As promised (but after a delay) we are announcing our first set of Orwell Awards. These are awarded to individuals and organizations who have abused the English language with Newspeak distortions in ways that degrade our liberty, our dignity, our heritage, and the truth, in the past year. Our thanks to the many readers who e-mailed us their nominations. We plan to issue these awards annually. The winners are:
First Place: Barack Hussein Obama, for his “Gender Identity Mandate“. Under Obama’s twisted logic, any school, organization, agency, or business will be denied Federal funds or contracts if they don’t allow boys to use the girls bathrooms and vice versa. The guidelines, announced in May, 2016, are designed to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment” (regardless of how the chromosomes of every cell in their bodies identify them).
Second Place: On July 5, 2016, FBI Director James Comey, for exonerating Hillary Clinton’s repeated gross national security violations, claiming that she and her staff were merely “…extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” In effect, he exonerated her (declining to refer her for prosecution) by detailing her guilt in these crimes.
Third Place: In April, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, for admitting that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called “climate change deniers”.
The Library of Congress, for dropping any use of the term “Illegal Alien” and substituting the amorphous term “Undocumented”.
The World Bank, for abandoning precise terms, such as “now”, “recently”, and “later” in their reports.
Barack Hussein Obama, for describing the Muslim San Bernardino and Orlando terrorists and as “self-radicalized“. (In Obama’s view, the Imams at their mosques had no role in them becoming radicals.)
Hillary Clinton (long famous for using the euphemism “humanitarian intervention” in place of the word “invasion”) has coined the term “smart power” to describe a hawkish, interventionist foreign policy.