Children’s word of the year in 2021 according to the Oxford University Press was the word anxiety, this was followed by the University of Northampton placing a warning on George Orwell’s book 1984 as offensive.
The warning was given to students taking a module called, Identity Under Construction and students are warned that it addresses challenging issues related to violence, gender, sexuality, class, race, abuses, sexual abuse, political ideas and offensive language.
It seems rather ironic that we are living in an ever increasing woke world where the youth of today are scared to death of everything and demand that historical statues be taken down for fear of upsetting someone and take matters into their own hands where councils refuse to act, where students in Universities are considered so anxious they need warnings as to the contents of established literary works, until finally nothing is left.
I leave you with a quote from a well known book written in 1949 which seems to have been remarkably far sighted.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
― George Orwell, 1984