Top 20 Modern Doublespeak Terms To Be Aware Of


Doublespeak is alive and well. There are 3 main types. It’s vital to be on guard against using such deceptive and untruthful language.


is a language that is alive and well in our world today. Doublespeak can refer to terms that are euphemisms (mild expressions designed to hide harsher or more direct ones), deliberately ambiguous (expressions designed to hide the truth) or actual inversions (outright lies which state the opposite of the truth). Although he never used the term doublespeak in his book 1984, many associate doublespeak with George Orwell. After all, it was Orwell who famously wrote that the motto of the totalitarian ruling party in 1984 was “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” – an example of an inversion. Orwell did however use the term newspeak to refer to a new kind of language which drastically reduced the scope of available words and terms, so as to concurrently reduce the scope of possible free thought among the ruled population.

Many doublespeak terms in the following list are oxymorons, meaning that the term itself is contradictory. Many hide the truth because it is too raw, unpalatable, uncomfortable or outright horrifying. It is vitally important we watch our language, because it plays a great part in how we shape our world and in how we create our reality. In many ways, by unconsciously using these terms instead of more accurate or truthful ones, we are quietly lying to ourselves, or at a minimum acquiescing to the process of being lied to and programmed. Political correctness is a great example of how language control, thought control and doublespeak can be introduced to an entire population without people realizing they are being deceived and manipulated. Below is list of the top 20 modern Orwellian doublespeak terms, with the first half focusing on military and geopolitical terms.

Orwellian Doublespeak Terms #1: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist, Enemy Combatant

The war on terror is an utterly fake and fraudulent construct. It has largely been invented and hyped to provide an excuse for the NWO (New World Order) manipulators to override things like human rights, natural law and the Constitution domestically, as well as invade, infiltrate and overthrow other nations abroad. The US has struggled to define the term “terror” ever since it declared the war on terror. Funnily enough, the US can’t even reach a consensus on what terrorism exactly is; so we have another nebulous war on a concept that is different to everyone. Here is the core of the FBI’s definition of terrorism, whether it be domestic or international:

“Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;

Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping;”

By its own definition, the US is the biggest terrorist in the world, since it frequently acts dangerously to human life (bombs, missiles, drones, war), kills civilians, influences foreign governments (when it is not outright overthrowing them – Iraq, Libya, Ukraine) and has been assassinating foreign governmental officials since at least 1953 via the CIA.

Politicians use the term terrorist or enemy combatant to essentially describe a foreign militia member or soldier that has been designated as the enemy and whom they want to destroy or kill. Islamic terrorism is just the latest flavor, although a better term may be Zio-Islamic terrorism, since Zionist Israel is behind the creation, funding and operation of radical Islam (or as I call it radical Zio-Islam) as well as many of the so-called “Islamic” false flag attacks like 9/11 and Paris.

Look at the DHS list of “extremists” …

Orwellian Doublespeak Terms #2: Extremism, Extremist

The would-be word controllers have gone one step further than terrorism by adopting the term extremism. Extremism is the new terrorism, because it’s more broad and can be used to marginalize or criminalize dissidents. After all, ANYONE could be accused of being extreme in some way, right? Who is exactly in the middle of the spectrum on every single issue?

As the DHS manual in the image above states, an extremist could be a patriot, veteran, alternative media journalist, border control advocate, animal rights advocate, gun control advocate and a host of other people – just about anyone who questions the “official” version of reality. Are you an extremist?

Orwellian Doublespeak Terms #3: Freedom Fighter, Moderate Rebel

On the other side of the coin, of course, are those mercenaries, soldiers, military men and other guns for hire who are branded as our “allies” and not our enemy. In essence, someone we are paying to do our dirty work. Those guys are not terrorists; they are freedom fighters or moderate rebels! As George Carlin said:

“Israeli terrorists are called commandoes; Arab commandoes are called terrorists. Contra killers are called freedom fighters; if crime fighters fight crime, and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?”

