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1 arbitraryName  Wed, Jun 29, 2011 6:48:43pm

Somebody I know has an animated 1984 Fox News gif user icon. I don't know if he made it himself or got it somewhere.

[Link: l-userpic.livejournal.com...]

2 Michael Orion Powell  Wed, Jun 29, 2011 10:12:55pm
The Ministry of Love identifies, monitors, arrests, and converts real and imagined dissidents. In Winston's experience, the dissident is beaten and tortured, then, when near-broken, is sent to Room 101 to face "the worst thing in the world"—until love for Big Brother and the Party replaces dissension.

How many times have you heard people on the Right, mainly on religious matters, say “this is about love.” It doesn’t matter how hateful or discriminatory the policy or pronouncement is, it’s always ultimately about good old fashioned “love”. Jesus did indeed speak often of love, but not in the way these people think He did.

This is really stretching an allegory to fit with two differing political dynamics, I think. The Republican Party is currently an opposition party and Fox News is simply a fairly successful enterprise aimed at the GOP voting bloc.

What I found way more profound from your article was this:

Inner Party members are always identified by their black jumpsuits. Members are selected at a young age according to a battery of tests, not family heritage; any loyalty to anything other than Ingsoc and Big Brother, including the family, is strongly discouraged. Race is also of no importance in selecting members (Goldstein's book states that the likes of "...jews, negroes and pure-blooded Indians..." are all represented in the Inner Party).

It is extremely important for the rest of the population to think that they live in good conditions compared to their relatives, and that everyone is equal. As a result, no Outer Party member or Prole may venture into the Inner Party neighborhoods without a good pretext.

This is literally at work throughout much of America. Policies are literally deflected by either rhetoric or the advertising of "diversity." Even if they like to criticize diversity and multiculturalism, the right does this alot. They regularly bring out female, black, etc. candidates in a way that I think strategically deflects the power of issues that pull on gender or racial strings. You see it in schools and corporations who tout their "equal opportunity" hiring or admissions standards in order to deflect criticism.

That Orwell got that, years before civil rights and when decolonization was still just starting, shows how brilliant the guy was.

3 HappyWarrior  Fri, Jul 1, 2011 6:38:22am

The "freedom" part is what stands out to me the most here. The mentioned people talk a lot about "freedom" without really defining what it is and furthermore a lot of their ideas i.e. restrictions on abortion, outright banning gay marriage, and more so in the past but a full scale drug war which is what their idol Reagan expanded.


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