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  • "1984" was a warning, not an instruction manual: Diabulous ex Machina

    12/29/2019 5:15:30 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 30 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-29-19 | MOTUS
    True story: my Park City neighbor checks on our house once a week while we are in Michigan. She sent me a text yesterday saying that when she entered the house she heard something upstairs so she went up to check. (Aside: A #1, don’t EVER do that! Especially if you are a sweet trusting liberal who actually believes ‘it could never happen here’ and therefore would never dream of owning a gun let alone carry one.) She found the TV in the bedroom on. She attempted to turn it off with first the TV remote and then the Dish...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by George Orwell

    11/24/2019 7:15:54 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 11/24/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by George Orwell. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. George Orwell is a self-described socialist who nonetheless wrote books about socialism on steroids in his iconic classics 1984 and Animal Farm. These books have been converted to training manuals and policy positions for the Democrat Party. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the...
  • The Looming ‘1984’ Election

    11/11/2019 6:00:11 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 11/11/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Like it or not, 2020 is going to be a plebiscite on an American version of Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four. For a variety of reasons, the 2020 election is going to be a referendum beyond Donald Trump’s record and his Democratic opposition. The furor that Trump has incurred, and the radical antithesis to his agenda and first term, have redefined the looming election. It is becoming a stark choice between a revolutionary future versus American traditionalism. The choice in reductionist terms will be one between a growing, statist Panopticon, fueled by social media, a media-progressive nexus, and an electronic posse. Online trolls...
  • Greeks claim having found Alexander the Great’s tomb, Ark of the Covenant

    11/09/2011 5:11:12 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 92 replies
    Focus ^ | 09/11/11 | staff
    Athens. It is believed that the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant have been found on the Greek Island of Thasos, announced Russian, which is information partner of the Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism.
  • Joy Behar compares Trump presidency to George Orwell's '1984'

    09/13/2019 1:20:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 09/12/2019 | Joseph A Wulfsohn
    "View" co-host Joy Behar invoked George Orwell's iconic novel "1984" while discussing the Trump presidency with author Stephen King. While promoting his new novel, "The Institute," on Wednesday, King began by explaining the plot, which involves "defenseless children" with supernatural abilities who are "locked up" by a mysterious organization. He talked about how his story connects to current events. "When I started writing this book, I just wanted to write a story about defenseless children who were locked up and had to kind of band together in order to fight these cruel adults that are performing tests on them," King...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by George Orwell

    09/13/2019 7:50:42 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 9/13/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by George Orwell. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. George Orwell, himself a socialist, has written with great accuracy the effects of Deep State-controlled collectivist propaganda and the dystopia that results. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on...
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four at 70: What Orwell Got Right

    07/13/2019 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American ^ | July 13, 2019 | Nicholas J. Kaster
    This summer, George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and that anniversary has prompted a surfeit of articles analyzing the book and its continuing relevance to our age. There is no doubt that the book is one of the most consequential political novels ever written and ought to be on the reading list of every conservative -- not because Orwell was himself a conservative (he remained a man of the Left until his death), nor because the dystopian world that Orwell described turned out to be prophetic. “The image of a boot stamping across the human face," in...
  • This Is Your Last Warning

    03/21/2019 6:57:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-21-19 | MOTUS
    ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Appendix THE PRINCIPLES OF NEWSPEAK Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism…It was expected that Newspeak would have finally superseded Oldspeak (or Standard English, as we should call it) by about the year 2050. Meanwhile it gained ground steadily, all Party members tending to use Newspeak words and grammatical constructions more and more in their everyday speech. The version in use in 1984, and embodied in the Ninth and Tenth Editions of the Newspeak Dictionary, was a provisional one, and contained many superfluous...
  • Our Jurassic Chickens Are Bigger Than Yours

    03/16/2019 7:18:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-16-19 | MOTUS
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. – George Orwell I confess, I’ve been a little upset ever since I saw the picture of the sheep comforting the sheepdog that had been injured by a wolf threatening his flock. I felt a little better after seeing the collars the dogs wear for protection against wolf attacks but it was still unsettling, thinking about the price our protectors pay. And I thought, what if we all joined with the sheepdog in fighting our foe? Wouldn’t the wolf...
  • George Orwell on intellectuals

    08/11/2018 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Mark was here · 29 replies
    In what book does Orwell talk about college professors with patches "on their jacket elbows", who claim to "be for the working man" yet in reality they hold themselves to be of a higher class status than the mere working man?
  • Hillary, America's Miss Havisham

    09/17/2017 10:08:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 17, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the sorest loser since Dickens’ Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, Hillary Clinton, began peddling her latest book What Happened. (No question mark at the end because it’s didactic, not really an inquiry. She knows the answer and she’s going to instruct us out of her infinite wisdom and years-long expertise, including two such losses.) On Twitter, the actor James Wood offers a visual of the reasons she proffers, feigning regret that he was not included. James Woods‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods Sep 12 Damn! Didn't make the cut... 7:39 PM - 12 Sep 2017 If you think Woods was exaggerating,...
  • Bizarre misreading: @HillaryClinton thinks the lesson of Orwell's 1984 is that you should [tr]

