Democrats and Thugs

THUG (noun)

1. A violent person, especially a criminal. Synonyms: ruffian, hooligan, vandal, hoodlum, gangster, villain, criminal. “One of Capone’s thugs.” (Capone was Italian.)

2. Historically, a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.

Greta Van Susteren posted this on her Facebook:

“This really annoys me because it continues to happen. It was not just one person last week, but now others. Before I get into what annoys me, let me remind the critics, I spent years representing poor people – almost exclusively minorities – in civil rights cases and criminal cases. I have a solid record. I still work hard to help those who need help (ask anyone!)

“And what do I read tonight? Others coming out and critical of anyone using a word that they now claim to be wrong. I am talking about the word thug. Wrong word, really? Thug is now a word I can’t use to call those who set cars on fire, throw rocks at police and burn down senior centers? Really?

“I would call ANYONE, with any ethnic background a thug who throws rocks at police and sets cars on fire (and yes, I would call a police officer or a lawyer or anyone else who beats up an innocent person a thug, too.)
But what is annoying, is rather than working on the real problems – jobs, education, education, etc – some are consumed with the words we use. That is absurd. We need people to work on real problems — not people running around telling everyone what to say and implying they are racists when they are not.”

The real racists are those who claim that “thug” is a racist dog whistle.

D'Souza - All thugs are black is racist

And let’s not forget FOR A MOMENT who has been running Baltimore for DECADES!

Baltimore 50 years of Democrat policies

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7 responses to “Democrats and Thugs

  1. Even some liberals are getting fed up with this. A couple of days ago I was listening to the news on NPR (hardly a hotbed of conservative thought), and they had apparently been inundated with angry letters from listeners objecting to an interview they had done the previous day with linguist John McWhorter, in which he asserted that “thug” was the new “n*gger.”

    Here’s a link to the transcript:
    Letters: Meaning and Origins of ‘Thug’

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    • I guess he can “assert” whatever he wants.

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      • I was really disappointed, because I usually admire and respect John McWhorter. He’s an intelligent, well-educated, well-spoken man who got where he is the old-fashioned way, by means of hard work and using his smarts, rather than by affirmative action. He also tends to be an iconoclast, disagreeing frequently (and vocally) with a lot of the b.s. espoused by the civil rights establishment (Sharpton, Jackson, etc.). So to hear him making that lame argument about “thug” being the modern equivalent of “n*gger” was a big letdown. I expect that sort of crap from Sharpton and Jackson, but I expected better from a smart guy like McWhorter.

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        • Yeah, in general, I don’t understand why any intelligent, well-meaning person would want to arbitrarily lock-down words as too offensive to use. As if the words, themselves, were to blame for ill-will between people. I just don’t get it. I have to assume it’s a psychological attempt to make peace through a diversion. Well-meaning, but really, really stupid and ultimately useless.

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          • No kidding. It’s time for all sensible people to tell the vocabulary police to take their tender delicate offended little feelings and stick them where the moon never shines. I continue to use the word “bossy” when appropriate, because I don’t take orders from Sheryl Sandberg, just as I refuse ever to use the silly term “African American” because I don’t take orders from Jesse Jackson, and I’m not going to stop saying “thug” either.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      My favorite: “It would not occur to me that the word would be a euphemism for the N-word, nor could I imagine using it that way. In fact, the people I’ve most recently referred to as thugs are Vladimir Putin and Justin Bieber and a certain 7-year-old to whom I happen to be related.”

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