'Sh*thole Countries': Trump Uses the Rhetoric of Dictators

Trump has normalized the notion that the meaning of words no longer matters.

George Orwell warns us in his dystopian novel 1984 that authoritarianism begins with language. In the novel, “newspeak” is language twisted to deceive, seduce and undermine the ability of people to think critically and freely.Donald Trump’s unapologetic bigoted language made headlines again Thursday when it was reported he told lawmakers working on a new immigration policy that the United States shouldn’t accept people from “shithole countries” like Haiti. Given his support for white nationalism and his coded call...

7 Published By - AlterNet.org - 2018.01.13. 15:06
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