Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vent Page LXXXIV - The Orwellian Edition!

 Wow! Vent Page 84! And it may be that Orwell was off by  3 ore 4 decades but the society forecast in his 1949 novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" may be closer than we could have imagined when we first read the novel! The "Telescreen" - the two way television that was used to monitor the populace - hasn't appeared in the predicted form (as far as we know) but we do have the internet which pretty much eliminates any privacy that it's users might have had; AND, we are still learning about the eavesdropping activities of the National Security Administration! Even your car is
recording data for the government - with MORE to come!

We have hundreds of examples of "Double Think", "thoughtcrimes", and "Newspeak".....Consider for example, the recent decisions to outlaw the phrase "illegal alien" at UCLA and at USC Berkely....and the push by Move On . Org to define use of the term as a "hate crime"

Consider also the "crime" of the photographers who refused to take photographs of a same-sex wedding and who were, in a classic case of thought crime prosecution, ordered to do so by the state

Of course, in the novel, ALL of the intrusions on civil liberties by Big Brother Government were for the "greater good" of the citizens.. You know, like Obamacare!

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 And, for our auto icon from 1984 we have chosen the Ford Crown Victoria...a BIG honker with a 351 cu inch engine, rear wheel drive, plenty of legroom and the standard bearer for the last of the big American road cruisers!


30 comments:

NewGuy said...

We are also reminded of the "2+2 = 5" question Orwell considered. "Can the state declare this to be so?"....

And the answer...according to our own common core curriculum, is "apparently, yes"

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2013/08/obamamath-common-core-curriculum-to-infect-catholic-schools/

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the danger of letting political correctness veer into censorship, but I clicked on the article from UCLA (that's UC-Los Angeles, not Berkeley, btw) and it looks like the resolution that passed wasn't outlawing the word "illegal", just criticizing it as offensive. That's still dangerous territory but I think it's important to get the facts right and not exaggerate.

NewGuy said...

Thank you for catching my error, anon..

Obviously, it should have read UCLA AND UC Berkely....I have updated the original article to reflect the correction.

Good eye!

guy faulkes said...

The truth is not offense except to those that refuse to acknowledge the truth.

If a foreigner is in the country by means of breaking the rule of law, he is a criminal. He is also an alien. Therefore he has to be an illegal alien.

If he abides by the rule of law as to immigration, he is only a foreigner until he becomes a naturalized citizen. He is not a criminal until he does this and after he does it he is not an alien or a criminal. He has the same rights I do and is as much of a citizen as I am.

Saying the term illegal alien is offensivee is the same as saying that the term naturalized citizen or native born citizen is offensive. Trying to avoid the truth in order to be "politically correct" is ludicrous.

Sarkazein said...

2 + 2= 5 homosexual "marriage"

2 + 2 = 5 insurance for an existing ailment.

2 + 2 = 5 pass the bill first to see what's in it.

Blogger said...

Just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters view the government today as a protector of individual rights, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifty-five percent (55%) think the government is a threat to their rights.

Sarkazein said...

Orwellian?

Obama's government.

USS Rodger Young said...

Kaye Hagen couldn't have a better opponent than Thom Tillis. Conservatives had better hope it's Doctor Greg Brannon, a Tea Party Conservative, that gets the Republican nod and not Tillis. As you remember, Tillis caved to the anti-gun crowd and Sheriff's Association to severely weaken a pro-gun bill that would've removed the ability of Sheriffs to issue pistol permits based on how well they know you. Tillis just wanted the gun bill to go away and was ready to trounce on YOUR RIGHTS to do so.

Once again, the Republiturd Party is running a RINO against a liberal. NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO. Each stands for big government and more lawmaking. Each candidate WILL NOT, and HAS NOT limited the size of government and increased our liberty. Dr. Greg Brannon is an excellent choice to help restore our rights and limit government. Tillis and Hagen are one and the same, and Tillis won't beat her as conservatives like me remember him as unwilling to fight for basic Constitutional Rights. Bye bye Tillis.

USS Rodger Young said...

But that doesn't mean Dr. Greg Brannon could be elected either. The apathy of faux conservatives runs deep. Witness Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia and Tommy Klutz in Blowing Rock; both hard right candidates who got not an ounce of support from RINOs.

