Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama's Newspeak

Listening to the rhetoric of Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama and his administration cannot help but remind one of the Newspeak of Orwell's 1984. He is non-partisan and bipartisan, and yet the most polarizing figure in more than a century of American politics. He is universalizing health care with government force and regulation, but not socializing health care. In Obamaland, it is necessary to spend more money to avoid going into bankruptcy. And without raising taxes on the middle class he has tried to pass a Cap & Trade bill that will add $1,500 to the average energy bill in America.

At times like this, it is important to remember the real purpose of the lie in the radical socialist's mind....

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious of lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to cooperate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine policial correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Theodore Dalrymple

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