George Orwell birthday, 1984 author, Animal Farm, Big Brother, Thought police, Newspeak, Orwellian, Mainstream media nemesis

George Orwell birthday, 1984 author, Animal Farm, Big Brother, Thought police, Newspeak, Orwellian, Mainstream media nemesis

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”…George Orwell, “Animal Farm”
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

Today, June 25, 2011 is George Orwell’s birthday.

One of the highest honors I ever received was when the Post & Email placed the photo of George Orwell in the article they did on the Citizen Wells blog on May 25, 2010. I am also honored to present the following on George Orwell and 1984.

From The Complete works of George Orwell.

“Eric Blair was born in 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, in the then British colony of India, where his father, Richard, worked for the Opium Department of the Civil Service. His mother, Ida, brought him to England at the age of one. He did not see his father again until 1907, when Richard visited England for three months before leaving again until 1912. Eric had an older sister named Marjorie and a younger sister named Avril. With his characteristic humour, he would later describe his family’s background as “lower-upper-middle class.” ”

“In 1944 Orwell finished his anti-Stalinist allegory Animal Farm, which was published the following year with great critical and popular success. The royalties from Animal Farm provided Orwell with a comfortable income for the first time in his adult life. From 1945 Orwell was the Observer’s war correspondent and later contributed regularly to the Manchester Evening News. He was a close friend of the Observer’s editor/owner, David Astor and his ideas had a strong influence on Astor’s editorial policies. In 1949 his best-known work, the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four, was published. He wrote the novel during his stay on the island of Jura, off the coast of Scotland.”

“During most of his career Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the British press and in books of reportage such as Homage to Catalonia (describing his experiences during the Spanish Civil War), Down and Out in Paris and London (describing a period of poverty in these cities), and The Road to Wigan Pier (which described the living conditions of poor miners in northern England). According to Newsweek, Orwell “was the finest journalist of his day and the foremost architect of the English essay since Hazlitt.”

Contemporary readers are more often introduced to Orwell as a novelist, particularly through his enormously successful titles Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. The former is considered an allegory of the corruption of the socialist ideals of the Russian Revolution by Stalinism, and the latter is Orwell’s prophetic vision of the results of totalitarianism. Orwell denied that Animal Farm was a reference to Stalinism. Orwell had returned from Catalonia a staunch anti-Stalinist and anti-Communist, but he remained to the end a man of the left and, in his own words, a ‘democratic socialist’.

Orwell is also known for his insights about the political implications of the use of language. In the essay “Politics and the English Language”, he decries the effects of cliche, bureaucratic euphemism, and academic jargon on literary styles, and ultimately on thought itself. Orwell’s concern over the power of language to shape reality is also reflected in his invention of Newspeak, the official language of the imaginary country of Oceania in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Newspeak is a variant of English in which vocabulary is strictly limited by government fiat. The goal is to make it increasingly difficult to express ideas that contradict the official line – with the final aim of making it impossible even to conceive such ideas. (cf. Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis). A number of words and phrases that Orwell coined in Nineteen Eighty-Four have entered the standard vocabularly, such as “memory hole,” “Big Brother,” “Room 101,” “doublethink,” “thought police,” and “newspeak.” ”

Read more:

http://www.george-orwell.org/l_biography.html

Some of my favorite “1984” quotes.

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.
And since the party is in full control of all records, and in
equally full control of the minds of it’s members, it follows
that the past is whatever the party chooses to make it. Six
means eighteen, two plus two equals five, war is peace,
freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.”

“If the party could thrust its hand into the past and say
of this and that event, it never happened–that, surely,
was more terrifying than mere torture and death.”

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any partiucular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”

“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”

Thank God for the life of George Orwell.

