Merriam-Webster ‘Wokeness’ Betrays Founder’s Principles on Language and on Guns

Noah Webster would no doubt have the same contempt for those usurping his name as his Founding contemporaries would for modern politicians “redefining” the Constitution. iStock-531943280
Noah Webster would no doubt have the same contempt for those usurping his name as his Founding contemporaries would for modern politicians “redefining” the Constitution. iStock-531943280

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Yesterday, while delivering highly charged testimony during his homicide trial, Kyle Rittenhouse broke down sobbing while retelling the events that led to his shooting and killing two people during the Jacob Blake riots last year,” Not the Bee reported Thursday. “This was the response from Merriam-Webster, a 190-year-old U.S. corporation…”

Embedded into the report was a tweet from the publisher, linking to its “Words at Play” article titled “9 Words That Will Leave You Bamboozled Words to describe flimflammers, hucksters, and charlatans,” directing readers to the section that said:

The term ‘crocodile tears’ (a superficial display of anguish) comes from a medieval belief that crocodiles shed tears of sadness when killing their prey.

“Could not love you guys any more than I do,” a left-wing publicist tweeted in reply. “I love when @Merriam-Webster gets political … without getting political. Very clever,” another fan chimed in.

Since when is that the purpose of a dictionary, to “get political” and publicly presume a defendant is guilty before the jury has weighed in? To do so by attributing fabricated motives to his actions without evidence and that reflect nothing but their own subjective prejudices and politics?

It’s understandable when you see the mob being stirred up by perpetually disgruntled megamillionaire athletes like LeBron James, or idiot celebrities who would otherwise be waiting tables or parking cars if they hadn’t won the stage prop lottery.  It should not be so understandable when a supposedly non-biased academic reference source joins in.

Except it is when you consider how the venerable dictionary has been letting its inner-Marxist show for some time now, with this being but the latest low in a slide that’s been going on for years. So, while vigorously denying “promoting any particular viewpoint,” we see Merriam-Webster expanding their definition of racism to include the “systemic” narrative spin. The argument could be made that systemic racism does indeed exist—and has been weaponized to discriminate by conflating patriots who believe in liberty for all with “white supremacists.” Further conflating them with “domestic terrorists” sets the stage for the public to not just accept, but demand, the disarming of “extremists.”

We also see them “[t]aking a page straight out of 1984” and redefining “assault weapon.” While, as Founding era leader Tench Coxe observed, the people are entitled to “every terrible implement of the soldier” as a birthright, infringers in government who want all the power for themselves think otherwise. Lumping in rifles limited to semiautomatic fire allows treasonous politicians to further define them as “weapons of war that have no place on our streets,” and that in turn is an evolution of a strategy of calculated deception first plotted out in 1988 by the Violence Policy Center:

“The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”

We see the further betrayal of that neutral “viewpoint” pledge in Merriam-Webster’s “Examples of assault weapon in a Sentence- Recent Examples on the Web.” They give two, one from The Los Angeles Times relating how “encouraged” Shannon Watts was with “voter response” to being swindled out of their rights, and the other a citation from The Christian Science Monitor blaming the end of the Clinton ban for a spike in Mexican border town violence.

We know the murderous Operation Fast and Furious “Gunwalker” plot such coordinated accusations were exploited for, and all the lies that were told in a sick attempt to disarm Americans that relied on guns being found next to dead Mexicans. Having gotten away with it by virtue of no one going to prison, the whole “blame lax gun laws” scam is being resurrected, with Bloomberg’s The Trace’s fingerprints all over it,  to spook low information/short memory voters.

The curious thing is Merriam-Webster’s obsession with perverting the language and its hostility to the uninfringed right of the people to keep and bear arms stands in direct contrast to the principles of its founder, Noah Webster. Back before the Supreme Court handed down its Heller decision, attorney, scholar, and author Stephen P. Halbrook used Webster’s writings as the authoritative source for defining the words in Second Amendment.

“For the answer, turn to Noah Webster,” Halbrook documented. “Modern contortions of language can’t change that meaning because we can still refer to Noah Webster.”

