Wednesday, June 30

Endless War

I love authors who are linguists. Guys like Noam Chomsky and
George Orwell
can/could cut through the bull because they
understood (and in Orwell's case invented) doublespeak.
Never forget that the DOD (Dept. of Defense)
was originally known as the "War Department"

Excerpts George Orwell's "1984"

Oceania has always been at war with East Asia and anyone
who does not know this is contrary to the orthodox view and
is subject to enforcement authority by the thought police,
as a thought criminal.

"If, for example, Eurasia or Eastasia [whichever it may be]
is the enemy today, then that country must always have been
the enemy. And if the facts say otherwise, then the facts
must be altered. Thus history is continuously rewritten.

This day-to-day falsification of the past, carried out by
the Ministry of Truth, is as necessary to the stability of
the regime as the work of repression and espionage carried
out by the Ministry of Love." (Italics and Bold mine)

Just insert Iraq and Afghanistan for Eurasia and Eastasia
in the above text.

Excerpts for George Orwell's, "1984", copyright 1949 by
Harcourt, Brace and Company

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Please be nice and civil TY Ray