Friday, April 26, 2013

Fourth Grade Student's Essay - Doublethink and NewSpeak

-1984 by George Orwell

Just as the Cultural Marxists assured us, they are making sure that our children are being thought not to think but to parrot what the Party wants them to say and believe.

I read Orwell's 1984 in 1981. By the time three years had passed, even the mainstream media was predicting the ultimate failure of the Soviet Union. By the early 90's it was all over - or so we thought.

We are living in a world in which the slogans from the book would not be out of place.

Those who took up the Marxist cause in the West general avoided the full-blown Gus Hall strategies and instead worked to make straight the path for Socialism by undermining the culture of Western societies.

George Lukaks, Antonio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse ,et al,  would be impressed.

"An essay that was purportedly written by a fourth grader and subsequently uploaded to Reddit has captured quite a bit of attention. The short text — one that is said to have come directly from the mind of a child — addresses the controversial subject of gay marriage, telling opponents of legalization to just “get over it.”

Posted by user “rafa3l2,” an individual who claims to be the student’s teacher, the message accompanying the image reads, “One of my 4th grade students chose gay marriage as his topic for a persuasive essay. This is the result. More sense than some adults.”....

“Why gay people should be able to get married is you can’t stop two adult’s from getting married because there grown and it doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it,” the essayreads (spelling and grammar kept in tact). “And you should be happy for them because it’s a big moment in their life. When I went to my grandparents wedding it was the happies momment.' "

Some of course think that this essay is not genuine, but given our current climate, I would not doubt its authenticity

The first obvious fact is that the phrasing of the essay betrays a child who has been subject to mind control. An adult or older teenager has clearly put words into his mouth. Those who are concerned that the government thinks that it can create rights and institutions (If it has to be made by the State it is not a right) and those who rightly fear our God, are contemptuously dismissed as being "creeped out". Kids don't think about aberrant things; they think about kid stuff.

-Which brings me to the next point. Children are in fact capable of occasional deep and insightful thoughts, but these are almost never mistaken. When a kid notes that a baby in a woman's belly is alive, she (I use the feminine here as I witnessed this in person) is doing so because she has not been subjected to lies that will ruin an older person's mind. She is simply using common sense.

The last point is the most frightening-

Note the positively Orwellian Newspeak/Doublethink comment of the teacher:

"This is the result. More sense than some adults.”....

The teacher is twisting common sense around to mean the opposite of what it is. A non-programmed kid would know what marriage is. A programmed kid will probably regurgitate what he he has been told to say and believe. Here we have a child, brainwashed to understand neither what marriage nor rights are, something that only could have been done by the wrecked mind of an adult, and the product of this victimization is described as making sense.

The totalitarian use of thought control by words is the norm today. Nonsense is sense. Euthanasia and abortion are good. Religion (Particularly Judaism and Christianity) is bad. Chastity is dysfunctional. Businesses are built by others than those who actually did so. Selfishness is generosity. Enslavement is protection. The ethical obligation of owning a firearm is a danger to the community.

Remember the bumper sticker "Pro-child Pro Choice"?

Samuel Adams' strategy was to put his opponent int the wrong and keep him there. The Left has already put themselves in the wrong on a host of issues, thus saving us the work, but we keep letting them pretend that they are in the right. We need to change the language of the argument by relentlessly proclaiming the truth and exposing their positions as wrong.

In the case of marriage, we must argue against the idea of governments creating rights and institutions that these can, by extension take away. We must make it clear that marriage existed long before any state did and that no artificial construct has the authority to change such an institution. Those who want to use legislation to play-act marriages are wrong and they do not make sense, but we keep failing to address these facts.

By letting the Left and their allies control the use of words, we are letting them control the debate. When it comes to right and wrong, we must seize control of the language of the debate or we will lose.

The principle of linguistic relativity holds that the structure of a language affects the ways in which its speakers conceptualize their world, i.e. their world view, or otherwise influences their cognitive processes. Popularly known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, orWhorfianism, the principle is often defined as having two versions: (i) the strong version that language determines thought and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories and (ii) the weak version that linguistic categories and usage influence thought and certain kinds of non-linguistic behaviour.

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