Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gay Rights Doublespeak

The 1949 novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell acted as a symbol for a dystopian society. A dystopian society is one in which the conditions of life are miserable, characterized by human misery, poverty, oppression, violence, disease, and/or pollution. Wikipedia. This overly depressing view of the future of society is considered a bench mark of what is wrong with a propaganda controlled society. Orwell popularized the use of composite nouns using the terms "speak" and "think," as in newspeak, oldspeak and doublethink.

Although not used in the novel, the term "doublespeak" has followed Orwell's example. Doublespeak is language constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning, often resulting in a communication bypass. Doublespeak may take the form of bald euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs) or deliberate ambiguity. Wikipedia.

As pointed out yet again in the debate over a Gay Marriage bill in Vermont, those supporting the so-called Gay Rights are using doublespeak to promote their cause and thereby impose a propaganda controlled society.

Here are some examples from the news articles and from the comments made by the supporters:

"gays have different brain structure than straights" Nice to know that the person making this conclusion has discovered something that is not proven by any accepted scientific evidence. The real meaning of this statement is to try to distort the underlying issues and take the behaviour patterns out of the realm of voluntary.

"gay marriage" Despite the overwhelming majority of the states' laws defining marriage, this use of the term is specifically designed to provoke an emotional response.

"granting people the same rights regardless of sexual orientation is not \"immorality\". bigotry is immoral" This quote uses multiple doublespeak. Terms such as "sexual orientation" are euphemisms coined by those supporting so-called gay rights. Bigotry in this context is used to refer to anyone opposing their view of gay rights. In their definition of bigotry, gay rights advocates are not "bigots" when they attack people for their religious beliefs.

"civil right" I have written several blogs on this topic. In one news article a Vermont State Legislator is quoted as saying, "I spent many long hours on a snowy night at the hearing and I listened to everything that came before us. It was somewhere in there that I realize this was a civil right, and I supported it," she said." Marriage is not a "civil right." Apparently, you can become converted to "gay marriage" like a religion.

Propaganda is propaganda and doublespeak is doublespeak, especially when it is used in this context.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this.

    We see the doublespeak also when someone says that:

    "There is no difference between a both-sexes coupling and a coupling involving just one sex. (So they all have to be licensed by the state as marriage.)"

    yet...

    They clearly know there is a difference. That is why they want to be in one kind of relationship by not the other.

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