Swimming Against the Stream

21st Century Propaganda: Addendum #2

A Glossary of Propaganda Jargon 2017

America 2017

Whither America 2017? Or is it Wither America 2017?

This is a rather random list of propaganda words used in the last two years. A majority of these words are found online and universities more than in standard speech. Yet they are certainly invading reality. I have purposely not defined these words since even definitions of them can give away political leanings. And it is decidedly not my goal to engage in this kind of political wrangling here. Instead my objective is to point out the sheer number of them. Now many of these words are not exactly new. But the spin being given to them is. The majority of these words, or the meanings now given to them, were almost off my radar about three years ago. You can conduct your own investigation to discover their many meanings. A few of these words are actually useful. Most of them are of less use in everyday life, but will help you understand the mindset developing out there. And it ought to give you pause to shudder.

And here’s a challenge. How many of these terms do you know? My thought is this: If you don’t know any or many. You are a human being. You live in a world blessedly free of these concepts. You may be a bit on the naïve side. But your humanity is not in doubt. If you know some of them here and there you are probably influenced by them but not in too strong a way. If you know about half of them. You have very serious problems. Chances are you only know your interpretation of reality. If you know most of them and find half of them to be funny well I have a pretty good idea where you are on the spectrum (and you’ll get the pun). If you know most of these words and find half of them to be really scary, I just want to apologize. If you know them all you are either spending way too much time in social media or you are a historian of the moment like yours truly… and sadly.

If you are just coming across this list in the abstract I’d recommend going back to the 21st Century Propaganda series and start reading.

Thanks for stopping by.

Byrne Power
Haines, Alaska
9/26/2017

 

 

Cthulhhu_edit

Once upon a time it was a fish symbolizing secret Christian meetings in ancient Rome. Then it became a casual bumper sticker for Christians too lazy to talk. Then it grew legs with the slogan ‘Evolve’. This Lovecraftian tentacled Elder God of destruction sums up where we are now: Sarcasm and nihilism.

 

The Glossary

Agender
Alt-Left
Alt-Light
Alt-Right
Antifa
Asexual
Black Lives Matter
Body Shaming
By Any Means Necessary
Cis
Cisgender
Cisgendered
Cis-Het-Male
Creepy (Used of men, mostly older men)
Crybullies
Cuck
Cucked
Cuckservative
Cultural Marxism
Deplatform
Doxxing
Echo Chamber
Fandoms
Fat Acceptance
Furries
Gamergate
Genderfluid

Heteronormative
Hugbox
Identitarian
Identitarianism
Identities
Intersectional
Intersectionality
Invalidating My Existence
Kek
Kekistan
Kekistani
LARPers
LGBTTQQIAAP
Libtard
Mansplaining
Meme
Meme Wars
Memes
MGTOW (Pronounced Mig- Tow – rhyming with cow)
Microaggressions
Misgendered
On the Spectrum
Otherkin (Dragonkin Wolfkin Catkin etc.)
Patriarchy. The
Pepe the Frog
Privilege
Pwned
Rape Culture
Red Pilled
Regressive Left

Safe Space
Shaming
Shitlord
SJW
Slur
Slutshaming
Snowflake
Social Construct
Sperg
Sperg Out
Sperged
Sperging
Sperglord
TERF
Third Wave Feminism
Tism (Autism)
Trans
Transgender
Transman
Transphobe
Transphobia
Transphobic
Transtrender
Transwoman
Trigger
Trigger Warning
Virtue Signaling
White Genocide
Woke

 

KKK vs BLM

Nobody Will Win the Propaganda War

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10 responses

  1. Peter

    I’ve read the series so far, and I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, as bad as all this is–and it’s bad, very bad–at least it’s out in the open. Don’t think for a moment that more or less everything we’re seeing now wasn’t said, and said often, behind closed doors–whispered into gossipy, backbiting ears, poured into the impressionable minds of children, ranted in the taverns, said in look and gesture accompanied by a few carefully chosen words behind the high proud walls of the private clubs, and so on.

    We have not behaved so well as all that prior to the internet age, or for that matter, prior to the mass media age–nor even, come to think of it, prior to the age of print.

    October 1, 2017 at 7:39 AM

  2. Wes

    Are you familiar with the Russian essayist, Dimitry Orlov?

    He has this to say about Jaques Ellul:

    “No. As I explain in the book, Ellul deserves credit for being the first to define the technosphere but he gets no credit at all because of his abject surrender before it (religiously motivated, I surmised).”

    (This was in response to a question by a reader.)

    October 27, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    • I would say that the Russian’s reading in Ellul is fairly thin. Maybe he did define the technosphere but he did not surrender to it. He did the opposite. He fought it with all of his heart. That is not surrender.

      October 27, 2017 at 8:38 PM

  3. Ayatollah Joemeini

    hipster racism…….. oh, and Christian Transhumanism…..a personal favourite. McLuhan never imagined this in his darkest dreams….or did he?

    November 25, 2017 at 8:53 PM

  4. Mandy

    So these terms don’t have meaning of their own, they just identify one as belong to Us or Them?

    A lack of deep meaning says it all.

    I hadn’t visited in a while and I actually stopped by just to ask if you considered E.A.Robinson American Gothic or not.

    Very interesting and much needed new essay series. I’ve posted elsewhere that both sides just live in echo chambers, not reading anything that doesn’t agree with their beliefs already but it got lost in all the noise.

    December 21, 2017 at 5:26 AM

  5. Thanks Mandy. These words do have a kind of meaning as perhaps battlegrounds of thought fought in the virtual, spilling over into the real. This series isn’t quite done yet. So a little patience will be rewarded. Meanwhile check out what I’ve been writing over at my other site Gravity From Above. It’s not just about puppets.

    As far as E.A. Robinson goes. He certainly bears the American Gothic marks. You’re obviously more familiar with him than I am. I’ll let you decide. And when you do… mention it in the comments of the American Gothic literature page, to help out other questioning souls. Thanks, Byrne.

    December 21, 2017 at 6:04 AM

  6. Mandy

    I will do those things.

    I like finding stories to contradict both sides’ narrative.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/angus-deaton-qa/518880/

    You may be familiar with the Case Deaton study on working class white mortality. Well, the only politician that cared about those results was Keith Ellison!

    December 21, 2017 at 10:36 AM

  7. Mandy

    Sorry forgot to add… I see it as a great tragedy that Occupy Wall Street & the Tea Party movement never understood how very much they have in common.

    December 21, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    • Yes indeed they were in a sense mirror images of each other. And the immediate ancestors of this moment.

      January 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM

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