In his book, “1984”, George Orwell envisioned a future crushed by the iron grip of a collectivist oligarchy. The narrative told of the INGSOC Party which maintained power through a system of surveillance and brutality designed to monitor and control every aspect of society. From the time of the book’s release in 1949, any ensuing vision of a dark dystopia depicting variations of jackboots stomping on human faces, forever, has been referenced as being “Orwellian”. This is because Orwell’s narrative illustrated various disturbing and unjust conceptualizations of control, crime, and punishment.
For example, “Newspeak” represented the language of mind control, whereas “crimethink”, “thoughtcrime”, and “crimeface” manifested as transgressions against the state. Guilty citizens were captured by the “Thought Police”, and the ultimate punishment consisted of “vaporization”; which eliminated every last vestige of a person’s existence.
In the horrifying world of 1984, the nation of Oceania was divided into three concentric groups: The Inner Party, the Outer Party, and the Proles, or proletariat. The Proles constituted 85% of the population and lived in extreme privation. The Inner Party represented the elite powerbrokers who led lives of comprehensive luxury compared to the minions in the Outer Party.
But in the real world of today, it is the globalist billionaires who own multiple mansions, fly private jets and ride in eight-cylinder limousines to climate-change conferences where policies are decreed to lower the carbon footprint of the proletariat. It is the wealthy elite of the westernized nations who have sacrificed individual freedom upon the altar of Collectivism as political correctness has stifled free speech and enslaved citizens drown under oceans of debt.
At the same time, megalithic multi-national corporations like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, have become the eyes and ears of Big Brother; always watching and ever listening.
Indeed, Orwell was near prophetic in describing the proliferation of listening devices in both public and private settings as well as “telescreens”, which simultaneously broadcast propaganda while relaying live video feeds back to the Party watchers. And just as free will and individuality were sacrificed to the extreme demands of Collectivism in the fictional nation of Oceania, so do the globalists and corporate oligarchs of the twenty-first-century desire a new world government fused together by technology and the circular, magnetic dynamism of the hive-mind.
Orwell sublimely illustrated the practicality, and twisted morality, of the state’s utilization of contrived wars and political scapegoats to subvert and shape society by means of circular logic and cycling causation.
And, certainly, life does imitate art.
On January 12, 2009, Dr. Henry Kissinger said in his New York Times editorial entitled “The Chance for a New World Order”:
The ultimate challenge is to shape the common concern of most countries and all major ones regarding the economic crisis, together with a common fear of jihadist terrorism, into a common strategy reinforced by the realization that the new issues like proliferation, energy and climate change permit no national or regional solution.
Given that Kissinger’s vision was to “shape the common concern” of the nations by “economic crisis” and the “fear of Jihadist terrorism” into a “common strategy” towards globalism, it makes one wonder if everything was planned after all.
Pursuant to 911 came the Patriot Act, the War on Terror, widespread electronic surveillance, eight years of Obama and Cloward-Piven-driven welfare spending, burgeoning sovereign debts, pervasive political correctness, and the weaponization of government agencies. America was definitely fundamentally changed by the Obama administration; and that goes to show, if the Inner Party ever wanted to turn a constitutional republic into a banana republic, they were geniuses to install the right Marxist of Kenyan descent.
As a result of the Hegelian Dialectic, central banking, pay-to-play politics, and collectivist orthodoxies, here are ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West:
1. Continuous War
In the 17 years after 911, if anything has become perfectly clear it is this: The U.S. wars abroad were not meant to be won. Instead, as Orwell once intimated, they were meant to be continuous. Orwell identified war as the means by which a collectivist oligarchy could maintain a hierarchical society by purging the excess production of material goods from the economy; thus, keeping the masses impoverished and ignorant by denying them the surplus “spare time” afforded by the convenience of modern technology:
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
— Emmanuel Goldstein, ”1984”: part 2, chapter 9
In the novel, 1984, the wars alternated between the three nation-states of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. In the western nations of the new millennium, however, middle-eastern wars destabilized those populations which, in turn, created a mass migration crisis that is now subverting the former wealthy societies of the northern hemisphere.
