In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, “Newspeak,”the cognitively-repressive language of the totalitarian regime included words such as “bellyfeel,”“blackwhite,”and “duckspeak.” Today, America’s Left employs its own“Newspeak,” which includes words such as“triggering,”“climate change,”and “social justice.” While the words may be different from Orwell’s fictional language, the penalties for violating the “truth” as defined by the ruling regime’s vernacular, is frighteningly similar — ridicule, ostracism and, eventually, criminal punishment.
This was demonstrated most recently by a joint investigation of ExxonMobile by the New York Attorney General and a Democratic U.S. Congressman. This probe inquires into whether the oil company misled investors by refusing to mimic the Left’s narrative on global warming. The abusive probe orchestrated by New York’s left-wing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is loosely, almost humorously justified as “consumer protection.” In reality, it is a thinly-veiled government assault on a private company that has done nothing other than to maintain a position on “climate change” that is at odds with that held by the Obama Administration and other leftist officials at the state level.