politics and modern media are transforming the English Language. We
used to all know the meaning of certain words, and when strung together into
sentences, most people could easily follow and figure out what they meant.
it is getting much more complicated, especially in the world of
political jargon. Old established words don't necessarily mean the
same thing as they used to. For example: Liberal no longer
relates to the old dictionary definition of liberal. Liberal does not
mean liberal any more. As a matter of fact when the word is applied
to modern politics it actually seems to mean illiberal.
I highly recommend you buy a copy of this new book by John King before it goes underground.
For fear of getting arrested for aiding
and abetting a book entitled 'The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler' I
have deliberately not used Hitler's full name in the title of my
little piece. I would like to fend off the thought police for as
long as I can. I am only a third of the way into this book and Adolf
H....r and the N...s barely get a mention. It doesn't seem to be
really about the Austrian and his cult followers at all. And that is
a relief, as only recently a Scottish comedian was prosecuted for
making fun of such types.
In this Orwellian novel King
imagines the UK and the United States of Europe (USE) in the future. The USE has become a totalitarian dictatorship where
'power is fully centralised' and its citizens have absolute obedience
and devotion to this almighty establishment. A system of dependency
has been manipulated and molded into perfection.