By way of burgeoning domestic welfare programs, ever-increasing deficit spending, economic malfeasance, open borders, and wars abroad; the global elite powerbrokers have bankrupted the United States and destabilized other nations around the world. At the same time, it was revealed that Inner Party members, like George Soros, have subsidized color revolutions around the globe.
The goal? Order out of chaos.
Moreover, it is highly likely the near two decades of modern and urban warfare in the middle-east served as practice for the Orwellian technocracy’s New World Order; for a time when drones will deliver peace, like doves, from on high.
2. Widespread Surveillance
Although statutes prohibiting telegraph wiretapping date back as far as 1862, and the first person convicted was a stock broker named D.C. Williams in 1864, it wasn’t until Watergate before public concerns over government spying became widespread. In the wake of 911, however, as well as the passing of the Patriot Act, and the revelations of former government contractor, Edward Snowden, the concerns of Americans reached entirely new levels; especially regarding violations to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Snowden previously worked for Dell Computers and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before his employment with Booz Allen Hamilton, a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor. Hailed by some as a hero and whistle blower, and others as a traitor, Snowden released to the press hundreds of thousands of files related to the American NSA as well as other intelligence agencies from Australia and Britain.
The revelations were stunning.
As result of what became known as Edward Snowden’s 2013 Global Surveillance Disclosures, American and British initiatives were exposed including PRISM and Tempora that revealed cooperation with governments around the world working in connection with multi-national corporations including Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Google, British Telecommunications, and Verizon. Furthermore, backdoor data-gathering programs such as XKeyscore were unveiled along with other various ways by which government spooks could intercept phone calls, text messages, and private data from commonly used internet platforms like Yahoo.
Just as technological breakthroughs in computing and the proliferation of “smart” communication and entertainment devices gave rise to government spying, it was not a very large leap of understanding to see how easy it would be too blackmail and control not only citizens, but government administrators, politicians, officials, and even judges, around the world:
Germany had reacted with outrage when information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that US agents were carrying out widespread tapping worldwide, including of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.
Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany where state spying on citizens was rampant, declared repeatedly that ‘spying among friends is not on’ while acknowledging Germany’s reliance on the US in security matters.
But to the great embarrassment of Germany, it later emerged that the [German spy agency] BND helped the NSA spy on European allies.
Is it any wonder why border laws are not enforced throughout the wealthy “democratic” nations of the world? Or why U.S. politicians pass legislation against the will of those who voted for them? Or why Chief Justice John Roberts passed the unconstitutional Obamacare mandate by calling it a tax?
No wonder Senator Chuck Schumer said the following in an MSNBC interview on January 3rd, 2017:
Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you.
This likely explains why Florida Senator, Marco Rubio, recently asserted the FBI was not spying on Trump, but the agents were, instead, “doing their jobs to protect America”; and why, in apparent accord with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s previous statements, South Carolina Republican, Trey Gowdy, claimed the “FBI acted properly” and denied any evidence that the “FBI planted spies” in Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.
3. Propaganda-Style Fake News
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2016 I wrote a sardonic “Thank You”piece in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. The article was, in turn, picked up by a website called “Zero Hedge”. Imagine my surprise, on Thanksgiving Day, when I read in The Washington Post, that Zero Hedge was guilty of spreading disinformation by the Russians, according to some obscure, and likely CIA subsidized, entity named “Prop or Not”.
Just as the “Ministry of Truth”, in 1984, served as the propaganda machine for Big Brother and the INGSOC regime, so do the handful of corporations, comprising 90% of the mainstream media today, who serve as the propaganda machine for the globalists.
Although the main purpose of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth was to rewrite history in order to realign it with Party doctrine and make the Party look infallible, it also promoted war hysteria designed to manufacture consensus; and unite the citizens of Oceania against whatever, or whomever, the Party deemed culpable.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
So, too, do the Masters and Messengers of the new millennium march in lockstep toward a predetermined future. By way of the Hegelian Dialecticthey progress. First they create a problem; then they sow seeds of discord before finally demanding solutions designed to augment and centralize their political power.
