Saturday, January 21, 2017


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.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. I was just thinking of "1984" recently too and how it meshes so nicely with today's cynical rebranding of odious phenomena like "Alt-right" instead of "White Supremacists" and "Fake News" instead of "Crazy Conspiracy Theories."

  2. Why are stupid Republicans so intent on pushing vouchers?

    1. With school vouchers it's to subsidize those that already send their kids to private schools and bleed the public schools in order to kill the public education system. With the rest it's just to screw the poor!!

  3. I was thinking the same. The Department of Education is really the Department of Ignorance

  4. "St. Ronnie" started it, he appointed people to the various agencies that wanted to kill them. It's just that tRump has found even more vicious opponents to head the various agencies!!

  5. they're bringing El chapo back to be in charge of DEA


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