Several dystopian works of fiction, such as George Orwell’s newspeak in his novel 1984 depict how language constrains our thoughts.The dictatorship of political correctness works in much the same way. It began with not using words that people considered offensive to certain social groups, for example, but now it has come to the point where it also increasingly shackles our freedom of speech and even the way we think.
REMIX News On the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack in London, which occurred on Nov. 29 last year, former British Home Secretary Sajid David wrote to the Telegraph about how giving problems a nicer name will not solve them.
According to David, activists who shout Islamophobia every time the authorities want to take action against extremism undermine the UK’s efforts to protect people from Islamic terrorism.
Ironically, the former interior minister is a Muslim himself, but he sees the use of terms such as “religiously-motivated terrorism” as a “disinfectant” against the “ideological virus” of Islamism is not effective enough.
This practice is being promoted not only by politically correct activists who see themselves as enlightened, but also by political Islamic organizations that want to divert attention from themselves.
According to David, it is not the victim, the West, who should be accused and shouting Islamophobia all the time, but calling the problem by name and taking up the fight with it.
The Pakistani mayor of London, Sadiq Khan — you know, the same one who says terrorism is part of big city life — naturally wants to impose woke values on the capital’s police, which, according even to the Black police advocacy organization, is too politically correct.
Immigration and terrorism are the main targets of denial. In his book The Strange Death of Europe, Douglas Murray wrote in relation to the United Kingdom:
“Recent immigration, even before the crisis, has been different in quantity, quality and composition than before. Nevertheless, the most popular way to replicate the large-scale changes of recent times is still to pretend something similar has happened in history. (…) Thus, erroneously, all the challenges seem to fit the normal schedule.”
This has been exactly the case ever since. Mass migration is not a normal phenomenon, nor is the formation of no-go zones, the establishment of parallel societies, and the fact that Europe is not able to adapt to newcomers, but is constantly lagging behind.
To this day, they are also unwilling to talk openly about the fact that immigration increases the threat of terrorism.
Let us just remember how Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was attacked when he spoke in early 2015 about the connection between migration and terrorism in connection with the assassinations at Charlie Hebdo. Many liberal politicians and journalists have even denied that migration has anything to do with second- and third-generation immigrant youth becoming terrorists.
Fortunately, we know exactly what to do. The example of a shattering, weakening Western Europe losing its identity clearly shows us what path we cannot take. As we see through the dictatorship of political correctness, we also know that the rule of law is just as vague a rubber concept as solidarity these days, and it all adds up to the same thing: more immigration.
We must not be afraid of the “word magic” of liberals and its ability to deceive. But we must resist it.