UPDATE 11/2/22: The Holocaust has through the years proven to be an historic horror that actually excites & titillates virtue-signaling Lefties while other greater, equally brutal genocides of Marxist or Islamic origin, not so much. One perfectly nice Liberal friend actually has said with some pride, “I just can’t read or see enough about the Holocaust” while remaining aggressively ignorant of Marx’s bloody-handed descendants. Hitler’s excellent adventure has become the sole conveniently easy standard against which shallow observers judge anything they personally dislike. Once again, the morality of the Left has exposed its outrage as highly selective…and meaningless.
UPDATE 10/17/22: The crimes of both Mrs. Bill Clinton and Fauci somehow remain unpunished, and our sense of a just world is deeply corrupted in the process.
UPDATE 9/29/22: “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime,” quoth Beria, Stalin’s happiest henchman. So echo the NY AG, Joe Brandon, his FBI thugs, Trump-hating RINOs and assorted losers everywhere. Nevertheless, this uniquely durable warrior may yet outlast them all.
UPDATE 9/21/22: A smattering of rather naive, crime-weary Brooklynites try to organize themselves into a sort of Guardian Angels brigade only to be scared off by crime-friendly toughs from the ‘hood’ stating with absolute authority that “crime is just a construct.” In other words, change the words “murder,” “robbery,” “assault,” “rape” to whatever nice-sounding names you like, and they’re no longer crimes! Voila!
It’s all relative, just a matter of opinion!
UPDATE 9/16/22: Who controls the language controls the culture. Now we have a Dictionary of Woke to translate the latest NewSpeak and DoubleSpeak into something old timers versed in real words and their meanings might recognize.
UPDATE 9/11/22: Enslaving, not saving, the true soul of America is, as Orwell would understand, precisely what the Pretend POTUS really means.
UPDATE 8/30/22: Nothing has made our society scarier than the double-think of “moral equivalency.” Change the meaning of words and undermine long-held truths, and ANY lie and ensuing evil is possible. That’s why, more and more, we are forced to counter total absurdity every day. Men give birth? Communism’s not so bad?
UPDATE 8/29/22: Is Trump guilty of doing even one “semi-fascist” thing that the now fully- fascist Biden administration has been doing since Day One? If counting on the descendants of J. Edgar Hoover’s G-Men to verify this, don’t.
UPDATE 8/25/22: That DHS governance board sniffing out “disinformation” (ie, any ideas they don’t like) has mercifully gone the way of that crazy Mary Poppins woman (see May, 2022 posts) originally tapped to implement this Orwellian nightmare. Good riddance to what was something drawn directly from the playbooks of world-class mass murderers Stalin and Mao. Remind your nice Dem friends and family that killing free speech and crushing dissent is invariably just a step or two ahead of literal genocide.
UPDATE 8/20/22: The active suppression of the truth has become the life’s blood of the Left. In Europe, exposure of outright lies in matters pertaining to Islamic savagery is now cause for legal punishment by the highest courts. The entire mask/vaccine charade continues despite evidence of its uselessness. The real plague overrunning the world and infecting every aspect of our lives is The Lie.
UPDATE 8/16/22: The two-tiered, two-faced use of the law against Trump highlights the prime strategy of the Left: destroy objective truth and fairness. Doing so pulls the rug out from under impartial justice in our society. That especially includes the little guy, let alone those with battalions of lawyers to combat this persecution.
UPDATE 7/14/22: Words have power and few are more misused for evil purposes than “democracy.” Today’s Democrats would very much like to forget that we live in a constitutional republic kept free by separation of powers ensured by the Electoral College, not the tyranny of democratic majority. Banishing the Electoral College of state legislatures and relying on sheer mass numbers of imported Dems via open borders is currently Item #1 in their strategic plan to permanently corrupt our elections.
UPDATE 6/2/22: No accident that Orwell’s casual opening lines for “1984” about the clocks “striking 13” says everything about the evil underlying the tyranny of metric tyrants determined to erase pounds, inches and pints from use and memory. This tyranny dates from the French Revolution and their Year Zero dreams of razing the social order (including all established standards of weights and measures), replacing them with their Utopia of presumably superior standards.
Out with the old, in with the new!!..for no purpose other than destroying the reassuring presence of tradition.
UPDATE 5/25/22: The singing exhibitionist hired and fired as Czarina of Disinformation has proven herself to be a great truth-teller when it comes to describing the real purpose of her former job. No great surprise or disappointment that the majority of Americans are still awake enough to reject the Orwellian Truth Ministry just proposed and now suddenly “paused.” Maybe they realize that “disinformation” has become the catch-all for anything those in power don’t like. Not terribly American.
