As you tune into tonight’s debate or any of the political talk going on around us, keep George Orwell’s words in mind. This goes for any party, any issue, any “side” in our political process. Isn’t it time we stop letting our political “leaders” get away with this and begin speaking their plain truths?
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” ~ George Orwell
In a weird way, maybe that’s why Donald Trump is getting those bizarre approval numbers. There’s no sheer cloudy vagueness with that one. Nothing vague about his opinions. There’s nothing that resembles statesmanship either, but that’s for another day.
Be safe out there, America.