Thursday, July 23, 2009

1984 or 2009? You tell me!

I thought I'd have some fun with a little comparison between what is going on in this Country today and one George Orwell speculated about in his book, 1984.

(Doublethink: The acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time)

When you hear from BHO on one day that the "New and Improved" Health care will only cover about 33%, at only the "Low" cost of 1.3 Trillion. Now it seems it will cover 98% and only 400 Billion after the Savings from Medicare. Savings from Medicare? I believe Webster might define that as an OXYMORON

Then there's "Newspeak"
(Newspeak: An official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, esp. in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”)

Boy, tell me this doesn't sound familiar?

Tell me "Crimethink" or "Thought Crime" isn't happening as we speak.
(Crimethink: the Government not only attempts to control the Speech and Actions but also the thoughts of it's subjects or populace)

This could best be represented in the "Fairness Doctrine" that the Socialist Party wants. When Left Wing Radio fails at every try, then it is necessary block Right Wing Radio from being heard. Or you can force the people to pay and listen to Right Wing Radio to make it more Equal. (All Animals are equal, except some are more equal than others. Oops, that's from another of Orwell's books, Animal Farm)

Now we are on to the "Thought Police"
(Thought Police: The Secret Police whose job it is to uncover and punish violators of "Thought Crime" aka "Crimethink")
I think we are currently calling this one the F.C.C.

Ministry of truth
(The "Ministry of Truth" is a misnomer because what it does is repeat all information that comes from the government, be it the truth or a lie, until the people believe it)

Here is an area we can all relate to, Health care, the wars oversea, taxes etc.

Now believe me when I tell you, I am not one of those nuts who sees conspiracies at every turn. And I won't even talk about those 911 conspiracy types. I just see things from every point of view, and that can be a curse I'll tell ya.
But it does cause you to think when someone who has need dead, for longer than most of you have been alive, can show us a world that is strangely similar to our own...

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