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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Britain takes another step towards making 1984 a reality

Little by little, government is trying to assert control over our everyday lives, thanks to liberals, moonbattery, and nannyism. Europe is about ten steps ahead of us, but American liberals are scurrying to catch up.

Van Helsing at Moonbattery notes,

One of the more disturbing aspects of 1984 is the way the government would attempt to control our thoughts by deleting words from the language. More disturbing still is the way real-life bureaucrats have followed suit.

The Justice Department wants the word "prostitute" removed from the national vocabulary, and "persons who sell sex persistently" will be used instead. A Justice Department spokesperson said,

"We just wanted to remove the stigma of the label 'common prostitute'. It's been around since 1824, so it was a bit outdated. It just wasn't really helpful to label people."

People are labeled, regardless. It doesn't change the act of prostitution if you take away what it is called. But I guess I'm missing the point. It's just another way to exert control over the general population.


Don_cos said...

"It's been around since 1824, so it was a bit outdated."

So does this mean that we need to get rid of any word that has been around since 1824? That has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read!