George Orwell, Euphemism, Government
In the new global world, euphemism has been one of the most crucial current discussions in legal and moral philosophy. It has become increasingly difficult to ignore this. Therefore, the topic has raised heating arguments in many conferences worldwide. Webster dictionary defines euphemism as a substitution of an inoffensive or agreeable expression, for an offensive one, or suggest something more unpleasant. This definition would mean action or the power of explaining or make clear. Central to the whole government definition in various countries globally, euphemism and other careful words have been one of the main tools in the whole political reign.
Politicians, in many cases, abuse the definitions of some statements or words to suit their interpretive definitions on the prevailing issues so as to support their own self interests or agendas. Government sometimes hides full truth behind euphemisms so as to manipulate society. Therefore, this study will give a consistent and comprehensive description of how governments sometimes hide the truth behind euphemisms and other great, careful word choices.
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[...] Psychology provides that the repetition of a certain event or word will trigger a conditional change and perception of this particular thing towards that individual or event. Psychologists state that this is done through the so called the spirit of auto-suggestion. Therefore, politicians have taken advantage of human understanding hence, making use of certain words and giving them a hidden meaning to hide a particular truth somewhere. The use euphemisms and word choice has been the major technique in the whole political climate. Therefore, politicians use this to persuasively convey their political beliefs, and why he or she feels they are crucial to that audience. [...]
[...] Euphemism enables a government not to take blame or responsibility for their failures. The natural population of voters may find it hard understand the euphemistic jargon that the government practices. Based on their interpretive definitions on the general issues at hand, the government might be manipulating societal direction to: the government's euphemistic favoring with euphemistic lobbies, for bills. As George Orwell states in his “Politics and the English Language,” English language can be an instrument that governments shape for their own purposes. [...]
[...] These euphemisms are essential when it comes to rallying voters towards a political cause for actions. The government and the politicians too use euphemism to intensify the sense of voter's obligation via by manipulation of given word descriptions into morally, and ethically issues. In the recent past Google News search revealed that critics slapped the euphemism "Orwellian" onto targets to as diverse as a British plan of collecting cell phone data, a name change for private equity firm, and even president Barack Obama's speeches. [...]
[...] Social justice is a term that is manipulated in Marxism to class warfare and therefore divide and conquer very common to the type of politics that manipulates the poor as baits in political bait and in switch game. Governments across the globe employ social justice (fighting for equality) as cover up for the other existing societal pitfalls and injustices. Transition: Euphemisms come in a variety of style ranging from symbolic and descriptors euphemisms. Descriptor provides a link between what is being symbolized and the actual object described.Euphemism is put into use where a more offensive word is replaced with a more acceptable phrase or word socially. [...]
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