“WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” Sound familiar? These are the slogans for the continent of Oceania, ruled by Big Brother and the English Socialist Party, INGSOC, in George Orwell’s famous novel, “1984.” * There is no doubt that in the United States we are living in Orwellian times. We’re not drinking victory gin and bitter coffee, nor are we relegated to eating the tasteless black bread and thin soup that Winston Smith and his fellow party members were forced to drink and eat. We’re also not living in sterile government housing and forced to wear the uniform of “the party.”
But there are many more Orwellian like instances taking place in the United States of America that parallel what takes place in the futuristic novel. I could write a novella about this, and plan to in the near futures. But for now, I’m going to focus on the Republican tax reform bill and how the left is turning folks against a bill that clearly benefits most every United States citizen.
The goal of INGSOC is to achieve total control over the people, and more importantly over their minds. One of the main mind programs of the Party was “doublethink,” which describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contacts. *
For this article, I want to focus on the paradigm, “Ignorance is Strength.” This slogan is highly encouraged in our society: never question authority, legal institutions, school books, history, main stream media, etc. *
While the tax reform bill, just passed by the House and Senate, to be signed into law shortly by President Trump, clearly indicates that all individuals except the very wealthy in certain states will get a tax cut, the left, in typical liberal fashion, constantly berate the President’s plan as tax cuts for the rich. If they would simply read the bill, or even just read portions of it, they would should be able to comprehend that most every individual who pays taxes gets a tax cut.
I have a few problems with this bill, and agree that it’s not a perfect bill. Nothing in this world is perfect. Instead of pointing out parts of the bill in which they don’t agree and working with Republicans to resolve these conflicts, the Democrats kept up their diatribe of “tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich.” Furthermore, prominent Democrats such as House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi indicated that the bill was Armageddon, the end of the world, and the worst bill that had ever been wrought before Congress. I thought Obamacare was.
Why are the Democrats alleging these things when the bill clearly states the opposite? “Ignorance is Strength,” maybe? In one area of the novel, “1984,” Big Brother and the party were decreasing the chocolate rations, but led the masses to believe that they were actually increasing the chocolate rations.
Thus, when individuals open their pay envelopes and see an increase in their take home pay and open their 401(k) statements and see an increase in their retirement funds, the left, the Democrat party is still going to tell them that the Trump tax reform plan is still tax cuts for the very wealthy and what they’re seeing in the pay check vouchers and their 401(k) statements is an illusion. Moreover, they will push their narrative that the Republicans are evil and are only interested in the prosperity of Donald Trump and his millionaire/billionaire friends.
They will continue to push their story that you’re not really better off under the Trump tax plan. Corporations, which are evil, benefited the most from the tax plan where businesses received a tax rate decrease from 35% to 21%. Businesses are, in fact, evil, and will not pass their windfalls onto you, the consumer or the employee. Instead, they will pass their windfall onto their investors in the way of dividends, thus making their investors, who are already privileged, even more privileged.
Democrats hate the private sector, including corporations and large, medium, and small businesses. They also believe that government is the answer to all the nation’s problems. Don’t believe me? Get on some the liberal leaning social media threads. It’s perfectly legal for you to do that. You’ll find out that Democrats do indeed hate the private sector, the very entity that makes America the greatest nation on earth.
It’s obvious, with their rhetoric, the left doesn’t want prosperity for the middle class and the uplifting of lower income individuals and families. Instead, they want Orwellian control over you, similar to the control the party and Big Brother had over the masses in the novel, “1984.” You’re not to think, you’re not to research, even though you have the world’s knowledge at your fingertips. Heaven forbid, should you think about things and draw your own conclusions which are different from Big Brother, who is synonymous with today’s Democrat party and the leftist main stream media.
While differing with the Democrat party and the mainstream media doesn’t presently sentence you to Room 101, the dreaded torture chamber in the Orwellian culture, we maybe getting closer to that than you think.
Shortly following the passage of the tax reform bill in the House and Senate, the following companies, and others indicated they would be giving their employees bonuses: AT&T, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp, Boeing, Comcast, etc. Furthermore, some companies have announced new investment, and minimum wage hikes.
*Information taken from the following: http://humansarefree.com/2013/01/what-means-war-is-peace-freedom-is.html