22 responses to “George Orwell birthday, 1984 author, Animal Farm, Big Brother, Thought police, Newspeak, Orwellian, Mainstream media nemesis

  1. “1984 by George Orwell-Full Length Movie (1954 BBC TV Version)”

    “BBC Television’s live production of George Orwell’s “1984”. Produced in 1954. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. I’ve seen the 1956 and 1984 versions online, and I must say this is the best version available, both in terms of watch-ability and faithfulness to the text.”

    http://publicdomainmovies.info/1984-by-george-orwell-full-length-movie-1954-bbc-tv-version

    https://www.youtube.com/v/bS0h9Dlc_V0?version=3

  2. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – I just got through reading “George Orwell Wikipedia” and saw at the top of their banner that they are having a string of Wikipedia:Wiknics in 10 different cities in the U.S.A. today. Could it be in celebration of George’s(Eric’s) Birthday?? I hope someone can go to one and give us a report. I think you can still go and stay at Barnhill where he wrote “1984”. Why don’t you arrange a tour?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiknic

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

  3. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Good article on visiting Barnhill in the “Washington comPOST”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/13/AR2009031301255.html

  4. In this video you can see the new Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy pandering to his urban, Chicago base about the horrors of firearms while taking swipes at Sarah Palin for her caribou hunting in Alaska. This guy is an idiot. I wish I would have been there. I would have yelled out, “Hey, chief, how about Donald Young? What is the status of the murder investigation?”

    http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2221691&spid=

  5. LISTEN TO THE 100% UNDOCUMENTED ILLEGAL ALIEN, 100% UNDOCUMENTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, 100% RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY NWO COMMUNIST/ISLAMIST MUSLIM NWO DICTATOR USURPER TERRORIST, 100% FOREIGN-BORN DOMESTIC ENEMY DAILY, 100% DAILY SERIAL CAREER CRIMINAL , THE HORRIFICALLY DEMON POSSESSED MADMAN, DAILY SERIAL LYING SOCIOPATH USURPER, BARRY SOETORO/SOEBARKAH/ AKA, B. HUSSEIN OBAMA’S 100% SEVERE MENTAL CONFUSION, 100% SEVERE MENTAL INCOMPETENCE!!

    IMMEDIATELY ARREST THE 100% DAILY CAREER SERIAL CRIMINAL SOEBARKAH/BARRY SOETORO AKA COMMUNIST/MUSLIM DICTATOR USURPER B. HUSSEIN OBAMA TO STOP HIS ANTI-AMERICAN DAILY SERIAL CRIMINAL DESPICABLE CRIME SPREE IN THE USA WHILE THE SOCIOPATH & PSYCHOPATH, 100% DEMON POSSESSED BARACK OBAMA IS DESPERATELY BY DESIGN INTENTIONALLY WAGING WAR ON (“TRANSFORM THE USA”), & ON ALL USA AMERICAN CITIZENS, & THE TERRORIST DICTATOR USURPER CAREER CRIMINAL OBAMA IS OBVIOUSLY WORKING TO DESTROY THE USA FROM INSIDE OF THE USA BY DESIGN!!

    WAKE UP AMERICANS!!

  6. Sorry this posted before I could fix typos. I don’t know how that happened. Here it is:

    LISTEN TO THE 100% UNDOCUMENTED ILLEGAL ALIEN, 100% UNDOCUMENTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, 100% RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY, 100% NWO COMMUNIST/ISLAMIST MUSLIM NWO DICTATOR USURPER TERRORIST, 100% FOREIGN-BORN DOMESTIC ENEMY, 100% DAILY SERIAL CAREER CRIMINAL , 100% HORRIFICALLY TRULY DEMON POSSESSED PATHETIC MADMAN, 100% DAILY SERIAL CRIMINAL LYING SOCIOPATH USURPER, BARRY SOETORO/
    SOEBARKAH, AKA B. HUSSEIN OBAMAS’ 100% SEVERE MENTAL CONFUSION, & 100% SEVERE MENTAL INCOMPETENCE!!

    AMERICANS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY ARREST THE 100% DAILY CAREER SERIAL CRIMINAL SOEBARKAH/BARRY SOETORO, AKA THE 100% RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY TREASONOUS TRAITOR NWO COMMUNIST/MUSLIM DICTATOR USURPER B. HUSSEIN OBAMA, TO STOP HIS 100% DAILY SERIAL CRIMINAL DESPICABLE, 100% ANTI-AMERICAN DAILY HIGH CRIMES SPREE, DAILY FELONIES, DAILY FRAUDS, AND DAILY HIGH TREASONS HE IS COMMITTING AGAINST ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS 100% ILLEGALLY IN THE USA.

