Talking to Peta Credlin on Sky News I coined a new expression, ‘language communists’. I used to call the bullies who want to force us to change the words we use ‘language fascists’, but I want to acknowledge that these aggressive campaigners for novel pronouns and the banning of such words as ‘wife’, ‘husband’, ‘mother’ and ‘father’ come from the Left, not from the Right. That makes them ‘language communists’. And although they call themselves Marxists or socialists ‘communist’ is the correct word chosen by Comrade Karl himself. When the bearded prophet co-wrote a summary of his ideology with his good mate Friedrich Engels he didn’t call it The Marxist Manifesto and he certainly didn’t call it The Democratic Socialist Manifesto. His chosen label was The Communist Manifesto. The word ‘communist’ was coined by the French in 1840 to name the abolition of personal property. But the word would be dead and buried today if it hadn’t been taken up by the unfunniest of the Marx Brothers. It was Marx’s use of ‘communist’ for his ideology that gave the word currency. Of course, the Left hate being labelled ‘communist’ because they know that every day, unpolitical Aussies can still hear the ring of totalitarian jackboots in the word. So the Left avoid it like crazy. We should not let them get away with this. We should start calling out the Marxists for the communists they are—with the totalitarian ambitions they have. We became cautious about doing so when, in the 1960s, calling someone a ‘Communist’ was declared by the courts to be defamatory. But there is a difference between a Communist and a communist. The first is a paid-up member of The Party, while the second is merely a promotor of Karl’s Crazy Ideas. Hence my label of ‘language communists’. American radical and communist sympathiser Saul Alinksy (in his book Rules for Radicals) gave the game away when he wrote: ‘He who controls the language controls the masses’. That’s their game. We must keep calling them out on this. Are you with me, comrade?
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