Is the “i-word” the new “n-word”? That’s what progressive commentator Sally Kohn claimed in a July 4 CNN article.
For those unfamiliar with what the “i-word” could possibly be, Kohn claims it is “illegal,” as in, “illegal immigrant.”
In a web exclusive for TheBlaze TV Tuesday, Will Cain eviscerated Kohn’s assertion that Americans should stop using the phrase “illegal immigrant” to describe those who have come to the United States illegally.
“The argument is that illegal immigrant is a slur, it’s a dehumanizing epithet, and we should ditch it and adopt ‘undocumented worker,’” Cain, the co-host of TheBlaze TV’s Real News and Cain and Cupp, began. “That assumes, by the way, that everybody we’re talking about is working. It also insinuates — undocumented worker — it sounds like somebody who just left their papers at home.”
“You see, accuracy is the Achilles heel of the politically correct,” Cain continued, proceeding to give the official definition of the words “illegal” and “immigrant.”
“Words have meaning,” Cain declared. “Objective meaning, beyond all of our feelings. And if we ditch the dictionary and just start defining words by our feelings, by the collective consensus of the mob, well then one day, not only will ‘illegal immigrant’ be a slur, ‘undocumented worker’ will become a slur, too.”
“And all we’ll be left with to communicate,” Cain concluded, “are grunts.”
You can watch the complete web exclusive, below: