Tag: Freedom of Thought

  • Shame on You

    Shame on You

    Recently Amnesty International, normally the darling of social media liberal chic, learned that even they are not immune from the censure of the Twitter censorati. In their case the collective outrage of so many smartphone sentinels and keyboard campaigners was focussed on a glossy cover they used for their magazine, in an effort to showcase…

  • Dispatches from the Newspeak Gulag

    Dispatches from the Newspeak Gulag

    During the past week the animal rights group PETA shared a chart on their Twitter feed which urged the adjustment of English idiom to express greater sensitivity towards other mammals, and to exclude anything barbaric in our turn of phrase. Under their guidance we should supplant ‘bring home the bacon’ with ‘bring home the bagels’,…