UPDATE 5/19/22: The screechy DisInfo Diva has just been relieved of her duties as mistress of the newly minted Ministry of Truth. Word is that the whole grotesquerie is on “pause.” This could be cover for frantic repackaging it as something less ridiculous and easier to sneak into American life than the laughable launch product recently flacked. The only acceptable fate for such an overtly Orwellian nightmare is euthanasia and deep, permanent burial.
UPDATE 5/17/22: No stopping the Truth Ministers rewriting history to suit their narrative regardless of how far afield from hard facts. In their revisionist fantasy world of ID politics and permanent chaos, facts are only what they choose to make up for the occasion.
UPDATE 5/14/22: Demonstrating the Dem Left’s projection of their own malevolence, BrandonWorld slick chick Psaki vomits up disinformation sewage stating that her Party’s Ministry of Truth originated with…who else?…Donald Trump. They’re going to have to get better at this lying bit, or even lifelong Democrats will be looking for a new Party.
UPDATE 5/14/22: There’s satisfaction at hearing and seeing the truth expressed out in the fresh air. Better yet, there’s great entertainment value when the purveyor of that truth is Senator Kennedy. In this exchange with the DHS stooge Mayorkas, there’s the embarrassing comedy of being caught sneaking in an evil Orwellian agenda via a TikTok Tetrazzini. The heading for the video promises “nuclear” fireworks, but it’s more like slow calm burning at the stake or Road Runner lighting a match between Wily Coyote’s toes and watching him slowly catch on he’s about to disintegrate in flames.
UPDATE 5/9/22: The newly hatched Ministry of Truth(iness) aka Disinformation Governance Board is as Soviet as it gets. Hearing the DHS fool insisting that this is only about protecting us from Russia! Russia! Russia! and certainly not intended for Americans [of course not!] is as comical as calling Soviet Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba and the rest humanity’s attainment of a Workers’ Paradise.
UPDATE 5/5/22: Regrettably, we’ve been introduced to this self-described “disinformation expert.” Now go nose to nose with our new Truth Czar, up close & personal. We like the moniker Diva of Disinformation.
UPDATE 5/3/22: Who controls the language controls everything, the primary strategy of a Dem Party now controlled by committed Marxist totalitarians.
UPDATE 5/3/22: Meet our new Minister of Truth who moonlights as a cloying chanteuse. This self-described “Disinformation Specialist” and her Mary Poppins disinforming parody on “disinformation” would have Walt Disney spinning in his grave, not to mention anyone seriously committed to the fundamental principle of free speech. And she’s only the visible tip of the proverbial iceberg.
UPDATE 5/2/22: From Victor Davis Hanson, what to expect from the increasingly ruthless Dems regarding the long, long, long half year before midterms: “As good Orwellians, they will try to convince us that high gas prices are welcome; negative growth is good; borders are ossified ideas; unaffordable housing aids the economy; inflation can prove useful; a declining stock market is encouraging; crime is a mere construct in the eye of the beholder. Anyone who doubts all that will have a rendezvous with Nina Jankowicz.”
UPDATE 5/2/22: The Deep State/ObamaWorld creation of a Disinformation Governance Board is really Orwell’s Ministry of Truth monster come to life in a time when trust in government is already at record lows. Doubtless the success of getting most Americans to follow the whole lockdown/vax/mask disaster with such blind obedience has emboldened those tyrants itching for the next phase of a Sovietized America.
UPDATE 4/30/22: A weird, wacky creature fit only for Wonderland or the worst Orwellian nightmare has suddenly been granted sweeping powers to wipe the American brain clean of inconvenient “disinformation.” Her name is Nina Jankowicz, one very out-of-control loon who bleats cruddy song lyrics of her own on YouTube and is now official Czarina of BrandonWorld’s new Government Disinformation Board. Making no secret of her totalitarian tendencies, Big Mommy has said that there should be ONE unifying candidate for national elections. One. Of her choosing, of course. Otherwise, there might be some disagreement about what people want, and tyrants have no time or use for such contrariness. Upon closer examination, the public just might discover that the biggest source of “disinformation” on the planet just happens to be located in the D.C. offices currently occupied by the Brandon administration.
