The Plot To Make Us Idiots

*In Greece, an idiotes was originally a “private person” (as opposed to one taking part in public affairs)- someone who did not exercise their abilities to better the community, particularly in the arena of democratic governance. Today the word deals more with intelligence and ability to analyze. There is overlap and both definitions serve this article.

Have you ever noticed that we, as a country/culture, aren’t very good at communicating? Have you ever felt like no one really gets you- like you can’t get your point across to people who don’t already hold the same opinion? Like the other side of the political or religious aisle are so dense and incompetent that you might as well not even have a conversation? Your feelings are not unfounded and there may be a very good reason for this difficulty.

Undoubtedly, there are many reasons for the communication breakdown, but one needs particular attention. It’s called verbicide (no joke). Verbicide is the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word. It literally murders words.


Redeemed Royalty has already spent a good amount of effort trying to unravel the confusion around words that have been murdered. Thus far we have tackled the verbicide of these words:

Coming Soon:

  • Transgenderism
  • Bigot
  • Rights
  • Equality
Why Would People Do This?

Imagine wartime negotiations with an enemy. Your enemy speaks the same language, but the words have different meanings. So when you say peace, they hear something different. When you say surrender, they hear something different. This is what has happened to our culture. Our language has been intentionally distorted and confused.

What are the consequences?

When confusion abounds, division abounds, and when we are divided, the house will fall. Divide and conquer is a longtime war strategy. If they can keep us ignorant, we will fight over the wrong things, hate one another for no good reason, struggle to move forward, and be easily manipulated by groupthink. Eventually, many of us will become disenfranchised and give up on the whole system – becoming idiotes

How Then Should We Respond?

The answer is simple. Educate people. Teach them that truth is not subjective/relative. It is absolute/objective. Teach them to reconcile language. Teach them how to communicate. Teach them basic principles and critical reasoning. Eventually this must be done on mass levels, through institutional influence.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? What other words have become victims of verbicide? Leave a comment below and share to get your friends in on the conversation… We will pick a handful of your  recommendations to cover in later issues of The Daily Rebuke!

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  • James
    Posted at 17:11h, 26 May Reply

    Lawful has blurred to mean also legal. Worse, the definition of ‘tribunal’ has become a misleading term, designed to confuse and obfuscate the real meaning.
    Person and human though are, by far, the victims of verbicide.

  • shineb4
    Posted at 04:43h, 29 May Reply

    How about Freedom and Liberty? There are so many, it just blows my mind! Respect, Honor, etc……..

  • Fred Van Vliet
    Posted at 01:49h, 22 July Reply

    Integrity. Sounds good, right? Integrity is good, as long as it is properly aligned with all good things. When integrity is selectively aligned on a corrupted basis, it merely means conformity to a questionable premise or agenda.

  • casquette new era
    Posted at 23:30h, 08 January Reply

    casquette new era

    Merci pour cet article

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