These days, wherein college indoctrinated, “woke” commissars run amok erasing the past and renaming and redefining words to “reimagine reality,” while it has been a boon to hyperactive etymologists, for the rest of us it has become a fraught endeavor to refer to a dictionary definition of any word, such as say, “woman.”
The Left’s redefinitions occur as a means of advancing its totalitarian agenda. Should such redefinitions prove insufficient to attain its aim, the Left resorts to censoring a word as “harmful” and/or “hate speech,” such as say, “groomer.” In either event, by the time one employs a word, the Left has unilaterally refashioned its meaning and demanded the public comply with its new usage (or omission) – or else.
Realizing how continually branding every bit of disliked information as “harmful” and “hate speech” may dull the barb’s sting, the Left began declaring disfavored speech as “disinformation.” Presently, Merriam-Webster defines “disinformation” as “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.” (As an aside, according to the entry the Nazis created disinformation, which would come as a surprise to Vladimir Lenin.) Thus, the objective of vast swaths of disinformation is to become “systemic” – defined as “of, relating to, or common to a system: such as…affecting the body generally” – within the targeted polity.