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Twenty-Eight Years Later, it’s Finally 1984

The year 1984, by Gregorian reckoning, came and went, and Americans seemed to have dodged the Nineteen-Eighty-Four bullet. In 2012, the atmosphere has changed.
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It is more than analytically flawed for the Obama administration to focus on the “Bacile” video.  It is so superficial and convenient as to appear cynical, as if the video is the readiest excuse to hand for the administration’s bizarre, twilight behavior.  This approach puts American liberty on the spot, rather than recognizing that there are hostile as well as friendly forces at work in the Arab Spring, and that they showed their intentions in flashing neon on 9/11 last week.  The Obama administration’s posture on this development seems to argue a colossal lack of knowledge, understanding, and analysis.  Indeed, it comes off as an ideology-accelerated “war is peace” fairy tale.

For the most part, the MSM have slavishly repeated the administration’s narrative.  They also went high order on Mitt Romney, who reflexively said the thing Obama did not about the events in the Muslim world: that is, the American thing.  There is no excuse for murdering Americans or attacking our embassies.  There is no excuse for foreign governments that allow these attacks to happen.  No video ever made can serve as an excuse for these outrages, and none should even be mentioned.  Romney said the thing that resonates with the American people.  The MSM were furious with him for it.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has pathetically tried to shed responsibility for the video, which has no doubt gained far more attention through the US administration’s narrative than it ever would have otherwise.  Standing in the spotlight for America, she groveled before some putative Muslim audience, proclaiming that the US government “had nothing to do with” the video in question – as if the issue here were culpability, and as if it would have been perfectly fine for the terrorists who unjustly tortured and killed our ambassador to kill out of vengeance our citizen who (at least reportedly) made the video.

The narrative by which the Obama administration and the MSM are living is a house of toothpicks.  It is so transparently based on a false evaluation of the situation that it has become surreal to watch it unfold.

This, in the end, is what will do it in.  Orwell was an incredible storyteller, but weknow what he did not:  the end of globalist Marxism, and its shabby exposure for the lie it was.  Collectivism and indoctrination – Ministries of Truth and Love – don’twork.  They don’t gain ascendancy over a working order.  They never retail truth; by their very nature, they must deal in lies.  The human spirit recognizes that, which is why so many have had to be sent to reeducation camps under communism, and why so many Americans – even without fully understanding why – continue to resist collectivization and urgent ideological coercion.

America protects freedom of speech, thought, and religion, even when it is ugly, stupid, or silly.  If we do not, America is nothing.  Everything else we cherish will be lost if we do not hold to this.  And Americans do believe in these things.  We have fought and died for them.  We live them every day.

Our current president and his administration are at odds with the people on these matters, willing to obsess over, apologize for, and try to shed blame for a form of protected expression that should simply be taken in stride.  It even seems that the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation of the video’s perpetrator (h/t Breitbart) and this after the White House tried to get Google to remove the video from YouTube. Google showed more gumption in rejecting this request than it did in the face of Chinese censorship a few years ago.  (Google is cooperating in the censorship of the video in India and Indonesia.)

Too many of the American people may have become lost in a fog of political confusion these days, but the people are still better than this.  We are better, and we deserve better.  False narratives are weak and accompany morally weak behavior. They are not the winning side.  Ronald Reagan knew that about communism and the Soviet Union, and we must be his students and know it today about the 1960s holdovers who sit at the pinnacle of our federal government.

Their ideology cannot stand.  It is weak and corrupt at its core.  It must not take us down with it.  Change course in November.  Elect Romney.  No, he’s not a philosophical conservative.  But he’s our option for moving forward peacefully.  The world will not leave us alone to delay a course correction.

About the Author: J.E. Dyer is a retired US Naval intelligence officer who served around the world, afloat and ashore, from 1983 to 2004.


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One Response to “Twenty-Eight Years Later, it’s Finally 1984”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    A good article J.E. Dyer. As you said, “We weren’t being interned for reeducation by a Ministry of Love.” Yes, I remember George Orwell’s rendition of antigovernment crowd control of sending a helicopter to spray the people with a drug so that everyone would want to only make love and not do hatful actions against the government. It seems that the governments of the world today with any of their failed public woes, economic and otherwise, are redirecting their public antigovernment hate as the fault of the Jews and they are thereby indoctrinating their children to believe the same. Much like Orwell's public education of hate from the Ministry of Truth.

    When you said, “At the very least, the Obama administration is misinterpreting what is going on.” The overwhelming evidence of what has been going on in the last three years show that Obama is not naive nor misinterpreting what is going on but rather the key organizer/supporter to allow this world of hate to develop. Just like Orwell’s 1984 Ministry’s daily publicized session of “Two Minutes Hate” from a Jew called Goldstein which educated the world to hate more; so, it seems Obama is setting up Netanyahu to be like Orwell’s Goldstein as the cause of the world’s problem; yet, it is Obama who is culprit.

    Obama was born into and raised in a Muslim Islamic family. President Obama bowed down to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the main supporter of Islam; yet, he publicly embarrassed and snubbed Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu. During Obama’s first months in office, he supported the Muslim Brotherhood, who wants to destroy Israel, only to later tell the Egyptian president, Mubarak, who outlawed the MB, to “get out” of office. This was done all in the name of “democracy” so that the MB would take over Egypt, the main Muslim country in the Middle East. The same MB support was given in the name of democracy to take over Libya. The MB has given Jordan until October to bow to their ways and other countries are now in process of a MB take over all of who are surrounding Israel and threatening her with annihilation all of which Obama is doing next to nothing to stop. The world's largest Islamic body called on Obama to make insults against religions an international criminal offence. Obama thereby took all references to Islamic Jihad terror out of every governmental agency reference, publication and training materials; thus, eliminating all thoughts from the American government and their employees that Islam is America’s enemy. Just like Orwell’s Ministry of Truth with their “Thought Police” to find and punish “Thought Criminals” through their spoken words and actions which would show that their thoughts are a crime.

    As Orwell’s book 1984 stated from the “Ministry of Truth” and as Islam is teaching, “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”.

    All we can do now is to cast our vote for Mitt Romney and pray to HaShem for help.

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