Up@dawn 2.0

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Carlin the philosopher

I don't mean Carlin Romano, either.

Posted for Billy Q. from sec.10 (see his Intro below). I just read a George Orwell essay last night from 1946, talking about euphemistic language that allows people and governments to lie, bullshit (see the famous Harry Frankfurt essay below), to engage in what he later called (in "1984") "Doublespeak." I'll bet George read it too. Good stuff. (Which reminds me of another terrific Carlin routine...)

No comments:

Post a Comment