Orwell (yup…him again!) famously wrote about language and its ability to manipulate the political and social spheres. In his essay called Politics And The English Language*, he said:
If thought corrupt language, language can corrupt thought
Are we not seeing exactly that today? The butchering of the greatest language on earth, by people intent upon doing harm to our traditional political institutions has been a tool of the left four many years. Just hink back to the “anti-fascists” of the 1920s and 1930s! That was a carefully constructed phrase that meant exactly the opposite. Anyone opposed to communism was a fascist, and anyone who was a communist (a dirty word in a more intelligent time) was rebranded as an anti-fascist.
A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.
But its the end-user who is foolish. The originators of the torture of the language are sculpting social and political change from the ground up, and it is intentional. If the ridiculous manipulation of pronouns sounds silly — and it is! — it is also quickly creeping into our everyday usage, simply because the media and the elites have embraced the changes because they understand how quickly a simple change in language can seep into the consciousness of an entire people.
The pronoun “they” indicates more than one person or thing. But in the last few years its use to describe a person who pretends to be of indeterminate sex is an incorrect use of the word and serves only to confuse all but the simplest grammatical constructions. But the implication of “non-woman-non-man” is powerful, both in its manipulation of the language and the trend to accept the insanity of “non-binary” people. For all intents and purposes, every human being is either man or woman. XX or XY chromosomes. That is immutable, and no amount of obfuscation or language manipulation will change the biological reality.
Yet here we are, being force-fed a nefarious LGBTQ+ agenda, abetted by the progressive movement, that is designed to normalize the idea that biology is incorrect, that 2,500 years of Western culture is incorrect, that nature can be sublimated to accept the whims of Man.
And it has another evil purpose…to insinuate the vile and profoundly anti-human idea that we can be perfected; that we are merely cogs in a great machine to be filed and honed and hammered to make the machine work better.
That rejects the uniqueness of the individual and accepts the premise that we are interchangeable units, without a soul or a difference or anything that makes the individual special, including our relationships with God.
When one watches some tired hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases — bestial, atrocities, iron heel, bloodstained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder — one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy: a feeling which suddenly becomes stronger at moments when the light catches the speaker’s spectacles and turns them into blank discs which seem to have no eyes behind them.
And this is not altogether fanciful. A speaker who uses that kind of phraseology has gone some distance toward turning himself into a machine. The appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved, as it would be if he were choosing his words for himself. If the speech he is making is one that he is accustomed to make over and over again, he may be almost unconscious of what he is saying, as one is when one utters the responses in church. And this reduced state of consciousness, if not indispensable, is at any rate favourable to political conformity.
It is that political (and social) conformity that is the goal. The seemingly trivial step that allows people to define themselves according to what they aren’t may sound like a childish and silly thing, but it rejects the last two and a half millennia of struggle to place the individual at the top of the world.
“He. “She.” Or “it.” Those are the singular pronouns. “Birthing person?” Uh…no. Biology and the English language call them women. “Clump of tissue?” Wrong. That’s a baby. “Zero Emissions?” Liar…the emissions have been moved (inefficiently) to power plants that burn coal and oil and natural gas and split atoms and harness the power of gravity.
Have at it! There are thousands of examples of this manipulation, and the more we know of them the better equipped we are to combat them!
*Sorry about the Amazon link, but for $0.99 for the Kindle edition it’s a good deal, and much less expensive than anywhere else I found.