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THE WAR ON LANGUAGE…

By David Vance On July 6th, 2013

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The advance of the gay agenda manifests itself in increasingly bizarre ways;

Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday declared war on the ‘utterly outrageous and medieval’ use of the word ‘gay’ as an insult. 

He will study current laws to ensure they are ‘properly policed’ and could even ‘sharpen’ them in a bid to stamp out offensive homophobic language. Mr Gove told a conference held by pressure group Stonewall that the Coalition was determined to protect gay pupils from being subjected to homophobic bullying at school.

Why should the word “gay” be afforded such special protected status, exactly? Isn’t language something that is open to use, interpretation, innovation? If we are not going to start using the LAW to outlaw the use of certain words in given contexts, I feel we are on the way to rampant totalitarianism, of the sort Orwell forecast.

I am reminded of this exchange from Alice in Wonderland;

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”

The Gay activist group Gove was addressing, Stonewall, fully understand this truth.

4 Responses to “THE WAR ON LANGUAGE…”

  1. I read in the Mail today that Michael Gove on behalf of the Coalition is “determined to protect pupils from being subjected to homophobic bullying at school”.

    But why the discrimination? Bullying is bullying whatever form it takes. Does this mean if enough ginger haired freckle faced children tell their parents they are being picked on at school Mr Gove will issue an edict saying the government ” is determined to protect ginger haired freckle faced pupils from being subjected to gingerphobic bullying at school”.
    Isn’t it enough to know that we should be opposed to all forms of bullying regardless of who the victims might be?

  2. Strange thing – I never thought that being ginger haired was a cause or reason for bullying, quite the opposite, most ginger folk had tempers and the temperament to well take care of themselves.

    I thought the association with gays came from the cockney rhyming slang ‘ginger beer’ to rhyme wwith ‘queer’. Calling someone a ‘ginger’ had nothing to do with their hair colour.

    Only the most ignorant would think that to be ‘ginger haired’ was to be ‘gay’, – don’t these folk have any education?

  3. //“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”//

    Readers will remember, however, that he said that just before his big fall.

    (it’s from Through the Looking Glass, actually, not AiW.)

  4. On another website I asked if Gove was possibly gay.
    It was deleted. Am I on to something here?

    Insidently, how can the term gay be banned in the playground?… the word is used all the time in the media, eg. gay & lesbian rights; gay marriage etc.
    Children parrot everything they hear.