“The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever.” http://www.newspeakdictionary.
George Orwell, 1948
Multiculturalism is Canada’s Ingsoc. The ideology of a “soft” totalitarian state. A state that does not need gulags, detention camps, or torture chambers to achieve its goals because the ruling political class can “manufacture consent” through its control of the media, the universities, and government departments. To use Marxist terminology, the political class— the ruling class–does not need to control the “infrastructure”, it only needs to control the “superstructure”. It is far more important, for their purposes, to control the CBC than it would be to control any major corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Continue reading