AOC Building Henhouses

 

In 1945, George Orwell wrote this:

Prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated henhouse.

He couldn’t be more right, in my opinion, especially when the topic is politics.

I can’t think of a more perfect embodiment of Orwell’s theory than AOC, who in 2022 gives us headlines like this:

Headline

It’s so trite that even the headline writer is compelled to split it up into hot-button words and phrases — fascism, Jim Crow, White nationalists, apartheidet voilà! Henhouse!

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