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Orwell’s Startling World Is Officially Here


by Zen Gardner

The following quotes from “1984” should send shivers down anyone’s spine. Orwell’s work is mentioned frequently in the context of today’s society, and rightfully so. But do people realize just how incredibly exact these predictions are that are happening before our eyes?

Unfortunately it’s all, as in all, coming to pass, and then some. These few quotes from George Orwell’s predictive work will be an eye-opener to those who only have a cursory knowledge of the book and simply remember the Big Brother image and the control issue and accompanying paranoia.

That it was predicted so perfectly is still up for grabs. Was he privy to inside information? And if so, was he laying the groundwork for the future? Or was he blowing the whistle on what he’d found out while inside the Fabian Society with his predictive cohort Aldous Huxley?

Something is super fishy for sure, as always. Either way it’s happened.

Watch your mind fill in the blanks of just how today’s surveillance state has implemented these very control techniques that seemed like a far-fetched nightmare scenario years ago. Written in 1948 (hence the reverse 1984) in the sci-fi genre, it may just be the kind of wake up tool to use for those you’ve been trying to get through to. So called science fiction transcends the normal mind patterns and can elevate consciousness.

Any way you look at it, one cannot help but see this predictive programming fits like a glove for today’s dystopian world.

And that’s no mere coincidence.

Citizen Spies, Thoughtcrime and Disappearing People

The Department of Homeland Security, founded on the heels of a staged 9/11, opened the floodgates for surveilance and citizen spying. Here’s an allusion to the eventual consequences of just such paranoid, oppressive state control to start off the book.

Book One, Chapter 1

“Winston had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was because of the atmosphere of hockey-fields and cold baths and community hikes and general clean-mindedness which she managed to carry about her. He disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy.”

“The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed—would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper—the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.”

“People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.”

Ministry of Truth, Thought Police, and Educational Indoctrination by the State

Government fully took over education decades ago, and for a reason. It’s a slow process to change people, but that is the tactic of the would-be controllers. This talks about the degradation of children, as we’re seeing today through dumbing down education, mandatory drugs and vaccines, adulterated food and an infected media.

Book One, Chapter 2

“Parsons was Winston’s fellow employee at the Ministry of Truth. He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended.”

“Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.”

“Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death.”

Rewritten History and Total Media Control

The centralized “ministry of truth” has not been realized until recently with only 6 mega corporations owning the mainstream media today. This, along with an iron grip on so-called academia, after generations of cultural amnesia, is a slam dunk.

Book One, Chapter 3

“If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death.”

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'”

“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.”

Language Manipulation – Facecrime

Extremely profound. “Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” That the world is based on heirarchy, dogma, self-identity paradigms and a false adherence to belief systems speaks for itself. To “narrow the range of thought”? Piece of cake.

Book One, Chapter 5

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” – Syme

“It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face… was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime…”

Surveillance of your Nervous System

This is very real, and coming down the pipe fast. Biometrics, pre-crime, implants, mind control devices, all in the mix. And it’s out in the open for all to see. Only they’ve gotten the public to marvel at it as scientific advancements instead of seeing them as the new caging and manipulative devices that they truly are.

Book One, Chapter 6

“Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.”

The People (Proles) are the Enemy – Keep them Unconscious

Same old story. Bread and circuses. “Numb down the masses, they might realize we’re farming them.”

Book One, Chapter 7

“If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated.”

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” – referring to the proles.

Even “Loners” are Dangerous – “Ownlife” Will not be Tolerated

This is more in place than hardly anyone would be willing to realize. The actual poster excerpt above is real, and just a few items on their long list.

Book One, Chapter 8

“…to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous. There was a word for it in Newspeak: ownlife…”

True Science, False Choice and Unseen Controllers

How do most people conceptualize science? What they hear on the news. face it. “Oh, science has found that…”. No one investigates the findings. They do and think what they’re told.

Book Two, Chapter 9

“In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for ‘Science.’ The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc.”

“The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense. Actually, the three philosophies are barely distinguishable…”

“Oceania has no capital, and its titular head is a person whose whereabouts nobody knows.”