UPDATE 4/28/22: As if to balance the prospects of free speech’s resurgence with Musk’s Twitter takeover, dystopian BrandonWorld is offering us the best in Orwellian thought police, a Disinformation Governance Board. The Left is obviously a bit worried about allowing expression of more than their side to any important question as Obama has made frighteningly clear in his recent comments and the almost-funny hysteria of Ari Melber over the suddenly problematic prospect of a Musk-controlled Twitter becoming the one-sided censor/fake news stormtrooper it has blatantly been for the last 5 years. Where ya been, guy?
In describing Obama and his spooky comments, Tucker Carlson is actually using the term “fascist” correctly, not as the catch-all pejorative for anyone you don’t happen to like but accurately as the Mussolini-esque alliance between BigGov & BigBiz (as currently represented by the Dem/Left social media mouthpieces like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube et al.)
UPDATE 4/22/22: The comeback of common sense to our general culture would be a stake through the heart of the Left, the Woke monsters in particular. Naturally, “Common Sense” firebrand of the Revolution Tom Paine has become a target of defamation and ridicule.
UPDATE 4/20/22: The Woke media finds itself in crisis when, forced to admit that they have been wrong about just about EVERYTHING, they have to admit that Trump was right. A real rock & hard place there. The terminally stupid will just double down and insist they have always been right as reality hits and devours them.
UPDATE 3/30/22: We live in the encroaching, dark Orwellian shadow of a post-truth world. Without objective reality, we are lost for keeps.
UPDATE 3/24/22: Our enemies no longer need infiltrate our institutions with disinformation when Americans themselves are hard at work subverting every institution and social norm in sight. We are most indebted to those in the media dedicated to exposing and telling the truth about this subversion. These are also the individuals most targeted for either character or literal assassination. In the intrepid spirit of the muckrakers of yore, Lara Logan is one invaluable source of honest reporting, and her roach-like targets do not like the light that sends them scattering.
UPDATE 3/19/22: Physical force is an obvious expression of political power. More insidious and equally destructive is the mind-bending propaganda that obliterates objective reality with an artificially created one. We’ve just witnessed the power of this in establishing the tenets of The Church of Covid to bring society to a standstill and frighten billions into obedient submission. (Interview with Maajid Nawaz.)
To anyone intent on resisting this sneak attack on our perception of objective reality, make it your business to recognize the lies and honor only the truth. (Interview with Rob Dreher, author of LIVE NOT BY LIES).
UPDATE 3/17/22: The Dems are committing suicide and desperate to take the rest of us with them.
UPDATE 3/15/22: The religious fervor that the Left/Woke/Prog/RINOs attach to their latest “Truth” narrative is just thin cover for murderous rage at the slightest dissent or disagreement. Lately, it’s been about vaccines & masks as proscribed in Dr. Fauci’s endless litany of holy writs. Now it’s about Bad Guy Putin/Russia & Good Guy Ukraine. Rather shocking that Boy Scout Mormon Mitt Romney is calling for Tulsi Gabbard to be hanged from the nearest yardarm for pointing out some disturbing revelations about dangerous bio-labs in the Ukraine.
UPDATE 2/26/22: Those still possessing some inner life in the beleaguered world of 2022 have become confirmed skeptics. How could we not be caught in a tsunami of blind acceptance of lies and dissemblance from those people and institutions we used to call “experts” and “authorities?”
UPDATE 2/22/22: Orwell’s Animal Farm pigs have staked out their positions in Canada and will not stop there unless stopped by a greater, opposing force.
UPDATE 2/16/22: The enduring popularity of Agatha Christie and her mysteries reflects our need for a balanced universe, the triumph of good over evil. Unfortunately, too many are confused about who and what are good and who and what are evil thanks to the intentional dissemblance of the real evildoers of this world. The catch-all name for such people is Satan.
UPDATE 2/12/22: The Orwellian charge of “misinformation” against open inquiry into the whole Covid episode is a crime against humanity. The short term cost is millions of ruined and prematurely ended lives. The long term is particularly marred by the loss of trust in “official” science.
UPDATE 2/3/22: Take heart that it’s not you losing your grip when the Left makes a daily practice of rewriting objective reality. Woe unto the wide-eyed college student going out into the world for the first time and being accosted from all sides by this sort of Orwellian indoctrination. Imagine the agonizing struggle for that young person when even a celebrated, seasoned college professor like Jordan Peterson finds himself forced to leave campus life behind.