Today’s modern manifestation of the INGSOC party, led here by loyal U.S. Democrats, have sought to control private lives, consolidate power, and restrict personal freedoms by weaponizing healthcare, welfare, FISA Courts, illegal immigration, anti-gun initiatives, and even turn Vladimir Putin into a modern day incarnation of Orwell’s imaginary and infamous scapegoat, Emmanuel Goldstein.
Certainly, the Collectivists would have had much more difficulty fundamentally transforming America and rest of the world, except for the never ending propagandic spin spewed forth by the mainstream media as the modern day Ministry of Truth. Using Orwellian terms like Election Hacking, Black Lives Matter, No Justice No Peace, Hands Up Don’t Shoot, #MeToo, #OneLess, and No More Guns, the Messengers ceaselessly promulgate their divisive bullshit around the world twice while the truth ties its shoes and gets slandered as fake news.
In one of the century’s greatest ironies, liberals and the press have labeled Trump as Hitler and his supporters as Nazis while employing the exact techniques used by Hitler’s henchman, Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
4. Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak
For anyone born even as late as the mid twentieth-century, it would have been difficult imagining a time when a U.S. President would advocate for cross-dressing males to share the bathrooms of our daughters in schools. But that’s what the Obama Administration pulled off and it was the weaponization of words that allowed it to happen.
The Obama administration issued guidance Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.
A joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice went to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure that ‘transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment,’ the Obama administration said…
…..This guidance gives administrators, teachers and parents the tools they need to protect transgender students from peer harassment and to identify and address unjust school policies.
Identity politics and implementation of social justice policies have stifled the rights of free speech and freedom of association throughout the democratic nations of the western world. They materialized as the result of language manipulation. Remember when gender used to represent male or female? Yet in the above example, the word “identity” was added after “gender” thus opening a verifiable Pandora’s Box of Orwellian Newspeak.
Today in the formerly free societies of the northern hemisphere, men and women are forced to navigate Genderqueer and Non-Binary Identities, consisting of an entirely new lexicon including neo-designations such as Agender, Cisgender, Ceterosexual, Ceteroromantic, Demigender, Enby, and Epicene; just to name a few.
And, with the “guidance” of our government and corporate masters, “administrators, teachers and parents”- transgender students can be “protected” from “peer harassment” and “unjust school policies”.
See how that works?
It is the magic of Newspeak by which today’s children are protected from a multitude of great sins all deriving from the three evil societal pillars of sexism, homophobism, and racism.
To accept the world order in Orwell’s dark narrative, the protagonist, Winston Smith, was forced into believing that 2 + 2 = 5.
To accept the New World Order in 2018, one must believe that Black Lives Matter more than “all lives” and that gender is fluid based upon personal desire or plastic surgery.
Just as Newspeak manifested as thought control in 1984, so too has the language of political correctness today given rise to the strange new orthodoxies of a New World Order; and all for the inclusivity and unification of mankind; or rather “peoplekind” according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
5. Dumbing Down and Doublethink
Over the past four decades, and as a result of global academia’s embrace of the Frankfort School and Fabian Socialism, the U.S. Department of Education has dumbed down a majority of Americans while vastly increasing their taxpayer funded budgets over that time. Moreover, whereas emphasis was once placed on critical thinking, logic, classic literature, science, and math, today’s schools have instead prioritized the social sciences while cultivating into young minds attitudes of conformity and political correctness. Now universities around the world offer majors such as global studies, gender studies, and women studies, in order to prepare young people for career government jobs, positions in progressive non-profits, or to move back into their old bedrooms at Mom and Dad’s house.
This is why, in a recent Rasmussen Poll of 1,000 U.S. voters, forty-six percent favored government guaranteed jobs for all, why a Los Angeles Antifa group hung President Donald Trump in effigy and called for revolution against the capitalist state, why millennial candidates have embraced Socialism, and why four socialist-backed candidates recently won Pennsylvania legislative primaries.
Orwell defined “doublethink” as:
the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them
— Emmanuel Goldstein, ”1984”: part 2, chapter 9
These people realize their utopian dreams have been tried before in history; like the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, the People’s Republic of China under Mao Tse-tung, and Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.
Even so, forward, they march.
war is peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength
In the modern democratic nations of the world, what is called diversity is actually enforced as unity. In the name of tolerance, Muslim hordes are flooding through borders of the wealthy western Christian nations as oligarchical intolerance rains down upon any who dare question the catastrophic consequences of failed immigration policies. In the U.S., and most of Europe, people are condemned for any criticism of Islam.
Are the governments tolerant or intolerant? Obviously, they are both.
Recently, Donald Trump referred to violent MS-13 gang members as “animals” causing Democrat Party Leader, Nancy Pelosi, to question if the President didn’t believe that “we are all God’s children”. Evidently, Pelosi, advocates for the humanity of MS-13 gang members while touting the benefits of both Catholicism and abortion.
Furthermore, Doublethink occurs when the Party of the Klu Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws believes only they can righteously defend against racism; when Roseanne Barr is a bigot and Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt”, when informants aren’t spies, and when the Party insanely fears Trump’s America as a real-life dystopian embodiment of “The Handmaid’s Tale” while, simultaneously, marching on Washington D.C. for gun confiscation.
Obviously moral relativity and dissimulation are the hot air that gives flight to the amazing magic carpet ride of Collectivism’s Doublethink.
In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential Election, alternative-news websites were labeled fake news as the mainstream media propagated actual fake news regarding Russian collusion and election hacking. But that was just the beginning. Within a week after the general election, two of the world’s largest internet companies, Google and Facebook, announced their plans for outright censorship.
In Orwell’s 1984, books were outlawed and news was fabricated to align with the agenda of the INGSOC Party. The Party decided what was true and what was false on behalf of the people.
On December 15, 2016 Facebook announced a series of measures designed to address what they branded as “fake news and hoaxes”. In effect, the measures made one of the largest news sources in the world a last line of defense in the online information wars.
The efforts have continued.
What could go wrong with a company who, also last month, was accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps and whose ad censors demanded the home address and driver’s license of a conservative author who wrote an Obama exposé book?
Evidently, all of the large internet news hubs are operated by the Party.
Earlier this year, the social media platform, Twitter, was revealed to be shadow-banning conservatives and President Trump’s son, Donald Jr., has more recently claimed conservatives were being shadow-banned on Instagram.
The country of France has just drafted legislation to stop what the government has called “manipulation of information” that opponents claim could be used to silence critics and, most recently, Apple has announced plans for the company’s own editorial team to soon be selecting the top news stories on Apple News.
Additionally, Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, along with Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, have written a letter calling for the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter to address concerns over conservative censorship ahead of the 2020 election, as well as a call for transparency.
7. Two Minutes of Hate against Political Scapegoats and Strawmen
In all likelihood, the Obama Administration’s spying on its political opposition will one day be known as the largest political scandal in the history of the United States. The Russian Election Hacking Lie, however, which was initiated in an attempt to concurrently conceal the misdeeds of the guilty government coconspirators and derail the incoming administration, will go down in history as one of America’s greatest frauds.
Of course, to best deflect and divert the attention away from what must not be seen is to provide the citizens with other, more suitable, narratives and targets.
In 1984, war and the dissident scapegoat Emmanuel Goldstein served that purpose to such an extent the citizens would publically vent their collective anger toward both in what was called the “Two Minutes of Hate”.
In America today, the real live Two Minutes of Hate occurs in succession over the course of every day on cable TV networks like CNN and MSNBC. It is there where the political pundits and the media talking-heads prosecute and convict guns for killing school children or Las Vegas concert attendees. Or, whenever the frenzy of the latest mass shooting wanes from a boil into a simmer, Vladimir Putin of Russia remains a primary scapegoat; even causing Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein to seem more loveable than the Pillsbury Doughboy by comparison:
8. Harassment and Arrest of Dissidents
Recently, President Trump pardoned conservative filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza, which caused those in the Inner Party to speak out against such heresy. D’Souza was prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to eight months of confinement by Obama’s Department of Justice (DoJ) for campaign finance violations that normally would have been settled with probation and community service.
The filmmaker was also subjected to what he said was reeducation by way of a court-ordered psychologist and targeted as a conservative in his DoJ file. His real crimes, of course, consisted of writing a book and making a documentary that were both critical of then president Barack Obama.
