The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

Newspeak makes me ill

The disinformation campaign about Iraq is being referred to as an “intelligence failure”. This is obviously false; it was a deliberate campaign of lies that defrauded the American people and the British government into accepting an unnecessary war.

The deliberate destruction of incriminating documents is now called a “document retention policy”.

People wishing to protest the conduct of our government are corralled into small, distant “free speech zones”.

The everyday talk of business people everywhere is now Newspeak too. What we call “buzzwords” like “reorg” or “loss prevention” are just that. Business speak, eduspeak, newspeak, doublethink. We’re our own big brother.
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