“Sanity is not statistical.”

Separated by War in the Name of Unity

This is interesting. That yearning of humanity to feel connected is so strong, yet the political divisions imposed on them by controlling tribal leaders tells them otherwise. Fight, attack, destroy anything foreign to ourselves and our way of life, and maintain that state of continual war. All false stimuli.


An imposed fear of differences with a desire for commercial exploit for power and profit. And extermination of those native cultures who remember the true “Way”.

All these motives are anti-human and clearly for control.

Yet something still stirs within the human heart.

Book Two, Chapter 10

“It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”

Let’s Hope So

The dystopian nature of today’s world becomes eerily apparent in those few quotations. The hope that humanity would some day throw off the chains of such Machiavellian control has echoed down through history. Whether that too is just a release valve given or allowed by these iron-fisted controllers is something to consider.

Are we being so played that even our hopes and aspirations are being channeled into impotence?

Religion is one such manifestation of that. The hope of a future that billions pray for but do little to realize besides be a better slave of the state is a pretty clever ploy. Politics is another clear example, illusion of freedom and choice to pacify the masses.

Who Will Open Their Eyes?

Are we willing to stand back and see the picture of the world for what it really is?

Or would that require actions on our part we’re too entrained against and thus intimidated from doing? Has humanity been too placated to protect its own family from suffocation?

Where is the courage? Or is humanity just too afraid to stand up to its executioners, even though they are an infinitesimal minority.

Time will tell.

But time in this physical reality waits for no man. What’s in motion will not stop until something changes its course or stops it all together.

Will you put your shoulder to the wheel? Something to seriously consider.

I guarantee you..if you’re willing to see the world for what it really is, you will do something…and fast!

Otherwise you are not really seeing it.

Love, Zen


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  1. I’ve lately been considering plinking those ubiquitous cameras at nearly every traffic signal intersection. If I parked my car out of camera range, perhaps I could employ a slingshot to blind the giant. A firearm would be too dangerous, a rock, if launched properly, could work.

  2. i am not really sure if it s the right thing to fight sth on its level, tampering with or destroying something might just be what they need to impose even more restrictions on us, because you shouldn t forget that it is what the broad mass still wants, otherwise the system would be gone already. the sheeple are the danger to this planet and themselves, since i stepped out of the system i convinced more people through my actions than through any word i said or text i wrote. BE THE CHANGE you want to see, just start with the next best BUT START, DO STH. because most others are waiting for somebody to be the first. They are to frightened (programmed) to be the first, to do sth which seems to be out of the norm, will say UNNORMAL, get it :-) My best wishes, mike

    • Mike…totally agreed. Didn’t want to make that the main focus but said as much. Remarkable how long term the PTBs planning is. That’s why humanity don’t get it…except you know where….

  3. Illuminati obviously operate as a cult, with rigid rules. They must tell “us”, the useless eaters, the herd, the cattle, the sheep, what they will do, in advance. When it comes to Orwell (Blair), you may check his bio. He was close personal friends with David Astor (son of Waldorf Astor), and wrote for him. If you are not familiar with the Astors, look them up. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was pubished by Frederick Warburg. The Warburg name should ring a few bells, although Frederick Warburg was known as an anti-Fascist and anti-Communist. Look up these close associates of Eric Blair, i.e., George Orwell, and then speculate about where the detailed plan originated, the plan predicted in “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Inference tells us, Orwell was a bright and talented writer, but not a predictive genius. He was telling us about our future, but it is quite likely that he was provided the information, considering his close associates.

    • Alec, sir, you have pegged it in a nutshell and plugged the round hole with the round peg! Now, those who question such, follow Mr. Alec’s suggestions, do your research, go through the rabbit holes and you will concede that Orwell was one of “them” wrting the plans for “them”, the ShitHeads, aka the voices from the limbo.
      May you all breathe deeply, keep a smile in your Hearts and eat Lightly!

