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Big Sis Explains 1984

 

All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers.

George Orwell, 1984

 

Hillary in What Happened, her non-apologia for being the most inept major party Presidential candidate in American history, explains to us what George Orwell’s 1984 was all about.  The idea that what we should take from 1984 is to trust in the media, our leaders and experts has the virtue of being a rather unique take on 1984.  It takes precious little imagination to see Hillary in the role of torturer so chillingly portrayed by the late Richard Burton.

 

 

The country really dodged a bullet when it came to Big Sis.

 

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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.

12 Comments

  1. I kind of feel sorry for Hillary. Facing up to the fact that she was such a terrible candidate she lost to a seventy year old adolescent like Donald Trump is an extremely hard thing to face up to.

  2. I suspect even worse than being a terrible candidate is the fact that she was one of the most unlikable people ever to run for office…and that’s trying to be charitable. Take away her leftist Godless ideology and she couldn’t have make dogcatcher in a one person town.

  3. It’s far too polite to call this an “odd take” on 1984. This intepretation spits in the face of Orwell. He wasn’t lamenting that the citizens of Oceania couldn’t trust their leaders or their press anymore; he was terrified of the power of leaders and the press. All of them, everywhere. Clinton is longing for the days when leaders and the press could take advantage of the people’s confidence in them. The only charitable reading of this passage is that Clinton never read the book and has no idea of what it says. Otherwise, she’s embracing horror.

    I’m equally bothered by the first sentence in the quote. To a sane person, attempting to re-define or falsely define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. To a postmodernist, attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. Reality has no true definition to a postmodernist.

  4. Given that all such books by politicians are ghost written, we should not blame Madame H. Rodham C., but the one who actually wrote the book. Did she read it, or let one of her underlings proof it?

  5. I couldn’t help but think as I read this again, about the idea that we must now accept that who a person desires to have sex with is as based on physical reality as what ethnicity a person is, but what a person’s actual biological body is happens to be irrelevant when it comes to what particular gender a person desires to be. I see four fingers called five on that one, and it’s the likes of Mrs. Clinton who would have us accept that.

  6. “I see four fingers called five on that one, and it’s the likes of Mrs. Clinton who would have us accept that.”
    Yep. Add in the simultaneous acceptance of Islam and its views on sex and gender and you are up to six or seven fingers.

  7. Reason 573 that America is fortunate that Trump is POTUS.

    America dodged a bullet.

    To be fair, any leftist POTUS would likely mean the end of America as we know it.

    We barely survived eight years of Obama’s fundamental transformation.

    If she’s the smartest woman on the planet . . .

  8. Consider Orwell himself. He went through the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. Instead of holding up the Republican cause as some noble effort against Fascism as modern historians and progressives have done, he wrote of its evil, obliquely of course, in 1984 and Animal Farm. Unfortunately, too few heeded his warning.

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