    09/13/2017 5:31:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 12, 2017 | James Heartfield
    Bizarre misreading: @HillaryClinton thinks the lesson of Orwell's 1984 is that you should trust experts, leaders and the press
  • FBI Reports Linking Hillary To Vince Foster "Suicide" Disappear From National Archives

    08/23/2016 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 23, 2016
    Vince Foster was a mentor to Hillary when they worked together at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Bill was confirmed as the 42nd President of the United States on January 20, 1993, Foster took a role as his Deputy White House Counsel. 6 months later, to the day, Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park, along the Potomac River, of an apparent "suicide" resulting from a gun shot from a .38 caliber revolver. Like a lot of things surrounding the Clintons, Foster's "suicide" has always been shrouded in mystery. A few months ago, The...
  • Hillary Vows To Shut Down Dissenting Internet Sites if She Wins Presidency

    08/23/2016 5:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/22/2016 | Michael Depinto
    Whoever coined the phrase, “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t,” OBVIOUSLY never met Hillary Clinton. There is a reason she is called Hitlery not only in private, but often in print as well at times. There is no situation on earth that the Devil we know with Hitlery, is EVER better than ANYONE, let alone Donald Trump. How many people has Trump killed again? Oh yes, zero. First of all, there's her never-ending killing spree of her political opposition. On August 6th, when I wrote, Clinton Adds +5 to Body Count in 6 Weeks, a...
  • Hillary edits sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/15/2016 4:43:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Hillary edits sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface By Daniel Halper The Clinton campaign has removed a pledge from its website stating that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed.” On a page dedicated to “Campus sexual assault” on, this passage from the Democratic presidential candidate used to be prominently featured last year: “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.” But by February of...
  • Hillary Reverses Course: I Proudly Stand With Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 8:11:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies ^ | 7/31/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hilllary Clinton expressed concern over new undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over the price of aborted baby parts. “I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing," Clinton said in an interview with The New Hampshire Union Leader. But just 24-hours later, Clinton has changed course, saying last night that she proudly stands by and supports the abortion giant. @HillaryClinton Proud to stand w/Planned Parenthood & for access to quality, affordable healthcare for women, men & young people. -H … According to the Washington Free Beacon, the daughter of Planned...
  • Vuoto: Hillary uses doublespeak to silence her Democratic rivals

    11/27/2007 6:58:41 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 3 replies · 378+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2007 | Grace Vuoto
    In the last CNN Democratic debate held in Nevada, Barack Obama and John Edwards began the evening by attacking Hillary Clinton but soon retreated. Within several minutes, Hillary waved her magic wand, transformed the meaning of a few words—and her pitiful opponents cowered in her presence. Bill Clinton has taught his wife the tricks of the trade. Indeed, he is an expert at semantics—as he revealed under oath when he infamously declared “it depends what is is.” His wife now follows the same pattern: When a politician is in trouble, pull a Foucault; that is, start playing word games. And...
  • 1984 copyright owner mulls legal action

    03/29/2007 6:49:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies · 414+ views
    Digit Online ^ | 03/29/2007 | Gregg Keizer
    The copyright holder of George Orwell's classic novel 1984 may sue over the video that used Apple's 23-year-old Macintosh advertisement to jab at Senator Hillary Clinton, a lawyer for Rosenblum Productions said Wednesday. "We're not filing [a lawsuit] at this point; we're monitoring the situation," said William Coulson, who represents Rosenblum Productions. "But we certainly reserve the right to do so in the future." Coulson did not specify whom Rosenblum might sue -- the video's creator, YouTube or both. The 74-second video, a mashup that substitutes the droning Big Brother of the original Apple television ad with images and words...
  • Hillary Used 'Etiquette Squads' to Bust Up Protests

    08/27/2002 5:08:27 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 143 replies · 1,554+ views
    Book: Hillary Used 'Etiquette Squads' to Bust Up Protests A former advance man for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has confessed that her campaign used "etiquette squads" to drive hecklers away at rallies, raising new questions about a March 2000 incident where several reporters were assaulted while trying to cover then-candidate Clinton as crowds booed her during the St. Patrick's Day parade. Patrick Halley's new book, "On the Road with Hillary," is a largely favorable portrait of the White House hopeful, seen through the eyes of the man whose job from 1992 to 2000 was to make sure Mrs. Clinton...
  • 20 passages from george orwell’s 1984 that have become reality

    01/27/2019 10:15:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 53 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | 11SEP17 | John Carver
    As the back cover of my cheap paperback copy of George Orwell’s masterpiece dictates… 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of Negative Utopia. I recently revisited this book after many years of absence, and while reading along I highlighted many quotes and passages which struck me as relevant to the “social justice” zeitgeist of the late 2010’s. To little surprise, I discovered that what the political left seeks in this day and age is well and...