We are well on our way to a third party. RINOs are a dying breed. Liberals, as much as I hate to say it, are committed to their cause. They fight and fight hard. They take the fight wherever it needs to go. They fight dirty. They fight hard. THEY WIN. Faux conservatives treat politics as some weird hobby that can be forgotten about except when the mood strikes.

Those who elected Hussein obummer will more than likely turn NC into a Blue State. They target kids and always have a message to deliver - something faux conservatives don't do.

USS Rodger Young said...

If lazy faux conservatives won't raise the devil against being treated like criminals in the Watauga County Courthouse (metal detectors), then how can we expect these same sheeple to fight against NSA spying or IRS targeting of Tea Party groups based on political affiliation? Gone folks - and you watched it go. Americans deserve to lose freedom and liberty if they can't do any better than this!!!!! The Watauga Watch lemmings are beating the pants off faux conservatives right now. MoveOn.Org just ate your lunch folks and not a murmer.

Sarkazein said...

Drex- MORE CHILDREN AT PLAY

Watch the last video, it will warm your heart.

Sarkazein said...

Drex- I know Obama likes to claim these children are what his son could look like---

AND THIS ONE IS A RINGER. Michele might want to go on Maury's show and demand a DNA test be done on this one.

Sarkazein said...

The MSM isn't talking about the knock out attacks on white individuals by Black youth (or "children" as Drex would write). Every time it happens it is a terrorist attack. There are at least 5 deaths. Political correctness prevents the subject from being in the main stream debate.

The race relations in this country since Obama was elected have deteriorated to the point of terrorism. Unfortunately it will turn to where white youths are doing it to Blacks... race war. Obama's legacy.

Sarkazein said...

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Blogger said...

Two Christian Photographers who were punished for refusing to participate in a homosexual "wedding" ceremony have now appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

"Two Christian Photographers who were punished for refusing to participate in a homosexual "wedding" ceremony have now appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Good. This shouldn't be an "either-or" situation. Gay marriage should not be made legal at the expense of freedom of religion. HM - you don't need to lecture the same points for the umpteenth time -- we kind of know what you think already...

Blogger said...

Israel looking at Saudi airports for possible strike on Iran. Officials said the U.S. passed strong messages to Israel and the Saudis that the Americans control radar capabilities over the skies of Iran and that no strike should be launched without permission from the Obama administration.

Can you imagine what it is like for Israel to have your very existence governed by this naïve president?

guy faulkes said...

I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

This is my favorite holiday. It is what Christmas should be. You get to be with family and friends, have a big meal, not worry about buying pwople things they do not want, and ive thanks for what you have.

NewGuy said...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you Guy.....and to all of our "regulars".

Thanks to all of you for helping make this blog interesting!

Sarkazein said...

Finally some cold weather here in Houston. Makes it feel more like Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving.

From someone who knew the intent of the US Constitution. And that's not debatable.

Click here

A government holiday in fact.

Sarkazein said...

Will liberals be able to notice the difference?

Sarkazein said...

ObamaME

Sarkazein said...

al-Qaida is using the hoax "global warming" to recruit.

Sarkazein said...

Just like al Gora

Sarkazein said...

One thing I have to give Obama credit for is doing away with homelessness. I haven't seen one MSM story about homeless people in years now. There would be news story after news story about the homeless during this recent hard freeze if he hadn't ended homelessness. (sarcasm)

guy faulkes said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1zornUVv8

any comments

Sarkazein said...

NYC has the highest rate of homeless children since the Great Depression. The NYT could not deny it any longer and has done a 5 part piece about it.

Sarkazein said...

The girlfriend of George Zimmerman, who was recently arrested on firearms charges, changed her story on Monday after initially claiming that he pointed a gun at her. In addition to claiming that Zimmerman never actually pointed it at her face, Samantha Scheibe reportedly said she still wants to “be with” him.

Zimmerman, 30, faces a felony aggravated assault charge and other charges over the alleged incident. But Scheibe now wants prosecutors to drop the case.- The Blaze

Sarkazein said...

a different view on Mandela

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