The Narrowing of Language: ‘Discrimination’

We live in a world Orwell described so well in 1984. Language, as it has been mutilated and twisted, is the enemy of truth. The compression of language so that a single catch-all term is used to describe a variety of discordant and even contradictory ideas does precisely what Orwell wrote about, so that the only moral terms in 1984 are “good” and “ungood.” Once we accept and adopt the language of totalitarians, we are in a prison with no hope of escape.

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