Posts Tagged ‘Orwell’

Half the album is now finalized. Excellent progress with layered compression and remastering.

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(Roger Deakins shot 1984)

Trump protest, theaters worldwide will screen the film version of Orwell’s ‘1984’

On April 4, more than 180 art-house theaters around the country — along with five locations in Canada, one in England and one in Sweden — will screen the film in protest of Trump’s administration. Theaters in 165 cities and 43 states will host the screenings as part of a joint effort by the Art House Convergence and United State of Cinema organizations.

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“any comments that could be construed as offensive,” all contribute to the threat score.”

The totalitarian China styled police surveillance can also be used for, “fishing expeditions and revenue generation.”

Welcome to the New World Order. I just got a “red” score. Secretly of course.

“An annual subscription to Beware costs police departments around $36,000 dollars a year, the majority of which is covered by federal grants”

Does anyone out there believe this is what the founders had in mind?

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With the devil’s tongue, but perhaps too ham-fisted and obvious to fool any of the grownups, Barack Orwell has redefined the language for us.

What the fuck is a “Norm?”

His UN mouthpiece Samantha Power used the same buzzword at the United Nations as they essentially destroyed International Law once and for all, replacing it with “international norms.”

At the G-20 Obama went all in, giving the finger to the United Nations, most of the world, and most Americans as well…

“When there is a breach this brazen of a norm this important, and the international community is paralyzed and frozen and doesn’t act, then that norm begins to unravel. And if that norm unravels, then other norms and prohibitions start unraveling, and that makes for a more dangerous world,”

The current “norm” is the UN Charter and that nations aren’t legally permitted to attack other nations.  Obama seeks to destroy this “norm” and legalize Hitler’s approach to international relations (the same thing we excoriated Bush for, for 8 years).

Hitler Invades Poland = America Invades Iraq = America bombs Syria

That’s the “norm” since the UN Charter was implemented in the 1940s.

PUTIN PLEDGES TO SUPPORT SYRIA IF ATTACKED

You didn’t think it would end there, did you?

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Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already helping, we send arms, we cooperate in the economics sphere, we hope to expand our cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which includes sending humanitarian aid to support those people – the civilians – who have found themselves in a very dire situation in this country,” Putin said.

 

Putin: Syria chemical attack is ‘rebels’ provocation in hope of intervention’

 

The Grim, Relentless March to War with Syria

 

 

 

Speaks for itself…

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Shit, I’ve been writing about this stuff for 20 years.  Now high ranking FBI Counterintelligence guys are saying it, and Glenn Greenwald is getting it published.

480px-John_Boehner_official_portrait-400x500Former FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tim Clemente

“…by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications — meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like — are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is.”

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

by Glenn Greenwald

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And yes Proles, the original 1984 is online and in the public domain for you to read right now.   Orwell called it, and he remains the most relevant writer of the 20th century.  This novel should be the catechism of the next generation who will be living it more and more with daily erosions and affronts and assaults on their liberties and living standards.

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Department of Homeland Security funding “Centers of Excellence” at US Universities

From Kindergarten to University: Homeland Security Culture in America

The official list[3] of 12 centers are overseen by the Orwellian “Office of University Programs” [4]. The “Strategic Objectives” of this office are quoted as follows:

  •  Foster a homeland security culture within the academic community through research and educational programs.
  • Strengthen U.S. scientific leadership in homeland security research.
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge and technical advances to advance the homeland security mission.
  • Integrate homeland security activities across agencies engaged in relevant academic research.
  • Create and leverage intellectual capital and nurture a homeland security science and engineering workforce.

Notice, their admitted overall goal is not only to ‘disseminate knowledge’ and technical advances for the homeland security ‘mission’, but also to create a Homeland Security Culture within the educational system; [5], 6].

George Orwell’s 1984 has been rendered obsolete by the realities of the modern security state. Big Brother, perhaps the most important metaphor of the twentieth century, has now ascended through the proliferation of the Internet, its essential place in modern life.

Winston Smith was, if you remember, a newspaper editor. His job at the Ministry of Truth was to erase all news from all archives that conflicted with the current “reality.” By precisely excising offending passages and throwing them down the “Memory Hole,” to an incinerator, the newspapers maintained the “truth” that the all-powerful state fabricated on a day by day basis.

Those were the old days.

Look what the BBC just deleted from its own website:

The short of it is that the “Free Syrian Army” (sic) use prisoners as unwitting suicide bombers, a war crime. These rebels have committed numerous other war crimes against civilians, but this one is striking in its actual broadcast and then scrubbing from history. It got the Winston Smith treatment (MORE).

Lest you assume this is a purely British matter, The New York Times was also caught erasing passages from its reporting concerning CIA support to the Al-Qaeda connected “Free Syrian Army” (sic).

So far NINE versions of the NYT article, “France Says It Would Recognize Provisional Syrian Government” have appeared on the Times’ website.

VERSION 3:

While the United States, Britain and other Western countries have called on Mr. Assad to resign and have supported the opposition with nonlethal aid — and American intelligence agents have helped funnel arms to rebel groups — they have not explicitly stated they would recognize a provisional government formed by Mr. Assad’s array of political enemies.

VERSION 4:

While the United States, Britain and other Western countries have called on Mr. Assad to resign and have supported the opposition with nonlethal aid — and American intelligence agents have helped to identify the rebel groups that receive arms — they have not explicitly stated they would recognize a provisional government formed by Mr. Assad’s array of political enemies.

A fictitious “reality” is maintained. The CIA doesn’t actually “funnel” arms to the heavily-armed, western-supported Syrian mercenaries and Jihadists. Does anyone actually believe that? Numerous reports show heavy US involvement, and of course the involvement of close US allies and client states like Saudi Arabia. In what universe is the US not responsible for arming these rebels that it supports in every conceivable way, including UN resolutions introduced to bomb Syria on their behalf as was done in Libya in 2011.

The complicity of major corporate media outlets like the New York Times and the BBC in this cover-up and publishing of an endless stream of war propaganda, is arguably a war crime in and of itself. The war propaganda enables the warmakers to initiate and follow through with hostilities against foreign targets, actions that are Crimes Against the Peace under international law, a clear breach of the UN Charter.