Thursday, March 30, 2017

Orwellian Doublespeak

Orwell was the modern Nostradamus, he saw the future so clearly:
The left doesn't use fixed definitions, but rather uses propaganda terms that can be twisted and manipulated into anything they need them to be at any given time. It's like there isn't a single leftist in the world who owns a dictionary.

The latest example of this is actually a retread of a classic: professors at Wellesley College are claiming that non-politically correct speech is an abridgment of liberty:

In a faculty listserv message obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the two-year-old Presidential Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity said the  recently invited Laura Kipnis and previous controversial speakers were exhausting students with their offensiveness.

The six faculty on the women’s college commission cited the left-wing historian Jelani Cobb’s theory that certain ideas “impose on the liberty of another” if the person hearing those ideas is “relatively disempowered”...

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