Tuesday, July 12, 2011



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.




“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.”

“It was still true that men were not equal in their native talents and that functions had to be specialized in ways that favored some individuals against others.”

"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.
deportation of whole populations not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive."

“In the past, no government had the power to keep it’s citizens under constant surveillance.”

  Who is watching you?

“The essential act of the party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty, to tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any facts that have become inconvenient.”

“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.


  1. I think about those kind of books and films at times and wonder how we as a society could have forgotten them. 1984, Animal Farm, Soylent Green, and even Ayn Rand. I recall one film where the guy was in hiding and a friend brought him a beautiful tomato, which I think was against the law. This is a totally vague memory but I think of it almost every time I go to buy tomatoes nowadays and wonder how people could have forgotten how good tomatoes used to be.

  2. Excellent post Ol'Buzzard! Funny you should post this, as I just finished re-reading 1984 recently and made a comment somewhere the other day about the parallels of that book and current events. Great minds, eh?

  3. You've written an excellent reminder. I would have been content to stay in the US for the rest of my life but we saw too clearly how things were going and worst of all, how so few of those people we worked alongside showed any interest - never mind anger. Canada isn't a paradise and not that far away either.

  4. The problem is there aren't very many people pissed off for the right reasons. There are a lot of angry TeaBaggers, but that is manufactured anger to serve the Uber-Rich interests. Poor fuckers don't realize they are being played.

    Like what Carlin had to say about "The American Dream", "They call it The American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it".

  5. Great Post OB ! With the advent of the Euro and the Amero, we really only need the Asio to have all three main players (Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia). Fee'win a bit like Winston myself since the Imbecile President's election in 2000.... the stressed out gentleman from Nicaragua and his ilk scare the fuck out of me .... s'why I keep 'er locked and loaded! Again, great post ... yer spot on correct


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."