What Orwell Can Teach us About the Language of the Dominant Trans-Ideology

“The speech of military strategists and of politicians is characterised by a narcissistic finality. There can be no real reply to the careful and reasonable calculation of the balance of [INSERT THE DOMINANT TRANS-ACTIVIST IDEOLOGY HERE] mass killing in a nuclear war, because everything is so organised that you are persuaded not to notice what it is you are talking about. And when that happens, you cannot intelligently converse or argue: all there is is the definitive language imposed by those who have power. It is a natural extension of the language habitually used to describe the processes of other kinds of war.”

“The main point in all this is that creating a language that cannot be checked by or against any recognisable reality is the ultimate mark of power. What Merton characterises as “double-talk, tautology, ambiguous cliche, self-righteous and doctrinaire pomposity and pseudoscientific jargon” is not just an aesthetic problem: it renders dialogue impossible; and rendering dialogue impossible is the desired goal for those who want to exercise absolute power.”

Williams, Rowan. “What Orwell can teach us about the language of terror and war.” The Guardian, Dec. 12, 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/12/words-on-war-a-summons-to-writers-orwell-lecture

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