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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.

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Sarah Palin attacks, BarackObama.com, Organizing for America, Obama thugs attack Palin, Going Rogue, Orwellian, Nazi brownshirts, Obama and Democrats attack America

Barack Obama, the Obama camp and the Democrat Party continue to attack Sarah Palin. They are openly, flagrantly, requesting donations to continue their Orwellian attacks on Palin. Attacking Palin is attacking America, American values and us, the American people. If they want war with the American people, by God they will get it.

Yesterday, November 20, 2009, the Citizen Wells blog explained that the Attacks on Sarah Palin are not just attacks on her. The attacks are also aimed at what is good about this country. This is fundamentally a struggle between good and evil. Looking back on the attacks against Sarah Palin and her family during the 2008 election, one only has to remember the comments made about Palin’s mentally challenged son, why Palin did not abort him aand the many viscious statements made about the daughter who got pregnant, to realize that evil drives this agenda.
Attacks on Sarah Palin and America, Good Vs Evil

Organizing  for America, BarackObama.com, is requesting donations to fight Sarah Palin. They accuse her of  lying and deception. Talk about audacity. Obama and his thugs are the masters of lies and deception. Big brother of  “1984” could have learned much from them. The Organizing for America website has Barack Obama in it’s .com name. Barack Obama and the Democrat Party must take ownership in it’s content.

Help us raise $500,000 in the next week to push back against Sarah Palin and her special interest allies.

Whatever lie Sarah Palin comes up with next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform.

And as we approach the final sprint on health reform, we can’t afford more deception and delay. We need to be ready for anything — and have the resources to respond with ads, events, and calls to Congress when the attacks come.

So we’re setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies. Can you chip in to help reach our goal?

Barack Obama, the Obama camp and the Democrat party continue to use Chicago style intimidation to attempt to shut down all opposition to their radical socialist agenda. They used Nazi brownshirt and Orwellian threats in 2008 to steal the election. Now they are focusing their attention on a good American, Sarah Palin and her family. What they did not count on is that Palin resonates with the American public. When they attack Palin, they attack us and we are not going to take it.

Obama, community organizer, Obama and Michelle, Public Allies, Raila Odinga, ODM party, Michelle’s Boot Camps For Radicals, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY, Glenn Beck, Orwellian, Social change

” Make no mistake about it: “change” was always Alinsky’s code word for creating a socialist revolution, even if the methodology meant radicals would cut their hair, put on business suits, and run for political office. Alinsky taught organizers to hide their true intentions in the words they spoke. Denying the truth or just plain lying were both acceptable tactics, as long as the cause was advanced.”
The Obama Nation by Jerome Corsi

I was urged to write this article by several commenters on this blog. This is an important topic, so I am doing it immediately.

The following is taken from the RECOMMENDED ACTION PLAN of Obama’s
cousin, Raila Odinga and his ODM party. Obama lied about the reason
for his visit to Kenya in 2006 and was strongly criticized by
the Kenyan government. Remember these excepts from Raila Odinga’s action plan as you read about Barack and Michelle’s involvement
in Public Allies and Obama’s claim to have been a community organizer.

Obama, his cousin Raila Odinga, radical tactics, Obama’s trip to Kenya in 2006
“It is possible to trigger a class war by painting the Kibaki Government as an insensitive, uncaring group of Muthaiga Golf clubbers.”

“The age issue Our core supporters are essentially young people who are angry about the domination of Kibaki politics by frail septuagenarians.
Billboards and leaflets ridiculing the old people in the Kibaki team; contrast this with billboards of Hon Raila with young people- the promise of a buoyant future.”

“Deflect attention from ourselves should opportunities be available to manipulate voter turnout in our green areas.”

“Ethnic Tensions/Violence as a last Resort
To discourage voter participation in hostile areas”

“Use ODM agents on the ground to engineer ethnic tensions in target areas”
What kind of community organizer was Obama?

Obama claims to have been a community organizer. What does this mean? The Investor’s Business Daily came out with an article that reveals some facts about what both Barack and Michelle were involved in:

“Michelle’s Boot Camps For Radicals
 INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

Posted 9/4/2008”

“Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, “Universal Voluntary Public Service.”

Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they’ll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of “social change.””

“But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to bring about “social change” through threats, pressure, tension and confrontation — the tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul “The Red” Alinsky.”

“”It’s a lot of talk about race, a lot of talk about sexism, a lot of talk about homophobia, talk about -isms and phobias.”

One of those -isms is “heterosexism,” which a Public Allies training seminar in Chicago describes as a negative byproduct of “capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and male-dominated privilege.””

“The gall of it: The Obamas want to create a boot camp for radicals who hate the military — and stick American taxpayers with the bill.”

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=305420655186700

Glenn Beck, “Obama’s radical followers”

“Obama said, quote: We have got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the military. Public Allies, Chicago chapter. Founding, founding member, Barack Obama. Executive director, Michelle Obama. Listen to the words in their speeches. It is all code language. It is all the language of the 1960s radicals. They have their they have their tentacles into an organization that does good things but also teaches that heterosexism is a byproduct of capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and male dominated privilege. Heterosexism!”

Read more here:

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/14846/ 

I urge you to visit the Petition to Impeach, expel Senator Obama:

http://obamaimpeachment.org