10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America

image10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America

 

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George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. Some of his quotations, more than a half a century old, show the depth of understanding an enlightened mind can have about the future.

1)  “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often than not, by that time the person has already lost whatever whisper of a voice the government has allowed them.

2)  “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”

Examining the nightly news in the run up to almost any military intervention will find scores of talking heads crying for blood to flow in the streets of some city the name of which they just learned to pronounce. Once the bullets start flying, those that clamored for war will still be safely on set bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the carnage while their stock in Raytheon climbs.

image3)  “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”

It’s pretty self-explanatory and while it may be hard to swallow, it’s certainly true. All it takes is a quick look at who benefited from the recent wars waged by the United States to see Orwell’s quip take life.

4)  “The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”

My most prized books are a collection of history books from around the world. I have an Iraqi book that recounts the glory of Saddam Hussein’s victory over the United States in 1991. I have books from three different nations claiming that one of their citizens was the first to fly. As some of the most powerful nations in the world agree to let certain facts be “forgotten,” the trend will only get worse. History is written by the victor, and the victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

5)  “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Even without commentary, the reader is probably picturing Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning. The revolutions of the future will not be fought with bullets and explosives, but with little bits of data traveling around the world destroying the false narratives with which governments shackle their citizens.

6)  “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

Make no mistake about it; if an article does not anger someone, it is nothing more than a public relations piece. Most of what passes for news today is little more than an official sounding advertisement for a product, service, or belief.

7)  “In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer…

In every conflict, it is not the side that can inflict the most damage, but the side that can sustain the most damage that ultimately prevails. History is full of situations in which a military “won the battles but lost the war.

8)  “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

Haditha. Panjwai. Maywand District. Mahmudiyah. These names probably don’t ring a bell, but it is almost a certainty that the reader is aware of the brutality that occurred in Benghazi. The main difference is that in the first four incidents, those committing the acts of brutality were wearing an American flag on their shoulder.

9)  “Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”

Everyday there is a new form of censorship or a new method of forcing people into self-censorship, and the people shrug it off because it only relates to a small minority. By the time the people realize their ability to express disapproval has been completely restricted, it may be too late. That brings us to Orwell’s most haunting quote.

10)  “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

Once the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs, and the infrastructure to protect them from some constantly-changing and ever-expanding definition of an enemy is in place, there is no ability for the people to regain liberty. By the time all of the pieces are in place, not only is opportunity to regain freedom lost, but the will to achieve freedom has also evaporated. The reader will truly love Big Brother.

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“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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Do nothing … just obstruct … this is now leadership in America…

…Do nothing … just obstruct … this is now leadership in America…

Last week, in an interview with Politico, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined his plan to shut down President Obama’s legislative agenda by placing riders on appropriations bills.  

 

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“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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some sage observations …

From my perspective some sage observations … worth your time to contemplate…?

 

                                             The Warren Buffet Rule

 

We must support this…pass it on and let’s see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.

 

Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE

 

 

 

Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid

 

 

 

Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE This is really stupid

 

 

 

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE Ditto last line

 

 

 

Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $40,065

 

 

 

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000

 

 

 

I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree pass it on, I just did.

 

 

 

Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

 

 

 

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

 

 

 

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

 

 

 

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

 

 

 

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

 

 

 

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

 

 

 

Congressional Reform Act of 2014

 

 

 

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

 

 

 

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.

 

 

 

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

 

 

 

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

 

 

 

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

 

 

 

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

 

 

 

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

 

 

 

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

 

 

 

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/14. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

 

 

 

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

 

 

 

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

 

 

 

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

 

 

 

If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.

 

 

 

You are one of my 20+ – Please keep it going, and thanks

If this is correct who are the American people to trust when it comes to issues concerning their health

…If this is correct who are the American people to trust when it comes to issues concerning their health…?

FROM EDITOR NATURAL NEWS ………A fantastic interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield has just been posted. It covers the recent admission by a CDC scientist that the agency committed scientific fraud to cover up the truth about MMR vaccine dangers. Watch the full interview here:
http://www.naturalnews.com/046661_Dr_Andrew_Wakefield_CDC_whistleblower_MMR_vaccines.html

History was made today as CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson publicly confessed to an insidious CDC conspiracy to alter study data and commit scientific fraud:

http://www.naturalnews.com/046630_CDC_whistleblower_public_confession_Dr_William_Thompson.html <http://www.naturalnews.com/046630_CDC_whistleblower_public_confession_Dr_William_Thompson.html>

 

Hours before this happened, the science journal Translational Neurodegeneration censored Brian Hooker’s analysis re-analysis of CDC data regarding MMR vaccines and autism:

http://www.naturalnews.com/046629_scientific_censorship_Brian_Hooker_science_journals.html <http://www.naturalnews.com/046629_scientific_censorship_Brian_Hooker_science_journals.html>

 

CNN has been caught red-handed censoring the truth about the CDC’s medical abuse of African-American children.

