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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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Conspiracy THEORY

always a "theory"!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

--Conspiracy Theory

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

indeed

And once its not a theory, its not a conspiracy. Its a fact.

Also, conspiracy theories are around forever. Doesn't matter if they are proven wrong at all.. Only if they are right.

hmmm

Manifest Destiny = Sorry you dont know how to write, but we have to take this, from sea to shining sea. Have a smallpox blanket. Or let us massacre you while you sit in peaceful protest.

Indian reservation = A place to go die, or to wait to die, until the US finds a resources there and kicks you out again.

Indian reserve = like a wildlife reserve. only the government waters with alcohol.
I can never approve of the Hitler move the US pulled on the Indians.

Obamacare's Technical Name: The Affordable Health Care Act (2008

)

It is not only unaffordable financially, but unaffordable morally, and as a Republic.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Ha! Nice one!

Yeah, it's "so affordable" that if you opt out (b/c you can't afford) you hafta *pay* a penalty!

What would the Founders do?

Freedom

Freedom = The people I approve of and agree with in charge

Sustainable Development, LOL!

Sustains land development corporations' ability to take over private property through government thuggery (imminent domain) in the name of "protecting the environment". These corporations get tax breaks, government money (our money) and then can sell the living units / whatever / lease green space use back to the public for big $$$.

Also related:

"PUBLIC INTEREST MEETING" = Delphi Meeting, to give the illusion to people in the community affected that they have some say in the matter... when they really won't be listened to, and the questionnaires they fill out will be thrown in the trash afterwards. Anyone who dissents will be ridiculed and verbally smacked down by implanted Delphi-technique wielding "activists".

Beware of cyclists' organizations--they are often pawns used by development corporations to push the agenda.

What would the Founders do?

Homeland Security

Totalitarianism Training

Free Trade Agreements

Robbin' the poor to feed the rich.

Global Corporate Citizenship

The way they sell this idea it's like corporations who choose to be good citizens of the world and good stewards of the environment, but really, it's about making us all citizens of global corporations under a world government.

Homeland Security Equality

Homeland Security

Equality

Defense Department

Defense Department

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Credit Score

If you have zero ounces of gold and silver, and neither own the house or land:

credit score = mostly a tasteless joke.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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(Actual) Credit

Practically nonexistent since August 15th, 1971 in the USA and all other countries with central "banks".

A tiny few of gold and silver hoarders still have tiny remnants of it, here and there.

Bill Gates and the Queen of England are among the very, very marginal exceptions (re: "the tiny remnants").

Actual Credit defined (for it to exist) vs. Fake (State) Credit:

http://www.dailypaul.com/274028/frederic-bastiats-that-which...

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Politically Correct

Officially Expected to be Morally Subversive (by statement or omission)

Synonyms:

1. adj. to denote/qualify as the ideological MEDIAN between the "NEOCON" and "PROGRESSIVE" views (and their pseudo-rhetoric)
2. adj. to denote/qualify as ANY DULL, mob-fashion-and-time-dependent GROUP THINK, excluding ANY individual thinking by VERY "construction"

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Here's a few:

Militants (This could mean almost anything including boy scouts with potentially lethal pocket knives)

"Rebels" vs XXXX Regime (Syria, Iraq, Libya, etc, etc) If however they are not liked by aligned countries, they are not rebels, then they are "terrorists"

"Regime" has become a dirty word, and is way overused.

"Regime change" is code for WAR.

Sharpshooters(our side)/Snipers(enemy side)

We are all God's Children

But according to Jesus, we are all God's Creation, but some are children of the devil:

John 8:44 KJV
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Homosexual Rights

A nice little LABEL that bureaucrats want to see stick on you, and to put you and your sexual preferences in the nice little JAR they will accordingly plan the specific taxes for.

Never mind that for whoever has half a brain and understands the 1st, 9th, and 10th amendments, it's nobody's business - government included - to decide what is morally right or wrong that you do in your bed with other adults, as long as you don't force it on others or make it an over-conspicuous annoyance.

But you CAN have your nice little LABEL and the JAR especially prepared for you by our dear statists. Can't you?

Yes, YOU CAN!

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Natural Food Products

IF it doesn't say 100% organic, it's because it's monsanto.

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Welfare Queens

A number of anonymous people who don't brag about it, but also, and MUCH more importantly:

Walmart (corp.), and more recently:

AIG, some banks, some car manufacturers, renewable energies companies, etc.

Enjoy the charts:

http://dotxml.brinkster.net/2012/Misc/G4_Charts.pdf

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SNAP food stamps on EBT cards

Food lines which are DOZENS OF MILES LONG all over the country

AND...

INVISIBLE.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Diversity is strength

Matthew 12:25 Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.

The Liberty Song, 1768: "Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!"

Wisdom of the ages says unity is strength.

Imperialists and banksters have long understood this eternal principle. The central bankers and their agents are unified in their goal to end our sovereignty and independence. To defeat a more numerous enemy, their tactic is to divide and conquer.

Thus, to keep us divided the schools and media indocrinate us with the doublethink: Diversity is strength.

"I ain't the dying type."

Reader, writer, soldier.

Remember, Remember.

Unity through strength was the government logo in V for Vendetta I think.. Just stuck out in my mind. Because V is my favorite movie. I like a good intellectual anti-hero.

anyonebutobama

The sad thing is, it was handed to them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e_FUy-3eo

:-(

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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Nobel Laureate in Economics, Mr. Paul Krugman

INCOMPETENT FRAUD OF MAINSTREAM ACADEMIA:

http://www.dailypaul.com/273083/peter-schiff-responds-to-pau...

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Constitutionalists

Potentially dangerous reactionaries - also "anti-government people" "with Confederate ideology", according to Jesse Jackson:

http://www.dailypaul.com/273114/rev-jesse-jackson-gun-suppor...

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Republicans vs. Democrats

Coke vs. Pepsi

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Terrorists = People who are

Terrorists = People who are upset with the amount of wasteful spending.

Southern Agrarian

Hero

One who kills another, for no reason other than he was told to do so by a third party.