Tag Archives: George Orwell

The End of the Arctic?

ArcticIceFreeBy2015_shadow-1-1024x678We should be thankful…that a majority of people outside the bubbled-elite do not regularly buy into the weaponized fear-mongering of climate alarmists like this turkey. He, like many other enlightened scribblers reporting the words of “Experts™,” have been wrong about more things more times than we can count. But that doesn’t stop them from trying.

Continue reading

Notable Quote – Ludwig von Mises

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau.” 

Every man a clerk...

Every man a clerk…

Some Animals (And Some Religions) Are More Equal Than Others

Allahu Akbar! This picture makes two points in one! Wendy DeWitt

Allahu Akbar!
This picture makes two points in one!
Artist: Wendy DeWitt

Orwell would be spinning in his grave to see how literally his prophesies have come true!

From the all-seeing, all-knkowing, Big Brother state, to the Ruling class where some anmials are more equal than others…
To the emergence of a ‘religion’ which demands to be treated as more equal than others – they can hate us, but we can’t criticize them.

So, searching for “some pigs are more equal than others”, I found this GEM by Wendy DeWitt that was too good to resist. She sells prints, too.

NHGOP’s Orwellian Adventure

After several fine speeches about teamwork and unity at the convention this Saturday, things didn’t go so smoothly – here’s how:
We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on bloggers.)
We have to hide the vote count in order to prove we won (Both candidates for chairman were sworn to secrecy, and the delegates were not informed of the actual votes – news trickled out later)
We have to vote without a quorum to ensure the result is fair (Votes for area chairs were suddenly called during lunch break)
We have to break the rules in order to have a valid meeting (see above)
We have to have a confusing platform in order to deliver a clear message (A proposal to draft a simple, clear, short platform document was voted down by the board, and the meeting)
We have to wait until people start leaving from fatigue in order to ensure everybody votes (the key votes were between 3pm and 4:15pm)

Yes, Orwell would recognize NewSpeak and DoubleThink at work here.

George Orwell Warned Against Totalitarian Government

The WikiWellian Memory Hole – How Inconvenient Truths are Flushed

H/T Godfather Politics for this article, after an alert reader noticed that the Wiki Piece linking the New Obama campaign slogan “FORWARD” with a history of Socialism was suddenly marked for deletion! Apparently, The One is very sensitive about people getting the wrong idea concerning his shiny new slogan, and having its sordid history exposed. On April 30th, Washington Times, your humble Grokster, and “Godfather” Gary DeMar linked the Wikipedia article “Forward (generic name of socialist publications)”, and by May 1st, it was marked for deletion. (PDF saved here)

A Long Line of Socialists with a Penchant for Rewriting History

Hmmmm. Was it inaccurate? Libellous? No – it traced the enchantment of socialists throughout history with the notion of Progress, or Forward motion (because looking back at their achievements can be a disturbing exercise for socialists).
[UPDATE] WikiPedia has a nice definition of Memory Hole, which we’ve also saved as PDF, just in case…
Continue reading