I must admit the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four had a profound effect on me as a Conservative. The fictional Ingsoc and Big Brother are a tad too familiar for my taste. They remind me a tad too much of what the Progressivevik left has in store for the rest of us. Quite frankly, it scares the hell out of me, and if your head is more than a hat rack, it should scare the hell out of you as well.
To me, in my humble opinion, Big Brother, Ingsoc, The Thought Police, and other less than desirable parts of the fictional Oceanian government already exist here in America. Granted, they can't arrest anyone (not yet, at any rate.) or subject them to torture, but they are real nonetheless. Let's put on our thinking caps and dispose of our partisan rose colored glasses and take a look see.
In both the movie and the book, Nineteen Eighty-Four's chief protagonist, Winston Smith works for the Ingsoc (short for English socialism) ministry that is responsible for changing history so that it meets Big Brother's needs. Hmmmmm......What does that sound like ?
Why, that sounds like an American public school teacher, by golly!
It's amazing how much public "education" has destroyed American history. Those who were actually villains are treated as heroes. Those who were heroes were turned into rank villains. We are taught that men like Woodrow Wilson were heroes, despite the fact that their policies set our country into the path towards oblivion. We are taught that that the early twentieth century Progressives were heroic social reformers not bound to old fashioned chains of Constitution and religion. We are taught that the industrialists of old were fascists in expensive suits that kept the working man down. We are also taught that the Founding Fathers were racist pigs who only set up the Constitutional Convention as a way to keep the slave trade going. It goes on and on. The Progressiveviks figured out the only way toward their goals was to start with the children. Is it any wonder then, why the youth vote went to Chairman Obama, despite the fact that his statements about spreading the wealth around would have gotten him blacklisted in the '50's ? In the story of Nineteen Eighty-Four, this is called "perfecting the language." Is it so unreasonable to believe that the left doesn't have its own "perfected language" where personal responsibility, patriotism, and individual freedom are wiped clean from their vernacular ? After all, if the left hadn't done that, not a single soul with a least a fourth grade education would have never voted for Chairman Obama.
The lamestream media is just as guilty with their "Minitrue" (In Nineteen Eighty-Four, this was the department of Big Brother that handled government propaganda.) treatment of Progressivevik madness. Whether it was Chris Matthews' on air man-crush on Obama or Walter Cronkite deciding the US lost the Vietnam war, the press has, and always will, push the Progressivevik agenda. If you don't believe me, check out the softball questioning Chairman Obama recieves from every other news outlet not run by Roger Ailes. Look at the questions our Dear Leader received during the Democratic primary from "journalists" like Wolf Blitzer, who asked if Obama was ready to handle the "assault" from the McPain camp that would paint him as a "tax and spend liberal" while Sarah Palin, later in the campaign, was asked to explain the non-existent "Bush Doctrine" Let's not also forget the pampered Hollywood leftists like Oprah Winfrey who declared that Obama was the "one", as if God was dead and Obama was it.Yet, there was no palpable public outrage. Why ? We've been conditioned from Seasame Street to advanced doctorate degrees from MIT to believe that the Progressivevik way is the only way.
Last year, Congress (emphasis on the Con) introduced their version of the Thought-Police with their dubious "hate crime" law. Now, not only are the crimes punished, the thought behind the crime is punished. For example, if my wife were to plunge an axe into head for being Jewish, she would not only be punished for my murder, she would be punished for her antisemitism. Why ? Thoughts aren't crimes, are they ? Yes, now they are. How much longer until political thought will be considered a crime ? Don't forget Chairman Obama has appointed Mark Lloyd, who applauds the way Hugo Chavez handles the media in Venezuela, to head up the diversity department of the FCC. Don't forget Imperial Senator Chuck Schumer (S-NY) wants to decide who and who is not a journalist. Certainly, we can't forget Chairman Obama's temper tantrum about the Supreme Court's striking down the un-American parts of the McPain/Feingold campaign finance "reform" bill. No one who cares a whit about the Constitution should ever forget the (un)Fairness Doctrine. Actual thought-crime legislation is surely on its way, given our track record the last fifty years.
When the Progressiveviks can't punish dissenters with governmental oppression, they do it with ridicule and scorn. A superb example of this was Susan Roesgen, formerly of the Communist News Network (CNN) who on air attacked Tea Party members who compared Chairman Obama to Hitler, despite the fact that a year earlier she gave unspoken approval of comparing George Bush to Hitler at a rally in New Orleans. Another example is the unending scorn of those who refuse to believe in the 2+2=5 mentality of the lie/false religion of Global Warming. They are treated like Holocaust deniers by the Progressivevik left. Why, you ask ? That's simple. Just like Ingsoc, the Progressivevik left is at war with actual intellectualism and reason. They don't like it when us "proles" (a slang word in Nineteen Eighty-Four for the lower classes) dare to question their intellectual betters. Just like how the proles were kept down by Big Brother, the Progressivevik left seeks to do the same, with or without the government's help.
The proles of Nineteen Eighty-Four were the lowest caste in Oceanian society. They were exempted from much of Big Brother's tyranny, but kept in the dark with soccer, lotteries, pornography, and prostitution so they could never get too strong. In reality, the federal government has done the same thing with welfare, section 8 housing and the like. The sad reality that the Progressiveviks don't want to talk about is how they have done this to minorities. Instead of having prole centres, we have ghettoes and trailer parks both designed to keep the lower classes in a vicious cycle of constant poverty and helplessness. To the Progressivevik left, this is compassion, but the reality is it's really apartheid. Look, for example, at the ruckus that is kicked up when the issue of school vouchers are brought up. Notice how it is white Progressiveviks springing into action to defeat it. They certainly don't want blacks, Latinos, or some buck-toothed kids from the Ozarks sitting next to their perfect little Amber in her perfect little Abercrombie & Fitch outfit. She might (gasp!) realize he parents are mere lemmings or even worse, these lower class kids might actually have the same opportunity as her! (What a scandal!)
In order to combat this madness, we all have to become a Winston Smith. We have to ignore the Elephant and the Donkey once in a while to actually see the truth. We have to question authority in any way we can because it's the right thing to do. We as Conservatives , must, no matter how uncomfortable it becomes, be the true keepers of the flame. We have to be the ones to stand up for the truth about our history, our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, and most of all, the American Dream.
"Then you know the truth, and the truth will set you free." --John 8:32
Choke on that, ACLU.