We have destroyed language. What do I mean? I mean that words, to have any meaning, must have a clearly identifiable referent. For instance, if I say the word “apple,” everyone knows I am referring to a specific type of fruit. The picture below should be in keeping with what most people understand by the word “apple:”
Likewise, if I say the word “orange,” it should conjure up in people’s minds some sort of image like this:
But now we say that having clearly understood and identifiable referents for words is “hateful,” “discriminatory,” “bigoted,” “intolerant,” etc. We say that being is a state defined by subjective rather than external, objective standards. And so, using our new, enlightened postmodern manner of thinking, this is an apple:
And so is this:
And this is an orange:
And so is this:
These are apples:
And these are oranges:
Now tell me, using our new postmodern language, what do the words “apple” and “orange” now mean?
To move the discussion into a sphere where postmodern thought and language are currently being aggressively pushed, this is a man:
And this is a woman:
Now tell me please, what do the words “man” and “woman” now mean? I submit that in a postmodern world, the terms are now meaningless. They have no objective, clearly identifiable referent. A man is a woman is a man just like in the above example where an apple is an orange is an apple. I am both a man and a woman and neither because the words “man” and “woman” now signify nothing. I have been defined and re-defined out of existence. This, of course, is the end-result of adopting postmodern and Marxist philosophy and many are glad to embrace it. I wonder, though, how many will still be willing to stay on the bandwagon once “poison” and “medicine” become indistinguishable.