Since the tragic two mass murders in the United States this past week, both apparently provoked by white nationalist extremism, I’m reminded of the words of George Orwell:

“…one ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. …Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind….” (Politics and the English Language – 1946)