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  • 1984 by George Orwell FULL Audiobook

    07/06/2018 2:35:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | 1949 | George Orwell
  • Animal Farm Audio book = George Orwell

    07/06/2018 11:13:04 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on Dec 14, 2013
  • Control the words, control the culture

    05/13/2018 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/18 | Michael Knowles
    What's in a word? Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an "illegal alien" or an "undocumented immigrant"? What's the difference between a Christmas tree and a "holiday tree"? It's just semantics, right? Yes...and no. It is just semantics. But "semantics" means the meaning of words. Words exist so that we might differentiate one thing from another. Without words we have chaos. And it starts with the first words; a baby says ‘Mama’ to distinguish Mommy from Daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world. And...
  • Trump White House accuses China of 'Orwellian nonsense'

    05/05/2018 7:49:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5 May 2018
    Trump White House accuses China of 'Orwellian nonsense' Beijing seeks to change US airline references to disputed territories Harsh statement released as US trade delegation returns The White House on Saturday condemned Chinese efforts to control how US airlines refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as “Orwellian nonsense”. The harshly worded statement came as a high-level trade delegation led by the Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin returned from negotiations in China. The carriers were told to remove references on their websites or in other material that suggests Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are part of countries independent from China, US...
  • A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams (FreeRepublic 2003)

    04/13/2018 8:30:44 AM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    By Noah Shachtman It's a memory aid! A robotic assistant! An epidemic detector! An all-seeing, ultra-intrusive spying program! The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable. What national security experts and civil libertarians want to know is, why would the Defense Department want to do such a thing? The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone...
  • "Don't call drug users Junkies" campaigners say

    01/11/2018 2:37:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th January 2018 | Steve Doughty
    Users of cannabis, cocaine and heroin are victims of discrimination and should no longer be called druggies or junkies, an international drug legalisation pressure group declared yesterday. It called for an end to negative language for drug users and their habits in order to ensure their human rights are respected. As part of the drive to persuade people to think differently about drugs, the words addict and even drug user must be thrown out, a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy said. It urged newspapers and broadcasters to encourage more positive attitudes by calling a drug user a...
  • H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope (tr)

    12/22/2017 9:24:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 12-21-17 | Richard Gunderman
    H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope continues today. CONTRIBUTOR: Richard Gunderman In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo’s genes, the location of an eighth continent under the ocean and the ability to reuse a spacecraft’s rocket boosters – it’s easy to forget that there’s an ongoing debate over science’s capacity to save humankind. Seventy-five years ago, two of the best-known literary figures of the 20th century, H.G. Wells and George Orwell, carried on a lively exchange over...
  • Governments are turning obedience into creepy game

    10/31/2017 9:14:07 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-31-17 | The Truth Factory
    Unbelievable Orwellian technology being used against the Chinese, could spread worldwide. You just have to watch it. Video at link.
  • Revisiting Orwell to Understand our Times

    09/20/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/17 | Scott Powell
    "if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Just two or three generations ago, most Americans understood that George Orwell’s classics Animal Farm and 1984 were written to explain how freedom is lost to totalitarianism and the intolerance that accompanies it. Big Brother, a term that many people still casually use to describe an all-knowing governing authority, comes right out of 1984. In the society that Orwell describes, all citizens are continually reminded that “Big Brother is watching you,” by way of a constant surveillance through the pervasive...
  • Canada now investigates 'climate denial' [1984 Orwellian]

    09/14/2017 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.torontosun.com ^ | 09-14-2017 | By Lorrie Goldstein
    It’s like something out of George Orwell’s 1984. Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group. The bureau discontinued its 14-month probe in June, citing “available evidence, the assessment of the facts in this case, and to ensure the effective allocation of limited resources”, according to Josephine A.L. Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate. But it will re-open its investigation should it receive...
  • 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 · 61 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
  • California Could Start Jailing People Who Don’t Use Transgender Pronouns

    08/27/2017 4:36:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun. The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly...
  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "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. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Vanity: Google is shooting themselves in the foot

    08/21/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 62 replies
    08/21/2017 | McGarrett
    Like so many of my fellow freepers, I have real intellectual problems with Google and the way it operates, but I've tended to stick with them because their news search function was extremely helpful. But they've changed things and their news search is much less helpful now.
  • It's gone beyond Orwell

    08/17/2017 12:37:56 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 32 replies
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    Orwell had an oft-repeated statement: "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act"But we've gone beyond Orwell. Now conservatives are attacked for stating something backed up with months of video evidence - that AntiFa is violent and provokes most of the conflict at protests/counterprotests. So Orwell needs to be rewritten:"In a time of liberal deceit, stating the obvious is a revolutionary act."
  • A warning from George Orwell on the ‘monument wars’

    08/16/2017 11:14:51 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    In the new Civil War, I’m with George — as in George Washington. It’s one thing to start dismantling monuments of Civil War generals. It would be another to go after the most famous founding father. Washington’s name was raised Tuesday by President Trump. He wheeled on reporters and tried — yet again — to suggest an equivalence between the alt-right and alt-left at Charlottesville. Trump was getting his head handed to him when he noted that there were people there “to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue.” The president was referring to Robert...
  • Germany Experimenting With Mind-Altering “Love” Drugs To Make People More Accepting Of Migrants

    08/16/2017 6:52:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 08/15/17 | Pamela Geller
    LOVE DRUG: WESTERNERS ARE KINDER TO MIGRANTS WHEN GIVEN THE ‘LOVE HORMONE’ OXYTOCIN AND PUT UNDER PEER PRESSURE, SCIENTISTS FIND ACADEMICS NOTE THAT PEOPLE TEND TO BE MORE ‘ALTRUISTIC TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAN TO PERFECT STRANGERS’ – BUT THINK THEY KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THIS. Researchers from the University of Bonn said that humans tend to be generally kinder to friends and family than strangers. “Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures.” The suggestion that Westerners should be given drugs to make them more welcoming to foreigners is likely...
  • Excerpt from Orwell's 1984 apropos to statue removal

    08/15/2017 10:26:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | George Orwell
  • How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill

    07/12/2017 9:58:20 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/341210-how-the-ap-stylebook-censors-pro-life-and-other-conservative-words July 09, 2017 - 04:20 PM EDT How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words AssociatedPress By Rachel Alexander, opinion contributor A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others. But in recent years, that concept has changed. More often than not, style writers have been more interested...
  • Orwell's Doublespeak: The Language of the Left

    07/05/2017 12:11:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    Leftists tolerate differences in race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status but are extremely intolerant of differences of opinion George Orwell introduced the language of doublespeak in his dystopian novel “1984” published in 1949. Doublespeak is the language of opposites. Up is down and down is up. The word doublespeak derives from two Orwellian words “doublethink” and “newspeak.” Doublethink is when a person accepts two mutually contradictory thoughts as correct without being aware or troubled by the glaring contradiction between them. Doublethink statements like “war is peace” “freedom is slavery” “ignorance is strength” are made without discomfort. Newspeak is a method...