When as a child I first read Lewis Carroll’s ” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, I thought that the sheer absurdity of the story was hilariously funny. Now, 141 years after Carroll wrote it in 1865, and although I don’t recall falling down any rabbit hole, I find myself living in Alice’s Wonderland, but time has changed Alice’s dream world into a 21st century nightmare world where the comical aspect of the Wicked Queens words ” Of with their heads ” has become an ominous, cruel and terrifying reality.
“Oh, you can’t help that”, said the Cat, ” We’re all mad here “, has an amusing ring to it, but today’s mad reality isn’t so funny. Perhaps Lewis Carroll was having a Nostradamus moment when he wrote “ When I use a word ” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ” It means what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less” . ” The question is “, said Alice, ” Whether you can make words mean different things ?”
What’s he on about ? It’s just a children’s story, I hear some of you say. Step forward Sir William Macpherson of Cluny who led the enquiry into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1999. In his report he defined racism as follows ” Anything that the victim or any other person believes to be racist “. It could so easily have been Humpty Dumpty speaking. This bizarre statement by Macpherson gave the green-light to every progressive in the UK to attack and accuse anyone they disagreed with as being “racist”.
The question posed by Alice ” Whether you can make words mean different things “, is easily answered in 21st century Britain. Of course you can! It lies at the very core of what progressivism is. Even the self awarded title ” Progressive ” is double-speak for ” Regressive “. One of the most intellectually and morally reprehensible abuses of language is to call Islam a “Religion of Peace”, an expression used widely by progressive appeasers and Islamists alike. It is an unforgivable and irresponsible abuse of language, like telling a child that a Scorpion is cuddly.
When the progressives began their great criminal money making scam to scare the hell out of us with Climate Warming, the aim was not so dissimilar to that of Islam ; incite global terror to achieve their aims. The perfectly impassive word ” warming ” was deliberately imbrued with negativity by the proponents of man made global warming. We were told quite seriously by progressive scientists and political pseudo-experts that a rise of only 2 degrees in temperature would cause global disaster by the year 2000, and that, for example, Polar Bears would become extinct within our lifetime because of it. This of course ignores the scientific fact that the Earth has experienced rises in temperatures well in excess of 2 degrees many times, and the Polar Bears are still here. Perhaps they had air-conditioning back then?
After almost two decades of no warming taking place and the negative power of “warming” was becoming a sick joke the progressives jumped into action again. ” Quick ! Change the word”. So the word became “change”, Climate Change was now the buzz words, and it was by progressive standards brilliant. After all even the deniers ( another negative word ) couldn’t possibly deny that climate change was taking place. If it got warmer. If it got colder. If it got wetter. If it got dryer. No matter what, it was down to climate change, and change became the next negative dirty word to be afraid of, and the progressives surreptitious abuse of Capitalism could continue to fill their bank accounts.
In Alice’s Wonderland it was the words of Lewis Carroll which created the madness in that world. Similarly, it is the words of the progressive Mindset which creates the insanity in todays tortured world. Groupthink, double-speak and the complete reversal of language and values dominates everyday life in todays society.
It is time for us to take back our language and point out that “diversity” is impossible to achieve by encouraging an Islamic Caliphate who’s explicit aim is to achieve the exact opposite, or that “Multiculturalism”, even if desirable, cannot be created by permitting the formation of a “Monocultural” Islamic State. Nor can we achieve “equality” by appeasing a religion which so fiercely denies equality to women and anyone not of their faith. In the progressive world Humpty Dumpty reigns supreme.
We are all familiar with the expression ” The pen is mightier than the sword”. The Greek playwright Euripides is reputed to have been the first to coin the phrase with his version ” The tongue is mightier than the blade”, but the version by the English playwright Edward Bulwer- Lytton in 1839, criticising the French Cardinal Richelieu for using the sword to enforce the power of the State, is a version which gives a fuller explanation as to what the expression is meant to mean. He wrote the following –
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword, Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! – itself is nothing! –
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! – Take away the sword –
States can be saved without it! “
It is clear that Bulwer-Lytton and Euripides before him meant that the pen or word is mightier as an alternative to the sword, but the progressives use the “word” in addition to the “sword” to empower the progressive State, and impose their will on the people, and they do it very effectively. The progressives use the “word” as a weapon. Politically correct language is used to dominate our social existence. Words like Islamophobia, racism, bigotry and a whole host of other negatives swarm over our mainstream media like a plague of linguistic Locusts, devouring every little bit of intellectual discourse and leaving us floundering in a wilderness of deliberately confusing jargon.
Our whole rotten establishment is infected with madness, our world and values are turned upside down. Words mean what the progressives “choose them to mean – neither more nor less”, and insanity becomes the new normality.