In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the Spanish Civil War, and then decided to take part in the fight against Fascism. This brush with totalitarianism left him worried that “the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world.”
In George Orwell: My Country Right or Left, 1940-1943, he wrote:
“…I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as the heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that had never happened.”
In a sense, “1984” is largely a book about the human capacity to maintain a grip on the truth in the face of propaganda and power.
It’s not easy. Most people, if the pressure is sufficient, will eventually say “2+2=5” just to escape punishment.
When the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, it was revealed that the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, had a full-time staff of 91,000. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but what’s frightening is that the organization had almost double that in informants, including children. And it wasn’t just children reporting on parents; sometimes it was the other way around.
Over the past 3 years, THREE YEARS!, the lines have been clearly drawn between the haves – those with the integrity and balls to call out the bullshit, and the have nots – those who fear nothing more than persecution by the Thought Police and rejection from the tribe groupthink.
It seems Alex Jones has it.
Kanye West definitely has it.
Dan Dicks, James Corbett, and all the other guys who will be at Anarchapulco Resist 2023 have it.
So does Lucy.
In today’s video, we say farewell to Doug Brignole, the bodybuilder dude who made a death-bet with “conspiracy theorists” before vaxxing on. Guess he made his bet so he has to lie in it…
And, the nightmare Covid variant that beats our immunity is finally here – proudly brought to you by Boston University lab.
But don’t worry, Murderna and Pfizer will soon have mRNA “cures” for the heart disease and strokes, stillbirths, sterility, and cancer – nothing to do with the Jabberwock in the room.
Rest assured, it’s all moving at the speed of science.