I have had many questions asked about my screen name and sig. Some people have accused me of being a Right Wing troll. Others have doubted my sincerity because of the meaning of my screen name. I thought I might explain my choice and point out a few facts, for those who may be interested.
We have replaced the two minutes hate with the 24/7 hate/lie cycle.
My hope is to challenge that, and to bring truth to light as best as I can.
One of the first books I read as a young man was George Orwell’s 1984. Politically it opened my eyes and unplugged me from the matrix. I re-read the book once a year and every year since then. It serves as a reminder for what is at stake.
But many would like to tell us that Government is always evil. They fail to recognize that the same can be said of Big Business.
Big Business can be Big Brother too.
In fact, Big Business may be worse than Big Government sometimes. Good Government can check Bad Business. Good Business has not once stopped Bad Government, and both Good/Good and Bad/Bad can exists as well.
The question is how we keep both accountable. If we kill good government to save Big Business, Big Business will become Big Brother. That is the heart of true Mussolini Fascism, a combination of Big Business and Bad Government.
And the wall between the reality of that and the reality they would sell us can be called the Ministry Of Truth.
The Ministry of Truth – Minitrue, in Newspeak – was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace after terrace, three hundred meters into the air. From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
The Ministry of Truth contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below. Scattered about London there were just three other buildings of similar appearance and size. So completely did they dwarf the surrounding architecture that from the roof of Victory Mansions you could see all four of them simultaneously. The were the homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order; and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.
The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one. There were no windows in it at all. Winston had never been inside the Ministry of Love, nor within a half a kilometer of it. It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.
Each day we see a precept from 1984 personified before our eyes. Part of my purpose in writing is to educate people to the real truth, as I perceive it from my progressive liberal perspective. Many may not agree with my views. I do not place a premium on agreement. Rather, the importance I place is on the FACT. That is where the truth shall be found.
No one in their right mind who is not a fool can look at our Corporate controlled media and not see a similarity to Orwell’s Ministry Of Truth. The Right Wing Noise Machine is fully aware that their policies are not in the interest of the Average citizen of Earth. In order to convince the poor that they want free market fiscal conservative economic policies they have created a place that can be best described as the debate between fact and false. To deny fact, science and reality and equate it with falsity and lies. This is an important part of their agenda.
Ignorance = Strength
The issue is whether you will make your own decisions, do you own research and form your own opinions, or if you will allow programmers to pre-program you.
If we remain ignorant, we give strength to those who would exercise total power over us, whether they are Business or Politically oriented
The Ministry Of Love was my second choice for a screen name, but I went with Truth because of a quote I had heard during the 2008 election.
GOP “Ministry of Truth” ready to spin back-alley contortions
The RNC operation, at 2801 N. Speer Blvd., off an alley between Bryant and Firth streets, has a satellite truck parked out back to blast responses worldwide instantly. A black stretch limo pulled into the alley at about 4:00 p.m. Monday, likely disgorging tonight’s “surprise visitor,” kicking off a line-up that will include failed Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney on Tuesday and Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. VP contender Tim Pawlenty, governor of Minnesota, is slated to show up Thursday.
Quippingly dubbed “The Ministry of Truth” by unrepentantly foul-mouthed GOP state boss Dick Wadhams, the operation has a cool, counter-terrorism feel, according to according to Tim Hoover of Politics West, who toured the site Sunday
In the Minsitry Of Love, torture happens. Why does torture happen? My sig explains it all.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you understand me?
These are the words O’Brien tells Winston Smith as he is “cured” inside the Ministry Of Love. I believe it sums up best the battles we face in moving away from a Corporatist state and growing into a progressive and open minded world.
The point of massive wealth is wealth. That is the point. The point of class war is class war. They do it because they can. IF they don’t do it they do not have that power. As O’Brien states “Imagine a boot stomping on a human face” This is what the powerfull do. They do it because they can.
I will not lie to you. If Obama lets the Bush Administrations chief architects off the hook for the war crimes they committed in plain sight I am fucking done with the Democratic party and America. I will not wait for the Palins and Bachmanns, the Cheney’s and Bushbots to rise up again. I will be looking for a new nation to call home at that point. The moment the Obama Administration leaves office with these stones left unturned is the moment I cash in my chips and give up on the idea of equality under the law. At that moment it will truly be equality under the dollar.
Freedom is Slavery
We are not free. We are slaves. Wage slaves. Born to live and die in a prison we can not feel or touch or taste. A prison for our minds.
We are not free to marry as we choose, if you do not choose as others do.
We are free to die if we stop earning our slave wages.
We are free to join the army if we choose to.
We are not free enough to stop war profiteers from leading us into wars based on lies.
We are free to own guns if we choose.
We are not free enough to stand up to the Corporate American Oligarchy that crashes our economy whenever they choose.
We are free to pay our taxes and die.
We are not free enough to prosper without the profit motive and truly live.
Once upon a time there were slaves, in fact, that time was not so long ago. The masters than had an obligation to house and feed and care for their slaves. Often they chose not to. Corporate America has no such obligation. They pay you your wage slave. The rest is your own personal responisibility, no matter how badly the cards are stacked against you.
Freedom is Slavery.
And that needs to change, fast.
We are at class war.
The purpose of class war is class war. Divide and conquer.
War is Peace
The never ending war that started on 9/11 and grew into Iraq would never have been possible without the modern day Ministries Of Truth that exist on Fox News and other corporate controlled media. Now that Barack Obama is President many feel that Eastasia has become Eurasia. Still we fight these wars with no end in sight, or even a clear goal we can reach where victory might lie. The point is not victory, It is war. As General Smedley Butler once stated “War is a racket”
The purpose of war is war.
I have issues. Many issues. Personally and politically.
So do you.
But my main two issues are the class war between the free market wage slavery and a progressive society and the rule of law.
I am no bot. I am no fool. I have simply decided not to give up hope, not yet.
The day we give up hope is the day our doom is certain.
Rest assured, should Obama fail at the end of the day to respect those two matters, I will quickly change my screen name to my second choice, the MinistyOfLove.
Because truth will be dead, and that is all we shall have left to move forward to.
As it is stated in the movie 1984, Freedom is the freedom to say 2 + 2 = 4
Our corporate contolled conservative media would like to have the debate that maybe it is 5 or 3.
My goal is to stop them. My goal is to make sure that 2 + 2 remains 4, at least, for anyone who would still choose to see it that way.
It may be a goal that cannot be won. I may one day end up in the Chestnut Tree cafe.
Maybe I am, and this is it. I will never know, I guess, until I too love Big Brother.
The way we will win is you can free your mind. The more mind we free, the closer we are to victory.
Until then, we remain under the iron heel.