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Stanford’s acceptable language list (from Livestream #154)

The new Newspeak

Clip taken from DarkHorse Podcast Livestream #154 (originally streamed live on Dec 23, 2022):
https://youtu.be/VonT880heFY
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1udhFnDF3nH9MdQrJ8j9KA

Q&A:
https://youtu.be/1DX26pNW2Jc
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hF5R5RfPHEQ09w6yLlbUa

References:
The new Newspeak, by Heather: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/the-new-newspeak

The Stanford Guide to Acceptable Words, in the Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-stanford-guide-to-acceptable-words-elimination-of-harmful-language-initiative-11671489552

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  1. "In any system, you have to work in some kind of discretion"

    At which point the Wokies will target the position with that discretion and attempt to take it over.
    ALWAYS do everything you can veto anyone with Woke proclivities who attempts to take over a position that has some sort of discretion, like District Attorneys, etc.

  2. 9:37 Now try selling that to a righteous, practicing Muslim community. "Sumbit" or "submission", being the English for the name of the faith and the act in English, is precisely what true believers are aiming for. Oh well, never mind, let's just allow the woke kids to tell the entirety of a major religious group that it's members may no longer have their faith. Whoops. I see a paradox here, as I do with almost all woke proclamations.

  3. Şcamforð punyversity's twisteð linguistic perversity's adversity towards common sense suggests–to this observer, at least–an absurðly intense Orwellian stance! This state being manifesteð by investeð cancel cult iðiøt wıtcĥes–tĥat cønstitute an egregoiu°sly ЀNS€ beast easy to ðecry'n fie upon, as it feasts Ouroboros like! Your take rectifies the warpeð mess's immense snaky mistake! Thus, I confess tĥat tĥe series of ðeft intellectual slaps you ðeliver might very plausibly snap saið napping woke dope reptile awake from its delusionary cøn riððled nightmarishly circumscribeð scope. . . Lolz'n Pfffft! 💫👍💫

  4. Now it no longer enough to completely support transwomen (biological men) having the same rights as everyone else – one must now truly truly "believe" that transwomen are actually (in some magical mystical inexplicable way) actually real – "women." Big Brother would no doubt approve.

  5. I had this "American" debate with a mexican, us both exchange students, in jtaly. He asked why are you Americans t we are all Americans? Well it's not called the Mexican states of America and why do you want to call yourself a name based on an Italian map maker so badly?

  6. We can talk about the idiocy of speech police but this list will be deployed into leftist places of work. Best Buy announced a few years ago that they planned to use BIPOC in their hiring. Something like 3 Black Indigenous People of Color would be hired for every White person hired.

  7. USA Communist Goals (1963) (45 objectives):

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking

    positions.

    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American

    Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute

    shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive,

    meaningless art."

    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech

    and free press.

    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books,

    magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and

    emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates

    the principle of "separation of church and state."

    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with

    modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern

    for the "common man."

    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the

    ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since

    the Communists took over.

  8. The universities create activists and then have to create employment for the activists, such as creating lists such as this or imagining every way to create discrimination where it doesn't exist. Really just an employment/welfare program that increases socialist employment.

  9. They want to make everything we say “an offence” (maybe legally), so that we just shut our mouths and say nothing.

    As a BROWN person in my 40s… (South Asian-Canadian), I am sick of this woke BS! This is NOT progression…. This is a breakdown of society, a breakdown of humanity, a breakdown of life itself…

    😢

  10. If you think animals don't have spirits that can be far more conscious than the average numbtie newbie human incarnated soul, you are either a newbie or a numbtie. Reincarnation and karma are very very real, and are science you materialist dunces will reject at much risk to your next incarnations

  11. People should remind these woke leftists how much they sound like the conservative evangelical language police of the 1980's who were responsible for parental advisory labels on records.

  12. As an English working class Socialist can you please refer to the "loons on the left" with their true title of centre right progressive liberals.
    The left wing has been rebranded for the sake of misinformation/disinformation by the progressives and right wing!
    George Orwell was an English Socialist!

