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Politically Correct Speech IS NEWSPEAK

The purpose of
Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and
mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of
thought impossible. From the Appendix of Nineteen
Eighty-Four
, by George Orwell, “The Principles of Newspeak.”

Your children are learning to speak Newspeak

Orwell does not delve very deeply into the subject, but one of the shared
chief goals of politically correct speech and NEWSPEAK is to literally shrink
the epistemology of the mind. It is not merely a matter of “mental habits,” but
to mold the preferred stunted mind of totalitarian activists like Antifa.
It was intended that
when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a
heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc
— should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on
words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle
expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express,
while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them
by indirect methods.
Newspeak was
designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose
was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.
Without exaggeration, this is the shrunken state of mind of Antifa
and its political allies in the Democratic Party. The new “thoughtcrime” is now
to be suspected of harboring alleged sympathies with Nazism and racism, even
though the accusers are grossly ignorant of the roots and practices of Nazism
and even of “racism” or “whiteness,” and of the etymological roots and meanings
of the words, even though there is not a shred of evidence that “racism” or “Nazism”
exists in the fabric of a person’s words and actions. But evidence of innocence
Dr. Leonard Peikoff discusses the “mental state” of Nazi Germans and
their Brown Shirts in The
Ominous Parallels
:
“The
concept of personal liberties of the individual as opposed to the
authority of the state had to disappear; it is not
to be reconciled with the
principle of
the nationalistic Reich,” said Huber to a country which listened,
and nodded. “There are no
per
sonal liberties of the individual which fall outside of the realm of the state and which must be respected by the state… The constitution of the nationalistic Reich
is therefore not based
upon a system of
inborn and inalienable rights of the individual.”
Peikoff, writing in
the chapter “Hitler’s War Against Reason” in The
Ominous Parallels
, goes far, and long before the appearance of Antifa
and the statue-smashing Social Justice Warriors:
The voluntarist
worship of mindless action may be designated by the term “activism.” Activism is
the form of irrationalism which extols physical action, based on will or
instinct or faith, while repudiating the intellect and its products, such as
abstractions, theory, programs, philosophy. In a very literal sense, activism
is irrationalism – in action. “We approach the realities of the world only in
strong emotion and in action,” says Hitler. (p. 52 of the book)
Ayn Rand wrote in
1971:
Kant’s expressly
stated purpose
was to save the morality of self-abnegation and self-sacrifice.
He knew that it could not survive without a mystic base—and what it had to be
saved from was reason.
All
within the state; nothing outside it
,” proclaimed Benito Mussolini.

So that they will become Antifa

Imbibing PC speech and writing, and applying it to any and all issues,
achieves the same ends as Orwell’s description of NEWSPEAK, one of which it to
inculcate unswerving conformity in thought and deed. Not to mention automatic.
And thoughtless obedience, and thoughtless action. One is initially dumbfounded
by the crass ignorance of those who censor freedom of speech and the right of
assembly. Thus it is fruitless to accuse an Antifa thug of practicing what he purportedly
and loudly opposes – Fascism, or the suppression of freedom of speech and
assembly – when he physically assaults those with whom he opposes. Anyone who
disagrees with him is an “enemy.” Argumentation with the street totalitarians
is impossible. “Political
power grows out of the barrel of a gun
,” said Mao. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot,
the Perons, Mussolini, and other dictators could have said it, just as well. It
is doubtful that Antifa thugs have ever heard of Mao’s “Little Red Rule.”
It would be wrong to claim that the Newspeakers consciously apply PC
to their writing and speech; they just do
it
in kneejerk fashion. It is no longer a matter of choice. It would also
be wrong to say that any one Antifa munchkin “disagrees” with what you say (or
even are) and strikes out at you. He is incapable of disagreement as a mental
exercise. Disagreement entails thought.  His
sole method of argumentation is the fist or the stick or blinding spray.
This is the apex of the destruction in modern language and educational
policies. (I would say philosophies,
but that would be honoring today’s destroyers.) Ayn Rand wrote extensively on
the role of concepts and their links to words. In her essay, “The Chickens
Homecoming
,” she wrote as Orwell would never have been able to write:
It is the claim of Linguistic
Analysis that its purpose is not the communication of any particular
philosophic content, but the training of a student’s mind. This is
true—in the terrible, butchering sense of a Comprachico operation. The detailed
discussions of inconsequential minutiae—the discourses on trivia picked at
random and in midstream, without base, context or conclusion—the shocks of
self-doubt at the professor’s sudden revelations of some such fact as the
student’s inability to define the word “but,” which, he claims, proves that
they do not understand their own statements—the countering of the question:
“What is the meaning of philosophy?” with: “Which sense of ‘meaning’ do you
mean?” followed by a discourse on twelve possible uses of the word “meaning,”
by which time the question is lost—and, above all, the necessity to shrink one’s focus to the range of a flea’s,
and to keep it there
—will cripple the best of minds, if it attempts to
comply. [Italics mine]
“Mind-training”
pertains to psycho-epistemology; it consists in making a mind automatize
certain processes, turning them into permanent habits. What habits does
Linguistic Analysis inculcate? Context-dropping, “concept-stealing,”
disintegration, purposelessness, the inability to grasp, retain or deal with
abstractions. Linguistic Analysis is not a philosophy, it is a method of
eliminating the capacity for philosophical thought—it is a course in
brain-destruction, a systematic attempt to turn a rational animal into an
animal unable to reason.

The Newspeak Dictionary shrinks
every edition. And so do men’s minds.

The thugs of Antifa, given the relative youth that one sees in videos
of current riots, are college-educated by the academic and political enemies of
reason. Their minds have been deliberately sabotaged, emasculated, and made
impervious to rational or even plain civil discourse. The brains remain, but
are permanently infected by the pathogen introduced and injected into
philosophy by Immanuel
Kant
and his successors. The teachers charged with the task of preparing
young people for life have instead turned children into The
Walking Dead
, or the living dead, or into humanoid vegetables. (It
is the same virulently anti-reason philosophy promulgated by the scholars and
imams of Islam.) What brains are left, as Edwin Jenner puts it, are just
shells, lifeless dark shells driven by mindless instinct. Unable anymore to
think, or want to.
Politically correct speech – and thought – has loosed on us tribes of the
epistemologically stunted Newspeakers of all suasions, and just not the
activists of Antifa, and the MSM. Antifa and its political allies are indeed
the chickens roosting and clucking angrily and unintelligibly on the growing
rubble of our civilization.

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1 Comment

  1. Edward Cline

    ESPN pulled an Asian sports commentator because his name is Robert Lee. See

    And here's a link to that ESPN newspeak. https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/msespn-pulls-asian-announcer-named-robert-lee-off-uva-game-avoid-offending-idiots/

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