“Politics and the English Language” (1946) is an essay by George Orwell that criticized the “ugly and inaccurate” written English of his time and examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language. The essay focuses on political language, which, according to Orwell, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”. Orwell believed that the language used was necessarily vague or meaningless because it was intended to hide the truth rather than express it (source).
Recently I was called a homophobe . I responded with this: " Apparently you are too stupid to know what a “phobia” is. A “phobia” is a fear, like fear of heights, fear of closed spaces, etc. I have no fear of homosexuals. I call them out for the sick perverts they are. It is cowards like YOU who have the fear, fear of the TRUTH. "
A phobia is a mental condition. As I said, Orwell’s essay focuses on political language which is “designed to make lies sound truthful”, and of course the opposite too, to make the truth sound like a lie.
In this case, the normal person, me has the mental problem - the “phobia” - and the person with the mental disorder, the homosexual, is the normal person. (NOTE: Do not derail this thread onto the topic of homosexuality. The topic is “The Politics of Liberal Perversion of Language.”)
Other examples of this perversion of language? Calling things racist that are not racist. Other sorts of phobias, like Islamophobia. Generally describing things in a manner that are absolutely false, such as the famous Democrat line, “Tax Cuts for the Rich”, used to describe tax cuts for businesses as incentives for growth.
Of course, there is this perversion, the phrase “Undocumented Immigrants”, used to describe Illegal Aliens . “Alien” is a legal term to describe a non-citizen. But by calling Illegal Aliens “Immigrants”, the Left lumps them in with legal immigrants for the purpose of saying the Republicans are anti-Immigrant. That, of course, is a lie. Remember: Orwell’s essay focuses on political language which is “designed to make lies sound truthful”, and make the truth sound like a lie. In this case, the lie is that Illegal Aliens are the same as Legal Immigrants, and the lie is also that Republicans are anti-Immigrant.
FAKE NEWS: ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
Trump, as usual, is totally correct. This sort of Orwellian perversion of language which Fake News outlets like CNN and MSNBC use on a daily basis really is the enemy of the people. It makes the people believe propaganda & lies, and then they vote based on those lies.
I will always call out the liars in this forum who engage in this debasement of language, and I will start linking back to this OP as a reminder.
Author: Me. More to come