What is a Buzzword? “A buzzword is a word or phrase that has little meaning but becomes popular during a specific time.” There are buzzwords used in various arenas of society. Some buzzwords are used in politics, academia, pop culture, the media, and literature. Not all buzzwords are bad because like the definition states they become popular during a specific time. There are reasons for this, but this depends on the person, group, and intent behind using the buzzword.
An example of a political buzzword is the use of the word “Establishment“. This is “a group of social, economic, and political leaders who form a ruling class (as of a nation); a controlling group.” Usually when a person uses the term Establishment it is used as a negative connotation in that people that support the establishment give concessions in return for a politician(s) support for their agenda. The term “Landslide” is a political term used to describe a one sided election and the term “filibuster” is used to describe a politician that uses up valuable time with meaningless rhetoric.
Some examples of Academic buzzwords are the use of the word “Feminist”. When a person uses this term this should mean “Feminism is a great thing — it grants women an equal place in society and smashes vestiges of inequality and abuse worldwide. But that doesn’t mean the word itself doesn’t experience a hefty amount of overuse, particularly when it comes to describing females’ creative pursuits.” However, we have seen not only the use of the word distorted, but also the actions of women claiming to be Feminists distort the original intentions and meaning of the movement. I provide a link to a PragerU video that explains this by Tammy Bruce. The buzzword “Pedagogy“, the actual definition means “the art, science, or profession of teaching; especially : education“. But because teachers of various educational institutions experience difficulty, in modern classrooms, they have turned it into a buzzword to mean “Good luck getting those freshmen to listen to anything with the prefix “peda-” or “pedo-” these days — all they’ll think about are anime bears and Chris Hansen. Besides sounding kinda sketchy without actually being as such, it actually sports a simple, straightforward definition; one more easily conveyed using layman’s terms.”
These examples show that buzzwords have their use and are utilized by a group or the group that started the buzzword that initiated the use. They know the true meaning of the buzzword as it relates to the current weather of each arena in society. Some of the buzzwords get intertwined and mixed in with other areas of society as the PragerU video shows on the use of the word “Feminism”. Some buzzwords have the capability of being dynamic in that because of the culture, trends, and the people involved with the use of them, the meaning is changed because of Sociological reasons.
Not all uses of buzzwords are bad. Sometimes a group or individual might use a buzzword to convey a generalized message to the public that is not malicious in its intent. There are various reasons for this. Recently two buzzwords that are somewhat controversial are “Feminist” and “server”. The word server, can be understood in various ways depending on the perspective of the person using it and the perspective of the person trying to understand it. The technical term for server “is a computer that provides data to other computers. It may serve data to systems on a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN) over the Internet.” The other perspective a person might use to understand the word server, is “a person that serves food or drink”.
When an individual or group of individuals are trying to make progress on a goal the buzzword, sometimes, has the misfortune of getting diluted and misunderstood. Possible reasons for this is that there are people that are unwilling to support positive change or positive growth. They want to stay in their current state, way of thinking, and continue supporting their agenda and ideologies. We have seen this in the Swamp of U.S. Politics. The word “Swamp” is a buzzword itself as it relates to a group of politicians and their supporters that are the entrenched advocators/supporters of the “Deep State” and love to live in their filth and sleazy way of performing their view of their civic duties.
If a buzzword fails to receive positive support it is not used as much and the meaning and intent gets blurred and fades. This is akin to the term “filibuster” explained previously. Some supporters of buzzwords might get ostracized, ridiculed, they might be pushed and faded into oblivion by people that do not want positive progress, change or growth, and they might have devious plans drawn up for them by people such as Swamp supporters and members of the Swamp themselves. This seemingly phenomenon does not happen unless a leader arises and supports and moves to clarify the buzzword in order to create change and progress. Because YOU are a leader if you stand up and support things that you believe.
We have seen on the News and various Social Media platforms of what happens when an individual or group supports certain positive and nutritious aspects of society. PragerU had its videos censored from Facebook, Fox News contributors and hosts of their own show, Diamond and Silk went through a feud with Facebook, and Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch got shadow banned on Twitter after President Trump mentioned and congratulated him in a Tweet. If you notice the sources of the links they are not from any in the Main Stream Media, but are from lesser known and paid attention to sources.
Sometimes a group with malicious intent, such as the Swamp, will create a buzzword knowing of the difficult situation that surrounds it. They advocate for the use of it and lie in wait for someone or a group to stand up, educate, provide clarification, and take the first step in an effort to provide positive change and growth. They choose a person that is in good standing to put the buzzword out there and when somebody steps forth that’s when they strike. They begin their campaign of ostracization, ridicule, and other forms of asymmetric attacks such as explained in the preceding paragraph.
With a buzzword such as Feminism it seems as if there are a great number of women in the United States that want positive change on this topic. I have used the term Extreme Feminism to explain the negative aspects such a movement can have on society. Tammy Bruce explains the negative aspects of what I call “Extreme Feminism” and I have not heard or seen much outcry or obstructionist tactics from the usual groups on the political Left on this topic. And even comments from Tomi Lahren, on the same topic, have not been met with as much criticism as other current topics. But this is good because I believe that there are a lot of women such as Conservatives and some Liberal women that want positive change to take place in this area of society.
Keep standing up for what you believe and keep using your words to advocate and promote positive change in the United States and by being a good example for the rest of the World. Lets continue to Make America Great Again!