Endless wars, the continued threat to society in the theme of 1984
In the novel 1984 the state, Oceania and Eastasia are at war with Eurasia, which eventually changes, to Oceania and Eurasia against Eastasia… although the conditioned population does not realise that the change has even taken place.
In today’s society the we seem to be at war constantly, the U.S. has been involved in 72 separate interventions in foreign countries since World War Two. See:
The reasons for this are various, however they all have the same philosophical principle behind them: we are good, they are evil we act because we know better… elitism at it’s best.
Today the boogieman is the terrorist. Apparently terrorists are everywhere, both overseas and at home… if you watch enough Fox News you might even suspect that they are in your closet…
Terrorism gained a foothold in the minds of the public after 9/11, and apparently the man behind it all was Osama Bin Laden… feel free to check out the 5 min clip explaining the official story of 9/11
This event has led to legislation like the Patriot Act (not what it sounds like) and the National Defense Authorisation Act – NDAA. These acts are in direct contradiction to the best interests of the people, they seek to strip away due process rights, equality before the law and free speech. The NDAA actually gives the right for the president to authorise assassinations, no charge, no court, no jury, no justice, only: I think your a terrorist… BANG
To quote Pastor Martin Niemöller (in a critique of German intellectuals during Naziism )
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
The real story about the terrorist threat is you… because if you are reading this you could be considered a terrorist, if you question the validity of the government, the morality of their action, if you ask certain questions you are a potential terrorist.
Why you ask?
Because independent thinking has apparently become a threat, I must say this only underlines the weakness of the ideological position of the state.
So do you remember those evil, evil terrorists called Al-qaeda, the worldwide terrorists responsible for 9/11? Well apparently they are not a threat, they are an ally…
So all I have left is WTF !!!
Posted on October 25, 2012, in History, Law & Government and tagged 1984, Al qaeda, free speech, NDAA, No fly list, Oceania, Patriot Act, perpetual war, Syria, Terrorism, War. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.