If you haven’t read George Orwell’s 1984, or haven’t read it lately, you should check it out from the library.
I keep making comparisons of the Trump Republican administration to George Orwell’s 1984 – but the parallel is so startling that it is undeniable.
“Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version. A great deal of the time you were supposed to make them up out of your head.”
“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 fact that has become inconvenient …”
And the warning we should head:
“If all other accepted 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.”
We should be afraid. We should be very afraid.