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Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

TheEpic95 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 2:26 PM
In the beginning ot the twentieth century you could not see the ground for clever men. They were so common that a stupid man was quite exceptional, and when they found him they followed him, they followed him in crowds down the street and treasured him up and gave him some high post in the State. --GK Cheaterton.

In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy.

It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind him...