Why Orwell Is Superior To Huxley, 1984 reveals how censorship and language are used to control people today, Thought Criminals, Destruction of language, Rewriting history
“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.”…George Orwell, “1984”
“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″
“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””…George Orwell, “1984”
“1984” by George Orwell was being written while I was in my mother’s womb.
It was published shortly after I was born.
It was required reading in High School (Thank God).
“1984” reentered my life prominently in 2008 as the election cycle unfolded shortly after Citizen Wells began.
It had become abundantly clear that we had entered the age of Big Brother.
The vicious attacks of those labeled “Thought Criminals”, those asking any questions about Obama, the destruction of language and definitions (Natural Born Citizen) and the revision (rectification) of history were in my face, as if in the body of the protagonist, Winston Smith.
I immediately began quoting “1984” and still do almost every day of my life.
This should scare the hell out of every person on this planet.
And once again this morning, “Thought Criminal” Julian Assange.
From Zero Hedge November 16, 2018.
“Why Orwell Is Superior To Huxley
One of the frequent comparisons that comes up in the Dissident Right is who was more correct or prescient, Orwell or Huxley.”
“But while initially convincing, the case for Huxley’s superiority can be dismantled.
Most importantly, Huxley’s main insight, namely that control can be maintained more effectively through “entertainment, distraction, and superficial pleasure rather than through overt modes of policing and strict control over food supplies” is not actually absent in 1984.
In fact, Orwell’s view of sex as a means of control is much more dialectical and sophisticated than Huxley’s, as the latter was, as mentioned above, essentially writing a parody of the naive “free love” notions of H.G.Wells.
While sex is used as a means to weaken the Proles, ‘anti-Sex’ is used to strengthen the hive-mind of Party members. Indeed, we see today how the most hysterical elements of the Left — and to a certain degree the Dissident Right — are the most undersexed.
Also addictive substances are not absent from Orwell’s dystopian vision. While Brave New World only has soma, 1984 has Victory Gin, Victory Wine, Victory Beer, Victory Coffee, and Victory Tobacco — all highly addictive substances that affect people’s moods and reconcile them to unpleasant realities. Winston himself is something of a cigarette junkie and gin fiend, as we see in this quote from the final chapter:
The Chestnut Tree was almost empty. A ray of sunlight slanting through a window fell on dusty table-tops. It was the lonely hour of fifteen. A tinny music trickled from the telescreens.
Winston sat in his usual corner, gazing into an empty glass. Now and again he glanced up at a vast face which eyed him from the opposite wall. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said. Unbidden, a waiter came and filled his glass up with Victory Gin, shaking into it a few drops from another bottle with a quill through the cork. It was saccharine flavoured with cloves, the speciality of the cafe…
In these days he could never fix his mind on any one subject for more than a few moments at a time. He picked up his glass and drained it at a gulp.
But while 1984 includes almost everything that Brave New World contains in terms of controlling people through sex, drugs, and distractions, it also includes much, much more, especially regarding how censorship and language are used to control people and how tyranny is internalised. The chapter from which the above quote comes, shows how Winston, a formerly autonomous agent, has come to accept the power of the system so much that he no longer needs policing.
But most brilliant of all is Orwell’s prescient description of how language is changed through banning certain words and the expression of certain ideas or observations deemed “thought crime,” to say nothing of the constant rewriting of history. The activities of Big Tech and their deplatforming of all who use words, phrases, and ideas not in the latest edition of their “Newspeak” dictionary, have radically changed the way that people communicate and what they talk about in a comparatively short period of time.
Orwell’s insights into how language can be manipulated into a tool of control shows his much deeper understanding of human psychology than that evident in Huxley’s novel. The same can be said about Orwell’s treatment of emotions, which is another aspect of his novel that rings particularly true today.
In 1984 hate figures, like Emmanuel Goldstein, and fake enemies, like Eastasia and Eurasia, are used to unite, mobilise, and control certain groups. Orwell was well aware of the group-psychological dynamics of the tribe projected to the largest scale of a totalitarian empire. The concept of “three minutes hate” has so much resonance with our own age, where triggered Twitter-borne hordes of SJWs and others slosh around the news cycle like emotional zombies, railing against Trump or George Soros.
In Huxley’s book, there are different classes but this is not a source of conflict. Indeed they are so clearly defined – in fact biologically so – that there is no conflict between them, as each class carries out its predetermined role like harmonious orbit of Aristotlean spheres.
In short, Brave New World sees man as he likes to see himself — a rational actor, controlling his world and taking his pleasures. It is essentially the vision of a well-heeled member of the British upper classes.
