“It’s debatable whether George Orwell surmised the ominous threat of totalitarianism that inspired him to pen the dystopic vision, 1984, would extend worldwide and resurface nearly seven decades after its publication. But the novel’s apt description of a world on end have undoubtedly come to pass.
Innumerable examples evidence how 1984 would better be described as a dark portent than a fascinating read, but one thing — the political language dubbed Newspeak, employed by the ruling government, Ingsoc — seems to have served as an instruction manual for the American empire.”
Complete article found at: http://theantimedia.org/george-orwell-1984-came-true/
“You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” —George Orwell, 1984.
“None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of overcriminalization, when the most upstanding citizen could be counted on to break at least three laws a day without knowing it, most of us have knowingly flouted the law from time to time.
Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few miles over the speed limit, pausing (rather than coming to a full stop) at a red light when making a right-hand turn if no one was around, jaywalking across the street, and letting their kid play hookie from school once in a while. Of course, that was before the era of speed cameras that ticket you for going even a mile over the posted limit, red light cameras that fine you for making safe “rolling stop” right-hand turns on red, surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition software mounted on street corners, and school truancy laws that fine parents for “unexcused” absences.” My, how times have changed.
Today, there’s little room for indiscretions, imperfections, or acts of independence—especially not when the government can listen in on your phone calls, monitor your driving habits, track your movements, scrutinize your purchases and peer through the walls of your home. That’s because technology—specifically the technology employed by the government against the American citizenry—has upped the stakes dramatically so that there’s little we do that is not known by the government.
In such an environment, you’re either a paragon of virtue, or you’re a criminal.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re all criminals. This is the creepy, calculating yet diabolical genius of the American police state: the very technology we hailed as revolutionary and liberating has become our prison, jailer, probation officer, Big Brother and Father Knows Best all rolled into one.
Consider that on any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears. A byproduct of this new age in which we live, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. As I point out in my book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, this doesn’t even begin to touch on the corporate trackers that monitor your purchases, web browsing, Facebook posts and other activities taking place in the cyber sphere.
For example, police have been using Stingray devices mounted on their cruisers to intercept cell phone calls and text messages without court-issued search warrants. Thwarting efforts to learn how and when these devices are being used against an unsuspecting populace, the FBI is insisting that any inquiries about the use of the technology be routed to the agency “in order to allow sufficient time for the FBI to intervene to protect the equipment/technology and information from disclosure and potential compromise.”
“Whatever Happened to the Future!” by Mark Vallen 1980
“Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies.” – George Orwell
Most of us are familiar with the concept of “Shooting (or killing) the Messenger” based on the writings of Greek historian Plutarch, used metaphorically throughout modern society.
Unfortunately though, it is not the actions of the dictators and Ruling Elite that we need to worry about, but our own. The most basic psychological concept concerning relationships teaches us about “projection”; the principle of holding others responsible for our behaviour and decisions. In todays socio/economic/political society we are governed by a variety of factions, many of which hold the unfortunate commonality of psychopathy in an “Empire of Lies”. Every aspect of our lives are infiltrated, controlled and manipulated. The only things not exploited are those that render no financial value or strategic advantage.Most of us are familiar with the concept of “Shooting (or killing) the Messenger” based on the writings of Greek historian Plutarch, used metaphorically throughout modern society.
However, the root problem is this. The masses don’t want to know that they are being abused or taken advantage of as apparently it is too embarrassing. Somehow the fear of truth if far more terrifying then the comfort of a lie. Lies offer many the opportunity to create a wonderland of justification and a self-sustaining safety net where fantasy is oh so reassuring. Pseudo philosophical words of advice such as “I have nothing to hide” or “Well the government had to do that, didn’t they?” are dispensed by the village idiot as if water-boarding was now some kind of breakthrough medical treatment or that the ban on free-speech was a constitutional advancement. This form of self-denial is often found throughout religions where a pious tract claiming that a particular god who had annihilate the entire population or a particularly pesky individual, was justified in their action based on righteousness and benevolence. This then magically turns the act of abuse into one of love. Fascinating!
Society is riddled with “apologists” both professional and amateur. They “apologize” for the modern medical industry and the harm that it does: “Death by Medicine” reported that almost 784,000 Americans (and statistically, 78,400 Canadians) are killed annually due to medical intervention.” Found at: “Death by Modern Medicine” by Dr, Carolyn Dean MD, ND. They “apologize” for the fluoride, toxins and poisons in our water and food source. They “apologize” for the introduction of draconian laws banning criticism, decent and outrage at government spending on “national security”; the very same government who illegally attacked foreign sovereign nations in order to steal their natural resource. And on and on. But the apologist will magically plaster over these “indiscretions” and lies and turn hatred and criminality into some kind of benefit for the masses.
However, the real tragedy is and always has been, that when given the chance to stop these crimes and the unrelenting move towards a complete totalitarian society, most people did nothing. This is actually a form of cowardice and the end result is that the small effort that could have been made, the raised voice that could have said “enough”….didn’t. The result is obvious and possibly irreversible. Too little far too late as the “Empire” lives on at our expense. -The Warrior
If there is any censorship of expression, thought or “Free Speech” then we have a problem. We have laws to protect us from deformation, slander, promoting hatred, etc. We have laws that protect our children and we should have more. But, if someone expresses an opinion that is not slanderous or compliant with deformation, then it should not be censored. The recent event in Paris is a glowing example of totalitarian control and a double-standard. On one hand we have cartoons designed to demonize a specific group and possibly create violence or a backlash, and yet any comment targeting Israel that does not place them above the rest of us mere mortals, is forbidden or worse…it is a blasphemy! 1984 and the Thought-Police are alive and well. “Double-Speak” is the language of the day. Free Speech is the right of all of us and not a gift from authority. -The Warrior