Historian and author David E. Young elaborates on Webster’s views on an armed citizenry:

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in American cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”

Old Noah sounded just like what the worthless woke heirs to his name would call an “insurrectionist” (and worse), doesn’t he? It’s surprising no one has demanded to tear down his statue, and that his name be “vanished” from his dictionary. As apologists for and promoters of tyranny, new management stands in direct opposition to their founder’s principles, just as so many in government are demonstrable enemies of that which they have sworn to uphold. Pointing that out does not make one “anti-government,” it just makes them anti-traitors in government.

Turning the language upside down and reversing its meaning is a key strategy used by totalitarians to achieve and maintain power, and keeping any opposition off balance by gaslighting and (remember the tactic VPC advised?) confusing a critical mass of the public. It’s what lets cultural Marxists get away with calling themselves “progressives.”

Or as George Orwell observed:

“The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
19 days ago

This is the leftist (communist) overthrow of our REPUBLIC in realtime. Get ready, war is imminent (whether you like it or not).

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

They are certainly going to try & we may get some sort of fracture/Balkanization of sorts of the US. America is fractured b/c the gaslighting continues which is allowed by both parties DemoRats/Rebloodlicans. & Americans at large are too dumbed down to grasp that fact. Which has always been an agenda for a long time. Club of Rome (Bildeberger-CFR-Tri-Lateral Commission were the roots & origins that started the Geo-political warfare & Supra National (read Globalist) coterie fracturing years ago a La Rockefeller/Rothschild/Kissinger/Brezinski agendas. Brezinski’s Book “Between Two Ages” & another book by two different authors named “The Fourth Turning” clearly… Read more »

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Hence Club of Rome doctrine.

Larry
Larry(@larry)
19 days ago

Don’t know if this is still the case, but back in my day there was “Webster’s Dictionary” and “The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary” and they were not the same; in fact, they were competitors. I still have at least one of each from way back when. Maybe the other one isn’t woke and could use a boost in business, if it’s still around.

Looks like “stuff on paper” still has an important place in our society.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  Larry

If you keep those older dictionaries, then you will be able to catch the woke crowd in their deceptive practices. Start with the word marriage. There can never, ever, be a gay marriage because marriage was defined as a union between a man and a woman. But we see how the dream world crowd is trying to change that.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago

The ANSWER TO ALL OF THIS SHIT IS APPARENT!

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Yes, but how will you arrange it?

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
19 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I suppose it’s like going fishing, and the right bait is what’s needed. LOL

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

This is true & a good metaphor.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  Tank

No, it is not a good metaphor. It is humorous by oversimplification. And that is fine.
Really executing those in government that need executing would be much more complicated… especially the escaping afterwards part. Unless, one is not interested in escaping.

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

While this is true America still can’t figure out that POTUS’s are SELECTED not ELECTED since FDR even told the American pubic the truth. America still refuses to unify & figure out that the Trojan Horse from within has been rooted for a very long time. Fox has clearly been in the Hen House.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
19 days ago

What they have done and are doing can be found in the communist play book. Read Lenin or Stalin or Mao or Pol Pot, or Amine or Castro or Che. Hitler did this also even if he was a nazi. Evil is evil as judged by SCRIPTURE as opposed to the changing whims of mankind. Most of the kids involved have been brainwashed by the past 45 years of public education and college. We see this in C R T among the other lies posted on line and on the air. They think communism will fix all the evils in… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago

Hey Bill…ever read this? Show me where I’m wrong. And yes, I’m the guy who wrote it for Media Bypass back in 2004. https://www.educate-yourself.org/cn/communistmanifestortenplanks12sep06.shtml

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

I am glad that I am not the only one who knows this. Ever since 1959 when Khrushchev spoke at the u.n. building when he said “I will bury you” (we). You can be coned into communism, you can be taught it’s the truth, you can vote it into life but you have to shoot your way out of it. Most people thought this past election would bring back obama bin laden and the ammo “shortage” would go away after some months. Ammo expense, I am sure, is part of the plan to disarm the American citizenry. Those who saved… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago

