In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people.
The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime.
“The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said.
But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for students on how to be more “inclusive” in their choice of gender pronouns.
As Fox News’s Todd Starnes reported, traditional pronouns like “he” and “she” will no longer cut it at UTK. Instead, collegians should use the “dozen” gender-neutral pronouns, according to the school’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.