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This is terrifying.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary changed its definition of “anti-vaxxer” to mean anyone who opposes laws that mandate vaccination.
Manipulate language…manipulate minds. Infrastructure, court packing, racism, epidemic…and now “anti-vaxxer”. https://t.co/K0GzK3X3Uu
— Will Cain (@willcain) May 12, 2021
Understand that? If you don’t support laws that would require every single citizen to get a vaccine, you are an anti-vaxxer, a stigma that may stay with you for the rest of your life.
This redefinition follows a new trend. When the Left doesn’t like something and can’t bring it down with sound arguments, they change the meaning of the word.
Last year, “court-packing” became known as a president nominating a candidate to the Supreme Court whose views don’t align with Democrats. The word “racist” hasn’t meant anything in years. It’s thrown out like a second-grader uses “stupid.”
What’s more, “anti-vaxxer” didn’t just get a new meaning in conversation. Merriam-Webster unilaterally chose to redefine it.
I never liked the term anyway. It’s a nebulous label for those who discourage others from getting shots, as well as for those who simply have chosen not to get them of their own free will. And now, “anti-vaxxer” means anyone who doesn’t support the government forcing people to get a vaccine.
There are often serious punishments for breaking the law. These punishments can range from a government gun, to a fine, to jail time, but they’re all threatening. So, should “anti-vaxxers,” which should be known as people who believe in freedom, now be subjected to such repercussions?
These people are awful.