Obama the destroyer

Why the Left Loves Language Games and Word Play

George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.” And John Milton predicted, “When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.” These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society.

  • David Murrell

    Since the corporate media are overwhelmingly left-wing, the abuse of language is huge. For example, note how rarely the words “Muslim” or “Islam” are used in any media coverage of terrorist attacks.

  • moraywatson

    “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke!” (Confucius)