Yes, there have always been those who use language in negative ways for their own ends. This is nothing new, but it has become an invasive and popular practice that rewards and advances those who regularly do it, and confuses and punishes those who do not. Everything has been turned on its head and truth is avoided like the plague.
It was easy, really. Change the language, and you change the meaning. Change the meaning, and you change results. Change results, and you change the world. At least, that is the thinking.
Enter the “fake news” mania. The major news sources are no longer functioning properly. They have become the puppets and property of the state, whether they can allow themselves to admit it or not. We are like animals in a zoo to them. We must be “fed” what is true – whether it is good for us is not important.
This has also spread to most other sectors of society where a policy of language manipulation has been adopted. The goal, of course, is to lead people down a trail of false hopes and unattainable goals, or present them with confusing language that is damn near impossible to decipher. Language has become nothing more than a tool used to mask the true objectives and outcomes of the corrupt.
Pay close attention to what the politicians say, and the way in which they say it. Public speeches or statements are crafted to present an impression of goodwill, cooperation, and concern. But they never say what they really mean, or really mean what they say. It’s a game. Its real-life Monopoly and the stakes are high. All bets are off.
Listening to a politician or public persona speak can be incredibly painful experience unless, of course, you are stupid enough to take what you are hearing at face value. In truth, language has been so thoroughly damaged and changed that it has become necessary to dissect not only every phrase, but every word – literally. We must constantly be searching for the hidden meaning behind what is said. The only time language is employed with any honesty is when it is forced.
Likewise, nothing is to be written using plain, easy to understand language. That puts too much power in the hands of the average person – an unacceptable situation – and so the language is made incomprehensible to most. Specialization in any area is needed to understand and navigate its complex web, and it is very questionable just how much the experts themselves really understand.
Ever try deciphering and understanding tax codes or insurance claims statements? Anything containing any type of legal language is not meant to be understood. But how much do the lawyers themselves really understand? Do lawyers have to turn to other lawyers to figure out the meaning of what other lawyers wrote? Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Perhaps, but crazy is the new normal, and the crazy are running the show.
And these crazy people have a real love of mazes. Constructing linguistic mazes is essential to their success. It is somewhat of a struggle for them though. Notice the frantic need to keep constructing ever more nonsensical mazes in a desperate attempt to control narratives, outcomes, and people. This can be interpreted as a good sign. It means they know they are not in total control and are experiencing fear as a result. We should be taking advantage of this.
Here in the Western world, especially, destroyers of language are paid well. It is a full-time job with many perks and bonuses. For those whose internal compass does not run along such devious lines, navigating linguistic mazes is nothing short of a nightmare full of dangers. Now, thanks to political correctness, such hazards have seeped into everyday society. Say what you mean and mean what you say and you are frowned at and considered abnormal, even criminal. Reward the criminal and punish the honest.
The destroyers of language are leading us down into the abyss. If there is any hope of crawling back out of it we must start with reversing the damage they have done – and it begins with language. We must adapt a constant state of challenging the narrative and exposing the lies – repeatedly. Tear down their words, expose the lies behind them, and call them to account. The language they have been destroying we must work to rebuild. Is this risky and dangerous? Yes, it is, but it must be done, or we will lose everything.