4 Predictions From Orwell’s ‘1984’ That Are Coming True Today

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4 Predictions From Orwell’s ‘1984’ That Are Coming True Today

Policy.Mic ^ | June 18, 2013 | Alasdair Denvil

Posted on 7/31/2015, 4:13:08 PM by MinorityRepublican

4. Newspeak

Every society engages in euphemism and linguistic evolution, but is it used for good or ill? Confucius linked the misuse of vocabulary to the warfare and social breakdown of his day, and called for a “rectification of names”.

In 1984, Orwell lays out in detail how language can be (mis)used to deceive and control the masses. In the real world today, political correctness and euphemism are both pervasive and pervasively derided.

George Carlin worked comedic wonders mocking our gutless linguistic evasions. But as funny as they are, they’re not fictional: wealthy people are “job-creators”; when the government takes less money from people it’s called a “tax expenditure” (if we don’t make people perform community service, is that a work furlough?); and the…

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