|George Orwell's classic novel 1984 is a chilling glimpse into what was supposed to be the not too distant future. But it's now happening…here…RIGHT NOW.|
Orwell's "Big Brother" depended on suppression of information, individual freedom and a complete surrender of privacy. It included rabid Nationalism and slogans like
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Blood-soaked corporate oil wars wrapped in the flag is of course for PEACE.
Making a slave class out of immigrants is their FREEDOM.
Suppression of news to keep you ignorant of course makes you STRONGER.
Orwell was warrior and an artist who fought fascism where ever he saw it up until he drew his last breath. And he knew, just like the Neocons do, that resistance and reform is always possible with a large, healthy, informed middle class willing to speak truth to power.
Once you understand that, you can understand the motivation behind every move Bush makes from tax cuts for the ultra rich, to importing cheap labor from Mexico, to turning healthcare over to pharmaceutical and insurance companies.
Every move keeps the poor poor and further weakens the middle class.
April 07, 2006
From Randi Rhodes:
Posted by Mike at 4/07/2006