If I learned nothing else from Orwell, I learned that the Statist regime winds up running its own opposition. And you believe our current situation is dissimilar?
Winston and Julia were each given enough schooling to be effective at their respective jobs. But because they had to deal with reality and the falsehoods being manufactured, the little bit of intellect they were allowed was always going to be a threat to those in power. So people such as them were anticipated by the state to be eventually upset with all the nonsense being fed the proles.
In the end they both went to O'Brian because they were ready. We read that and understand it was a typical cycle for outer party members. And O'Brian, the author of Emanuel Goldstein, was awaiting at the Ministry of Love to deal with each minor party member as they came to him, in frustration, as their last resort.
Let me be clear here. I am not saying we are there yet. But Orwell did not provide us a back story. How did his State come to power so that it could rule so ruthlessly? Surely the "Ministry of Truth" had to precede the "Ministry of Love." That's where we are now. At the cross-roads after a century of institutional termite action.
- Hillary (backup)
I love Gingrich's ability to turn the tables in so many situations. But what if he had good reason to anticipate the questions and so was ready with good answers?
- Does that only make him a good game player? Is that all we want?
- Or, taking another darker track: was he the beneficiary of some insider who told him what to expect and so he looks smarter than he is?
I do not have any proof that any of what I just wrote is factual. However, I do know that majority (if not all) of media personalities are either hard leftists, soft leftists, or GOP progressive types. And our Agency of Lies is performing much like Orwell said his Ministry of Truth would.
I wrote it simply because in the end, manipulated is how I feel. How about you?
Were I living in South Carolina, I'd vote Santorum on Saturday.