Skip to comments.Michelle Malkin: Curse of the language corrupters
Posted on 07/12/2005 10:23:39 PM PDT by USAFJeeper
Across the pond, the British Broadcasting Corporation is taking well-deserved lumps for whitewashing the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London. Editors have reportedly expunged the word "terrorist" from the BBC website and substituted the sanitized "bomber" to describe the killers.
Next: "Burglars" will be "takers." "Child molesters" will be "ticklers." "Rapists" will be "unplanned lovers."
High-minded BBC guidelines admonish employees against using words like "terrorist" that "carry emotional or value judgments." Yet, employing a reporter, Barbara Plett, who told viewers she bawled her eyes out when an ailing Yasser Arafat was whisked off to France in November 2004, is model objectivity.
But bashing the terror-coddling BBC is too easy. Let us turn to our own language corrupters
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I don't think "bomber" is quite the euphamism that Michelle thinks it is. She missed this one by a mile.
Indeed they would, Michelle.
I suspect the West will have to endure a helluva lot more Islamic terrorism before it takes the gloves off and flushes the PC bullsh/t down the camode.
Why is it that so few voices see things clearly today, and they are seldom holders of public office?
It is an embarassment to our nation that these truths must be spoken by an ordinary citizen rather than a President, a Congressman or a Senator.
Thank you Michelle. It's a lonely job, saying what needs to be said.
A lot of people have never read "1984".
I'm sure that's true.
1984 and Animal Farm were part of my required reading down here in the red state south, worst of all at a Catholic Private School! Our reading list looked more like a university one!
All animals are equal, some are more equal than others!
I had to read Animal Farm as well. It's basically a simplified version of 1984. I think of it a lot when it comes to the PC police anyway, though.
And twice at FR I have seen people comment that even though the book was written twenty years ago it is still relevant today.
No, I didn't correct them.
A "bomber" can be jet pilot destroying an artillery battery, or a moslem pulverizing someone's mother.
All the same to the BBC.
I would add to Michelle's list, if we are serious we would be holding tribunals and exectutions at GITMO. There was a lot of talk about doing so after 9-11. When Bush's term ended without a single one it was obvious that there never would be any. PC won't allow it. Not even for Kalil Sheik Mohammed who ws directly responsible for planning 9-11. Nope, we'll just hold them until some liberal Democrat gets elected President and lets them go.
A lot of people have never read "1984".
Everyone should. And I mean *everyone*. In the book, "Ingsoc" (English Socialism) has prevailed in the Western world. Michelle Malkin is making a reference to the concept in the book known as "Newspeak".
Big Brother (the ironic name for the ultra-oppressive government which pretends to "look after and protect" the public) was pushing "Newspeak" as the new, accepted language. On page 45, the protagonist (Winston Smith) is talking to an acquaintance, Syme, who is working on the new edition of the Newspeak dictionary:
[Syme:] "You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We're destroying words -- scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. [...] It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. [...] In your heart you'd prefer to stick to Oldspeak, with all its vagueness and its useless shades of meaning. You don't grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. [...] Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. [...] Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak [...] Even the literature of the party will change. How could you have a slogan like 'freedom is slavery' when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking -- not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
One of these days, thought Winston with sudden deep conviction, Syme will be vaporized. He is too intelligent. He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly. The Party does not like such people. One day he will disappear.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
"takes the gloves off and flushes the PC bullsh/t down the camode."
This site has a good head-start on it >> http://www.pigazette.com/index.html
PIG = Politically Incorrect Gazette
Don't forget it is Chechen rebels in Russia that take over a school and shoot little kids with AK-47s...
Why don't you just sign up for some porn site? I'll bet they got "hot pictures"
This is getting really stupid and old.
This kind of juvenile, Jr. High school joke hasn't been even close to funny or cute in years. It sucks anymore that it has to be in EVERY thread by Ann or Michelle, every single time. It makes you all sound like immature little boys.
The subject matter of her piece is a very serious one, but you still need pictures, HOT PICTURES! There, I said it again, was it funny that time? It's about the 100 thousandth time. We've all heard it now infinity. OK?
This is not just to you, it's to every clown that thinks it's still a fresh, new joke. Get over it and grow out of it.
There, I got that off my chest. I don't care what you say, and I don't care if you hate me now.
She always does.
Neal Boortz has said for years, PC is going to cost millions of lives.
I was thinking "Michaels" or "Jacksons"
Mandatory reading in HS. .....at least when I attended (a quarter century ago).
Ouch. Your tirade has mortally wounded my inner child.
I fear my juvenility shall now wither and perish.
Any Hot pics?
Most people forget there is an appendix to "1984" which is a detailed guide to thought modification thru language manipulation.
Refusing to grow up for 43 years and 2 careers now :)