“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” ― George Orwell, author of 1984
It is 1984 again. It isn’t the 1984 we lived through… oh no. It is the 1984 we read about. George Orwell had no idea just how right he was. We had no idea what it would really look like – and feel like – once it was here. In the last two weeks, postings by doctors and medical experts whose views challenge both the status quo and the policies of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been scrubbed from the internet. Some would scream censorship and violation of the First Amendment; however, they would be wrong. What we have here is private companies controlling thought and the free exchange of ideas. In some ways that is even more dangerous!
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Make no mistake, this controlling of thought has been here for a while, but the powers-that-be, otherwise known as the thought police, have never been so blatant as they are today. Let’s face it, they have never before had to be so bold. The stakes have never been higher. The Oval Office, the Supreme Court, the Senate…. the culture!
“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Today the theme of the internet (that Al Gore built) is, “Now You See It, Now You Don’t.” It works like this.
Whistle blowers publish their truth on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. It makes the rounds just enough to raise the interest of the thought police. Then they leap into action and dissent…Poof! The content disappears!
Facebook. YouTube. Twitter. CNN. MSNBC. ABC. CBS. NBC. PBS…
We used to say, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Not in the world of big tech!
However, truth is a pesky thing. It is easy to hide, but tough to kill. It lives on in the back of our minds. It pops up in different forms on social media platforms and ultimately, truth will prevail. Of course, we must make sure it does… and we shall!
“Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” ― George Orwell, 1984