George Orwell’s fictionalized world where Big Brother reigns supreme is no longer a figment of the imagination, but a prophetic vision of present-day threats. Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, explains how and why Big Tech is making Orwell’s 1984 a 21st century reality.
I have not read Hillary Clinton’s latest ghost-written tome in which she blames everyone but herself for her loss to President Trump.
But I have read a few quotes, and this one about Orwell’s classic novel 1984 actually made me laugh out loud.
I have a deep distrust of theory, an acute sense of the difference between words and facts.
And so, when Israel expelled 9,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza, under the theory that disengagement proves to the world that trading land for peace works, I knew—because the Arab Muslims tell us—that any Israeli withdrawal is celebrated as a sign of weakness, as surrender.
Obama’s policies regarding healthcare and Iran are more theories disconnected from the real world.
This past week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism who kill Americans. But, he continued, it would be unrealistic to expect the Iranian regime to give up terrorism.
This statement was in defense of Obama’s continuing appeasement of the IslamoNazis of Iran.
In the past, when Americans were murdered by foreign tyrants, American leaders would react with anger and horror. They would move to isolate such totalitarian states. They would try and overthrow these wicked regimes.
But Barack Obama believes that America is the original sin of global instability. If only America would surrender her hegemonic role, then the global community would sort itself out, and America could build a socialist paradise at home.
Of course, the Obama doctrine has set the Middle East on fire. With America’s withdrawal, the Westphalian model of nation states is giving way to classic Islamist imperialism. Death cults, tribalism, and religious sectarianism are quickly erasing national borders, and birthing vast lawless regions where mass murder is the norm, and where hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims are under threat of Islamic genocide.
The only nation state in the region of which Obama clearly disapproves is Israel, the Jewish state, where democracy flourishes, where religious minorities have full equal rights, where homosexuals live openly and without fear, and where women are free of persecution.
But for Barack Obama, Israel is the problem, whereas Iran and Cuba are the solution.
Welcome to the moral inversions of Oceania.
A few pictures to deflect the gathering darkness.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. ”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
Blaming President George W. Bush for America’s economic nightmare was President Obama’s calling card his first year in office. I was a little shocked because real leaders, mature men, understand that the buck stops here, not back there.
When Obama’s second year rolled around and Bush was still front and center in Obama’s talking points I marveled at the sheer chutzpah. A normal politician would have his surrogates perpetuate this meme but himself keep away because it’s mean and petty and, let’s face it, vulgar demagoguery. But Obama is no ordinary politician. Obama is an Alinsky predator whose first impulse is to isolate, demonize and destroy the opposition.