George Orwell Was Only Thirty Years Off

Big Brother

Hattip to Instapundit.  Your tax dollars at work:



The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

Go here to read the rest.  For people who are always shouting about tolerance, leftists, when they are in control of a government, certainly do their best to use the power of the state to combat ideas different from their own.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. This tripe is enough to make one perpetually nauseated. So when good God fearing people stand up for truth we can expect them being punished, possibly incarcerated. Am I reading too much into this?

    When the thought police come breaking down the door know that you too are living in the days of early Christianity.
    Giving witness may be deadly, and so be it. They can kill the body, however they will not enslave our soul.


    You decide.

    I’m smelling the fear of twisted individuals that would even dare take this Orwellian step. The black boots and brown shirts are becoming the fashion once agian.

    Pray we will be courageous in the upcoming cleansing. Viva Christo Rey!

  2. Well, this sounds almost like the government giving a grant to the SPLC. At least Big Brother is being privatized. For now.

  3. The National Science Foundation is one of those agencies of the federal executive that has scarcely any legitimate function. It’s very difficult to believe that scientific research benefits from central co-ordination and control (see Prof. Phillip Johnson on how that can distort and disfigure the research process) or that federal funding can be more than an incremental benefit given private philanthropy and the two hundred or so state research universities there are to be had in this country. If a succeeding Republican administration is smart, the polar programs office will be fished out and the rest of that federal patronage mill will be shut down. Rent seekers in the academic community will be handed the address of their state capitol and told to skidoo.

  4. I stupidly took a survey on the phone. I was told that I would be identified by my phone number but I could not be tracked otherwise. HMMM never heard of the White Pages? The survery was about mental health. The last question which I refused to answer (then she hung up) was if I believed in homosexuals. (If I did not, I would be diagnosed with mental illness.) Of course, I believe in homosexuals. I also believe that sodomy is a sin, a crime and assault and battery of the partner, assault and battery to which one cannot consent in good will. Sodomy is also the practice of atheism in denying the partner’s immortal human soul. It appears to be an all out witch hunt for orthodox Christians. Hitler put all the people who disagreed with him ploitically in mental institutions before Hitler murdered them.

  5. Mary, atheism is not per se unconstitutional. Remember, the 1st amendment restrains the government, not a doctrine.

    You would be right, however, if atheists win their side of the church-state debate. There is a simple way out: declare atheism to be a belief system (a ‘religion’) for 1st amendment purposes. There is already a legal precedent regarding atheists claiming conscientious objection to military service. If atheism were constitutionally a religion it could not become ‘established’. You should note that militant atheists do fight this idea because they know exactly where it will lead. They insist that all religions are deistic by definition so they may have the freedom to play their games to bypass the Constitution and obtain the establishment of their faith as the state religion.

  6. Mary, I never answer surveys. The questions are usually designed to obtain foreordained results. They are the main tool by which our human engineers seek to manipulate and control public opinion. Newscast spinners need them. One way we can save democracy is to subvert opinion polls. This is of course tongue-in-cheek, but just a little.

  7. One exception: I answer some online surveys if I think the results could be used against us if they go the ‘wrong’ way.

  8. Mary De Voe wrote; “The survey was about mental health. The last question which I refused to answer (then she hung up) was if I believed in homosexuals.”

    This is important. This idea of hate towards a segment of society is non tolerant of those who don’t hate the sinner, but hate the actions of the sinner.
    To them it is one in the same.
    The sinner and the sin is indistinguishable.
    To the believer the sinner is worthy of forgiveness if he truly is sorry for his sin, and strives to sin no more.

    The opposition to truth tells a different story.
    If the interviewed is opposed to homosexuality then they are defective in thought. The homosexuals are incapable of sin, thus to be opposed to their activity is to be opposed to them, the person.

    The interviewed could be looked at as a hate monger.

    Mary De Voe. Your an apostle in these times. The times of Mary’s Triumphant Heart in mankind. The times spoken of by the likes of St. Louis De Montfort.

  9. TomD.
    Fear God!
    Fear nothing that can ONLY take possession or security. For what is life outside of Christ? Things?
    Instead our security is in possession of the giver of life, and in Him we have the riches and freedoms that fashionable transitory cultures of the day can only dream of attaining, yet never hold as long as they separate themselves from Truth.

    I fear no homosexuals.

  10. I fear losing to them. I fear that I will make tactical mistakes that might hurt all of us. I agree with you, and I hope you understand.

  11. TomD.

    I do understand.
    The greatest conquests are those within the heart. Conversions.
    The death on the cross was victory.
    The death of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the hand of the Nazis was victory.
    The death of the Holy Martyrs was victory.

    The faith that is rooted in Christ will not fail. The tactical mistakes won’t hurt us because your core is rooted in Him who you love and serve, thence fear not of mistakes not yet made, and rejoice in your profession and mission. This time in history God knew in advance that you would be here, attending to his affairs.
    What an honor!

