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Is Peak Orwell Sustainable?
PJ Media ^ | 2-10-2014 | Ed Driscoll

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:14:42 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

It’s no coincidence that the left seems rather Orwellian at times; after all, Ingsoc in 1984 was Orwell’s 1949 warning regarding what English Socialism could metastasize into a generation down the line. Why not American socialism?

One of the left’s current (and frequently Orwellian) buzzwords is “sustainability.” Lately, based on recent headlines, the left seems to reaching peak Orwell. Is such a condition sustainable? There seem to be an enormous amount of euphemisms, doublethink and moral evasions in the headlines these days. Here’s a just a taste:

In order to play the losing hand the left have chosen to deal to themselves and the rest of the country via Obamacare, some Ministry of Truth-style euphemisms regarding work and employment have recently become necessary. As Michael Goodwin noted yesterday at the New York Post, “America now has a government that views work as a trap and celebrates those who escape it”:

(snip)

Economist Craig Newmark, the husband of popular blogger Betsy Newmark, boils the implications of the left’s recent tack down to a couple of sentences:

I love that Liberals have now decided that what individuals voluntarily choose–regardless of the consequences for the rest of us–is fine. Question for them: shouldn’t we therefore allow individuals to choose whether or not to have health insurance and if so, what kind?

Indeed.

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1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:14:42 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

The one I heard yesterday was that there’s a good chance that gasoline prices may “remain low”.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:27:40 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Dr. Sivana

BTt


3 posted on 02/11/2014 10:14:38 AM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Socialism feeds off of capitalism in order to sustain itself. An example is Russia, they collaped and then let in the capitalist for a time until they can feed off of them again. China was the same way. Of course, the elites know all of this and keep the ball rolling for the next war to enrich themselves. At this point though, nothing is sustaining as they have spent the world into eternity.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 10:19:13 AM PST by Cowgirl
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