The Face Of Orwell

Orwell: Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step toward political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers. I will come back to this presently, and I hope that by that time the meaning of what I have said here will have become clearer.

Now the best modern mouthpiece.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced tough questions from the mother of a boy killed by an illegal alien about sanctuary cities and the threat they pose to Americans.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

During a CNN town hall Tuesday night, Pelosi took questions from the audience, including one from Laura Wilkerson. Identified by moderator Jake Tapper as a Republican, Wilkerson fought back tears as she asked Pelosi the following question:

“There are over 300 cities in this country that are sanctuary cities,” Wilkerson said. “Like San Francisco. And you’re not only choosing to disavow a law, but you are adding sanctuary to people who come there and disavow the law.”

“In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son,” said Wilkerson. “He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal, and he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day. Because there are no laws enforcing the border. We have to start giving American families first.”

“This is not — bad to not put Americans first,” she said.  “We have family that fought and died for this country.”

“How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?” said Mrs. Wilkerson.

Pelosi expressed sympathy for Wilkerson but defended sanctuary cities, which include her home district in San Francisco.

“Well, again, I commend you for sharing your story,” said Pelosi. “I can’t even imagine the pain. I can’t even imagine. There is, there is nothing, I’m sure that can compare to the grief that you have. And so I pray for you. I pray for you.”

False sincerity and empathy…

“If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable for another foreign person to have an a nicer life? Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life?” Laura Wilkerson, who said her son was “slaughtered” by an illegal immigrant, asked Pelosi.

More heartless BS…

“Again, we all pray that none of us has to experience what you have experienced,” said Pelosi.  “So thank you for channeling your energy to help prevent something like that from happening.”

But here comes the Orwell…

But I do want to say to you, that in our sanctuary cities, our people are not disobeying the law,” said the Democratic Minority Leader. 

“These are law-abiding citizens,” she said,  “it enables them to, to be there without being reported to ICE in case of another crime that they might bear witness to.”

They are not illegal because we say they are not. Like Dan Rather’s “The document is fake but what it said was true” the illegal came here illegal but because we say they are not illegal (which is illegal) they are not illegal.

And because of that you cannot blame your child’s torture and death on an illegal alien because there is no such thing.

Now that’s Orwellian in the highest.

Wilkerson’s question: (text)

LAURA WILKERSON, SON KILLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT: Please excuse my voice tonight. There are over 300 cities in this country that are sanctuary cities. Like San Francisco. And you’re not only choosing to disavow a law, but you are adding sanctuary to people who come there and disavow the law.

In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son. He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal, and he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day. Because there are no laws enforcing the border. We have to start giving American families first.

This is not — bad to not put Americans first. We have family that fought and died for this country.

How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?

And the second part of my question is this — if you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable for another foreign person to have an a nicer life? Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life?

Pelosi’s response:

REP. NANCY PELOSI, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: Well, again, I commend you for sharing your story. I can’t even imagine —

WILKERSON: You can’t.

PELOSI: — the pain. I can’t even imagine. There is, there is nothing, I’m sure that can compare to the grief that you have. And so I pray for you. I pray for you. Again, we all pray that none of us has to experience what you have experienced. So thank you for channelling your energy to help prevent something like that from happening. But I do want to say to you, that in our sanctuary cities, our people are not disobeying the law.

These are law-abiding citizens, it enables them to, to be there without being reported to ICE in case of another crime that they might bear witness to.

The person who followed Wilkerson was a man born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. as a one-year-old who garnered applause after he told his story.

“The DREAMers are so spectacular and so inspirational to all of us. And that is why when we had the majority in the Congress, the House of Representatives, led by our Congressional Hispanic Caucus, passed the DREAMers act,” Pelosi said.

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. –George Orwell

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.— George Orwell

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot. George Orwell

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