UPDATE 1/28/22: Orwell would be dryly amused at the boundless irony of seeing “1984” prefaced with a trigger-warning to college students who might be upset or feel unsafe reading it. Advice to parents: don’t send your kids to college. If you can’t read Orwell or if teachers like Jordan Peterson are not welcome there, steer clear.
UPDATE 1/20/22: Our faith in our institutions (including the medical establishment) is seriously compromised, thanks to the overwhelming lie that has been “the pandemic.”
UPDATE 1/13/22: Is this all really happening? Are people really this irrational en masse? Words like “preposterous,” “ridiculous,” “insane” don’t do the situation justice.
UPDATE 12/19/21: Hard not to be a bit cynical when all the liars and their lies go unopposed and unpunished. It takes a special patience to wait for justice to be served in this world.
UPDATE 12/18/21: In Covidian Newspeak, “vaccines” are untested concoctions, “safe” is dangerous, “patriotic” is anything but, and “science” is whatever your politics say it is.
UPDATE 11/20/21: In the Kyle Rittenhouse drama and its aftermath, the Prog Left has stood by its contention that self-defense of people and property is evil. Thankfully in this case, the American justice system managed to ferret out/widely broadcast the truth and spare the life of an admirable young man. Justice was also served in the Michael Brown case…and denied in the George Floyd case. Win some, lose some. There is no choice but to tell the truth despite the tidal wave of lies robotically repeated by those determined to destroy us, and that appears to include the Brandon administration, from its pathetic top to its worthless bottom.
One other sorry aspect of this spectacle is where young Kyle can go without risking his life at the hands of the crazed Woke? To this day, one wonders about George Zimmerman’s life in the wake of the Trayvon travesty. Who, in this upside world, are the victims and who are the guilty perps? In the best summation pointing the finger directly at the truly guilty parties here (the Prosecution, the Wisconsin Governor, PINO Brandon and their race-baiting online cheering section), a newly proposed Kyle’s Law is proposed. As frivolous libel suits should be discouraged and severely punished, so should frivolous political show trials.
UPDATE 11/16/21: As Orwell pointed out, tampering with vocabulary and the meaning of words is key to controlling masses of people. Of late, the word “misinformation” has come to mean anything true that explodes the lies of the self-anointed Elite. What are loosely called “scientists” these days now fully embrace (Kiwi tyrant) Jacinda Carden’s doctrine: “Dismiss anything else. We will continue to be your single source of truth.”
UPDATE 11/14/21: We are living in a world upside down when a 18 year old young man (Kyle Rittenhouse) is considered guilty until proven innocent in the public forum for standing up to lawless thugs actively destroying private property and terrorizing anyone within sight during the Kenosha, Wisconsin riots in 2020. Overwhelming evidence obtained through sworn testimony demonstrates that this teenager, loaded gun in hand, acted quite rationally under life-threatening circumstances. Thanks to the Woke MSM and a certain amoral political candidate gleefully injecting race into the issue (all 3 of Rittenhouse’s “victims” were White), he has already been pronounced guilty by the usual suspects for having a gun, for defending himself at all, for being White. In a rational world, he would be walking free and deemed a hero for risking his life against violent criminals. Instead, he is on trial for his life, and every possible loophole and technicality is being explored by the prosecution to punish him for acting like an adult, American citizen.
UPDATE 11/11/21: For those of us living in this dismal present, it is cold comfort (but comfort nevertheless!) that history will vindicate determined opposition to the madness of the present. The truth means nothing to totalitarians and the irrational masses enabling them, but facts are stubborn things, things like a)the mass lockdowns have been incalculably worse than any “pandemic” blown out of proportion for purely political purposes; and b)that a politics based on freedom (capitalism) and NOT the Big Lie of “guaranteed” outcomes (leftism/communism/socialism) is the wellspring of true progress providing the most good for the most people. “The millstones of the gods grind late, but they grind fine.”
UPDATE 10/30/21: The destruction of objective reality is the means by which every totalitarian attains absolute power over mind-numbed millions.
Take the latest Orwellian wrinkle in the benevolent Biden mafia’s “Build Back Better” boondoggle. No real money for government to confiscate? Make up your own hypothetical, prospective, projected, imagined wealth by taxing unrealized capital gains! Supposedly a “billionaire’s tax,” it is aimed directly at the little guy who will bankroll his own enslavement by Big Brother.
Schemes like this that sound so nice (and are so deadly) are just one part of what prophet/profiteers like Mark Zuckerberg now calls the MetaVerse. Don’t know what that is? It’s alternate reality on a grand, global scale, and Mr. Zuckerberg and his fellow Master Planners are here to create it for you to THEIR specifications.
