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The quarterly journal, The Social Contract just published its Fall 2017 edition.
My article, “Language Wars: The Road to Tyranny is Paved with Language Censorship” is included.
For quite some time we have heard many people, including President Trump, lament that we have become “Too politically correct.” It is my judgement that this is not actually a matter of political correctness but about Orwellian use (misuse?) of language. Succinctly stated, thought control can be achieved through language control.
This is the premise for my article.
To provide you with an example:
The news media has come to divide the participants of the immigration debate into two factions “Pro-Immigrant” are those who oppose effective immigration law enforcement and secure borders while those who favor the fair but effective enforcement of our immigration laws and securing the U.S. borders against the un-inspected entry of of people or cargo as being “Anti-Immigrant.” This has become so commonplace that you may wonder what is wrong with this delineation of the two sides of the debate. If so- you have been indoctrinated by propaganda!
I hope you will find my article to be thought-provoking as well as disconcerting. When rebels attempt to seize control of a government they almost invariably seize the instruments of communication- television and radio stations and the newspapers to control the flow of information.
Propaganda is vital to all dictatorships and totalitarian regimes.
Today so-called “Safe spaces” on college campuses are sprouting like weeds. The notion of censorship runs in diametric opposition to the principles of education, yet this is precisely what we have been witnessing on ever more college campuses across the United States.
In addition to forwarding this e-mail to as many folks as possible, I request that if you like my article that you post links to it in the social media and be a part of my “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
By Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)