Posted on May 26, 2006
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Governments and corporations regularly exploit technology to mass-produce counterfeit perspectives. Religions just aggravate the mix and so the social construction of reality is a good deal smoke and mirrors. Bullshit emissions reach toxic levels and we march around, stoned on spin. The delusion calms our hazy minds, but it also maintains the haze. Are we stuck in the looking glass?
Back in the 1940’s, on the Isle of Jura, George Orwell wrote a futuristic novel depicting a sterile totalitarian society. Transposing the year “48” he named his famous opus 1984. It’s a perfect starter guide to the American Matrix; …2084? …2008? The concepts he formed are quintessential bull-shields; and several are ubiquitous. People who’ve never read the book use terms such as Big Brother.
Ignorance is Strength; for the state that is. And American society has become the living embodiment of that slogan. Television isn’t mass media; it’s a social control device - the more you watch the less you know. Media consolidation disseminates ignorance and the only discernable mass response is a blank stare.
The slogan War is Peace could be the neocon mantra (though neocons are neither new, nor conservative – as dumbocrats reach for the baton). But the concept of war abroad, creating peace at home, comes at what cost? Our military has done a lot of good in a lot of places; take the Tsunami relief effort as a recent example. But it’s equally fair to label the Iraq War a war of aggression; America was (we’ve been taught) attacked by Saudi Arabian extremists using weapons of mass transit.
What about the Doctrine of Preemption? In pracice, it’s the single most dangerous concept of the Twenty First Century. The phrase is genuine bullshit; a corporate-speak euphemism for a nauseating premise, attack first - spin later. Our “don’t tread on me” philosophy has been summarily replaced with a “kill it before it grows” misanthropy. Hell, the Doctrine of Preemption is just about as un-American as you can get.
It seems Orwell’s painful forecast of Newspeak and Doublethink has merged with modern advertising – with insidious results. When you hear the word “terrorist” applied to any type of soldier; you’re being treated to newspeak. It’s newspeak when the term “insurgent” is used to label a popular resistance; or used with no consideration of legitimate authority. The complete disappearance of “jury nullification” is an early American example of newspeak. Democracy without Republic, more erosion, more newspeak. Freedom Fries? The full spectrum dominance in these corporation nation-states would hardly be possible without some form of newspeak.
And how many examples of Doublethink can you grasp? Nuke em’ vs. thou shall not kill? …too easy. How about fighting for freedom while surrendering your rights? Support the Troops, but send em’ ill-equipped to battle? Support the Troops, but take away their freedoms? If you manage to stay alive till your time is served, we’ll give you more time to serve. No pictures of Soldiers’ coffins coming home, after the ultimate sacrifice, and no list of names on TV? To tolerate that is to employ doublethink.
Winston Smith, the main character in the novel, worked in the Records Department at the Ministry of Truth. His job was to “rectify” the past with the present, altering records as needed; continuously. Call John Williams at Shadow Government Statistics or GATA’s Bill Murphy! We now have thousands of Winston clones - with no end in site. If you can picture Agent Smith from “The Matrix” you begin to grasp the scope.
More and more we see absolute power supersede rule of law, as media consolidation promotes ignorance and malignant uniformity. War on Terror is Duckspeak. War is Terror. We have a War on Reason. It’s time to question business as usual, because two plus two does not make five; no bull…