Newspeak: Google redefines ‘fascism’ in attempt to link conservatives to Nazis

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Newspeak was the language used in the fictional dictatorship run by Big Brother in George Orwell’s classic 1984.  The idea was to change the language to prevent “thoughtcrime” and control the population.  In an apparent Orwellian attempt to link conservatives and Trump supporters to Nazis, Google redefined “fascism,” calling it a “right-wing” system of government, the Daily Caller said.

Miriam Webster defines fascism as: “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

But that’s not the way Google defines it.  According to Google, fascism is defined as, “an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.”

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According to Derek Hunter:

Political conservatives advocate for small, less intrusive government where power rests with the states and individuals, and the federal government lives within its Constitutional restraints. Progressive liberals advocate for just the opposite: a powerful central government with authority vested in a strong leader who has the ability to impose decrees from Washington on everything from health care to education.

Google curiously adds “right-wing” to its definition and omits the “severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition” part.

By the traditional Merriam-Webster definition of “severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition,” the violent mobs protesting and rioting over President Trump’s actions are the ones engaging in fascistic tactics.

As the Gateway Pundit correctly observes, the company is engaging in a blatant misrepresentation of the truth.

Carter May notes:

What is most disturbing about this definition alteration is the fact that the “liberal” protesters are the ones who are participating in fascist behavior. Their actions fall in line with the definition presented in Merrian-Webster and to some extent even the completely bogus Google definition (i.e. “intolerant views or practice”).

The MSM and others have adopted this definition without question and in turn, this view of fascism is leaking into the popular vernacular and thus alienating conservative individuals.

It’s not known why the search engine decided to change the meaning of fascism, but, Hunter said, “Google co-founder Sergey Brin, one of the world’s richest men, has been a vocal critic of President Trump, an activist liberal, and has protested the President’s executive order on immigration.”

The Google definition provides a feedback link one can use to let Google know this is incorrect.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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