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November 12, 2009

Thoughts & Words (Ever More Conditioned for a Civil Society)



Media Matters As PC Language Police

‘Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition, we’re not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead.

Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,’ he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction. ‘Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?’—Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell (Source)


1 Comment »

  1. Liberal left politically correct thought control is just an extension of busy-bodyism, and ultimately they both extend to socialism — the attempt to make everyone conform to a central plan dictated by elitist planners in the political State.
    Allowing individuals to pursue their own private plans, and allowing the free price system to help co-ordinate and organize those various plans into a dynamic harmony, never occurs to the liberal mentality. That’s why the liberal/left mindset is anti-market and anti-individual freedom and anti-privacy. Some extreme “liberals” support what they call “democratic socialism”; they think a little socialism is OK as long as it is democratically sanctioned. Yet, if people are not smart enough or responsible enough to run their own lives and spend their own money, how can they be smart enough or responsible enough to be able to choose through elections those who would run our lives for us and spend our money for us?
    But, America is beginning to make a come-back and we will ultimately prevail over the elitist nonsense of the politically correct thought police.

    Comment by Ed Spaulding — November 12, 2009 @ 3:55 PM | Reply

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