    Go in Peace.

  12. Tom D. Philip, c matt: Thank you for the moral support. I feel like I have been “had” and I have been had. Good to have our Lord to give it all to Him.
    Now some definitions: Religion is man’s response to the gift of Faith from God, speaking, writing, and praying in peaceable assembly and actually living for God, from God.
    Atheism is a system of beliefs, taken under the penumbra, an umbrella invented by the Supreme Court of the First Amendment as religion. While religion is a belief in God, atheism is a belief, a free will choice to ignore and abandon God and religion. Atheism is a system of beliefs. The atheist uses his God-given free will to reject God. The atheist uses the First Amendment to impose his free will choice of denying God on all persons. The atheist usurps the free citizens’ choice about his relationship with the Supreme Sovereign Person of God. The problem with denying God to all persons is that in denying the immortal human soul immediately infused at the fertilization of the human egg by the human sperm, the atheist denies all endowed unalienable human rights, unalienable by an infinite God, the Supreme Sovereign Being.
    The atheist believes that the soul does not exist or dies with the person, leaving reward and punishment, the consequences for behavior non-existent and among these is capital punishment, the temporal punishment for homicide, the assault and battery of sodomy. Literally the atheist denies the state the authority given the state by God. Inflicting chaos and eradicating all unalienable human rights, except those human rights the atheist allows, (totalitarianism, despotism, communism and all other isms contrary to freedom) Atheism is not statesmanship, patriotism or good will for the common good.
    The Constitution does not contradict itself. The Preamble is the unchangeable purpose of the Constitution. Any change in the articles or amendments must be ratified by three quarters of the states as the Constitution was ratified by all of the United States in 1788.
    The inimical tenets of atheism are irreconcilable with freedom, denying the immortal human souls and “their Creator”. from the Declaration of Independence.

  13. “Mary, atheism is not per se unconstitutional. Remember, the 1st amendment restrains the government, not a doctrine.”
    Atheism IS unconstitutional and antithetical to freedom, usurping the free will choice of all free persons. The atheist according to the First Amendment must be tolerated. The Supreme Court in Engle v. Vitale in 1962 told the atheist that she (Madalyn Murray O’Hair) that “she may go her own way. “We, the people…” too, must be free to go our own way. The rest is mob mentality and mental illness.

  14. Mary De Voe

    I find your comments very interesting. I have met very few atheists (although many agnostics) and they seem to have a very rigid belief system, maintaining that religion is positively harmful to human progress. To maintain this they have to go to considerable lengths to falsify the historical record. I remember one who would not in principle set foot in a Christian church, even if it meant missing out on some great works of art; when his daughter chose to get married in an Anglican church he boycotted not only the wedding, but also the reception.

    How do people of this stripe cope with the fact that the only official motto of the USA (1956, confirmed 2006) is ‘In God we trust’? How can Richard Dawkins sing ‘God save the Queen’? How can he carry a passport which bears the motto ‘Dieu et mon Droit’?

  15. Philip: “Mary De Voe. Your an apostle in these times. The times of Mary’s Triumphant Heart in mankind. The times spoken of by the likes of St. Louis De Montfort.”
    Thank you, Philip for your kind words. I am a disciple, learning on the Way. There are only twelve apostles and their successors are the Bishops in the Church. Therefore, I am blessed to be a disciple.
    John Nolan: “How do people of this stripe cope with the fact that the only official motto of the USA (1956, confirmed 2006) is ‘In God we trust’? How can Richard Dawkins sing ‘God save the Queen’? How can he carry a passport which bears the motto ‘Dieu et mon Droit’?”
    This is the argument I raised when the atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair came into court…using money emblazoned with “In God We Trust”. Duplicity. Such nonsense ought not be allowed in public at the taxpayers’ expense.

  16. TomD: “Mary, atheism is not per se unconstitutional. Remember, the 1st amendment restrains the government, not a doctrine.
    The First Amendment restrained the government and atheism as unconstitutional when the First Amendment was written.
    “Beliefs are not doctrines.” A belief that the world is flat, that the sun went around the earth, that the earth is the center of the universe, that rats come from rags (spontaneous generation), throwing virgins into a volcano to appease the volcano god, and what the Mayans did: cutting out human hearts to avoid a drought, offering up virgins for a good harvest: Chile and Peru, that wives and servants must accompany the Pharaoh across the river of death and so forth. Only truth is allowed into court.
    A belief in no God is a free will choice made by the adherent of atheism; a belief not to be imposed on any other free human being according to the First Amendment. Belief or doctrine, the First Amendment gives all men the freedom to choose for themselves. Atheism and the Foundation for Freedom From Religion is formed to deny every free man his First Amendment freedom. If the atheist wishes to impose atheism on all citizens, then, he must eradicate the First Amendment and get three quarters of the states to ratify his opinion into law.

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