From the Frontline podcast: Countering the Subversion of Language
George Orwell warned in his 1984 Novel, that governments tend to abuse language to make theft and murder sound respectable. Seldom before in history can language have been so subverted in education, entertainment, the news media and particular in politics so as to promote more confusion and disinformation than communication.How did power failure black outs become “load shedding”?
How did violent terrorism become “protests”?
How did malicious damage to property, looting and arson become “freedom of expression”?
How did rational free speech become labelled as “hate speech”?!
How did abortion, the killing of an innocent baby, become “pro-choice.”, “TOP”, “Removal of the product of conception”?
How did blatant racial discrimination, race quotas and race politics become acceptable “politically correct”, BBBEE Affirmative Action?
How could mass-murder be described as “collateral damage”?
How could gangster state criminal corruption, looting of the economy be described as “government”?
How can Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) pornographic child abuse be presented as “education”?!
How can we counter the pervasive newspeak, double think, propaganda which is eroding freedom of speech today?
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.”