NewSpeak

Daniel Hannan – A lesson in Newspeak

by Susan Olsen January 6, 2015

“DIVERSITY: People who look different but think the same way. Diversity applies to race, sex, disability, and sexual orientation. It emphatically does not apply to opinion. Indeed, when it comes to political views, it has taken on more or less the opposite of its Oldspeak meaning.”  

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“A society of emasculated liars…” – Theodore Dalrymple

by Susan Olsen January 2, 2015

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they […]

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Notable quote – Peter Berkowitz

by Susan Olsen September 22, 2013

“…the liberal Democrats’ brand of intransigence disguises itself as devotion to dialogue, conformity to morality, and reliance on reason. But their concept of dialogue is one-sided, the interpretation of morality constricted, and the progressive version of reason suffused with partisan judgments.” H/T Real Clear Politics  

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NHGOP’s Orwellian Adventure

by Mike January 28, 2013

After several fine speeches about teamwork and unity at the convention this Saturday, things didn’t go so smoothly – here’s how: We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on bloggers.) We have to hide the vote count in order to prove […]

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