Donald Trump has implemented a lot of rules since becoming President that many Americans do not agree with. Between his choice of staff, his reaction to numerous tragedies, and the way he conducts himself on Twitter, there’s not much to admire when it comes to his administration so far. But, if anything is going to take the cake for absolutely insane, it has to be the recent action Trump has taken against the Center for Disease Control. According to several reports, Trump and his administration have now “banned” the CDC from using the following words in any “official” documents being prepared for the federal budget moving forward.
The Trump administration is prohibiting CDC officials from using these words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget:
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 16, 2017
The fact that he is banning any words from official documents is a direct infringement to Constitutional rights, but, the words that Trump is banning are an eye-opener to where his agenda lies. Clearly, banning “transgender” is absolutely ridiculous and a slap in the face to many in the LGBTQ movement. Banning “fetus” has much to do with the abortion debate that is ongoing between liberals and conservatives. Banning “evidence-based” and “science-based” is basically denying any facts or truth to be included, much like the global warming issue, that conservatives prefer to pretend does not exist. How can we take this man seriously? I know for one I cannot take any administration seriously that bans an organization that is supposed to help us from using words to provide valuable information. Hard pass.
In reality, people may not realize how terrifying this truly is. The CDC and organizations like it are established to provide important information to the government and citizens based on scientific evidence and research. Banning words from their vocabulary hinders their ability to effectively do their job. This could overall harm the American people in the long run, rather than help them. This, my friends, is clearly censorship in its most natural state.
Twitter users have been up in arms over the news and, they have every right to be.
We're SLOWLY but SURELY (but not subtlely) being TAKEN OVER & DAMAGED BEYOND RECOGNITION by people that mean us HARM. The constant TRASHING of our free-media & Intelligence agencies, the undermining of our environmental & consumer laws are NO ACCIDENT & we're WATCHING IT HAPPEN.
— CureThaConservatives (@ScottieTakesOn) December 16, 2017
This is Orwellian: Trump admin gives CDC, the nation's top public health agency, a list of words/phrases it is prohibited from using. Words/phrases are: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based" & “science-based”
— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) December 16, 2017
Words I will keep saying: #vulnerable #entitlement #diversity#transgender#fetus#evidencebased#sciencebased
— Yo yMisKosas (@Yoymiskosas) December 16, 2017
**THIS** is one of the scariest thing the trump administration has done so far, imo. The CDC is no longer able to use the words “evidence based” among others. #NotNormal #WarOnFacts https://t.co/0VQPJMRq6H
— Amy E OConnell (@PostCallScience) December 16, 2017
You can’t say “evidence-based”?
— Rudolphalite_Girl (@Raphaelite_Girl) December 16, 2017
— Marta Bull (@MartaBull) December 16, 2017
I thought the Trump Admin had already scraped the bottom sludge of ignorance. I was wrong. And for non-Americans, get this: #CDC stands for CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL. Got that? https://t.co/CRXvyW3d5K
— glenda larke (@glendalarke) December 16, 2017
How is this real life?
Here you go, CDC:
Vulnerable = Susceptible
Entitlement = Privilege
Diversity = Heterogeneity
Transgender = Transgender (fuck you, Trump)
Fetus = Blastosphere
Evidence Based = Reality Based
Science Based = See above
— Holly Jolly Hunter Pearson (@JHunterPearson) December 16, 2017
Every time Trump does something like ban the CDC from saying "transgender", the memory of him saying he supports LGBTQ Americans hurts again. Of course I didn't believe it but my mother used it as justification for voting for him.
— Crystal Gem Mermaid (@mermaidofhyrule) December 16, 2017
Oh shit it’s The Most Orwellian Thing I’ve Ever Heardhttps://t.co/8EMz61SM5k
— Toph (@toph_bbq) December 16, 2017
My unique reaction to each of Trump’s banned CDC words.
— A Cat Named Bitches (@BitchestheCat) December 16, 2017
Before the Trump Administration is done, the CDC's recommendation for protecting us from any health or security threats will be "thoughts and prayers."#cdcbannedwords
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) December 16, 2017
What kind of fresh hell is this?
The Trump administration has banned the CDC from using the following terms:
— gray (@graygraync) December 16, 2017
Why are “science-based” and “evidence-based” banned words? How can you ban the CDC from using the words fetus, transgender, and diversity? Now the Trump administration is using censorship to push their agenda. https://t.co/QjINUxNIbu
— Abigail ☀️ (@castroabigail_) December 16, 2017
The @realDonaldTrump Administration is MAKING AMERICA STUPID AGAIN. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention banned from using "science-based" and "evidence-based" terms. Are we now going to use Voodoo & leeches to treat diseases? #MASA https://t.co/f77yrSbMFQ
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 16, 2017
Donald Trump will be VULNERABLE come 2020. His sense of ENTITLEMENT gone. His attacks on DIVERSITY, TRANSGENDER & post-FETUS individuals and the SCIENCE-BASED community will cease. This is not a dream but EVIDENCE-BASED after seeing his latest approval ratings. #cdcbannedwords
— May (@maysiecat) December 16, 2017
This is disgraceful. I flew into a rage last night when I saw that "evidence-based" is on the list of words banned at the CDC. I can't even begin to express or explain to non-scientists how utterly preposterous this is, especially for the advancement of medical research.
— Dr. Bill (@_Doctor_Bill_) December 16, 2017
Trump has just banned the CDC from using the following words: diversity, vulnerable, fetus, evidence-based, science-based, among many others. If this doesn’t enrage you, it should.
— Roems✨ (@Roems) December 16, 2017
“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
― George Orwell, 1984 #CDC7words #cdcbannedwords #Science #scicomm
— Chris Sedlacek (@Chris__Sedlacek) December 16, 2017