C’mon, man! Objective reality is SO yesterday. You can take Zuck’s word for it.
UPDATE 10/20/21: Lies and distortions of reality (men can give birth, 2+2=5) are so prevalent now that one must persistently and publicly address every falsehood possible or suffer the consequences of lies becoming the New & Improved Truth. Admittedly, a full time job for anyone seriously protective of their own sanity.
UPDATE 10/17/21: Waiting eagerly for the moment when the light of objective reality dawns on the Woke millions of sleepwalkers about 1)why so many store shelves are empty; and 2)what policies of which administration made this suddenly happen less than year after 3)businesses of all sorts were booming; 4)gas prices were way down; 5)the borders secure; 6)the Taliban and other sworn American enemies like the Iranians & Norks were in check and seriously wary of American force; 7)unemployment was at record low rates for minorities. Waiting eagerly….
UPDATE 9/26/21: The estimable Clarice Feldman opines that our otherwise nice friends/neighbors/family who stupidly insist on voting for their own demise are just too busy (and intellectually lazy) to read beyond charged headlines and scary comic book graphs.
UPDATE 8/14/21: For those of us who insist on remaining sane and devoted to objective reality and facts, 2+2 will always equal 4 regardless of what The Woke Experts insist. That is REALLY Following The Science, and the unbeatable cure for Wokeness.
UPDATE 8/10/21: Of course they don’t steal elections. Now CA is allowing people to print their own mail-in ballots. What could be wrong with that?
Or one can always just farm it out to the ChiComs who would be more than happy to help.
UPDATE 8/7/21: The once respected AMA (American Medical Association) has gone through the Woke looking glass and is calling for the elimination of sex on birth certificates. In case you hadn’t heard: male and female as the only two biological choices in the natural world no longer exist in WokeWonderland.
UPDATE 7/30/21: Is the never-ending pursuit of Leftist, anti-capitalist Utopia by intellectuals just a recurring mass epidemic of bright idealistic children refusing to grow up?
Great ReSetters, Transformers with their Year Zero goals are intent on ripping out America’s roots and creating their own reality. To do this, they must publicly demonize and eliminate any opposition using witchcraft, wicked witchcraft.
UPDATE 7/23/21: Joe Biden is a nice guy. Karl Marx was driven by compassion for the poor and unfortunate. And I am Marie of Romania.
If the predictably stupid masses ever take up trusting their own eyes and common sense to size up what’s real and true, they will come to the shocking realization that Joe Biden is a thoroughly nasty man and that Karl Marx was a wet wad of filthy fiber. If the adjective “evil” is to be accurately assigned to something or someone, one must refer to what has been deliberately done (not just said) by that specific something or someone.
Biden is a pathetic ragdoll with strings doing the bidding of puppeteers yet to be fully unmasked but clearly in control of what is, to the clearly sighted, a degenerating DC career corrupto-crat stuck with a brain long past its shelf life.
Karl Marx was truly a bad seed from whose writings grew history’s most evil ideology…that is, if today’s Orwellian Woke outlook considers the mass murder and torture of millions a bad thing.
ORIGINAL POST 7/17/21: Destroying objective reality-the truth, the concept of Ultimate Authority, right and wrong, God-is the frontline of the war on our lives. Without immutable reference points (1+1=2, there are two biological sexes, etc. etc.) shared by an entire society, we are putty in the hands of that self-anointed Elite replacing those facts and truths with whatever they choose. Their goal is absolute control, and the very notion of free people going about their respective lives without rigidly centralized control is daylight and mirrors to these Woke Left vampires .
One glaring instance of this is the push for Critical Race Theory, teaching children of the future that the Founders’ America was/is inherently evil, that it must be replaced with top-down controls presumably designed to make us the pure Utopia heralded by Marx and his most effective descendants-Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Kim, Pol Pot, Castro.
The inconvenient trouble for Marxists always has been and always will be that forcing enslavement and lies on people happily attuned to freedom and the truth “for their own good” or “safety” or “security” requires force, lethal force. Ask the Cuban people of 2021. Ask 100+ million dead souls (and counting) eliminated on the altar of utopian Marxism over the last century. Is that simple bit of objective reality, repeatedly overlooked or deliberately buried, not compelling enough evidence of the war currently being waged upon us? Prominent Useful Idiots of all stripes will disagree. But what do your own eyes tell you?