by Simon Black
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
and two are four], Winston.
are all of them at once.
You must try
It is not easy
to become sane."
One of the key themes from George Orwell's dystopic novel "1984"
is that the Party can do and say whatever it wants.
And more importantly, you must believe it, with all your heart. No
matter how absurd.
That's doublethink. It is impossible for two plus two to equal
three, four, and five simultaneously. But if the Party says it is
so, it is so. If you can't make yourself believe two contradictory
facts simultaneously, that makes you a thought criminal - an enemy
of the Party.
Thought-crime is thinking any thought that contradicts
Face-crime is when you have the wrong expression on your face.
instance, if captured enemy soldiers are being paraded through the
streets, looking sympathetic is a face-crime.
New-speak is the language of the Party... one that has painstakingly
been removed of unnecessary words, or words that might contradict
the Party's ideals.
"Don't you see that the whole aim of New-speak is to narrow the range
of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally
impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it."
During daily two minutes hate, citizens shout and curse whatever
enemies the Party shows them.
And the face of the Party,
Big Brother, is watching you. He helps
you be a better citizen.
This isn't just some random literature lesson. Understanding
Orwell's 1984 will help you understand
For instance, one California state senator is working on her own
version of New-speak.
She has banned the members of her committee from using gender
pronouns, such as he, she, her, and him. Instead they must use "they
and them" to respect non-binary gender choices.
So Billy Joel's famous song "She's always a woman" would become
"They're always a non-binary gender..." Somehow that just doesn't
ring with the same sweetness.
Last month a high school student famously committed a face-crime when
he stood, apparently smirking, while a Native American activist beat
a drum in his face.
The 16-year-old was then subjected to "two minutes hate" by the
entire nation. The Party labeled him an enemy, and Twitter obliged.
Of course when I reference 'the Party', I don't mean to imply that
all these Orwellian developments are coming from a single political
They've ALL done their parts to advance Orwellian dystopia and make
it a reality.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders want to limit corporate
stock buybacks and share payouts. But the tax code already has the
accumulated profits tax, which punishes corporations for NOT
engaging in stock buybacks and share payouts…
It's like double-think… you have to simultaneously
pay and not pay
Same goes for cops will pull you over for speeding, but also for
"suspicious" textbook perfect driving.
#MeToo movement made it a thought-crime to not immediately
believe the accuser and condemn the accused, no evidence required.
When Matt Damon pointed out that we should not conflate a pat on the
butt with rape, he was met with "two minutes hate" for expressing
the wrong opinion.
On college campuses, some students are upset that white students are
using multicultural spaces.
"multicultural" is New-speak
for "no whites allowed"...
And when a controversy over offensive Halloween costumes erupted at
Yale a few years ago, it was a student free speech group which
suppressed any debate on the topic.
It's amazing how they want you to celebrate diversity… as long as
its not intellectual diversity.
"1984" was supposed to be a warning. Instead, it has become