Orwellian

A reminder to consider as the United States is being systematically dismantled by a dangerous moron (from Wkipedia).

“Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It denotes an attitude and a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, disinformation, denial of truth (doublethink), and manipulation of the past, including the “unperson”—a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory, practiced by modern repressive governments. Often, this includes the circumstances depicted in his novels, particularly Nineteen Eighty-Four but political doublespeak is criticized throughout his work, such as in Politics and the English Language.

Might be a good time to reread Nineteen Eighty-Four.

One thought on “Orwellian

  1. Major Props, Mike. A succinctly scary analogy to what is happening right under our collective noses. You are a champion of giving historical perspective – something that is acutely missing from the news reporting and even music radio disc jockeying of today. “Keep on Keeping ON…”

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