i’ve been thinking lately (on language, 1984 and the ‘bakla’)

I’ve been thinking more and more lately about language, and specifically their role in the formation of ideas and the creation of avenues of discourse. This won’t be a cohesive opinion, because I just want this out of my chest. I’ve been thinking too much. In Orwell’s 1984, the idea of crimethink (which exists in vernacular as thoughtcrime)…



You know the words. The baby’s a bastard, you’re a whore. But there’s no word for the man who doesn’t come back. -Polly to Ada, Peaky Blinders E02 xx