Has anyone else noted the tendency of those wrapping themselves in "liberty", the flag, and Bible are always shilling for the Orwellian agenda of the far Right and economic elites?
I pulled out my old copy of "1984", just to see how far we've descended as a nation. The frightening realization was this. We are not at the bottom yet, but the downward trajectory is steeper than ever.
“Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening.” Big Brother Don.
Very Orwellian. Rudy "O'Brien" Giuliani, the Right-wing Authoritarian 9-11 guy sums up the Orwellian Trump era doublethink even more concisely than his client.
"Truth isn't truth".
That nugget of doublethink takes a place among Eric Blair's, "Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. War is peace."
This is Republican/Trumpism now.
The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The rising white nationalism and far Right/Trumpist tribal beliefs and ideology are expressed with the same fervor as 1984’s “two-minutes hate”. It is also similar to cults and religious fundamentalism. As in, "Jesus sent Trump to save us!"
They are indoctrinated in the same authoritarian way, until they become fanatic crusaders for their Party and their tribe. (AKA the interests of corporate elites, white identity politics, and suppression of education, science, journalism and democracy.)
They are conditioned to despise and distrust all sources of information that questions their leaders and ideology. Corporate media rarely challenge Wall Street and capitalism in general, but since they call out the lies of the Right, they become the "enemy of the people".
Minorities, liberals, and the press have become the scapegoats of this new fascism.
It is very much an Orwellian cult, and they are programmed to hate liberalism and democratic socialism as the equivalent of "Goldstein's Brotherhood" or Stalinism. This is so ironic, while they embrace Putin over the majority of their fellow Americans.
Now their ignorance, resentment, fear, anger and hate are fueled to the point of dangerous extremism.
The white nationalists and Republican Party created this monster, There can be no good consequences of Orwellian rulers, austerity, and permanent conflict. It will be the norm until we see the opposition party find a conscience, and an overwhelming number of informed voters of conscience become active.
It will come down to either that unlikely scenario, or until some catastrophic upheaval eventually intervenes.
The first option has an expiration date this November. After that, the inevitable awaits.