Welcome to 1984

December 09 2021 - Michael Moore

The Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989, contains 171,476 words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries. A lot of words indeed But many of these words change over the years with the changes in society.

Words are adopted to have different meanings to their original. Gay, for instance, used to mean a happy person. Now it simply means a sexual orientation. Most word changes are fairly innocuous but there are some changes that are created with malice-a-forethought. Conspiracy theorist, for example is a term thought up several years ago by the CIA to discredit anyone that does not support the ‘official’ narrative.

Some words are created in a 1984 style to narrow and limit thinking to a specific channel when it comes to political views or content. Labelling some speech as ‘hate’ crime has opened the door to ‘thought crime.’ A term you find in Orwell’s book 1984. This is where someone thinks thoughts that are not permitted. i.e. any thoughts that goes against the policies of the government of the day.

A typical example is COVID-19. Questioning the official narrative is now a thought crime. Of course it is not called that. Currently anyone that questions it is called crazy or even dangerous. Guilt mechanisms are called upon to say that that individual is dangerous to society for questioning how bad COVID is

In the book 1984 it was the State that decided what everyone should think. In 2020, it is the social Media Platforms and the media that decide what people should think.

“Everyone on the planet will now get vaccinated with a vaccine we say has a 90 percent success rate for a virus that 98 percent of the population survive. Anyone that disagrees will be restricted in their movements and activities.”

Social media companies have launched new campaigns to censor COVID-19 material opposing ‘consensus’ medical viewpoints on the topic. Even when issued by medical practitioners and medical specialists.

“Even before the coronavirus arrived to turn life upside down, social media platforms were under growing pressure to curb the spread of ‘misinformation’. Today, with COVID-19 reaching unprecedented heights, the event has triggered what is now described as an ‘infodemic’” according to Tottnews. It goes on.