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Quotes: New Speak
"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
Gore Vidal

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge."
Toni Morrison

"For what itís worth, a school shooting is defined by Wikipedia as 'an occurrence in which an individual discharges a gun and that incident takes place at an education institution.' This seems pretty straightforward. There is a shooting at a school; it is a school shooting... So, what better way to combat this alarming list of school shootings than to redefine the term 'school shooting' itself? By doing this, according to gun-rights activists, you knock off, say, 59 of the 74 school shootings, leaving you with only 15 real, true, legitimate school shootings. ONLY 15! Thatís nothing. We can live with that, right? The sad thing is, media outlets are now using this new 'revised' number."
Matt Binder

"In America, 99 percent of the money belongs to about 300 men. Those men are certain you want their money, and if you've ever wanted money for any reason, they're probably right. It's turned the rich into paranoid hoarders, and for some reason they pay Fox News to tell us all about it... They refer to billionaires as 'job creators' instead of 'human hunters.' They call it a War on Success if you apply basic economic theories to the financial crisis. And they accuse you of communism if you notice that any of this is retarded."
Seanbaby, "The 8 Greatest Wars Ever Fought by Fox News"

"Do not allow others to dictate the debate by injecting their own politically correct language like: higher order thinking skills, site-based management or gender norming. It's a smokescreen. Insist on using plain English in your debates. If your school is producing stupid children — say so."
Tom DeWeese, American education activist.

"Language has always been important in politics, but language is incredibly important to the present political struggle. Because if you can establish an atmosphere in which information doesn't mean anything, then there is no objective reality. The first show we did, a year ago, was our thesis statement: What you wish to be true is all that matters, regardless of the facts. Of course, at the time, we thought we were being farcical."

"Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery."
Elliot Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies

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