  4. Some real briliance here Zen. If I may add some arbitrary thoughts of my own: We ARE too frightened already. In a crowd of 10, I am the one looking around and asking questions. That’s me against 9. And you? When you’re outside your own friend group, in public, what do you notice?- SHEEPLE. They’re EVERYWHERE. Sure, there’s millions of US, but there’s multiple millions of THEM. And WE are seperated, while THEY are all around us. Yes, I’m frightened. I want to shake every one awake, but they LIKE TO SLEEP.

    • Stienster…talk to people. Start off slowly. You’ll be shocked how many are “sleepers”, but the right kind. I agree it’s downright scary and discouraging at times, but the ones I’ve found who were awake were just waiting to be contacted it seemed. They’re on my mailing list now, some of them, and some have caught fire. It pays, but takes some practice but you gotta make the first move. I usually make some comment about the FED or the banksters or the “crazy skies” or health issues. One guy I was telling about the Merry Mushrooms and true story of Santa and we went on past the restaurant closing. You just never know. I do know if we stay alive and active things happen. Keep on, love, Zen

  5. The first step is not to be scared. People talk about “them” as if they are omnipotent, but the truth is that they’re fragile human beings just like the rest of us. Their plans are fragile, and depend on your acquiescence, and so the logical thing to do is simply not follow their plans to the point that dealing with us in great number is impossible. If they demand to search you, refuse. Let them take you to “court”. Let them waste their time and energy. Bog down their “legal system”, and foolish administrations, until they cease to function. If they try to fine you, refuse to pay. If they increase the fine, refuse again. If they want to buy something from you, refuse, and tell them why. If they get upset, laugh in their faces. They need us. We do not need them. Ostracize them. Cut them off. We have far more power than they do. So don’t be scared. Ever.

  6. I am reading Orwell’s biography and he did know.He had some close associates that were connected to the evildoers.That is how he got his books published.

  7. Blair/Orwell was a friend of Aldous Huxley, who taught him French at Eton College, which was an illiminati educational center. Huxley was a close friend of Dr. Louis “Jolly” West. It was Huxley who suggested to West that he combine acid and hypnosis in his experiments in 1955. This round robin of Blair/Orwell connected “friends” goes onward into other rabbit holes.

    Blair/Orwell was a full member of the Fabian Society whose mission promoted a fascist agenda. His first successful book, Animal Farm, illustrated how the elite viewed the world and the people of the world. Then, 1984 showed how the elite intended to dominate the world and the populations of the future. When he broke ranks with his controllers, he died at 49 of TB.

    One of his quotes is: “Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness”.

    Now…what about Andrew Breitbart as a product of this quote?

    We firmly believe that the ShitHeads have always used and continue to use shills and controlled opposition to promote their ilk, from past to present, within all fields and endeavors…and the gullible sheep keep falling for their promoted crap on a daily basis.

    HallyLooYaa!! Let’s keep on keepin’ on and give a friend a large hug today!

  8. Thought for the day…think for yourself, develop your own Truth and give not your Power to anyone.

  9. Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the world. It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real, and suffered out of its allegiance to them.

    • @peaceishere, That is such a lie! If what you are quoting were even remotely within the bounds of truth, then how did we get to this point where we are now in history? If”deep within…everything is perfect”, then how do you explain all these wars? If it will “cure all sorrow, pain, fear,….” why aren’t you in downtown Kabul or Baghdad where such feel-good rubbish would surely ease the pain of war? It is insulting to the human condition and reality as lived by real people to be subjected to such cold indifference while pretending to spout off pablum with no real spiritual nourishment. Trust me, hunger as a result of war is a real thing, not some illusion. Watching people blow up in front of you, blood splattering everywhere, isn’t something that you can just “om” away, and convince yourself “…it will heal the mind that thought these things were real…” These things ARE real, not some “illusion” and they are committed by people just like you and me, who but by circumstance, could have done the same things..or not.

  10. It’s a pity that George Orwell died so young, but this happens to most people – they just don’t live long enough to notice anything, and are too busy coping with bill, taxes, illness and death.

    • Yes Miss Sandra, you are correct. The man, Bill Hicks, mentioned on theissite by Zen several times, died at 32 years. Unlike Orwell, he left a great legacy of material challenging big brother and the status quo. For those who are interested, go to YouTube and enter the following:
      “Bill Hicks – Voice of Reason In A Mad World”
      The vid is 17 min. in length and well worth your time.

      Hicks stopped speaking on 2/7/94 but left the following quote: “I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I Am there in Spirit”. He passed on 2/26/94 and is laid to rest in the family plot in Leaksville, Mississippi.

      The point here is that he lived to “notice” more at 32 than most notice in a life time of twisting the knobs or punching the buttons on their idiot boxes, i.e. tv, i.e. television, i.e. tell-a-vision…or their faces buried in a ?newspaper?!

      • Hey old men,

        Bill Hicks and I were born on the exact same day.

        In our lives, we both awakened to this illusion.



  11. Well done article Zen, very explicit comparison and a forecast of what is taking place before our eyes. With 1984 and big brother most people would associate it with Russia under Lenin and Stalin, a cruel inhuman dictatorship. In fact the truth is the same clan that planned and engineered the Russian Revolution have been in control of the US thru a shadow government for about 100 years and have been implementing a Police state since 911 with the Patriot act and NDAA. They have been compiling a list of subversives and these will be sent to FEMA camps instead of gulags. many will not survive.Wake up!

  12. When I went to senior school (year 7-13) some of the texts were yes you guessed it – 1984 and Brave New World, the War poets Siegfred & Sasson; and Macbeth.

    I took my GCSEs in 1988. If you veered off the expected academic path and questioned the material differently; you were marked down. If you wrote short stories in a style different to what the english teacher liked; you were marked down. Original thought and ideas were not encouraged…though it doesn’t stop me having them. Try living without TV or newspapers; it really does open the mind.

  13. glad to have rebelled! love how the book focus’s on how the 10% are policed, treated and vapourised!
    and a passionate love affair to boot!

  14. Upon receiving this article from an associate who prefaced it with their query: “What has happened to us to make us so passive. Are they putting something in our water ? (not likely) How was this accomplished?” I replied,

    “You obviously are not alone when it comes to your sense of outrage that you feel regarding all of the liminal and subliminal indicators that fit so neatly into the context of Orwell’s book and Zen’s article.

    Even Zen appears to be somewhat perplexed by the origins of Orwell’s data base and ascribes it to possibly the Fabian Society of GB Shaw, et al and Aldous Huxley. But that is not the prime source of George’s information. I have been told and it makes good sense that all of what we are now experiencing as 1984ish events originate in the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. That is the well from whence all the draughts of devilishly deviant design were drawn. There is little doubt that George would not have been aware of this document.

    Why do you think it has been given the treatment by the Zionist media that it has since the 1920s? The mere mention of the title is enough to bring down the full weight of Big Brother (BB) upon anyone who dares to publish it or recommend it. In my case B’nai Brith (BB) cited the fact that I had the online book posted on my website as the Number One reason for laying their Section 13(1) “hate crime” complaint against me and my website RadicalPress.com back in 2007.

    Part of the awakening for those who seriously desire to know and understand why our present world is as it is for them to somehow realize first, then overcome, their conditioned fear and prejudice and take the short time required to read this small treatise on world treason and terror. Don’t fall into the trap (diversion) of questioning “who” wrote it. Read it like you would a road or topographical map.

    Possibly Zen will do an article on it eventually.”

  15. Are ya BAD ,MEAN, ILL’n ,,WICK’D ..SIC IS IT KILLER .IF LANGUAGE IS THE VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY THEN WHAT ARE WE TRANSMITTING ..RAP as intaking a RAP crime wise ..and electronics tags now worn for graffiti tags .carry a PIECE to make PEACE . DAYS of the WEEK or DAZES OF THE WEAK Yeh soon we will all have a CHIP on our shoulders .. The CLASS room where we are taught division by FORM . call your children KIDS baby goats ? women BITCHES..men DOGS ? The daily TV PROGRAM .


  16. “That it was predicted so perfectly is still up for grabs. Was he privy to inside information? And if so, was he laying the groundwork for the future?… Something is super fishy for sure, as always”.

    Great little refresher. But onto the point. I think your concern about something being ‘fishy’ is way off the mark. it is called history, experience, and clear observation of the world around oneself.

