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Making a list of modern newspeak and doublethink examples... Chip in! (UPDATE1)

Semantic = Relating to meaning in language or logic.

Newspeak = Ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda.

Doublethink = Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.

Colbert's interview with Frank Luntz is a good example of political doublespeak in a light hearted way..

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/39477...
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In this unfortunately Orwellian world we live in we are seeing more and more misuse of language, and alteration of meaning. Here is a mostly complete current list, negative a few you can help me define better. Please feel free to make the ones on the list more eloquent or informative. or comment on ones to add that you don't see.

--Collateral damage (Newspeak)= Term used by the United States to define an innocent person being murdered in war (undeclared or otherwise), with the defense that they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
(Ironic note: Could be the term used by Osama Bin Laden to describe why he killed so many Americans on 911)

--Patriot act (Newspeak)= Bill passed in the United States designed make you feel like a patriotic While taking away most right the original patriots fought to protect.

--Spreading democracy(Doublethink)= Ranging from the act of silent regime change, to full scale war against a supposed dictator. Ironically done by a republic, not a democracy.

--Land of the free (Doublethink)= The most prosperous and free nation, which House more people in its Prison System Complex than every other nation combined. Without even having more people in its nation than some individual countries.

--Free speech (Doublethink)= In America you can say what you want without punishment. Unless you release military files, Or are a company on the internet. Or are a whistelblower. Or post anti government sentimence on the internet or elsewhere. Or even a journalist who still investigates.

--Free Election (newspeak)= Elections held with the appearance of choice. Even though there are ever only 2 choices, and the educated majority of Americans hate them both.

--Liberal (semantic)= A democrat

--Conservative (semantic)= A republican

--Imminent Threat (newspeak)= A person who may be working with AL-Qaeda or an 'associated force'
" " = a threat that is real, imagined, speculated or contrived by the King and his court that could take place now, soon, days, weeks, years, decades or never.

--Corporate Personhood (Newspeak)= Rewriting of the bill of writes to serve corporate interest as opposed to individual interest. Since corporations are people, they are still serving the "people".

--Conspiracy Theory (newspeak)= A) A horrible piece of news that is yet to be confirmed or denied. B) A statistically unlikely set of coincidences.

--Revenue Enhancement (Newspeak)= The raising of taxes on the citizens, for the government.

--Arab Spring (Doublethink)= A mass protest for liberation by many Arab countries, that was used by the U.S. and U.N. for regime changes all across the Arab world.

--Domestic Terrorist (Newspeak)= Any person who openly supports the constitution, openly disagrees with current U.S. policies, or openly supports Ron Paul or an 'associated' liberty candidate.

--Government investment (doublethink)= Spending tax dollars or borrowed money to pay of special interests and political contributors.

--Balanced approach to the debt (Newspeak)= Raising taxes, and cutting future spending slightly, While maintaining that having more debt every year is somehow keeping a balanced budget.

---Debt Ceiling: (doublethink) intended to make the listener think it is cap on borrowing, when it actuality, it is the opposite... a 'deadline' designed to create a hysteria among the populace that enables congress to borrow even more.

---America's Interests (Newspeak) = A justification for foreign interventionism on the grounds that 'national defense' includes 'defense' of the farthest reaches of the empire.

---American exceptionlism (Newspeak) = Justification for foreign military intervention, occupation, drone assassination, and other forms of destroying foreigner's lives and property based on America's perceived divine right to rule the world. See also: "The White Man's Burden" and "Manifest Destiny".

---quantitative easing (Newspeak) = The mere act of printing money made to sound complex and technical so it is not questioned by the populace.

--Extremist (newspeak) = Anyone person who supports the constitution and bill of right, Or who disagrees openly with current U.S. policy.

--Department of Defense (Doublethink) = Department of perpetual undeclared war.

--United Nations (Doublethink) = A warring faction of dissolved nations.

--Sustainable development (Newspeak) = A tool used for passing soft laws globally through development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

--smart devices (newspeak) = A device smart enough to spy on you for the government or special interests.

--Standard Operating Procedures (doublethink) = An ever-changing code of operation with a name that indicates that this is how it has always been done.

--War on terror (doublethink) = A never-ending war against an ancient war tactic.

--eminent domain (newspeak) = A violation of the constitution where the government takes your private property, and puts it to public or more commonly special interest use.

--Support our troops (newspeak) = Which is branded as unconditional support for the United States imperialist foreign policy and to the complete disregard to the phenomenon of blow-back.

