What does Orwellian really mean?

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Using the term Orwellian to mean authoritarian misses the point Eric Blair/George Orwell tried to convey in the novel 1984.

Any definition of the word “Orwellian” must include the deceptive and misleading use of language. Aren’t words being used in just that way in your country?

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Thanks to Stan for pointing out Noah Tavlin’s video.

Originally published at: Comfort for Christians



Good video; definitely makes me be more discerning the next time I hear someone use that label; and watch to see if they are talking about manipulation of language. As I watch this I cant help but to think of how true this describes how the Left speaks with terms like “choice,” “safe space,” and tolerance.”