The radical efforts to transform American society into the utopia of a politically correct police state continue unimpeded. According to George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past” and that seems to be the plan in this once great country where free speech is being battered into extinction. With every win such as Princeton University’s rejection of a bid to remove former president Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus buildings comes a loss like the Library of Congress moving to ban the term “illegal aliens”. If something happens to be offensive to a certain group – especially if that group can be counted upon to overwhelmingly vote Democrat – then special accommodations must be made to apply a balm to their wounded feelings.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times “Library of Congress to stop using term ‘illegal alien’”:
The Library of Congress, saying a once common phrase had become offensive, announced it will no longer use “illegal aliens” as a bibliographical term.
The library will now use “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigration” when referring to individuals and the larger phenomenon of people residing in the country illegally. The library called the words more precise as well as less offensive.
The change was prompted by a group of students from Dartmouth College, who urged the Library of Congress to scrap the term. The group — known as CoFIRED, for the Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and Dreamers — was assisted by the American Library Assn.
Melissa Padilla, a student in her last year at the New Hampshire university, recalls her freshman year, when she “decided to explore [her] identity as an undocumented immigrant.”
While researching the topic, Padilla realized she frequently read the words “illegal alien.” She contacted fellow members of CoFIRED, and they made their appeal to the Library of Congress in 2014. “I think a university should be free of the racist phrases I heard growing up,” she said.
The Library of Congress established the catalog subject heading “aliens, illegal” in 1980 and revised it to “illegal aliens” in 1993.
Though the latter has been heard frequently during the current presidential campaign — along with “illegals” — it has fallen out of favor in the news media and elsewhere, and the Library of Congress noted the trend in an executive summary released on March 22.
“The phase illegal aliens has taken on a pejorative tone in recent years, and in response, some institutions have determined that they will cease to use it,” the executive summary said. “For example, in April 2014 the Associated Press announced that illegal would not be used as a descriptor for any individual.”
The latest flushing of language down the memory hole is a confirmation of Orwell’s dire predictions of a totalitarian future dystopia as put forth in his masterpiece that eerily foresaw the rise of a society in which no opposition to fascist big government was tolerated, citizens were turned into rats and snitches, war was perpetual and privacy was eliminated to the point where “nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull”. Orwell’s novel also introduced the concept of “Newspeak” which was the intentional manipulation of the language to literally transform reality into what the state deemed to be acceptable which was in direct opposition to anything resembling freedom.
With the actual criminalizing of thought on the horizon and the creeping cat feet of fascism getting louder with each election cycle it is pretty clear to see that Mr. Orwell was actually an optimist.