Often websites (especially news sites) will use specific words and phrases to convey subtle messages they want you to pick up. The uninitiated will fall prey to these devious tricks and therefore will end up believing whatever the puppet-masters controlling the mainstream media want you to believe.

But with the help of Lunacy Now, you will be wise to their ways.

Here’s our exclusive.

Government: The ruling institutions of a country.

Regime: A government the author does not like.

Education: Spreading information the author approves of.

Propaganda: Spreading information the author disapproves of.

Context: Discussing related issues during an argument in a way that supports the author’s point.

Whataboutery: Discussing related issues during an argument in a way that contradicts the author’s point.

Snowflake: Someone offended by the author.

Bigot: Someone who has offended the author.

Unfair Generalizations: Negative comments about one’s own in-group.

Valid Critique: Negative comments about someone else’s in-group.

Principled stand: When someone on the author’s team does something political that gets them into trouble.

Cheap publicity stunt: When someone opposing the author’s team does something political that gets them in trouble.

Silencing free speech: When someone on the author’s team is penalized for expressing their political views.

Standing up against hate: When someone not on the author’s team is penalized for expressing their political views.

Underrated theorist: Non-mainstream thinker that the author likes.

Crackpot Conspiracist: Non-mainstream thinker that someone else likes.

Authentic spiritual tradition: Religion that the author likes.

Superstitious Nonsense: Religion that the author does not like.

 

We hope you find this glossary helpful in decoding the internets as you cruise around.

 

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