    AMERICANS, ISLAMIST MUSLIM COMMUNIST, 100% SOCIOPATH & PSYCHOPATH, 100% SEVERELY MENTALLYSICK, & 100% SEVERELY SPIRITUALLY SICK DEMON POSSESSED BARACK OBAMA IS DESPERATELY BY DESIGN INTENTIONALLY WAGING WAR ON ( WHAT HE CALLS “TRANSFORMING THE USA”) ON USA AMERICAN CITIZENS & ON OUR BEAUTIFUL USA. THE TERRORIST DICTATOR USURPER CAREER CRIMINAL SOEBARKAH/SOETORO AKA BARACK OBAMA IS OBVIOUSLY WORKING TO DESTROY THE USA FROM INSIDE OF THE USA BY DESIGN!!

    QUICKLY WAKE UP AMERICANS!! IMMEDIATELY ARREST & IMMEDIATELY STOP THE DAILY CAREER SERIAL CRIMINAL DESPICABLE BARACK OBAMA!!

  7. “TURN OFF THE ILLEGAL-ALIEN JOB MAGNET”

    By Tom Tancredo
    June 25, 2011
    © 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has introduced a bill immigration-enforcement patriots have been demanding for over a decade, the Legal Workforce Act. Why are some people calling it a bad bargain, or even worse, a sellout?

    Smith’s bill, H.R. 2164, mandates the use of the federal E-Verify program by all employers across the nation. The bill is not perfect, but on balance, it’s a giant step forward and deserves our support.

    Not only is a federal E-Verify mandate a giant leap forward in itself, but the Smith bill greatly improves the E-verify program by requiring cooperation among all federal agencies to eliminate a gaping loophole. The present E-Verify program detects only fake Social Security numbers, not valid numbers being used by multiple persons. The existing law actually encourages identity theft. H.R. 2164 fixes that problem.

    The Legal Workforce Act contains many features that make it a good bill. (snip).

    Without federal standards and a federal mandate for E-Verify, how many years will patriots have to wait to see successful E-Verify legislation in California? Or New York, Illinois, or Oregon? Does Texas have mandatory E-Verify for all employers? No.

    After 14 years in existence, the federal E-Verify program continues to grow and has over 250,000 employers participating. But how long will we wait to see the remaining 13,000,000 employers in the program if we proceed state by state?

    Every citizen who is serious about curtailing illegal immigration should help Rep. Smith turn off the jobs magnet by supporting the Legal Workforce Act.”

    Read More Here: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315089#ixzz1QJgRJxsY

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Soebarkah – Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama must be processed through the E-Verify program. He obviously won’t pass it. Then he can be caught (once more) committing his very obvious Daily Felonies, Daily High Crimes, Daily Frauds, & Daily High Treasons by using this E-Verify program on him….since he does not have any legal USA identification documents & vital records from the USA for himself.

    Read more: Turn off the illegal-alien jobs magnet http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315089#ixzz1QJgNJU00
    Read more: Turn off the illegal-alien jobs magnet http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315089#ixzz1QJfW6fty

  8. “REMOVE OBAMA, BEFORE HE REMOVES YOU!”

    By David Yeagley
    June 24, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “One week ago, June 14, 2011, America’s national enemy in the White House passed the Dream Act, by executive order. These means amnesty for all illegals. A week before that, June 9, 2011, the same enemy in the White House passed, by executive order, the White House Rural Council, giving the federal govenment complete control over all American rural lands, and the 16% of the country’s population that lives on those lands. And people wonder why BadEag.com refers to Barry “Obama” Soetoro as the alien, lying black African Communist Muslim traitor. What part of the extended nomenclature is untrue? (snip).

    Utah is trying to fight back these days, as all states must. The only hope of America is now in states rights. The federal government is beyond redemption, a giant cancer which must be excised from history. The federal government no longer represents the United States, politically or legally. It represents only itself, and those who are in charge of it.”

