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.