Of course none of D’Souza’s treatment should have come as a surprise from a petty tyrant who sued the state of Arizona for defending its southern border, spied on reporter Sharyl Atkinson, misused U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies to conduct a counterintelligence operation against political opposition and, previous to that, weaponized the IRS against the Tea Party.
Furthermore, just thirty-eight days after Trump was elected president, the Executive Lame Duck signed into law the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” resulting in the expulsion of Russian
diplomats “spies” from their homes “compounds” where non-existent crimes against the state never took place.
Additionally, and most recently in the U.K., conservative activist and founder of the English Defense League, Tommy Robinson, was arrested for “breaching the peace” while reporting on an Islamic pedophile gang. Amidst a court-ordered media blackout, Robinson was later sentenced to 13 months on a contempt-of-court charge.
At the same time, conservative Canadian psychologist, Jordon Peterson, has been targeted by the left-wing smear machine:
The Left’s attack on Peterson is so unrelenting, so superficial, and quite frequently so vicious, that many of us who work and/or live in left-leaning social environments feel scared to speak up against it…
Before long, like Winston Smith in 1984, even writing down personal thoughts in a diary could result in a first class ticket to Room 101; where individuality and personality succumbs to the Borg.
This is very likely why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is shopping contractors to compile a database of journalists and bloggers in order to identify “media influencers”. According to the DHS, today’s diariesconsist of “online, print, broadcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, local sources, national/international outlets, traditional news sources, and social media.”
9. #MeToo Sexual Purges
As mentioned before, in the novel, 1984, the members of the Outer Party were denied sex, other than for procreation. This was how sexual repression was channeled into enthusiasm for the State. In the eponymously named film (which was actually released in the year 1984), the actors John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton played Winston Smith and Julia, respectively, engaging in a secret love affair as a form of political rebellion.
Although the storyline of the film corresponds to that of the book, the viewer witnesses full frontal nudity onscreen as well as public confessions of captured dissidents in the background admitting forced proclamations of moral depravity. The manufactured sex crimes consisted of participation in orgies, homosexual seductions, and the purposeful proliferation of sexually transmitted diseases. These visual parallels in the 1984 film create a sense of foreboding in the mind of the viewer as the lovers persist in their rebellion against the Party with certain fatalism.
Inevitably, just before Winston and Julia are captured and stand naked before the militant, jackbooted INGSOC Party authoritarians, he told her “we are the dead”; to which she replied the same words back to him.
Today, sex is also wielded as a political weapon and, just like the dime store magazines of yore, nothing will titillate and tantalize the minds of readers and viewers alike, more than scurrilous headlines and stimulating suggestions of scandalously salacious crimes of fornication.
Although sex scandals have plagued the rich and famous around the globe, over the ages, and across all sides of the political spectrum, the consequences have varied. Chappaquiddick may have prevented Teddy Kennedy from becoming president but it did not prevent him from being a senator. Sexual impropriety ended the political career of Democratic Presidential Candidate Gary Hart in 1988, but Bill Clinton’s presidency survived an even worse sexual imbroglio a decade later.
Political Leftists, in the past, have been particularly forgiving of sexual improprieties. However, after the election of Donald Trump, liberals around the world seem to have decided it was time to clean house with the #MeToo movement which has brought about the demise of former Hollywood producer and democratic bundler, Harvey Weinstein, as well as other notable figures around the world.
In February of this year, President Donald Trump lamented the lack of “due process” behind the #MeToo movement but his own daughter Ivanka, two weeks later, praised the movement and with “credible evidence” as being sufficient for the accusations.
In the case of Donald Trump, is it possible all of the #MeToo sex crime victims are now given their day in the sun because the political opposition believes all roads lead to impeachment by way of Stormy Daniels? Or is the Trump Administration partially behind the take down of political opponents like Harvey Weinstein and others?
Either way, like in 1984, when it comes to sex crimes in today’s political theater, an arbitrary morality is hypocritically wielded as a double-edged sword, on the basis of convenience, and with one overriding premise: The accused are guilty until proven innocent.