    Read More Here: http://www.badeagle.com/2011/06/24/remove-obama-before-he-removes-you/

  9. “COURTROOM TESTIMONY: DEVOUT MUSLIM DAD PRAYED HIS CHILDREN WOULD DIE AS MARTYRS, FORCED TODDLERS TO WATCH JIHAD PORN”

    June 24, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Dad prayed his children would die | Herald Sun hat tip Kenneth N”

    “An extremist [sic] dad living in suburban Australia prayed his children would die as martyrs before puberty so he could enter heaven honourably, a court has been told.

    The man sat his daughter, who was not yet three, on his knee to watch videos of executions and suicide bombings, slapping her if she became distressed, his former wife testified.

    She said he also had the little girl sing a Jihadi song accompanying the videos.

    A federal magistrate accepted the man taught the little girl to “chant enthusiastically and joyously over the death and mutilation of other human beings”.

    It was alleged the man also punched, slapped or kicked his wife if she did not watch the videos.”

    Read More Here: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/06/courtroom-testimony-devout-muslim-dad-prayed-his-children-would-die-as-matryrs-forced-toddlers-to-wa.html

    * * * * * * *

    Republished With Permission Of The Post & Email

    The Post & Email, Inc.
    http://www.ThePostEmail.com

    “AMERICA’S #1 ENEMY EXPOSED!
    DO WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO CONQUER IT?”

    By One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
    June 24, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “The thing is, and this is really sad, that the most dangerous enemy we have is right within our borders as I write this and as you read this: ignorance. Or, to put it a little more truthfully, the greatest enemy America faces isn’t Islam, Marxist philosophy, or a Totalitarian system of control, but plain and simple stupidity. It’s people making decisions with no facts, skewed facts, pretend facts, and imagined facts. It’s voting with “feeling” vs. intellect. It’s not having the courage to admit a mistake, correct the mistake, and carry on. (snip).

    Somewhere, somehow, the history of America, and what she still stands for, have been the focus of derision by small-minded, uneducated and ignorant people such as Bill Ayers and George Soros, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, most members of Congress, and all members of the Judiciary. Somehow a felonious person is accepted as law-abiding; somehow a money launderer gets a free pass; somehow an illegal immigrant, who has no respect for the law of America, gets hired by the government and is paraded around as a symbol of conciliation rather than what he is: an illegal thrust into a position of power, bought and paid for by petrol dollars, money derived from the excessive use of petroleum products by a country that, by design, acquired an insatiable appetite for black gold and, again by design, is addicted to paying for its own destruction.”

    Read More Here: http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/06/24/americas-1-enemy-exposed/

  10. “OBAMA’S OILY DESPERATION”

    By Ross Kaminsky

    Excerpt:

    “The release is not enough to create any permanent impact on oil prices. It is enough to cost taxpayers barrels of money in the operational costs of releasing (and then replacing) the oil. And it sticks taxpayers with the unnecessary risk of millions more in loss if oil prices go up before the oil is replaced.

    But it’s even worse than all this.”

    Read More Here: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/06/24/obamas-oily-desperation#

  11. Report a Crime or you are Guilty of a Crime

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2011/06/report-crime-or-you-are-guilty-of-crime.html

    Several people have requested that I edit this document to make it generic so they can more easily send it to their elected representatives or other Federal authorities. The link above takes you to the on-line copy at The Steady Drip.

  12. Are the Dems waking up? Maybe this one forgot to drink his Kool-Aid !

    Dem. Rep’s Surprising Anti-Obama Speech: President ‘Becoming an Absolute Monarch’

    During a passionate speech today on the House floor, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered some surprising remarks while pushing for the House to vote for a measure stripping funding from the war in Libya. According to him, Obama is starting to resemble an “absolute monarch.”

    “We have been sliding for 70 years to a situation where Congress has nothing to do with the decision about whether to go to war or not, and the president is becoming an absolute monarch,” he said. “And we must put a stop to that right now, if we don’t want to become an empire instead of a republic.