This is media censorship at its worst, and a massive public backlash against CNN is already under way:
http://www.naturalnews.com/046599_CNN_censorship_medical_genocide.html

CNN has been caught red-handed censoring the truth about the CDC’s medical abuse of African-American children.

This is media censorship at its worst, and a massive public backlash against CNN is already under way:
http://www.naturalnews.com/046599_CNN_censorship_medical_genocide.html

CDC scientist *confesses* to scientific fraud
08-27-2014  ?  http://therawfeedlive.com 
CDC scientist *confesses* to scientific fraud. Everything we’ve been reporting is now confirmed as true. Full statement posted at law firm. This is history in the making. CDC must now retract fraudulent study claiming absolutely safety: 

 

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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might be small but at least it’s a stand

It might be small but at least it’s a stand…

Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access

 

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: A battle for public access to the California beaches on the Pacific Ocean is raging. Many wealthy property owners want to hinder people from using the state-owned coastline in front of their homes.

Is this really what America has come to…?

…Is this really what America has come to…?

Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Speeches

Friday, 29 August 2014 11:39By Jay Riestenberg, Common Cause | Op-Ed

  Today, The Nation and The Huffington Postpublished speeches from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and three other GOP Senate candidates, Rep. Tom Cotton (AR), state Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), and Rep. Cory Gardner (CO), at a secretive donor summit hosted in June by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

The candidates make the case for overturning Citizens United and getting big money out of politics better than we ever could.

Check out these samples, with our analysis:

"All Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech…. We now have, I think, the most free and open system we’ve had in modern times." – Mitch McConnell

The "playing field" surely is not level for American voters — Citizens United invited corporations and special interests to spend freely to amplify their speech and drown out the rest of us. That’s the opposite of "free and open".

"The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law in the early part of his first Administration." – Mitch McConnell

McConnell has long been the chief opponent of the historic McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in 2002, which Common Cause helped pass. We never knew he took it so personally.

"The exposure to this group and to this network and the opportunity to meet so many of you — that really started my trajectory." – Joni Ernst

Senate candidate Ernst, running for an open seat in Iowa, credits the Kochs’ political network for her rise; it makes you wonder how she’ll pay them back if elected.

"We understand that a number of you are in the retail business… You really would prefer to keep you confidentially. We are not pressing you to do anything that’s beyond – for your survival." – Koch Industries executive Kevin Gentry

Here, one of the Kochs’ top fundraisers assures the roomful of millionaires and billionaires that their political contributions can remain secret. By way of background, you should know that Gentry formerly served as an adviser to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, now on trial on charges that he failed to disclose gifts from a well-heeled supporter.

"And we looked at the House of Representatives – you all pooled your resources – $100 million dollars in 2010. Very prioritized, and it was very strategic, very systematic. And with your help, we were successful." – Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips

Phillips takes credit for flipping control the U.S. House in 2010 without mentioning any voter who cast a ballot in that election; behind closed doors, everyone knows that special interest money speaks louder than people.

"I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you." – Mitch McConnell

It’s no secret that McConnell has relied on the Koch brothers (Charles and David) in the past. The "important work" McConnell refers to is their use of dark money groups to further their political and economic interests.

"I’m really proud of this Supreme Court and the way they’ve been dealing with the issue of First Amendment political speech." – Mitch McConnell

After Citizens United and McCutcheon, which opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending, there’s little to be "proud" of when it comes to this Supreme Court and political speech.

In this comments, Sen. McConnell also criticized Common Cause for supporting public financing legislation that would truly level the playing field between voters and big-money special interests, like the Kochs.

 

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” Maya Angelou

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Offered solely as FYI

…Offered solely as FYI…

Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Full 3HR Documentary)


3 Hour Documentary explaining a portion of the information about media censorship, consolidation and propaganda. Please check links for more information. Walter Lippmann (Public Opinion) – Full Book Link @ http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper2/CD&#8230; Chapter VII. Stereotypes As Defense – http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHyper2/&#8230; Chapter VIII. Blind Spots And Their Value – http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHyper2/&#8230; Adorno and Horkheimer – The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (1944) The predictions in this essay are stunningly accurate @ http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/ir&#8230; Edward Bernays – Propaganda (1928) only 150 pages – http://www.scribd.com/doc/4057578/Pro

  

You can’t give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad – in fact, to do anything it wants.

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