In today’s surveillance society, therefore, there can be no doubt of sex crimes being used to control political and corporate leaders all throughout the Democratic nations in their long descent into Orwellian hell.
The question remains: Who will watch the watchers?
10. Historical Revisionism
The “memory hole” in 1984 was a chute connected to an incinerator and served as the mechanism by which the Ministry of Truth would abolish historical archives as if they never existed.
Had the establishment’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, won the U.S. Presidency in 2016, would any of the Orwellian revelations behind SPYGATE ever have seen the light of day? Of course not. Just like in 1984, the “Memory Hole”would have been utilized to make The Party appear infallible.
In reference to the (Orwellian) Obrien-like CIA and FBI mole, Steven Halper, who infiltrated and entrapped members of Donald Trump’s campaign, “The American Spectator” has written of it thusly:
Halper — who tried to get a position in the campaign, spent over a year shadowing Carter Page, and tried to entrap George Papadopoulos — ‘wasn’t spying.’ Halper was just ‘observing,’ ‘assisting an FBI investigation’ (as the Washington Post desperately put it), or, in the words of John Brennan, seeking ‘insight.’
George Orwell would have laughed at that one. ‘Political language,’ Orwell said, ‘is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.’ In this case, it is an all-hands-on-deck propaganda effort to make spying on political opponents respectable — a ruination of reputations, careers, and bank accounts of Trump campaign officials undertaken ‘for their own good,’ we’re told. Liberalism claims a monopoly on everything, particularly language, and liberals will let us know when we can and can’t use ‘spying’ to describe obtaining information secretly.
Indeed. The writings of George Orwell sublimely revealed how “political language” and the Memory Hole are used in combination by the Collectivists to move forward toward their final agenda of ultimate control.
It is why the Media Messengers have recently reported on “Trump Supporter” Roseanne Barr, but have never once referenced Harvey Weinstein as the “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Bundler”.
Did you catch that?
Roseanne Barr’s recent allegations of racism and intolerance against Obama’s advisor, Valarie Jarrett, are tied to Trump while tainted Harvey Weinstein’s liberalism and support for both Obama and Jarett are disappeared right down into the Memory Hole.
This is the exact same way the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 was later blamed on a YouTube video, why the Obama Administration was never held to account for its IRS harassment of the Tea Party, how a British judge could ban press coverage of Islamic pedophiles, and how the two lawyers responsible for covering up the crimes of Hillary Clinton were allowed to openly collude in a coup against a sitting president.
Think lawlessness like this could never occur in the Democratic nations of the Northern Hemisphere?
Whether history and headlines rhyme, or repeat, or whether life merely imitates art – in the end, the stories rarely vary. Civilizations rise and societies fall. And, in the long term, entropy never ceases to run its course on the crumbling road to tyranny.
Obviously, the road to hell is paved with bad intentions, but under the guise of good intentions. Of course, the slide toward the slough will continue and those feigning the love of peoplekind will persist in their lies.
Soon, as George Orwell envisioned, the Party may become more honest and figure out the final solution. As Oceania’s Inner Party member, “Obrien” admitted while torturing Winston Smith in Room 101 of The Ministry of Love:
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power….
We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that.
– Obrien, ”1984”: part 3, chapter 3,
Although, as we draw nearer to Orwell’s perfect vision of hell on earth, to acquiesce to orthodoxies of political correctness in the meantime, is nothing short of suicide by cowardice. It would be akin to acknowledging the state’s embezzled power as god; and to bow down before those holding nothing sacred themselves, except power.
Even so, with the technological capabilities at the disposal of those in control today, the key for the Party to continually centralize its power becomes no more difficult than game of Whack-a-mole. And, sadly, most of peoplekind won’t fight as the dominoes fall. Instead they will slip on their electronic collars for slices of bread and learn to love their new “necklaces”.
Of course, it could have been different. But in looking at government administrations, the entertainment industry, the press, the media, politics, football, and now even coffee shops: There is nothing the Party has ever touched that it didn’t cause to wilt like a flower in the fall.
In the once-free, and previously Christian, nations of the Northern Hemisphere hope has become a luxury we can no longer afford.