  13. I'm wondering if the "abusive relationship" phrase is being prepared for use in regards to any potential power discrepancy between two (or more) people: a man and woman as inherently loaded with abuse, a trans person and pretty much anyone else, a pair of acquaintances who happen to be of different races, etc.

  14. What about a company being 'in the black' versus 'in the red'. I always thought it referenced being profitable versus losing money, and scarily enough being in the black is the positive:)

  15. Harrison Bergeron is a film showing a future in which inequality is outlawed; athletes are fitted with weights, attractive people are fitted with face masks, and intelligent people are fitted with headsets designed to distract their concentration and dumb them down to the average IQ level

  16. We have to rename drive-thru takeouts and drive-by shootings to INCLUDE those who cannot themselves drive and may only be passengers in such circumstances as mass-shootings or getting burgers at White Castle (or possibly both.)

  17. "Gringos" may have this story origin … behind the walls of the Alamo, the dark nights were filled with the constant repeating of the latest folk song. It rang out by the tired, brave, undaunted "American" warriors that just longed for home and loved ones. The song drove the Spanish soldiers of Santa Anna crazy. Laying siege to the Alamos' defended and deadly walls for the melody repetition into the night … as they heard over and over ….. "Green grow the vilolets all sparkling with dew …. I'm lonely, my darling, since parting with you;" They, that sang thru the deadly night, were brave "Gringos"

  18. Geronimo should not be used except when discussing the historical figure Because Geronimo was a famous leader and medicine man whose name is used today as a caricature of

    the brave warrior, often during "macho" pursuits.

    So Geronimo is bad but apparently Stanford language Nazis have no problem with 'Macho'. Why this is not cultural appropriation of the Spanish term 'macho' I don't understand.

  19. * fairness on every metric cannot exist without the absolute ending of humanity.

    Maybe eg. terminal nuclear exchange is the only socially just condition?
    Otherwise life is t fair and never will be and we embrace our unique advantages as a good thing.

  20. They installed one of those self-cleaning restrooms in our local downtown park, and it was shut down because, being a conditioned environment, the nearly resident drug addicts would basically camp out in them, negating the self-cleaning component of them. People suck.

  21. Primarily it's about establishing the authority to control and the precedence of control of such minute aspects of people's lives. What do they say about the use of the word film instead of the word record when digitally recording images or sounds?

  22. That has always been an extremely stupid argument. The United States of America. We are not the unitedians, or state-ians. We are Americans. Because it is in our name. Mexico is in north america, they are mexicans. Canada is in north america, they are canadians. Duh

  23. What's interesting is that Stanford claims there are "42 countries" in the Americas. The last time I checked, the Native Americans have their own nations. Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, etc. A quick search shows that there are 573 sovereign tribal nations in the U.S.

    How sad that Stanford wants to eliminate the many nations of the indigenous peoples, and force upon them a Eurocentric definition of what constitutes a legitimate State.

  24. The fact is that many relationships are abusive where the people involved are both abusive. These same people are often in other relationships that are not abusive. What they want to hide is that some people go through a string of abusive relationships and that means they need to look at themselves. It does not mean they are abusive, but it might do or it might mean they get caught up trying to help troubled/abusive individuals who do not want to be helped. Either way it stops people looking at themselves and the part they play in creating chaos in their lives.

  25. OMG, I was at an employee training and I asked if it was improper to address women as “guys.” I was told that “guys” was a sexist term and should be replaced with “folks”. I always thought that using “guys” to refer to both men and women was a way to set women on equal footing with men.

  26. Central and South Americans getting mad at Americans calling themselves just that still confuses me. No one else in the world gives a flying crap about their continent title like that. Why do they call themselves American at all when they are from Venezuela or Chile. I think the only reason they get mad is because it gives them yet one more reason to be pissed at us for being part of the first world while they are still not. I seriously question that these people genuinely wlak around calling themselves Americans per their continent.

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