Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Orwellian World of Barack Obama

by Gary Spina
When future historians write about the decline and fall of the United States of America, they will write of the Orwellian World of Barack Hussein Obama and the gullibility of the masses who suffered under his tyranny.
Wikipedia defines “Orwellian” as an adjective describing the situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It connotes an attitude and a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past…
Orwell observed that words and language can corrupt thought, and he wrote of the sinister power of “Doublespeak” and “doublethink.” Such is the currency of Barack Obama’s reign. Obama is “all sail, no rudder,” but his bluster is power. He couples grand, sweeping oratory with a bold resolve, brooking no opposing opinion – fond of such pronouncements as “Let me be clear…” or “the verdict is clear…,” or “this is not fiction, it is science…” and although his relentless barrage of lies, half-truths, and rhetoric is anything but clear, a significant part of the American populace seems to find comfort as they cling to his convoluted assurances. “…The reality of climate change is not in doubt.”
In his State of the Union address of January 2015, Obama said: “My only agenda for the next two years is the same as the one I’ve had since the day I swore an oath on the steps of this Capitol – to do what I believe is best for America.”
Various printed transcripts either include or omit the dash between the word “Capitol” and the word “to.” But to the ears of the television viewers and the radio listeners there was no dash. Millions of people heard what Obama wanted them to hear – that his sworn duty is to do what he believes is best for America. And so it follows that his heavy-handed usurpation of power, his disregard for the limits of the presidency, his mockery of our Constitution are all justified as he is upholding his oath of office.
The actual oath Obama swore at his inauguration on the steps of the Capitol was quite different, and is specifically spelled out in the Constitution:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But Obama is a master manipulator and a master of the Big Lie. The Big Lie is a technique used by Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao and other tyrants. If you make the lie big and bold and outrageous, and if you repeat it loudly over and over and over again, the people will believe it, no matter how preposterous. That’s classically Orwellian.
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