Leftists always lie, and one of their common tropes is to insist that their views are normal. For example, they deny that Leon Trotsky invented the term “racist” and “racism”:
Raciste and racisme crop up regularly in the works of late-19th and early-20th century French agitators, while their English language counterparts first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1902.
Of course, at the time, these words were predominately used to refer to (a) the pseudo-scientific classification of human beings into distinct races, (b) the supposed hierarchies that result from those distinctions, and (c) the scientific and/or moral righteousness of white racial superiority.
However, you can see the full story here: a term that once was descriptive, referring to those who we now call racialists, became a political weapon. In other words, the same word gained a new meaning, making it — in our common lexicon — and invention.
Leftists will not accept that, so let us use another word: “gay.” This originally had an innocent meaning, indicating a carefree happiness. Starting in the latter half of the 20th century, it became politicized.
Was that a new word? It was a new meaning, the same way Leon Trotsky re-invented “racism” and “racist” to be terms for political groups that he wished eliminated.
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