Double Plus Ungood

This reminds me of the words of Syme, the dictionary editor in Nineteen Eighty Four

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. … 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.

2 thoughts on “Double Plus Ungood

  1. While I agree with their first assertion, although not likely in the way that they think, there is no way you can be considered a man if you get pregnant and give birth. There is fundamentally no better example of being a woman than that. Pandering, plain and simple. I use to respect the ACLU 30 years ago, but they stopped protecting the civil rights of people that weren’t the right kind of people, and they wandered into the weeds.

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