The authoritarian left’s embrace of censorship to impose its political agenda on America has taken a turn into purely Orwellian territory with the Big Tech ministries of truth now changing the meaning of language.
With the one-party state ruled by the Democrats deftly exploiting the COVID crisis to consolidate political power into permanent rule, they have used the pandemic to advance a terrifying series of totalitarian proposals like vaccine passports.
Now that resistance is growing against such dystopian and anti-American ideas, the push is underway to demonize and persecute those who oppose mandatory vaccinations, mask mandates, and the passports that are a step toward the social credit system that has been implemented in communist China.
Leading the way is Merriam-Webster, the nation’s leading publisher of dictionaries that since 1831 has been the authoritative source for the English language which has now changed the definition of the term “anti-vaxxer” to include anyone who opposes mandatory vaccine laws.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary updated its definition of "anti-vaxxer" to include anyone who opposes mandatory vaccinations.
When the Left controls the language, they control the narrative.
— YAF (@yaf) May 12, 2021
According to the new definition, an anti-vaxxer is; “a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination,” which would include an overwhelming majority of Americans according to a Morning Consult poll conducted in December showing that only 21 percent approved of mandatory vaccinations, putting nearly 80 percent into the “anti-vaxxer” category.
Merriam-Webster’s new definition includes pro-civil liberties Americans who gather signatures on petitions to persuade their elected representatives to oppose mandatory vaccination laws:
As anti-vaxxers launch a campaign against a bill that would eliminate their ability to opt out of required shots, supporters of the proposal are delivering more than 21,000 petition signatures to the office of state Sen. Ben Allen …
The term had previously been reserved for “conspiracy theorists” but like “white supremacist” has been expanded to include any who oppose the ideology of the ruling political class.
With each passing day, it seems more and more like the hellish world depicted in George Orwell’s grim vision of the future is coming true and the following excerpt from 1984 is a road map on where the political left is taking America.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
To the Big Tech and the political left which is firmly in control, 1984 isn’t a novel, it’s an instruction manual.
The Merriam-Webster update comes as the Biden administration’s mass vaccination agenda has stalled and not even the free stuff that has been dangled as an enticement to get “the jab” is moving the needle to coax the vaccine “hesitant” to fall into line.
Biden who is already hemorrhaging political capital as crisis after crisis piles up and inflation hits the wallets of Americans staked his campaign on the premise that he was far better suited to handle COVID than his predecessor, former President Donald J. Trump, and a failure to deliver to his supporters could render him a lame-duck less than a year into his term.
The time for carrots will soon be past and the sticks will be broken out and wielded against the “anti-vaxxers” who will face increasingly coercive measures to comply.
It’s probably only a matter of time until Merriam-Webster updates the definition to include everyone who refuses to get in line and roll up their sleeves.