You really can't make this stuff up.
Our governor is now engaged in Orwellian Newspeak.
In case you haven't read the novel 1984 - written in 1949 by George Orwell - it's all about a future government that spies on all citizens and engages in "Newspeak." It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state Oceania as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, and peace. Any form of thought alternative to the party's construct is classified as "thoughtcrime."
In short, Orwell's idea is that if you take away words, or reinvent vocabulary, you take away the ability to think thoughts the government doesn't like. The Newspeak vocabulary eliminated undesirable words and stripped such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever.
Here's where Brown comes into play.
Our politically correct governor is making it illegal, come Jan. 1, to use the word "alien" in the state's labor code in reference to undocumented immigrants.
Brown signed SB 432, along with two other bills updating immigration policy, on Aug. 10.
"These bills reflect a state that both recognizes and respects the diversity - and contributions - of all Californians," said Brown spokesman Evan Westrup.
I'm sorry, Jerry, but one is not a "Californian" if one is not a legal resident of California let alone the U.S. and broke immigration law coming here. That makes one an illegal alien.
Strike the term all you want, but you, Gov. Brown, are actually violating your oath of office to uphold the Constitution of California and the United States. That happens to make you a criminal worthy of being recalled. Of course, it won't happen because this state keeps re-electing you and members of your party like the author of the bill, Democratic state Senator Tony Mendoza. He presented the question: "Should the outdated and derogatory reference to foreign-born individuals as ‘aliens' be repealed from the Labor Code?"
Derogatory reference? Huh?
How about a dose of logic? As an adjective, the word "alien" means: "belonging to a foreign country or nation." As a noun, it means: "a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living."
Of course, Mendoza really is not a moron for he knows alien is being used accurately. He knows people who break immigration law really need to be deported but he sees an opportunity to legitimize border jumpers in our state and bring them into the Democratic Party fold.
What Brown is doing does not erase the fact that millions have violated federal law, regardless if their intentions were to create a better life.
I don't blame illegal aliens for wanting the state to look the other way. What a deal: Jump the border, load up on state services and reward the party in charge by voting for them. Your scheme to jump line worked!
Using Brown's logic, we should also strike the words "rapist," "burglar" or "murderer" because although they are legitimate words, they might offend the guilty.
Noted talk show host Mark Levin suggests, if we are going to take that route, that we outlaw the use of the term "Democratic Party." Why? Because of its association with racism. He points out how Hillary Clinton accepted the Margaret Sanger Award. Margaret Sanger may be known for birth control advocacy which led to Planned Parenthood, but she was known for being racist. Robert C. Byrd was a member of the KKK. Strom Thurmond was over the top racist. Democratic southern Senators James Eastland, Strom Thurmond and Robert C. Byrd were notorious racists. Byrd was also a member of the KKK. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson was known as a racist.
America is starting to awaken to the fact that crime from illegal aliens is a serious issue. Between 2008 and 2014, criminal aliens accounted for 38 percent of all murder convictions in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6 percent of the total population in those states.
That 5.6% figure for the average illegal alien population in those five states comes from US Census estimates. We know the real number is double that official estimate. Yet, even if it is 11%, it is still shameful that the percentage of murders by criminal aliens is more than triple the illegal population in those states.
The left (cultural cleansers) are engaged in some serious reinvention of America. They have successful shamed anyone who likes the Dixie flag, now want the term Dixie banned, are seeking to tear down all statues of Confederate generals and dig them up and relocate them in some cities. The same folks took a red pen to Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer for the n-word. They've banned names of football teams like Warriors and Redskins because they might offend.
Quit being offended so much, those of you on the left. And for God's sake, quit going out of your way to ban legitimate terms for legitimate purposes.
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