Yesterday I heared Kellyanne Conway’s interview. She sayed plus-sincerewise than usual that Spicer’s statement about Trump’s swearing-in ceremony is not a lie but an alternative fact.
After reading these lines you are probably asking yourself what is going on or went wrong with me. Well, you probably think that I am stupid but perhaps these lines predict the English language of the future.
Two month ago Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, began to create new words to transform a serious lie, which was a provable falsehood at the same time, into a harmless “Alternative Fact”. Did she only want to save the president’s image? Or is it the beginning of something bigger? This concept of creating new words displays striking parallels to the “Newspeak” concept from the novel “1984”. The government, or members of it, eliminates words with bad connotations by creating new summarizing and simplifying words. This effected that there are less varied and lass adverse words in the future so that everyone’s opinion and possibility to think autonomous would be restricted. In my opinion there is a strong probability that the Trump-administration wants to choose a similar way.