The emergence of Orwellian newspeak and the death of free speech
The emergence of Orwellian newspeak and the death of free speechSaturday, January 23, 2016 by: Natural News Editor
Tags: Orwellian newspeak, censorship, political correctness
"If you don't want a man unhappy politically,
don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one.
Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war.
If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be
all those than that people worry over it.... Give the people contests
they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of
state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of
noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel
stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel
they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And
they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change." — Ray
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451(Story by John Whitehead, republished from Rutherford.org)
How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use.
totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and
compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government
dictates what words can and cannot be used. In countries where the
police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as
tolerance, the citizens censor themselves, policing their words and
thoughts to conform to the dictates of the mass mind.