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #4: Ethnic Cleansing

Ethnic cleansing is another horrific example of doublespeak. The word genocide is too direct and confrontational, so the controllers have felt the need to tone it down with the horrible choice of the word “cleansing”. Since when did mass murder have anything to do cleaning or cleansing? This is a total inversion of reality.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #5: Enhanced Interrogation

Enhanced interrogation is a fancy way of saying something far more brutal and honest: torture. It’s another lie. In normal English, to interrogate is to ask, not to push someone face’s down in water with the intent of scaring them almost to the point of death, nor to shove food up their rectum. Yet we know from US government documents that waterboarding, rectal feeding and a host of other atrocities were in fact performed at places like Guantanamo Bay.

Doublespeak term: extrajudicial killing (assassination).

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #6: Extrajudicial Killing

Just like the above 2 terms, extrajudicial killing is another attempt at adding more words and syllables to a term in the hope of hiding the raw, brutal truth behind it. We all know it means assassination. It’s another deceptive euphemism to conceal and downplay the truth. In a free, fair and open world, no one would have the right to take another’s life, let alone outside of some kind of justice process.

Orwellian Doublespeak Terms #7: Humanitarian Intervention, Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

The Rockefeller-created United Nations is the intended vehicle to usher in the One World Government of the NWO. It is no surprise, then, that they would foster the use of doublespeak terms and policies such as humanitarian intervention (a blatant oxymoron) and the responsibility to protect (R2P). An intervention is an invasion or pre-emptive attack, and is obviously illegal and unjust – period. There’s nothing “humanitarian” about militarily invading another sovereign nation. The US, UK and other powers have gotten away with this kind of mass murder by controlling the narrative through the mainstream media and drumming up pretexts, such as the fake story of WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and the fake story of rescuing a nation’s people from a supposedly dangerous leader. The latter trick seems to work almost every time.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #8: Collateral Damage, Useless Eaters

A hallmark of these kind of military doublespeak terms is dehumanization – turning other people and other lives into something sub-human or non-human. How often have we heard that people killed in a raid, strike, incursion, invasion or battle are just collateral damage? It sounds like a financial asset or a lowly piece of possession. Perhaps the only way hardened military men with a deadened conscience and ability to feel or empathize can function is to make their victims into things. War criminal and big-time NWO insider Henry Kissinger is reported to have called Africans “useless eaters”, which makes sense given the fact he scripted the NSSM 200 during his time in the Nixon Administration – the official US policy of depopulation towards the 3rd world.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #9: Eliminate, Neutralize, Depopulate

Speaking of depopulation, there are a lot of euphemistic and doublespeak terms for killing and murder. As well as to depopulate, we also hear to eliminate, to neutralize, to bump off and to take out. More dehumanization and the further attempt to sugar coat killing and make murder more palatable.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #10: Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence

Government is the seat of control, so of course we can expect its name to reflect doublespeak deception. Isn’t it funny how nations like the US and UK (and others) have some version of the Ministry or Department of Defense, when they are usually the aggressors and invaders? I suppose Department of Attack is not PR-friendly enough. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is a joke; it does nothing to make the average person more secure, but only the 1% of 1% of the controllers whom it serves. Intelligence is information about a potential enemy gained through spying, but is it really smart or wise to go around making enemies, first in your mind and then in the world? Military intelligence is another oxymoron. Is spying real intelligence? What about emotional intelligence? The heart is bigger and more powerful than the brain …

More doublespeak: the US, UK and Israel have plenty more weapons of mass destruction than Iraq ever did.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #11: WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

Why talk about WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) instead of just saying, in a more straightforward manner, chemical weapons or nuclear weapons? The US has more WMDs than anyone. The UK has a lot too, and Israel its sitting on what some think is a 300-400 strong undeclared nuclear arsenal in the volatile Middle East. Why don’t enough people talk about the WMDs these nations hold, and either use as threats or in reality to achieve their imperialistic and terroristic goals?

