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So What’s Wrong With Hate Speech Laws?

Jim69 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:51 PM
I failed to explain I was talking about the people who are members of the church and not a talking building. Sometimes I forget the intelligence level on this site.

Any serious discussion of “hate speech” laws should start with a consideration of George Orwell’s prophetic look into the future—specifically the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Recall that in Orwell’s book, Big Brother sought to control not only all thoughts but also to language used to form thoughts. To that end, he created the language of “Newspeak,” described as “the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year.”

In a separate essay, Orwell explained that Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar.

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