Orwell’s book, by contrast, sees man as the tribal primitive, forced to live on a scale of social organisation far beyond his natural capacity, and thereby distorted into a mad and cruel creature. It is essentially the vision of a not-so-well-heeled member of the British middle classes in daily contact with the working class. But is all the richer and more profound for it.”
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
and the people being lied to have become the stupidest people on earth.
Part of the plan.
……….is the anniversary of the INFAMOUS GAS BOMB detonated by Megyn Kelly which was heard around the world. I further believe that the occasion might have been the harbinger of her eventual departure from Fox.
Her gaseous condition may have been the result of one too many Mickey Dee egg Muffins. Megyn Kelly still holds the record for having emitted the loudest fart ever heard on Earth, compounded by the record for how many people more than likely having heard the detonation of her bomb..
………….in Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Abram’s mind the Georgia SOS did not have the legal right to run for the GOVERNOR’S OFFICE. She alleges that because he is the SOS of Georgia he is illegally overseeing the Georgia election. Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Abram’s allegation is indicative of her obvious LOW IQ. If she has no better understanding of the laws than this she should be disqualified from running for GOVERNOR of her state. She is grossly under qualified. Now she has filed a lawsuit in a Federal court in which she seeks relief from an illegal election. She is demanding that a 2nd election be held statewide and overseen by Federal authorities. In reality SHE IS A RAVING LUNATIC!!!!!!!
……………Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Harris keeps making herself look like a total NITWIT, as she continues to rave about subjects that are not even being discussed. She keeps asking about PERCEPTION. WHO THE HELL EVEN GIVE A DAMN ABOUT PERCEPTION……….OF WHAT !!!!!!!! IT IS FAST BECOMING OBVIOUS THAT MZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. HARRIS LIVES IN A FANTASYWORLD BUBBLE…………..SHE TALKS AS THOUGH SHE IS HIGH ON DRUGS. HOW THE HELL DID SHE EVER GET ELECTED?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT……..
……….IS THE HIEROGLYPHICS FOUND IN ANCIENT TOMBS IN EGYPT THE GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THEIR BELIEFS, OR IS IT THE INSCRIPTIONS MADE ON THE WALLS BY ANCIENT SPACE ALIENS. THE DETAIL OF THE INSCRIPTIONS OFTEN DEPICT HUMANS WITH EITHER ANIMAL,OR BIRD HEADS. SOMETIMES THE INSCRIPTIONS DEPICT SERPENTS WITH WINGS, OR HUMANS WITH WINGS. WHEN A PERSON WHO BELIEVES IN REALITY VIEWS THESE INSCRIPTIONS IT IS EASY TO CONCLUDE THAT THE INSCRIPTIONS WERE PROBABLY JUST THE WORK OF PEOPLE WITH SPIRITUAL BELIEFS OF THE TIME PERIOD. I HAVE SERIOUS DOUBTS THAT THE DEPICTED CREATURES CAME DOWN FROM THE SKIES. HOWEVER I HAVE NOT CLOSED THE DOOR OF THE SPACE ALIEN THING SO TIGHTLY THAT I CAN’T REOPEN IT. MY REASONING IS THAT THEY WERE WHO THEY WERE, BUT TODAY I AM WHO I AM,AND THAT DIFFERENCE IS NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. PERHAPS ONE DAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT, BUT I WILL NOT BE AROUND TO WITNESS OR PARTICIPATE SO I WILL SIMPLY SIT BACK AND RELIGHT MY PIPE, TAKE A FEW PUFFS, HAVE A GLASS OF MANISCHEWITZ CREAM WHITE CONCORD,(KOSHER) THEN LATER TAKE AN AFTERNOON SNOOZE.
It’s the “found” democrat ballots for Florida.
…………..if the California blue tsunami ever materializes it might be alongside a huge pile of ashes for buildings. This is a possibility that is fast becoming a PROBABILITY. As long as California continues to release PYRO MANIACS from incarceration there will be BIGGER,AND MORE COSTLY FIRES in that state……..the latest fire rash has so far produced 61 dead, Where does the death count need to go before the state acknowledges there is a real problem with pyromaniacs. California has the distinction of having the greatest number of fire setting psychopaths……..but you never hear about those who are arrested for setting fires. Every time a few pyro psyches are released fires begin again…….when will MOONBEAM acknowledge he has a real problem? Perhaps after his own home is burned to the ground. Yes some fires are caused by lightning strikes, but when there are no lightning strikes there is only one possibility remaining …..the human factor.
The state incarcerates a pyromaniac for a year or so then releases him back to the public…….soon there are more fires erupting in perfect weather conditions. I believe that the officials of the state are fully aware of the pyromaniac problem but they refuse to admit the problem, or do anything towards addressing it. Well I would think that the latest round of fires might get MOONBEAM off his duff. Sixty one dead is only the early toll……there is probably going to be MANY MORE.