    There is no need to digress to the conspiratorial when one need only look to the facts. By 1948, the dumbed-down obedience schooling system; the wars on fictional grounds, the propaganda machine, the surveillance of people, eugenics, etc, were already very well entrenched within society.

    Orwell simply had the experience (read his Homage to Catalonia to confirm) and the skill to present these truths for what they were — despite our looking back and falsely believing it must have been a total mystery to everyone that our culture was moving to the Orwellian world.

    Again, thanks for the article. I will certainly share it with others.

  17. The Canada of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government are a perfect example of an emerging Orwellian state. Harper is in the process of creating oppressive and vindictive laws that will create the perfect surveillance state. A few weeks ago, they passed a universally-condemned new crime law, deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”. Harper, determined to shake up Canadian society and impose an oppressive petro-state and vindictive rightwing worldview, used his acquiescing majorities in the House of Commons and Senate to pass the law.

    I’m an activist and blogger and am carrying out my peaceful protest here in Ottawa. I started my hunger strike on March 14 and will continue the peaceful act of civil disobedience until all my five demands are met. The demands include the immediate repeal of the backward-looking law, and the resignation of a newly appointed Senator. The Senator was in charge of the Ottawa police last November when they hurt me as I peacefully and passively resisted Occupy Ottawa’s eviction from Confederation Park. As a result of the back injury, I’ve recently been certified medically unemployable.

    My YouTube video has more details about the hunger strike. It can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/V-mcaeD16ro.

    I’ve also written to every Canadian MP and Senator, and am now waiting for the official response from the Prime Minister and Parliament of Canada. I published this letter on my personal blog, http://www.canadianprogressiveworld.com, which I also update with journal entries and relevant information.

    The law will violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, particularly: the right to equal protection before the law; the right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment; the right to liberty; and the rights of Canadians convicted overseas. The Safe Streets and Communities Act will divide Canadian society and erode the following Canadian values: compassion, respect for fundamental rights and the rule of law, inclusion, diversity, fairness and democratic governance.

    The law will weaken and undermine the Canadian judiciary. Changes to the youth criminal justice system will impose stiffer and longer sentences on young and first time offenders, and turn them into hardened criminals, instead of rehabilitating and reintegrating them into society.

    There’s an implicit yet undeniable racism embedded in the law. The majority of those who will face tougher sentences, extended periods in custody before trial, and extended ineligibility for parole especially due to drug offences are blacks and Aboriginals, who are already oversubscribed in the jail population.

    The Safe Streets and Communities Act will cost Canadian provinces and taxpayers at least $19 billion to implement. It will impose a huge financial burden on future generations.

    The backward-looking law will create a prison industrial complex in Canada. It will introduce the so-called “war on drugs”, which has devastated the US and Mexico. Indeed, the GEO Group Inc., a major player in the private correctional services in the US, UK, Australia and South Africa, lobbied for the new law. The company has profited from 9/11, the economic meltdown and recent anti-immigrant crackdowns. It has profited from privatized corrections and detention operations in Australia, UK and South Africa, where it is also connected with the African country’s unveiling massive prison privatization efforts. In Glasgow, Scotland, the company is involved in an Immigration Removal Center. In the late 1990s, GEO was involved with Australia’s notorious Woomera Immigration Detention Center, once described by UN officials as a “great human tragedy” and likened to a “Nazi concentration camp”.

    Through the hunger strike, I hope to I motivate all Canadians to defy, by any peaceful and democratic means necessary, our elected dictator, Stephen Harper, and the Safe Streets and Communities Act.

    Now is the time to build a society that nurtures hope instead of extinguishing it. It’s a moment to remind ourselves that an injustice visited upon a single Canadian or community is an injustice visited upon all of us. We must insist on a united and caring Canada that encourages all to set aside differences and prescribed labels. We must come together to create a society based on these core values: compassion, understanding, inclusion, diversity, fairness, accommodation of difference, democratic governance, respect for fundamental rights and the rule of law.

    Therein lies our collective security, not in the Safe Streets and Communities Act.

    I can be reached at: ronrich22@gmail.com.

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