--Affirmative action (newspeak) = discreet distinctive discrimination.

--Affordable Care Act (doublethink) = Though it supposed to provide 'affordable care', its truly just an expensive euthanasia plan.

--No Child Left Behind (doublethink) = The educational philosophy act of holding the smart kids back and making them follow behind the slow kids.

--National Defense (semantic) = Global Offense.

--Immigration Reform (doublethink) = By telling Americans they want to track immigrants more efficiently, they are enabled to track american citizens more efficiently.

--Convenience Check (Doublethink) = Credit card companies send them to you as a convenience. They charge you through the nose, and later, after having been spent, they become quite "inconvenient."

--National Security (Doublethink) = Excuse for Tyranny installment, national monitoring, and organizing the obedience of the Nation to it.

*--Fiscal Cliff (newspeak) = Smoke and mirrors buzzword introduced to discourage ANY critical economic thinking beyond it.

-- War Hero (newspeak) = One who kills another, for no reason other than he was told to do so by a third party.

--Republicans vs. Democrats (semantic) = A slight variation as with the difference between Coke and Pepsi.

--Constitutionalist (Newspeak) = Potentially dangerous reactionaries - also "anti-government people" "with Confederate ideology".

-- Nobel Prize =

-- Journalistic integrity =

-- Diversity is strength (Doublethink) = By being alone and not united you are stronger.

--Food Stamps =

--Natural Food Products (doublethink) = A naturally grown product yes, that could or could not be altered genetically in the most unnatural way.

--Collective rights =

--Sharpshooter (newspeak) = A sniper, who is killing people the U.S. approves of.

--Politically Correct (newspeak) = Officially Expected to be Morally Subversive (by statement or omission).

--Global Corporate Citizenship (doublethink) = corporations who choose to be good citizens of the world and good stewards of the environment, when its actual purpose is making us all citizens of global corporations under a world government.

--Free Trade Agreements =

--Homeland Security =

There are endless amounts of saddening examples. And that is unfortunate.

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woot, thanks for the help

woot, thanks for the help Cyril and everyone else. As soon as I have an hour or dos I will add yours as well as a few new ones ive come up with over the last year. Then I will make it more aesthetically pleasing somehow..

"Traditions and Values"

Another phrase Obama uses to try to trick the public is to say "traditions and values" as a substitute for "the supreme law of the land". Below when discussing the NDAA, Obama said he won't use the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial because it would "break with our most important traditions and values as a nation". Those are not "traditions and values". They the "supreme law of the land". They make the NDAA unconstitutional but it's not like we should expect Obama to know that, given the fact he took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution and that he's a constitutional lawyer.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-signs-defense-bill-with-re...

"I want to clarify that my administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation."
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This probably doesn't qualify but...

...anytime Obama uses the word "folks", I feel like it's always when he's discussing some evil policy but he's trying to sound like he's relating to the common man. A recent example:

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/06/30/obama_immi...

BARACK OBAMA: Today I sent a letter to congressional leaders asking that they work with me to address the urgent humanitarian challenge on the border and support the immigration and Border Patrol agents who already apprehend and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants every year.

And understand, by the way, for the most part, this is not a situation where these children are slipping through. They're being apprehended, but the problem is, is that our system is so broken, so unclear, that folks don't know what the rules are.
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Now that we have

defined our terms, let's look at the types of thinking, using the banking crisis of 2007-2008. Let's look at linear thinking and cyclical thinking.

Linear Thinking:

We are told the world financial collapse started in 2007-2008 (this is where history begins) therefore on a line, plug in the statements, because it never happened before and therefore we could never see it coming. When you hear words like this, you are being conditioned to think on a line someone else created (a false history). The people who propose linear thinking have also exonerated themselves (therefore, we could never see it coming). It is false history, exonerating the creators of the false history. The "crisis" cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars when it was used to bailout the banks. It is a simple process and accepted by the public, after all, these people are the "experts."

Cyclical Thinking:

Points to the same crisis occurring in 1986-1987. The government bailed out the Savings and Loans and cost the American taxpayer billions of dollars. The government created the Resolution Trust Corporation (the actual history). Many people still don't know of the creation of the RTC, taking all foreclosed property from failed Savings and Loans and selling it to their crony friends. They do not realize the government paid off the mortgages through the bailout (this sounds familiar). Many people today still do not understand what went on with Bill and Hillary Clinton and Whitewater. Whitewater was an RTC property the Clintons' bought for pennies on the dollar and leveraged. Like many RTC properties this process eventually brought the house down. People lost their jobs and homes (sounds familiar). The government merely rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic. The government shows great hostility towards cyclical thinkers, after all, they are "conspiracy theorists."

