I have written a great deal about how Progressives use our language to control our thoughts and behavior. This is the core of my argument in my most recent post, COMMON UNDERSTANDINGS. Well, I’ve received a great deal of push-back from people who disagree with me. They like to claim I have no ‘proof’ that our language is being intentionally manipulated. Well, I was thinking about what Ecclesiastes tells us about the present generation forgetting the past generations. Let me ask you something pertinent to the defense of our language:
If you’ve never read the book, or you haven’t read it lately, I cannot urge you strongly enough to read it again! And when you do, pay close attention to the emphasis placed on the use of language to control what people think about, how they think about it and even how they behave. then test yourself: look at the news from the perspective of Winston, the main character in the book, and see if you can find similar techniques being used against you today.
Finally, consider this: Orwell was an insider; a founder of what we now call the Progressive/Fabian Socialist movement. Once you know that, 1984 sort of takes on a whole new light, doesn’t it?