Semantics is a branch of linguistics that studies meaning in language. Coupled with the interpretation of a “word, sentence or language form,” it is the perfect tool for moral relativists to use when rationalizing the liberal agenda.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit asks, “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning … or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
Taking a page from The Hobbit, liberal politicians pervert semantics by habitually upending the literal meaning of words that should be accepted verbatim. For those on the left side of the political spectrum, on any given day, depending on who is doing the wishing, “good morning” can take on any connotation necessary in order to advance their political ideology.
By manipulating words, employing “nuances,” and stretching the truth, former president Bill Clinton was actually able to get many Americans to agree that the meaning of “is” is subjective, which is both remarkable and chilling.
In like manner, for forty years, liberals have also utilized semantics to impact the definition of “life,” and not for the better.