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A Reading Suggestion For America (And Myself) In ObaMARX's USSA, 2013 : "Lingua Tertii Imperii", By Victor Klemperer

Let's use the Wikipedia page as our introductory point:

"LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii: Notizbuch eines Philologen (1947) is a book by Victor Klemperer, Professor of Literature at the Dresden University of Technology. The title, half in Latin and half in German, translates to The Language of the Third Reich: A Philologist's Notebook.

Lingua Tertii Imperii studies the way that Nazi propaganda altered the German language to inculcate people with National-Socialist ideas. The book was written under the form of personal notes which Klemperer wrote in his diary, especially from the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933, and even more after 1935, when Klemperer, stripped of his academic title because he was Jewish (under the Nuremberg Laws), had to work in a factory and started to use his diary as a personal exit to his frustrating and miserable life.

LTI demonstrates how a new language came to be naturally spoken by most of the population. On the reverse, the text also emphasizes the idea that resistance to oppression begins by questioning the constant use of buzzwords. Both the book and its author unexpectedly survived the war. LTI was first published in 1947 in Germany.

It underlines odd constructions of words intended to give a "scientific" or neutral aspect to otherwise heavily engaged discourses, as well as significant every-day behaviour."

(emphasis mine)

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Read on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTI_%E2%80%93_Lingua_Tertii_Imp...

See also:

La langue ne ment pas ("Language Does Not Lie")

A 2003 documentary film based on Klemperer's book (film info, on IMDb) :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0897265



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Cyril, since your post

I have googled 'Language Does Not Lie' a few times, to see if I can find a link to PURCHASE a DVD of this movie. It does not seem to be available at this time. However, my past experience is that numerous searches for a specific thing sometimes result in its later appearance in the marketplace. Since IMDb is a part of Amazon, it is possible that it might show up before long. I am very interested in the way words are used to shape our lives and our world, and I know this would be enlightening. Thanks for the info.

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I'm looking into this as well.

I'm looking into this as well. I'll update the post when/if I get more info about it.

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

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

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You better keep your memory FUNCTIONING more than ever, America

You better keep your memory FUNCTIONING more than ever, America, I'm telling you.

I'm talking about CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS like this one, IMO.

I'm here to help, standing as best as I can afford, because I DON'T WANT to see you DESTROYED.

For, this is ALL what I want to see preserved, or rather, restored:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/billofrights

I don't think it takes a genius now to see the connection between betraying the language, FIRST - in an ENGINEERED FASHION, as they've done for decades, now - and the ever increasing legal plunder, more visible, but not always understood OF WHY EXACTLY it keeps intensifying itself against liberty.

So, tell your neighbors to forget their entertainment for a minute. I beg you. Again.

It's really not the time to let yourself be flakes before the plan that is after to get you.

It's not just about them to take your guns away from you.

IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN THAT.

So, step up to your plate, America.

For God's sake.

"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

Let's construct our own list of words

Though at the moment, I can only think of a few.

Assault weapon: Civilian arms
Leaker: Whistleblower
Shelter-in-place: Martial law
Quantitative Easing: Money printing
Debt ceiling: Financial grave

[Please add more!]

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

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Great idea, of course.

Great idea, of course.

Yes, we should all contribute everything we can spot coming from this ugly ongoing scheme.

Thank you.

"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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The magazine that LIFE mimicked in its layout and presention? What fun!
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This is the 'Years of Triumph' book. I don't have the second one, 'Years of Retreat 1943-45 but can highly recommend the first.

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