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #12: Anti-Semitism

Sooner or later, all researchers exposing the worldwide conspiracy have to face the fact that Israel is a rogue nation (owned by the Rothschilds) that exerts an inordinate and disproportionate influence on the world, while committing daily genocide (sorry, “ethnic cleansing”) against the Palestinians. We need to rise above the stigma of anti-semitism, which is clearly a term thrown around to divert attention and criticism away from Israel. It’s a cunning trick to try to equate the recipient with intolerance and to falsely paint the recipient as racist. Here’s what an Israeli official (former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni) said about it:

Well, it’s a trick. We always use it. When from Europe someone criticizes Israel, then we bring out the Holocaust. When in this country (USA) when they criticize Israel, they are anti-semitic … it’s very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli Government … that justifies everything we do to the Palestinians.

Anti-semitism has been a false smear label to stop genuine investigation of the truth.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #13: Conspiracy Theorist

As I covered in the article 7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question, most people are unaware that the term conspiracy theorist originated with the CIA who was trying to cover up genuine examination into the JFK assassination. As I wrote there:

“[Conspiracy theory and conspiracy theorist] are weaponized terms which represent a cunning method to discredit truthseekers, truthtellers and investigators. This diversionary scheme has worked well – people often shut down once they hear this phrase and stop thinking critically. These terms have become falsely associated, in popular culture, with madness, craziness and deluded thinking.

Of course, the corollary to the idea of so-called deluded conspiracy theories is that things just happen by chance. Thus, those who deride conspiracy theories, often with little or no investigation, can be labeled coincidence theorists. They adhere to coincidence theory which blindly believes there is no New World Order agenda; events just occur randomly.”

Labeling a truthseeker or truthteller as a conspiracy theorist has been a great way to hide the truth, but is usefulness is running out.

Economic doublespeak: Helicopter Ben Bernanke and his quantitative easing.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #14: Quantitative Easing

Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Illuminati-owned Federal Reserve, earned the name Helicopter Ben with his suggestion that the Government throw paper currency out of a helicopter to the people below. Quantitative easing was another intellectual and deceitful doublespeak term to hide devaluation and inflation. The basic laws of economics dictate that the mass printing of paper money (with no real growth in wealth to back it) will inevitably lead to inflation and a devaluation of the existing money in circulation.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #15: Bulk Collection

Remember when Obama and the US Government tried to take the heat off the whole NSA surveillance scandal? They deliberately changed the widely-used term mass surveillance to bulk collection. This was more subtle PR doublespeak, but those who closely watch the government know it was another attempt at obfuscation and denial.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #16: Negative Cash Flow, Negative Patient Care Outcome

These 2 doublespeak terms come from George Carlin. Again, we have to ask ourselves, why are we so afraid of being honest and direct? Why can’t we call a spade a spade? Why do we have to turn everything into a military or economic term? Are we aware that our society has militarized, weaponized and commercialized just about everything?

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #17: Reasonable Suspicion

Remember when then-NSA chief Michael Hayden tried to convince reporters and the world that there was a new benchmark in the privacy and surveillance debate. It was no longer the benchmark of probable cause as spelled out in the 4th Amendment. It was now reasonable suspicion. This is called making-it-up-as-you-go-along, and represents a clear sign that the previous benchmarks, rights and limitations upon centralized power (that our ancestors fought so hard for) are being eroded.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #18: Climate Change Denier

Manmade global warming or AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is another giant scam designed to bring in a world carbon tax, world currency and world government. If you aren’t with the program, you’ll be labeled a climate change denier. The word “denier” carries inherent negative connotations with it, which is why it has been chosen to try to corral the unbelievers into the fold. Unfortunately for the NWO manipulators, there are many scientists refuting AGW and many who have seen through the propaganda and realized that the environmental movement has been hijacked.

Agenda 21 is the blueprint for a global communist dictatorship, tying together many aspects of the NWO: depopulation, smart meters, surveillance, transhumanism and microchipping. Image credit: David Dees.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #19: Sustainable Development

There are so many examples of doublespeak in the hijacked environmental movement that it would be a full-time job just to list them all. However, they can all be summarized by the dangerously deceptive term sustainable development, a catch cry of the UN and ICLEI-controlled green movement, which promises the world and cloaks its agenda of control under a green veneer. For more on this, take a close look at Agenda 21 and its newly updated cousin, Agenda 2030.

Orwellian Doublespeak Term #20: Globalism

Finally, the term globalism itself is another umbrella term of modern doublespeak. Those challenging the globe earth model assert that globalism is an attempt to trick people into unconsciously assuming the Earth is a globe. Regardless of whether that turns out to be true or not, we can say for sure that globalism has become a cover for the growing centralization of power in the push towards a NWO World Government. To the NWO manipulators, their doublespeak PR term globalism means free trade deals like the TTP, unfettered access to 3rd world nations to exploit new markets with no protections, and a one world army, currency and government all under their control.

Conclusion: Beware of Doublespeak

We live in a world of doublespeak. As George Carlin exposed during his performance, the Pentagon really did measure radiation in “sunshine units”! It’s important to be aware of modern doublespeak, and in most cases, consciously use alternative terms and phrasings so as to avoid the perpetuation of these lie-enabling terms. In many ways, we create our world with language. Let us also remember the wise words of George Orwell:

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”


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Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.


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Meltonmark March 31, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Try also:
Fetus – human child not yet born
Gay – pervert
Liberation – invasion
Scientific Method – oops! Another mistake!

Ian March 31, 2016 - 4:44 pm

I believe Orwell used the term ‘doublethink’ in 1984, and it is somewhat different to your doublespeak in definition – though equally evocative in dystopian meaning. Please see

Example: ‘Over the last few days hundreds of girls have been raped or molested, but of course the real victims here are the refugees’

Daniel April 2, 2016 - 12:19 am

Did you read the entire article, or the book 1984 for that matter? Or do you just read simplified wikitruth? If you’re going to correct someone, at least be correct.

Hugh Martin April 3, 2016 - 4:39 am

Beautiful article, Makia. Your work is much appreciated by this reader (and writer).

Consumed October 12, 2016 - 8:59 pm

Regarding Term #18 you seem to be missing the point. The term “climate debate” is the actual culprit here. Whether or not there is global warming and whether or not human activity is involved is really a side issue. Obviously we are not merely dealing with a semantic matter. The real imminent problem we face is massive ongoing global pollution and environmental destruction as a consequence of blind mass consumerism. Those who profit from this devastating status quo have a vested interest to perpetuate ambiguous debates on side-issues. Our collective blindness to our locust attitude towards our fragile planetary habitat is totally insane. The main dish of the elite’s agenda is to advocate and stimulate blind mass consumerism, the profits thereby obtained finance their lust for global dominance and economic control. Whenever the elite play the environmental card without addressing the obvious cause one can rest assured that they do not care about our health or the health of our planet. Environmental destruction and pollution ought to incite great worry in any sane person’s heart and mind. We need to save our planet.

mike o begley November 18, 2016 - 8:49 pm

This is a great article, I found it while looking into how Orwellian the “fake news” fight has become… Hoeever i disagree with only one point: Globalists or Globalism, while it does gloss over a very eminent threat with a benign sounding term, there really isn’t a better word for it. The elite isn’t just Jewish in makeup, so “the Jews” is not only technically incorrect but it demonizes all everyday non-Globalist Jews which is pointless and cruel. The “Illuminati” while it was a group in the past, is claimed not to exist, and there really is no conclusive evidence proving the existence of this “Illuminati” just circumstantial evidence, which is vulnerable to attack and not very inviting for people who prefer to focus on facts. What cannot be denied is a move toward a global government, orchestrated by the ultra-rich. The evidence on that speaks for itself, and “Globalist” hopefully becomes a term that carries a negative connotation in the future. After all “National Socialist” didnt sound too bad in the early 1930s…

Bill Donaldson December 17, 2016 - 12:53 am

There is little to dispute in your selection of euphemisms and language dodges. I shall stick to Orwell’s definition and description of Doublespeak™ however.

The Climate Debate is still aswirl with linguistic corruption and a war of words, nevertheless, I am happy to wear the term Climate Change Denier proudly. The Planet, Earth, Terra, etc., is not in danger and the panic is contrived.

Thank you for an interesting read.

Anita March 1, 2017 - 9:10 am

I stopped Reading when I realized you’re just another antisemite. To bad, because I also believe there is an elite that is leading us to famine, war and chaos, by any means possible, for personal gain and power.

Makia Freeman March 1, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Anti-semitic is often used as another label to suppress truth tellers and investigators. I have nothing against Jewish people. I do, however, oppose the political philosophy of Zionism, which is used as an aggressive tool for theft and genocide. Many Jews oppose Zionism:

PhiloctetesFoot January 24, 2018 - 2:25 am

In an article against doublespeak you create your own or pass on another’s- AGW (anthropogenic global warming.) Couldn’t find a more direct, plain spoken term? ;P What you demonstrate is we all speak from a biased perspective. Neither you nor Carlin manage to achieve a pristine, perspective-less place free from doublespeak. We all doublespeak. I doublespeak. Can we just be honest about it?

Makia Freeman January 24, 2018 - 9:53 pm

I also call it “Manmade Global Warming” which seems pretty plain spoken. Do you have another suggestion of a more direct term?

You are probably right that we all have inherent biases in our language. It’s part of the deprogramming process to weed them out.

Orwell's Ghost February 8, 2019 - 11:40 am

You create the term doublespeak which is a synonym for euphemism, and you try to gain undue legitimacy by invoking Orwell’s name. You attempt to confuse people into thinking that euphemism is somehow the same as Orwell’s double think.

You are a snake oil salesman.

Isaac Roths June 20, 2019 - 11:53 pm

These doublespeak terms you outline are themselves double speak… How deliciously ironic. Also, everything you’ve said about Israel is hilariously untrue and, frankly, pretty evil. Most Jews support anti-Zionism, because they’re not members of the Jewish faith. Because they’re not members of Judaism, they’re much more likely to swing way to the left on the political spectrum. Leftists have a real big anti-Semitic/anti-Zionist streak going on right now. It’s all because of the Intersectionality theory or whatever that bullshit theory is called. Basically, because Israel is a functioning democracy with much more civil rights and wealth than any of its surrounding Islamic countries (Ironically, Israel is a MUCH better place for Muslims to live than any of the Islamic countries that surround it.), leftists must assume they got that wealth and prosperity by fucking over someone. That’s the only way things seem to work according to the theory of Intersectionality. Anyway, it’s pretty evil to demonize Israel when Hamas’ missiles are constantly bombarding their people, and they can’t even retaliate because Hamas deliberately places their missile launchers in civilian areas like Mosques and such. Not to mention all the civilians that Hamas sacrifices in order to make it look like the Israeli soldiers gunned down peaceful protesters. It’s pretty sickening. Israel is the only Jewish state on the planet, and they’ve already given up too much of Israel. How can you be so blind to the fact that the radical Islam (Which is really just Islam when you follow Mohammad’s teachings to the letter.) won’t settle or anything except the total annihilation of the Jews? Final thought: Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. They’re one and the same. If you think Israel’s at the heart of every single one of the world’s problems, you’ve got quite a few screws loose pal. Hell, this is even coming from someone who agrees that the term “Conspiracy theorist” unfairly delegitimizes proponents of those theories.

Oh well. I suppose you can just label whatever I’m saying as doublespeak to delegitimize it. I wonder if that’s Orwellian?…

Makia Freeman June 21, 2019 - 12:04 am

Actually anti-zionism is NOT AT ALL the same thing as anti-semitism. This is the whole trick to get people to stop legitimate political criticism of a nation:

There is a big difference among the terms Jewishness, Judaism and Zionism:

Here is a short history of Israel’s crimes, which are too many to list here:

Israel funds Islamic terrorism:

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