IF YOU HAVEN'T READ GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984 YOU SHOULD READ IT; IF YOU HAVE READ IT YOU SHOULD READ IT AGAIN
In the world of 1984 George Orwell portrays a chilling parody of today. We are more controlled and manipulated than we even know. Government never has been about the people, and today it has truly morphed into a corporate oligarchy.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
“If all others accept the lie which the party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became true. Who controls the past, ran the party slogan, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
“Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version. A great deal of the time you were suppose to make them up out of your head.”
“The aim of the high is to remain where they are. The aim of the middle is to change places with the high. The aim of the low, when they have an aim – for it is an abiding characteristic of the low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of any thing outside their daily lives – is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.”
"Imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public execution, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages and the
|Headless corpses in the desert...|
|Build the Damn Fence.|
Who is watching you?
“The proles (people) are only intermittently conscious of the war. When it is necessary they can be prodded into frenzies of fear and hatred, but when left to themselves they are capable of forgetting for long periods that the war is happening. It is in the ranks of the party, and above all the Inner Party, that the true war enthusiasms is found.”
"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end."
NEW SPEAK: (a sound bite) is designed to diminish the range of thoughts.
INGSOC (the controlling oligarchy): “(like religion) successfully manipulated the mind to the point that a person thinks the opposite of what is true.”
DOUBLE THINK: reality control – i.e. thou shall not kill, but glorification of war.
We have been told to be afraid so that we might be less protective of the constitution,less mindful of international law, less respectful toward allies, less discerning in our search for facts, less rigorous in questioning what our leaders tell us; all of this to avoid being accused of aiding our enemies.
From Memo to the President Elect
by Madeleine Albright.