‘If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-for ever.’
‘Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.’
‘Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again.’
‘Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.’
‘We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing…The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not s means; it is an end.’
‘Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.’
‘For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.’
‘There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.’ 1984 by George Orwell
Last evening president Trump extolled a group of veterans that he was speaking to at a VFW in Missouri, ‘What you’re seeing isn’t happening.’ Trump went on to inform the veterans that what they were reading, was not happening.
In reference to the Access Hollywood tape of October 7, 2016, ‘We don’t think that was my voice,’ Mr. Trump told the senator, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Since then, Mr. Trump has continued to suggest that the tape that nearly upended his campaign was no actually him, according to three people close to the president.’
The Helsinki Summit of a few days ago revealed clearly that president Trump not only has affection and obsequies deferral to Russian president Vladimir Putin, but also that he took Putin’s side against his own, Republican, intelligence agency officials. His changing of the word ‘would’ to ‘wouldn’t’ is an insult to rationale logic and intelligence.
Now, all of this would be somewhat humorous..if it was not so deadly to our republic. President Trump insists that Fox News be played on the television screens of Air Force I. Really, who cares, if it were not illustrative of a much much deeper problem for our nation.
For the psst several years we tend to receive our news from the television newscast or newspaper or Facebook…that suits our political and, often, religious affiliation.
Truth…is not governed by democrats or republicans or Baptist or Presbyterians or Pentecostals.
Truth is based on verifiable facts…not political obfuscation and rhetoric.
If we persist in allowing our ability to search for truth to be governed by our political persuasion…we are doomed to the anarchy of fascism and totalitarianism.
When we become so confused that black is white and up is down and that it is alright to separate children from their parents with no plan on reuniting them and that it is a wonderful suggestion to have the murderous dictator of Russia bring his intelligence officers to the United States to examine Special Counsel Robert Muller’s examination of possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election…and that the president has the right to pull the security clearances of former intelligence officers, which is extended for the benefit of the United States…not for them, simply because those former intelligence officers disagreed with the president?
Journalist are being targeted and murdered by terrorist and others…while the president continues to refer them as the ‘fake media and the enemies of the people.’
Fox New journalist disagreed and criticized the president’s news conference in Helsinki…are they now fake news and the enemy of the people?
Tapes were made public, yesterday, that had been made by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer. On the tape can be heard the president and Mr. Cohen discussing creating a shell company to pay for hush money for former Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story of her and Mr. Trump’s affair…prior to the presidential election which would occur, only, a few weeks later. George F. Will, a well respected, former Republican, columnist and, frequent, analyst on television news programs, said that. ‘Trump-Cohen tape is just more evidence president Trump is a ‘seedy man’ and ‘low life from Queens.’
So, who should we believe…our president and those who lie for him daily…without compunction…or our lying eyes and our lying ears?