Algebe: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” (George Orwell, "1984")
1984 , published in 1949, has been proven to be more prophetic that most of the holy books or Nostradamus himself... Those who have read 1984 should be familiar with the term "Newspeak". In the horrific totalitarian society described in this novel, the language is strictly controlled, so that people are only allowed to express thoughts with a very restricted grammar and very poor vocabulary, and many of the nouns have been changed on purpose to disorient.
A few days ago, CMAllen was so kind to give me the best compliment as an English student I could have ever received, which is to use your beautiful language's words at the same level as a native speaker or even better... That's nice, but so untrue; and yet he makes an interesting point...
I've discussed with family and friends who are about my age or older, who speak my mother tongue, Castilian-Spanish, about the apparently decrease of lack of interest for reading or writing, for caring one's language, and we all agree this phenomenon is alarming especially among young, and from what I read on the internet, English is beat as well. I'm not talking about rudeness, but serious grammar mistakes and absence of accurate words. And I'm not reducing it to instant communicational platforms,which are probably being mirrored, I'm referring to school assigments, blogs, magazines, tv shows, or any other aspect of life where proper language is required.
I think people are not aware of the consequences of belittlling your own language, the lost of freedom it entails... I'd like to know if you have noticed (or not) the same process, if you share my concern, and whether you can imagine a solution or have any other thought about this issue.
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