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Watch The culture war is first and foremost a war of words – and the left is winning. The consequences can be seen everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. In this video, Michael Knowles, host of the Michael Knowles Show, explains why we should not cede another syllable. Donate today to PragerU! PragerU bonus content for free! Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips.iPhone: Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! PragerUs text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! you shop on Amazon? Click and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful.VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.comFOLLOW us!Facebook: is on Snapchat!JOIN PragerFORCE!For Students: our Educators Network! in a word?Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an illegal alien or an undocumented immigrant? Whats the difference between a Christmas tree and a holiday tree? Its just semantics, right? Yes...and no.It is just semantics, but semantics means the meaning of words. Words exist so that we might discriminate one thing from another. Without words we have chaos. And it starts with the first words; a baby says mama to distinguish mommy from daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world.No one understands this better than the Left. They are the masters of words. Because they know that words matter. The Left has a special gift for euphemisms – soft words selected to sugarcoat harsh realities so as to make those harsh realities easier for us to swallow. But these soft words are insidious. Their sole purpose is to deceive.Race discrimination in hiring and college admissions is refashioned as the much nicer sounding affirmative action. Who would ever oppose an affirmative action? Global warming, which can be measured and challenged, has morphed into climate change, which means essentially nothing because the climate is always changing. When Barack Obama became president, George Bushs war in Afghanistan suddenly transformed into the far less ominous and threatening overseas contingency operation. Thats one way to try to end a war. Just rename it. The examples are endless. Theres a new euphemism every week. In the make-believe world of leftist language, young criminals have become justice-involved youth. Mandates and taxes are individual shared responsibility payments. Government spending becomes an investment. Wanting to keep more of your hard-earned money becomes greed; taking more of someone elses money is them paying their fair share. Opposing a Democrat in the White House is obstruction. Opposing a Republican in the White House, resistance!In the name of diversity the left enforces intellectual conformity. It censors opposing views in the name of tolerance. And it labels all non-left views hate speech.Consider the ongoing battle over pronouns, whether to call a man who thinks hes a woman he or she. Very few people in the country suffer from gender confusion, and we should have compassion for those who do, but the Left has invested countless funds, time, and energy to make everyone refer to some men as she and some women as he. Why? Is it because the Left is so compassionate? Or is it more likely because so much of the Lefts cultural agenda is about blurring, even denying, the natural distinctions between men and women?Sometimes its just an adjective that can change or even negate the entire meaning of the word it describes. Take social justice.Justice means getting what you deserve without favor. Social justice means getting what you dont deserve because you are favored.Heres one we hear a lot these days. My truth. Truth is reality regardless of any individuals feelings or perceptions. My truth is how I perceive things regardless of how they really are. For the complete script, visit

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