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An Orwellian America

I can only congratulate the commenters at Zero Hedge for their succinct analysis of the situation of this article:

An Orwellian America | Via Gordon T Long (pdf)

As a young man, I voraciously read George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Alvin Toffler's trilogy which included "Future Shock"', "The Third Wave" and "Power Shift". During the era of the Vietnam War, I wondered seriously about the future and how it was destined to unfold. Now being considerably older, I have the vantage point to reflect back on my early ruminations and expectations. Unfortunately, I am too old to alter the lessons that are now so painfully obvious. Instead, I pass the gauntlet to those who can understand and take action on what I have unavoidably come to expect for America.

THE 'HUXLEY-ORWELL' TRANSITION

I recently read a perceptive paper by Chris Hedges that would have made any English Professor envious, powerfully philosophical but not something an Economics department would pay much attention to. I found it both intriguing and enlightening.

I have borrowed so heavily from it, that I am unsure where the lines diverge. Therefore, below I give full credit to Chris Hedges and take full credit for all the bad ideas.

Continue reading at Zero Hedge

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 20:31

Interesting times for sure

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The First American Republic is dead. Efforts to resuscitate will, at this point, only serve to edify the Empire that replaced it. Time to fight for the future, for the coming birth of the Second Republic, not for the past.

"They" (the Powers that Be, the Establishment, the International Banking Cartel, the Monopolists, the Financiers, the Imperialists, the New World Order, the Police State ... call them what you will, these are all overlapping circles) are hellbent on destroying all local political authority and rolling us all into an ever more centalized, ever more federalized, ever more bureacratic world of unelected supra-national political bodies.

Their vision is hellish ... A political, economic, media, environmental (agricultural) monoculture that not only stifles freedom but is full of inefficiencies and illogic so enormous it threatens the world with catastrophe.

And if they don't get their way peacefully ... They'll either spark World War III, or spark a Civil War in the US ... Collapse the system and consolidate it while it is at a weak point.

We have to fight for political devolution. Local power. Decentralization. De-federalization. National sovereignty, not supra-national mega-states like the EU. Local heritage, not corporate media "culture".

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Personally I think a nudge of that red "We Are Here" arrow a tad to the right under the 'O' of 'Orwell' would be in order...

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As I've been pointing out for so very long, America is suffering from collective insanity:

http://www.spiritoftruth....

As for statism, that will come swiftly and unstoppably:

http://www.secondkoreanwa...

http://thespiritoftruth.b...

Then you'll have the pure form of an Orwellian global society....for those who are left.

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The article is spot on.

How do you then explain and spread the word to the ill-informed? Unless you have a true independent mass media both the war and the battle are lost.

We need to stop phony attacks on political correctness, accusations of racism, anti-Semitism, sexual conduct and other ad hominem which attempt to destroy the messengers instead of debating the issue at hand...

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BUMP.

BUMP.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Article Modified for Front page of DP

My article was modified a bit for the front page of DP, that's OK with me, but a favorite ZH comment of mine was left out.

"To quote an actual digital HIGHWAY ROAD SIGN that is STILL there justifying some sheriff's budget... (Rt.5 South to PAX naval Air Station, MD)

"A GOOD NEIGHBOR,

IS A NOSY NEIGHBOR!

Report suspicious activity.

Call Sheriff"

Yes, bitchez, NOSY is in italics... even on the sign."

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I agree the peoples are being engineered in most sickening ways

I agree the peoples are being engineered in most sickening ways by their governments these days.

I am also among those who believe that a lot of everything comes down to understanding the tremendous power of economics - be it evil or sound, controlled or free, limited in scope or broad.

There is still hope. Helping others to get their awareness back in their hands, brains, and hearts is our today's fight.

It is not so easy to kill liberty and the human's mind curiosity and craving for knowledge and understanding - that is why the planners ALWAYS DO THEIR BEST TO DESTROY the people's currency FIRST, so that they can implement their mind and population control scheme thru a pseudo-money, aka arbitrary fiat money, they can monopolize in the trillions.

The Bible says it all, as a warning and strong hint for whoever has ears and can use them: Proverbs 16:11.

Also:

Fast forward at mark 3 mins 40 secs of this video to see why we can still believe in that sparkle of hope that encourages us to continue speaking out:

http://youtu.be/Qcob70CfEEE

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

One trick the energy barons

One trick the energy barons and oligarchs use is they conflate their interests to national interest, as if they own the national interest and are lords of my national interest. Let me be perfectly clear their interests are not my national interest.

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"...as if they own the national interest and are lords of mine"

"... as if they own the national interest and are lords of my national interest"

Yes. And this also relates to The Superman Idea :

http://www.dailypaul.com/277502/the-utter-fallacy-of-the-sup...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

More people know what's going

More people know what's going on than anyone thinks. Just because you don't hear what the common man is thinking on TV, doesn't mean the widespread knowledge doesn't exist. The sheeple numbers are going way down because of the spread of information by the internet. I'm almost done watching your silver video and like it. It does add further confirmation of the signal getting out.

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Hopefully.

Hopefully. We MUST continue speak out and denounce all the frauds we see.

We have NO choice, there. We're in a race.

The clock is ticking.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Excellent article. Well worth reading.

Thanks for posting.

I hope people who haven't

I hope people who haven't seen the 1984 and Brave New World yet, click the links in my previous comment.

I dont agree with it at all.

I dont agree with it at all. People are waking up and attitudes are changing.

Aldous Huxley's Brave New

Weekend viewing;

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek5vse2_Aq0&feature=related

It's funny they scrubbed the English version of the Full 1984 year version of 1984 from Youtube.
You'll have to settle for the 1954 version.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) full - BBC 1954.avi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk721su03s4

Here's some weekend Change Agent research

Go to a search engine and play around with combinations of the following terms:

Aldous Huxley
Timothy Leary
JFK assassination
LSD
Mary Myers
Robert Thurman
Esalen
Hunter Thompson
Unibomber
Stanford Research Institute
Muffins
Oprah Winfrey
PROMIS
Heaven's Gate
Al Hubbard
Hollywood Hospital
Jack Nicholson
Weyburn Saskatchewan
Tommy Douglas
Kiefer Sutherland
Torture
International Peace Garden
Cancer Man
Project Blue Beam

Netflix

It seems it's been scrubbed from Netflix, too.

I watched it a few months back after reading it again (it may have been last summer) but it's not available any longer...

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Great post,

and the book sounds amazing! China is kinda fascinating to me. Thanks.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine