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George Orwell is the most relevant writer from his period, easily. Not that he was predicting the mangling of language for political purposes. He was merely extrapolating from what was going on in his day. He says it directly in "Politics and the English Language," which you should read if you haven't. It's all on line right HERE.
The Newspeakifying of English has been taking place for years, and while we don't quite yet have an actual government bureau that officially makes words illegal, we certainly have it in effect. Some words are just too meaningful to be allowed. Ethnic designations are only allowed, for example, when protected minorities do something admirable, or when they're victimized. When they misbehave, their ethnic designations must not be used. As Nicholas Stix puts it, the media are always reporting on "raceless" perpetrators of crimes. There are never any Black riots, just "disturbances" involving "youths" or "teenagers."
Clearly, though, we've carried Orwellism to a height never anticipated by Orwell. A recent murder in Mississippi involved a homosexual Black victim. The press managed to emphasize the daylights out of that fact, while completely obfuscating the fact that the perpetrator, the confessed perpetrator.... Well, I'll let Steve Sailer tell you. He's very expressive and properly snarky: