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Op/Ed: Climate debate dominated by ‘duckspeakers’

Time to relearn the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four

By Tom Harris

In Oceania, the dystopian society of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, a new language was created by the government to control the thinking patterns of the populace. Officially labeled ‘Newspeak’, it was the first language that, when fully adopted, was meant to limit the range of human thought. Concepts such as freedom, skepticism, and debate were virtually unthinkable since no words existed to describe them, aside from the generic term ‘thoughtcrime.’

One Step Closer to a Supermajority

HARRISBURG, PA — “We couldn’t be more pleased with tonight’s outcome” shared SRCC Chairman and President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. “Starting with Tom Killion’s victory in the Special Election in senate district 9, followed by an outstanding group of candidates ready to take on their democratic opponents in November, SRCC is one step closer to a supermajority. If that doesn’t send a clear message to Governor Tom Wolf – we do not know what will.”