George Orwell wrote in his monumental book, “1984,” “Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” Yes, history is being replaced by lies – by force. And in order to control the past, or rather, the perception of the past, concerted brainwashing, along with persecution of those who don’t sing the company song, is necessary.
Orwell also wrote, “In our age, there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” And Western politicians are mercenary narcissists, serving the big money puppetmasters who put them into power.
In today’s world, the truth is unwelcome, and those who share it are persecuted. So those who know what is going on need to rethink our approach to the world and our exposure to it. We need to secure protection and alternative means of communication. We are increasingly at risk, as are some of our loved ones and our businesses. We need to acknowledge that we are living in the Country of the Blind. Atlas has not yet shrugged, but we can learn from that important tome. It is 1984. Decisions need to be made.
The trite, uninformed, programmed responses from shallow minded, low-IQ proles who rely on government-controlled media and their semi-literate, oblivious friends for their information, don’t read books, eschew any information that doesn’t fit their preconceived ideas (cognitive dissonance), vote Liberal/NDP/Democrat and snigger at Trump, smoke pot to remain in their semi-comatose state, and intermarry with their inferiors, are unimportant to objective, intelligent people. What they think matters less than dog feces on the far side of the trail of life.
Endeavouring to change stupid or educate people is like trying to jump over your own shadow; don’t waste your time. It’s time to plan for the inevitable and cleanse our contact lists and associations.