Yes, the “Communist Manifesto for the Future” is obtainable at many used book stores.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago

REDNECK: Where I worked, a female customer of color (BLACK) accused me of being a racist because the customer I was working with said ” I guess you are a real redneck” because we were talking about his Jeep and the Rubicon trial. I said “yes I am”. The customer accused me of saying I was a racist. I was pulled into the office the next day and questioned by my superior and a manager above her. They asked me if I was a redneck. I said yes. Then they asked me what my definition of a redneck was. I… Read more »

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

And the real racist was the one that wanted to get you fired for thinking what ever you wanted to.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Amen.

DDS
DDS(@dds)
19 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

One of my favorites is “well regulated.”

1789 -> well drilled – well trained.

2021 -> strangled to death by the legislature.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago
Reply to  DDS

I don’t think they should be able to change the constitution because it is not a living document to be changed with the times. BUTT they argue it thinking that they can change it because they have the power right now and they think they are the all knowledgeable ones. They neglect to realize that our founding fathers wrote the rules in such a manner that it is almost impossible to get all the states together to change the constitution. In my opinion what they did was done on purpose to stop tyranny.

OrGONE

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago
Reply to  DDS

waiting approval, why.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Speaking about destroying the definitions of words! This one is really an interesting one…this one has to do with the word “dollar”. If I could control the meaning of words, I can control what you think. If I can control what you think, I can make you my slave without a shot being fired and do it in such a way you will be a happy slave and fight to stay that way. How do you define the word RENT? Do you see it as a synonym of “property taxes” on your home? Of course not, because if you did,… Read more »

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

The founding fathers understood how worthless printed currency could be used to replace money. So they did not give any branch of the federal government the power or authority to print paper money. Congress was only empowered to “… coin Money …”. Please see Article 1, section 8, clause 5. Paper currency can not be coined. Only metal can be coined. The founders intended precious metal. The confusion comes in because English is a language that changes by use (and conspiracy). Thus the federal government does not print money, but it does print currency (modern economists call it fiat money).… Read more »

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Unfortunately, there is not enough bullion to accommodate everyday business.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

LOL, If they can come take it via eminent domain and pay you penny’s on the dollar and the only way to get the real value of what it is really worth is to sue, you don’t own it and just like our property, they own us as a people.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Wut?

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Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
20 days ago

EL-ite tyrants control the media, printing presses still & contextual meanings of worlds & use of contemporaneous words used.

Words such as Libertarian & Terrorism have been completely hi-jacked & tweaked to suit the PTB.

Just like Latin & it’s four different types & meanings. Vulgar/Vulagte Latin was taught to the ignorant serfs & peasants while educated/medical/legal & EL-ite’s used other forms of Latin to communicate. “AI” & Auto Correct doesn’t help either.

Same is true & applies today & nothing new under the Roman Empire’s Sun.

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
20 days ago
Reply to  Tank

Yes, control the language, control the thinking, and the marxists know it.

nod
nod(@nod)
20 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Thought Police??

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  nod

Yes, real police enforce “hate speech” laws. Control speech, control thoughts.

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

This X’s a Gigaparsec.

Finnky
Finnky(@finnks)
19 days ago
Reply to  Tank

I’m so confused. I thought X was ten – or for the geeks out there 1010 (binary) or A (hexadecimal).

We expect schools to teach our children and expand their minds – by teaching them languages they need in order to think. However it is ultimately parent’s job to teach their children – particularly basic language and concepts.

