Summary: The corruption of our language, mostly by the Left, already is producing a host of ill effects. We cannot communicate with each other. Increasingly we are incapable of clear thought. Perhaps worst of all, we are alienated from our own history and culture.
As with so much going wrong today, we long ago were warned about the on-going corruption of our language. In April 1946 Horizon published George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language.” For those that missed the message, in June 1946 he published Nineteen Eighty-Four
. Orwell described controlling people by regulating allowed language (Newspeak) and re-writing history. No need to read those works today; just read the news. These are powerful methods to shape our minds, but effective only on sheep.
James Bowman explains how
the corruption of our language makes clear thought impossible.