From: A. Reader [Email him]
One of the key factors which, to me. explains the Left's takeover of our society is their abduction and perversion of the language. In the Appendix to 1984, George Orwell wrote:
"The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatever."
We see this exact strategy applied today: "gay" substituted for sodomite, "enslaved persons" for slaves, "hate" for any reason for disagreeing with The Agenda, "youth" for thugs, "equity" for equality under the law, "differently abled" for disabled, etc., etc. The list goes on and on, including such absurd neologisms as "Homophobia" and "Environmental 'Justice.'" Then there are words that only certain people are allowed to speak, an extension that even Orwell didn't think of.
By adopting these perverted terms we legitimatize them and participate in our own destruction. I suggest we make an effort to resist using these terms, or at least challenging them. For example, I have started using "Income Diversity" instead of "Income Inequality." The beauty of this is that it highlights the fact that "Diversity" isn't the Universal Good that the Elite preach.
"Celebrate Income Diversity!"