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

If you read what I wrote I noted the “AI”& Auto Correct technology we are stuck with. The “AI” we are forced to use would not let me use a small case mathematical multiplication sign. Therefore I was forced to use upper case “X”. The abbreviation would be a times symbol which ai tried to use but wa not allowed to by “AI” thought Police. It’s that bad. People can be hypercritical which is part of the plan to cause derision & divide. Issac Asimov noted that much of America had become a pseudo-intellectual society because of poor education by… Read more »

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
19 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

In the back of my mind I really wonder if the cheaters let us have a win so that way we would calm down about the theft of the presidency so when it happens again they can say, but wait a minute, what about the elections in 2021 and 2022 where you won just enough that you almost had control of the house and or senate because the 2024 presidency goes to a demonkkkrat again. It’s sad that I could even begin to think that they have that much control over our vote and ultimately our country but they have… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Are you suggesting that Trump won by cheating too? So it’s all just a cheating game to see who cheats the best? Cripes…

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Tank

Your tracking correctly & a critical thinker that sees it & knows it.

Tank
Tank(@voodoo6actual)
19 days ago
Reply to  Tank

As you already correctly noted Trump is part of it as well. People overlook his affiliation to Epstein, Jesuit educated Fordham University, Deutsch Bank Loans, 17+ Bankruptcy’s, Operation Warp Speed, Las Vegas False Flag, Israel Zionist backing et alia etc.

totbs
totbs(@jbrischke)
20 days ago

I’ve just started reading “Speechless” by Michael Knowles. From the Preface onward, it’s immediately recognizable what the left, and now including Merriam-Webster, has been doing to subvert and change the meaning of words. Three chapters in, and it’s already depressing me how insidious and effective the left is at this. I hope that further in the book, Knowles has some suggestions on how to combat this disease. Just last week the head of the AMA published support for CRT and that “the meanings of words change over time” and needs to be accepted. I recommend the book. It’s exactly the… Read more »

Son of Waylon
Son of Waylon(@waylonsson916)
20 days ago

Don’t drink the WOKA COLA!!!

DDS
DDS(@dds)
20 days ago

People are all wrapped up in identifying “the biggest threat(s) to our democracy.” The truth is that the biggest threat to our democracy is that we don’t have one, never did, and hopefully never will. The founders feared democracy, hated democracy, and gave us a republic as a workable alternative. As Franklin supposedly said, a democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on the dinner menu. A republic is the sheep getting to veto the result. But now we have one political party hell bent on creating a democracy out of our republic, a nation of people who couldn’t… Read more »

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CourageousLion
CourageousLion(@wizardkiller)
19 days ago
Reply to  DDS

The biggest threat took place before any of us were born. The Dick Act which nullified the first 13 words of the second amendment and the Federal Reserve act which nullified the peoples ability to control the money system and economy. The whole thing since then has been like a slow toilet flush as we are going down the drain.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull(@rld454c)
20 days ago

It appears as though the clown at Webster wants us to use the pages of thier woke dictionary to wipe our asses with because there is no toilet paper. “Let’s Go Brandon” # FJB post the definition for that in your dictionary clown !

Arizona
Arizona(@arizona)
20 days ago

Kyle will be found not guilty. Woke lefty turds can eat a bag full of cocks, and their words will never change reality.

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty(@azlefty)
20 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

How sweet you want to share your favorite meal with lefties

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Don’t be coy.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull(@rld454c)
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

It’s only lefties that don’t know the difference between boy and girls and promote boys eating dicks thier lefty Ass , I mean Lefty AZ !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
20 days ago

AZ left as they come, and incapable of restraining himself.

Dry gulched
Dry gulched(@jwells)
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Why do you insist on coming here and proving that you’re a liberal tool?

Quatermain
Quatermain(@quatermain)
20 days ago

“Let’s go Brandon” Stick that in your dictionary.

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty(@azlefty)
20 days ago
Reply to  Quatermain

It will be there as a example of adults acting like they are 5

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Commie-libs who cry about maturity & profanity put kiddie porn like ‘Gender Queer’ in school libraries.

TEXAS Schools Offer Porn
“Those who approved this book should be arrested.”
https://texasscorecard.com/local/texas-school-districts-continue-to-offer-visual-pornography-in-school-libraries/

Almost as good as commie atheists lecturing on Christianity.

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Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

LOL. The Agents redeployed all their sock pups from lap-dance duty to dv duty. They’re upset “Gender Q” will be banned from kiddie libraries in TEXAS.