More than a century later Britain is a pathetic socialist backwater, rapidly being colonized by waves of Muslim immigrants who are destroying the very crucible of British culture — language — with their pig-hating ways.
George Orwell in 1984 warned of the minimizing effect of totalitarianism on the English language, fictionally known as Newspeak. By reducing the number of words in the language, the state is able to limit and control the expression of thought in words.
The Oxford University Press apparently has caught onto the revisionist trend in British vocabulary for the stated purpose of not offending Muslims — Britain’s fastest growing minority.
The words “pig” and “pork” are now banned in OUP publications, along with anything else that can be perceived as pig related.
The publisher’s reasoning is as follows:
“Many of the educational (doctrinaire, our word) materials we publish in the UK are sold in more than 150 countries, and as such, they need to consider a range of cultural differences and sensitivities … our editorial guidelines are intended to help ensure that the resources that we produce can be disseminated to the widest possible audience.”
The politically correct high-brows at the OUP are guilty of the politics of capitulation through the culture-producing vehicle of language. It’s not about Muslims assimilating into British culture, it’s about Britons assimilating into the Muslim society to come, courtesy of the cultural quislings in the UK government.
One wonders if the sense and sensibilities of the OUP include not offending native Britons who happen to be white and Christian and who prefer the taste of ham and bacon to lamb and falafel.
True multiculturalism also means catering to majorities, even dying British majorities. The OUP seems perfectly capable of producing publications with language that appeals to specific markets if pluralism truly is the goal.
Rule Britannia? Ruined Britannia. And it’s being ruined slowly, word by word.
Here’s one publisher totally giving in to these demands:
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