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Can we talk about the ongoing destruction of language, particularly the English language, to influence the range of thought and expression? Words are vital in our communication with one another, and languages as a whole are a fundamental pillar of one's culture. Its subversion to suit the needs of invading, malicious forces is a topic I don't see pop up very often. Way back when, the custom was to conquer your enemy and give their language a physical death, replacing the old lingua franca with your own language. Now, in the age of instant communication, languages themselves are not the target, but words.
1984 described such an event with Newspeak.
"It's a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well. It isn't only the synonyms; there are also the antonyms. After all, what justification is there for a word, which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good,’ for instance. If you have a word like ‘good,’ what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well – better, because it's an exact opposite, which the other is not."
"In the end the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words – in reality, only one word. Don't you see the beauty of that, Winston? "
The birth of the progressive, SJW lexicon is but one of these kinds of threats to the English language, and to the interpretations of the concepts attached to its words. Sociology definitions superseding traditional dictionary definitions, newly created words that form a political orthodoxy and allows the left toe shun the usage of words that fall out of that orthodoxy, artificial linguistic toxicity placed upon words that aren't even offensive.
Calling illegal aliens "undocumented workers", race-mixing "diversity", you've all seen how the English language is being used. In 1984, the Party destroyed words that expressed shades and degrees of qualities, but now the kikes are using all kinds of words in all kinds of places where they don't belong, and using those degrees of quality to discard the severity and stigma attached to things. English is a great language for making things up and switching things around. You can create new words on the fly and it will make complete sense.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any personal or political examples of language being manipulated like this? How can we stop people from controlling the range of thought and expression via language? How bad do you think its gotten? Was Skull Face right?