Friday 28 July 2017

Remind me... who the fascists are again here?

On the march: German anti-immigration movement Pegida hold a rally in Dresden.
On the march: German anti-immigration movement Pegida hold a rally in Dresden.
Marco Rubio: wilted under fire.
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

They can be funny things, words. As ­Orwell so presciently noted in 1984, once you control the language, you can shape and manipulate anything you want.

The word 'liberal', for instance, is something that has come to mean the exact opposite of what I always understood it to be.

After all, I always thought being a liberal essentially involved having a live-and-let-live attitude. It meant minding your own business and not bothering other people or demanding that they conform to your beliefs.

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