Without a doubt, many of the things Orwell prophesied about in his book have come true today. We have an all-powerful, all-seeing government apparatus in most civilized nation-states; we have less privacy than we've ever had; we have less freedom than we did even 20 years ago; and our news and information centers have become full-fledged propaganda operations in favor of the all-powerful state.
Here's the latest example.
In a recently published report, Russia Today noted that the dictionary Merriam-Webster changed its definition of "anti-vaxxer" to now include anyone who simply chooses not to get a COVID-19 vaccine (and this isn't the first time the dictionary has done this):
The definition on Merriam-Webster's website says “anti-vaxxer” means “a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination.” It’s not clear when it was written to include opposition to forced jabs, but many observers noticed for the first time on Wednesday.
“Welcome to ‘1984.’ This is the Ministry of Truth,” noted rapper and podcaster Zuby on Twitter, in reference to Orwell's eerily accurate tome.
In October, the dictionary company tried to stealth-edit its definition of "preference" by suddenly claiming that it was "offensive" to reference someone's "sexual preference." Not so surprisingly, the edit was made just as left-wing kook Democratic Sen. Mazie Horono of Hawaii was accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett of being anti-gay after she used the term to be synonymous with "sexual orientation."
Meanwhile, in June 2020 the dictionary moved to expand its definition of "racism" to include "systemic oppression" of one ethnic group over another. That change allegedly came following a suggestion from a Black Lives Matter activist after losing arguments to people who pushed back on being called racists because they did not consider their own ethnicity to be naturally superior.
"But as National Review pointed out on Wednesday, the latest Merriam-Webster definition classifies 79% of Americans as anti-vaxxers. A Morning Consult poll in December found that only 21% of respondents favored forced vaccinations," RT.come reported.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been one of the most outspoken pundits when it comes to pushing back on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
A number of times in recent weeks Carlson, who freely admits he is not "anti-vax" and supports the COVID-19 vaccines, has spoken out against mostly elected Democrats who insist that in order for society to 'return to normal' Americans will have to be vaccinated. He has also noted that the vaccines that have been approved are all still experimental because they were approved under emergency conditions.
"How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccines? Not Americans who’ve been killed by the virus, that’s a huge number, but how many Americans have died after getting the vaccines designed to prevent the virus? Do you know the answer to that question? Do you know anything about the downside? We know a lot about the upside of the vaccine. We’ve been completely in favor of vulnerable people taking vaccines," he said last week.
"But what about the potential risks? You’d think you would know more about that than you do. We talk about vaccines constantly, not just on this show, but in this country," he added, nothing that elected officials including President Joe Biden continue to pressure Americans to get the jab.
"Everyone in authority wants you to get one. In fact, you’ve probably already had your shot, and good for you. If you haven’t had your shot, you’re under enormous pressure to get your shot," he added, even though there have been a lot of deaths associated with them.
Carlson is now considered an "ant-Vaxxer" by Merriam-Webster simply for asking questions and seeking answers.