Is it almost 2011 or 1984???

For those unfamiliar with George Orwell's novel 1984, a fictional language called Newspeak is introduced by the totalitarian regime in an attempt to make any alternative thinking, referred to as "thoughtcrime" or "crimethink", impossible by removing words or constructs that describe the ideas of freedom, rebellion, etc. In it's more generic use, Newspeak has been used to describe any attempt to restrict disapproved language by a government or other powerful entity.

Enter the Society of Professional Journalists and their Diversity Committee's campaign to get reporters to drop the term "illegal immigrant" from their coverage as it is "offensive" to Latinos.

Sounds like it's time to educate some leftist lame-streamers...

Let's start with some basic dictionary definitions (from Merriam-Webster)...

  • illegal (adj): not according to or authorized by law; unlawful, illicit
  • immigrant (noun): one that immigrates; as a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence
  • ...and then see what happens when you put them together.

  • illegal immigrant: one that immigrates unlawfully

Now will someone please explain to me how that could possibly be offensive to Latinos? Seems to me like that would apply to any immigrants who come here unlawfully from say...Canada, Sweden or Liechtenstein. My guess is most, if not all, Americans would be in favor of identifying and deporting them as well.

You know what, I really think this topic deserves a spin-off poll. Stay tuned...more to come.

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What sort of font is Newspeak written with?

Sorry, but both dates are wrong. It's not 2011. It's also not 1984. It's the third year of our Second Great Depression, hence it's very much like 1932. Plan accordingly.

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