from a chemical imbalance, smokesomehempus would be the one.

Mac
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Mac

She speaks Lieawatha!

Arizona
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Arizona

Politicians consistently seek to redefine words to meet their needs, or co-opt language for the same. They employ this behavior to deceive the public into thinking a problem is bigger than it is, or smaller, depending on circumstances. They fool the public by appealing to emotion when a cool head would view the situation in a much clearer light. They seek to normalize perversions and ostracize the moral. We would be far better off without them.

USA
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USA

NRA deception is identical to the left, both are liars.