The Infantilization of the American Citizen:
Newspeak and The Art of The Steal

Max Maxwell and Melete

"Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show."
       - Umberto Eco, Ur-Fascism, 1995.

Freedom Is Slavery

Table of Contents

A Talk Based on this Essay:
The Crisis of Our Democracy
and The Common Good:
Taking Back our Political Power