Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: CLASSIC DOUBLESPEAK

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Even George Orwell, author of the 1949 blockbuster, “1984,” coining the “doublespeak,” would roll over in his grave were he living in Florida today. Florida’s surgeon general called masks, which saved countless lives during the pandemic, “a lie” which people “need to unbelieve.” Florida lawmakers passed the “don’t say gay” bill banning classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity under the auspices of “Parental Rights.” And all of this while Russia is calling its involvement in Ukraine a “special military operation.” George Orwell would either be crying, or laughing right now. What’s unfortunate is, it’s not clear which one!

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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