    READ MORE
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dem-reps-surprising-anti-obama-speech-president-becoming-an-absolute-monarch/

  13. Jonah….I hope it’s not too late for them to wake up. Their party has already been taken over by socialists, marxists, communists, etc., and all are part of the New World Order whether they intended for that outcome or not. My question is WHY did it take Mr. Nadler, or any of the others who may have disagreed, so long to speak up? My thoughts are that “The One” control freak (the pResident) didn’t ask permission of the ‘Other’ controls freaks (Congress) and that’s what’s upsetting most of Congress…..even the Dems. It doesn’t matter whether ‘WE the PEOPLE’ wanted it (whatever it is) or not…….just that Their toes (Congress’) should not be stepped on. I’ve been reading quite a bit on Agenda 21 today and Folks, it falls right into line on what Obama is doing, and has been trying to do, since he took office. He’s just doubling down on what the Carter, GHW Bush, B & H Clinton, and GW Bush administrations have already put into place. Unless the American people wake up quickly and fight back, it will be too late for all of us. Some cities in my own county have already adopted Agenda 21. It is MY opinion (just a guess) that they don’t even know what all Agenda 21 entails. I say this because I live in a rather conservative area in one of (if not THE) most liberal states of the US.

  14. “ORYR IN RETREAT. NO GO on Pakistan visit! ORYR not comfortable with environment and conditions on the ground.”

    “ORYR has just checked in! ORYR looking to get back to Delhi by mid-day Sunday and arrange connecting flight or flights to Kenya. Much work still to be done. May have to stopover in either Dubai or go out of the way to London first. Will try to update status when plans are more clear. Unfortunately Pakistan proved to be difficult. Authorities not co-operative and guide could not be trusted. Scary place…very nerve-wracking. Obama definitely more popular than Americans!

    ORYR looking to fly out of Delhi Monday at the latest! The plan is to spend about one week in Kenya and then head home!

    UPDATED INFO:

    ORYR leaves Delhi at 2pm on Monday nonstop to Nairobi on Jet Airways. CONFIRMED.

    Advance team is in place in Kenya. ORYR expects a smoother time and more hospitable visit in Kenya. Go ORYR!”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/oryr-in-retreat-no-go-on-pakistan-visit.html

  15. Philo-Publius

    The opposition has been busy since Leo’s latest.

    US SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT STATES THAT OBAMA IS ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT.
    http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=24650

  16. Philo-Publius | June 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    The opposition has been busy since Leo’s latest.
    *************************************
    The writer of that article you linked, Nolu Chan, is a long-time antagonist of the birther cause, having caused trouble for Orly, and seems to be a great buddy of the far-left Fogbow blog. You are right, they are all going to come out of the woodwork re. Leo’s work; however, Mario Apuzzo says that he, Mario, had taken this position on Minor v. Happersett long before Leo “discovered” it. Interesting.

  17. thistle | June 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    Some cities in my own county have already adopted Agenda 21. It is MY opinion (just a guess) that they don’t even know what all Agenda 21 entails.
    ****************************************
    The same problem exists where I live. All across the country “sustainability” is being pushed – buzzword re. Agenda 21. Each town and city, regardless of size, is being sold a bill of goods to promote higher density under the guise of preserving open lands.

    Where I live the push is to designate scenic areas and corral us citizens into high density dwellings. The city councilors are clueless as to the real U.N. origin and purpose. Furthermore, they don’t really want to listen to anyone who reveals this.

  18. ORYR – it is hostile in Pakistan. Who knew? Sounds dumb to go there in the first place, and to tell people you are going.

  19. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Saw on Drudgereport this AM –

    “Ex-New Orleans mayor worried CIA would ‘shoot me with miniature, slow-acting poison dart’…”

    “I thought to myself, ‘I’m a dead man! I have just publicly denounced the governor, U.S. Senators, FEMA and the president of the United States,’” he writes. “I started wondering if during the night I would be visited by specially trained CIA agents. Could they secretly shoot me with a miniature, slow-acting poison dart?”

    PARANOIA OR FACT?

  20. Truthbetold11

    Look on your ipad time and then your cell phone there off by 5 minutes. Ap comes with nuclear facilties aging. Look for false flags soon. They are desperate right noe they know the people have caught on to there scams

  21. Where is Free Speech?Haven’t seen him on here for a few weeks..

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