When you examine what really happened in 1986-1987 and compare it to 2007-2008, the only actual difference is the size of the disaster, from costing billions of taxpayer dollars in 1986-1987 to trillions of taxpaying dollars in 2007-2008. The fundamentals are the same.

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The U.N. :

The U.N. (acronym for "United Nations") :

A synonym of "The Beast".

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Category: Newspeak

Category: Newspeak

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The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve :

The #1 Taboo Topic, systematically absent from the MSM's content (Mass Subversion Medias) - except for FOX Business News where it is treated as a legitimate body with US government prerogatives over the "desirable" performance (aka "growth") of the entire world economy.

In essence, and in concrete daily operations :

the money changers and the only de-facto 20th and 21st century slave owners (also seen as essential by the Communist Manifesto) -

that Jesus and, before him, Proverbs 11 warned us against.

Note : also the only ones (on record) who managed to have Jesus leave his usual reserve and show anger.

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Category: Newspeak

Category: Newspeak

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The People

The People :

Whoever were/are/will be the duped Dems and GOP voters (some of which were and will be already dead people, made up names, etc).

Note : also includes with specific privileges, all the criminals domestic and abroad working in the shadows or in plain sight, on tax-payer-funded-only federal payrolls (e.g., Congress, the CFR, ... the entire of the trigram federal agency soup).

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Category: Doublethink

Category: Doublethink

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Government / Congress

Government / Congress :

Whichever is the current mafia operating from D.C. and making the daily news propaganda.

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Category: Doublethink

Category: Doublethink

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Austerity Measures

Austerity Measures: Stealing from those that produce anything worth stealing, stolen in the name of protecting the producers from criminals, bribing people with the stolen money, paying people to not work productively, paying people to compete with the productive people, destroying the capacity of the productive people to produce anything worth stealing, then claiming that reduction in the bribes paid, whereby that power to purchase is now invested in funding all sides in a planned world war, while claiming that the victims now making weapons and cannon fodder are employed productively by these reinvestment (Austerity Measures) of stolen loot for the benefit of the victims.

Joe

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Good one.

Good one.

Full circle.

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How about this one:

Civil War: Double Speak

The American version:

People figure out how to defeat the criminals in between 1776 and 1787, creating a number of competitive Republics joined as a Federation, all voluntary because of the way Federations are designed to work.

The criminals retake control after 1787 and begin to divide up the Monopoly into two factions so as to perpetuate, maintain, the single aggressive criminal power, and that barbarity, when the investment pays off, is called a civilized version of war.

How neat?

Joe

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Rule of Law

Rule of Law :

One of the synonyms of "Eric Holder's 'Rules' **".

(** main peculiarity: those are ever-varying)

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Category: Doublethink

Category: Doublethink

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Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail :

one of the synonyms of "Too Big to Jail".

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Category: Newspeak

Category: Newspeak

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Legitimate Concerns :

Legitimate Concerns :

Only those that your King (aka... P(OS)OTUS) can take care of, thanks to his past, present, and future Executive Orders

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Category: Doublethink

Category: Doublethink

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Breaks my heart @2:20, even though it's supposed to be

funny:

"I'll bet ya if we'd still be calling it [back during the Vietnam War]'Shell Shock,' some of those Veterans would've gotten the treated they needed at the time."

Bingo.

Carlin and Hicks are walking the posthumous comedic-prophet line, imo.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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Fairness

Fairness :

Refer to "The Inequality Society" definition, on how to obtain it.

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Category: Doublethink

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The Inequality Society

The Inequality Society :

The main reason why "WE need" more government intervention in the economy, to "fix it", for better "Fairness"

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Category: Newspeak

Category: Newspeak

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The Wealthy vs. The Middle Class :

The Wealthy vs. The Middle Class :

The Wealthy - whoever makes alone six figures a year (and up)

The Middle Class - whoever "makes" anything better than the minimum wage, or is on disability

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Category: Doublethink

Category: Doublethink

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Free Press / Journalists

Free Press / Journalists :

that which, that D. Feinstein has deemed :

1) worth of the name of "press" or "journalists", and working only for the approved corporations and/or "NGOs"

2) worth of being considered "free" - as long as they will carefully submit their content for pre-release review (and conditional approval) by the FCC

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