Doublespeak, Part Two: Consider the Word Choices of Others Very Carefully

You might assume someone is talking about a certain group of people when they mean another group entirely.

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The clip below is from the United Nations’ YouTube channel.

I want you to watch the clip and notice when doublespeak is used and think about what the intentions might be behind this usage of doublespeak.

Listen for elements like better for "the people” and “sustainable for the people."

Always such general terms that could be taken many ways.

However, he’s very *specific* about word choice when he's talking about the islanders directly. Notice that?

Do you ever ask which "people" in particular are meant by statements like this? As in, “We the People?”

To WHICH people are they referring? Do they ever make that clear? What would be the utility in lacking a definition for which people you mean when you speak? Might messages be able to be taken multiple ways when one speaks in this manner?

For which "people" is life supposed to be more "sustainable" after a "reset?"

Is this juxtaposition designed to subliminally suggest that you should conflate these two separate meanings of the word "people?"

I think that's a great question......

It's one that I think would have, given what the phrase "the people" is generally thought to mean by supposition of benevolent intent, a shocking answer.

Given what we already know about the UN's "Sustainability Plan" and "the Great Reset," the doublespeak is rather apparent. You'll hear it when you get to that part.

Word twisting is spell casting.

You're supposed to think it means "everyone." It most certainly does not.

This is from the UN’s description on YouTube: “The United Nations in the Pacific has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against COVID-19. The concert will pay tribute to essential workers across the Pacific for the work they’ve done so far to prevent transmission and save lives and a call, through music and art, for continued solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. It is also a reminder that as we rise up as a family of nations, we must seize the opportunity to build a more inclusive and resilient Pacific and a more sustainable and equitable world. Hosted by Aunty Tala from the Laughing Samoans, the virtual concert will feature performances from Jah Boy (Solomon Islands); Jay Hoad (Australia); Juny B (Kiribati); Justin Wellington (PNG), Kendal T (Palau), Mia Kami (Tonga), Nem & Talei (Fiji), Paulini (Australia), Poly Flavour (Samoa); Skillz (Fiji); Stan Antas (Vanuatu), Te Vaka (New Zealand); Tiki Taane (New Zealand), Tropikana Breeze (Tuvalu), Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu), Yosh (Vanuatu), UN Messenger of Peace Yo-Yo Ma (USA), and more. The feature includes messages from global leaders Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand, His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. The event will be broadcast simultaneously on Saturday the 15th of August, 2020.”

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