Donald Trump's 1984
I have often referred to George Orwell’s 1984. Lately I have seen more and more parallels in today’s governance in the United States.
Now with the election of Trump the parallels scream out.
Trump’s pick for Attorney general is a known racist and a fundamentalist Christian that believes you should deprogram gays and that Gay marriage should be unlawful. He would readily support a Christian Nation concept.
Trump’s selection for the Department of Education has no education background and would like to see public schools replaced with a voucher system.
Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary would like to do away with overtime pay and minimum wage for workers.
Trump’s pick for the Environmental Protection Agency has been a proponent of doing away with the EPA
His pick for Housing and Urban Development is Ben Carson – who sings.
And of course the moron Rick Perry in charge of our nuclear weapons program – what could possibly go wrong
In Orwell’s 1984 the government practices Doublethink. Things are exactly opposite of what their title proposes:
The Ministry of Peace encourages war.
The Ministry of Truth spins lies to appear truth.
The Ministry of Love controls the thought police and torture.
The Ministry of Plenty restricts food and consumer goods.
Do we see a parallel here?
I think so.