The New American: ““There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them,” observed author George Orwell. And Princeton University is obviously replete with intellectuals, as evidenced by its new obsession: eliminating the word “man” from its Human Resources Department.
Man, what will they think of next?
It’s all outlined in a four-page memo that aims to make the workplace more “gender inclusive.” As the College Fix reports.”
Opinion: The Cliffs Notes on George Orwell’s 1984: The Purpose of Newspeak:
“A living language, such as English, one that has the capability of diverse expression, has the tendency to gain words and therefore broaden the awareness and knowledge of its speakers. Newspeak, on the other hand, loses words, by removing words that represent opposing concepts.
Therefore, for example, because the word “good” presumes the opposite of “bad,” the word “bad” is unnecessary. Similarly, all degrees of “goodness” can be expressed simply by adding standard prefixes and suffixes to this one root word: ungood (bad) and plusgood (very good) and doubleplusgood (wonderful). In so doing, Newspeak not only eliminates “unnecessary” words, but it also promotes a narrowing of thought (emphasis added) and, therefore, awareness.
The idea behind Newspeak is that as language becomes less expressive, the mind is more easily controlled. Through his creation and explanation of Newspeak, Orwell warns the reader that a government that creates the language and mandates how it is used can control the minds of its citizens.”
George Orwell was a socialist/social Democrat/Anglican who could envision the future of a government-controlled society.
The prophet Daniel was a religious Jew who envisioned just how far a government-controlled society will go:
“The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.”