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  •  I'm not the one redefining (2+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, pkbarbiedoll

    The word has an original meaning which was far and away it's one commonly understood meaning for nearly a century.

    The effort to create alternative definitions is an effort to create ambiguity and impede clear thought. It is a matter of framing. And it just so happens that the original intended meaning of this particular word remains very relevant today.

    I might similarly object to people using the word "liberal" only with a negative connotation and the word "conservative" only with a positive connotation. Or to anyone innocently repeating Rush Limbaugh talking points.  Or perhaps unwittingly using an expression that historically has racist connotations and which some might consider offensive.

    The effort made by right wing academics in recent decades to redefine this word clearly has an agenda behind it.

    •  You're fighting a losing battle with this person (0+ / 0-)

      This diary is a thinly veiled attempt to reframe labor in the context of a make-believe world without borders.   Many libertarians and republicans also beleive people should be able to relocate and work wherever they want.  Corporations spend billions on lobbying for the same.  Why?  Cheap fucking labor.

      Sunshine on my shoulders...

      by pkbarbiedoll on Sat Feb 28, 2009 at 07:09:54 AM PST

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