Wokeness is a global disease, and it has infected the House of Representatives. With a pandemic raging, a presidential election in dispute, and an economy on extremely shaky ground, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed Friday that her #1 priority is to change the House rules to make sure all the language is gender-inclusive. Americans can sleep well knowing that the country is in good hands.
“The proposed changes, which will be voted on shortly after the House enters session, would swap out the words father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, husband, and wife for the words parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, and spouse in a section of the 48-page House rules,” reports The Daily Wire.
“Furthermore, a reference to ‘chairman’ would be changed to ‘chair,’ two references to ‘he or she’ would be swapped out for ‘Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner,’ and a reference to ‘seaman’ would become ‘seafarers,’ among other language changes,” the report continues.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wasted no time letting the public know what he thought about these changes in a short-but-sweet post on Twitter.
“This is stupid,” he wrote. “Signed, a father, son, and brother.”
Proving that Democrats have absolutely zero capacity for self-reflection, Rep. James McGovern, who is the chair(don’t say “man) of the Committee on Rules, blasted Republicans for having anything critical to say about the changes.
“It is ridiculous that in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, this is what some on the extreme right want to fight about,” said McGovern. “Only in Congress would it be a scandal to be succinct. We are being inclusive, efficient and accurate.”
Succinct! Efficient! Accurate!
McGovern, of course, does not believe for a second that these changes were made for the purposes of efficiency. But the left has a remarkable way of twisting political correctness to the point where YOU sound like the crazy one for shaking your head and calling them out on their nonsense. Of course, it always helps when you have a faithful media empire ready to back your every move, no matter how obscene and absurd it is.
We do agree, of course, that this is really not worth getting up in arms about. There are surely bigger things to worry about. But it’s not nothing. We’ve seen all-too-clearly what kinds of shenanigans the left can get away with by simply changing the language used to describe simple aspects of human existence.
And in a world where we’re now using terms like “individuals who menstruate,” it doesn’t pay to give these imbeciles an inch.