"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Friday, February 03, 2017
Who is this guy Orwell?
the author of this piece in today's American Thinker points out, most
people today (especially Millennials) have not studied George Orwell's
1984 in school (probably because the curriculum is more devoted to
books like Heather Has Two Mommies).
And yet Orwell is being invoked now by the Left to characterize the
Trump administration and its supporters, calling Kellyanne Conway's
term "alternative facts" an example of Orwellian Newspeak (she probably
should have used the term "the rest of the story"). But it is the
relentless (and increasingly desperate) propaganda from the Left that
is giving us the best examples of Newspeak (what is "political
correctness" but Newspeak?), doublethink, the mutability of the past
and, above all, the concept that "Ignorance is Strength".
[I recommend that you read this piece at
the original AT site,
because it's chock full of links illustrating most of its references,
and those links will probably be inoperative in this e-mail.]