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George Orwell's 1984 Labelled Offensive By UK University

Wokery beyond parody because university slaps a TRIGGER warning on George Orwell's 1984 as it contains 'explicit material' which some students may find 'offensive and upsetting'

As one of the greatest works in Britain’s literary canon, Nineteen Eighty-Four sounds a chilling warning about the dangers of censorship.

Now staff at the University of Northampton have issued a trigger warning for George Orwell’s novel on the grounds that it contains ‘explicit material’ which some students may find ‘offensive and upsetting’.

The advice, revealed following a Freedom of Information request by The Mail on Sunday, has infuriated critics, who say it runs contrary to the themes in the book.

Published in 1949, Orwell’s dystopian story – set in a totalitarian state which persecutes individual thinking – gave the world phrases such as ‘Big Brother’, ‘Newspeak’ and ‘thought police’.

Its plot centres on Winston Smith, a government employee who is arrested and tortured over an illicit love affair, but it also makes powerful points about what can happen to a society that doesn’t cherish academic freedoms or its own history.

Yet it is one of several literary works which have been flagged up to students at Northampton who are studying a module called Identity Under Construction. They are warned that the module ‘addresses challenging issues related to violence, gender, sexuality, class, race, abuses, sexual abuse, political ideas and offensive language’.

In addition to Orwell’s book, academics identify several works in the module that have the potential to be ‘offensive and upsetting’ including the Samuel Beckett play Endgame, the graphic novel V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd and Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing The Cherry.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: ‘There’s a certain irony that students are now being issued trigger warnings before reading Nineteen Eighty-Four. Our university campuses are fast becoming dystopian Big Brother zones where Newspeak is practised to diminish the range of intellectual thought and cancel speakers who don’t conform to it.

‘Too many of us – and nowhere is it more evident than our universities – have freely given up our rights to instead conform to a homogenised society governed by a liberal elite “protecting” us from ideas that they believe are too extreme for our sensibilities.’

Orwell biographer David Taylor said: ‘I think 13-year-olds might find some scenes in the novel disturbing, but I don’t think anyone of undergraduate age is really shocked by a book any more.’

The seminal novel has regularly been adapted for stage and screen, including an acclaimed film starring John Hurt.

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The further they drift from The Truth...

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Is book banning sweeping the nation? Seattle school drops ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ over racism concerns

A Seattle-area school board voted to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” from student reading lists this week, just days before news surfaced that a Tennessee district had, earlier this month, banned the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the holocaust, “Maus,” from its curriculum.

The actions are part of a rising wave of efforts across the country to remove books from libraries and student reading lists in response to complaints and criticisms from parent groups and other organizations.

That includes the recent decision by Utah’s Canyons School District to remove at least nine book titles from libraries at four high schools in the district — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos.

When that mockingbird don’t sing

According to the Seattle Times, the Mukilteo School Board voted unanimously Monday night to remove Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the required reading list for ninth graders while still allowing for teachers to choose to teach the classic novel to students.

The board acted after months of discussion among teachers, parents and students, and in reaction to concerns over racism in the classic novel, first published in 1960.

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Google “alternative” DuckDuckGo has become “Google Lite” with decision to censor sites over “disinformation”

For the past few years, as search and tech behemoth Google began leaning heavily to the left and became a full-fledged propagandist for the deep state, more and more Internet users switched to DuckDuckGo as an alternative.

The latter posited itself as a much more ‘free’ platform and far more committed to protecting users’ privacy, while Google literally vacuums every crumb of user activity so it can target Internet surfers with ads and other ‘select’ content.

But it appears as though the deep state has now infiltrated DuckDuckGo as well, as noted by an announcement from the search engine company this past week which said the platform will become “downgrading” — i.e., censoring — sites deemed to be pushing “disinformation.” As you know, “disinformation” is just code for shutting down sites publishing facts and views that have not been ‘approved’ by the powers that be.

In a recent Twitter post, the CEO of privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced that the company would be downranking “sites associated with disinformation,” which has been a popular tactic by Google for years to reduce user access to content it considers objectionable.

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg tweeted about the decision, stating that it was an effort to reduce Russian disinformation online.

“Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues to create. #StandWithUkraine?,” Weinberg stated, adding: “At DuckDuckGo, we’ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”

Biden’s Ministry of Truth head wants the power to EDIT your tweets, making them conform to whatever LIE the government claims to be TRUTH

The Biden regime’s pick to head up the new Disinformation Board says that she wants the power to manually edit people’s tweets in order to make them more politically correct.

In a Zoom meeting with numerous others, Nina Jankowicz stated that she wants “trustworthy verified people” like herself to be granted full authority over what people post online to make social media more like Wikipedia.

Gina Marie Colvin Hill speaks about censorship and her personal (negative) experience with YT.

I usually post YT videos when the video is not available or not found on another platform.