George Orwell is famous for his book Nineteen Eighty-Four which depicts a future so horrendous that it would hardly have seemed possible at the time he wrote in (1949) but which today rings true of the society that we live in. My first idea was to go through this book in fine detail with quotes to match each of the ideas put forward, however this would take a volume larger than the book itself, so I am going to have to take some of the ideas and match them with what has happened. I first read this book decades ago, and later got rid of it, but a few years ago I bought a second-hand Penguin Edition from a bookshop, an old copy since the price was Three Shillings and Six Pence on the cover.
The first thing that hits the eye (pun) is the cover which displays an 'Eye' watching you as you look at it. This, alone seems strange. I am not going to touch the story of which it consists, but to take the themes in the book and relate them to today's society. Within the first pages we find a piece that sums up today's society -
'The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one...It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.'
Sounds to me very much like the police stations of today, barbed-wired fences, steel gates and doors, and and so secure that the public are not allowed into them; even the small police stations do not now allow entry.
There were four 'ministries' - The Ministry of Peace - which concerned itself with war, the Ministry of Truth - which concerned itself with lies, the Ministry of Love - which concerned itself with torture, and the Ministry of Plenty - which concerned itself with starvation. The contradictions are obvious and a clue to how the society that we live in today sustains itself perpetually. Only through reconciling contradictions can power be maintained, or in the language of Ingsoc ('The Party') - doublethink. In order to maintain the power over the masses - permanently - 'the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity'. Now it is possible to see why today's world is actually insane!
To maintain this level of insanity there were three party mottos which formed the core of the doctrine -
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
'World Peace' is maintained by continual warfare (War on Terror); 'Freedom' is maintained by enslaving the masses; 'Ignorance' within the masses is the strength of the ruling elite. The idea of continual warfare is also not necessarily wars fought by soldiers, it is also maintained at all levels through social strife and street-violence, since the object is to subject the masses to terror - which is the means of controlling them.
The second method employed is to be found in the phrase - 'Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.' This is explained further as - 'The sacred principles of Ingsoc Newspeak, Doublethink, the mutability of the past.' This was done through the 'Ministry of Truth' which consisted of people whose sole job was to rewrite the past. In this way the 'Party' could be seen as all-powerful in having 'predicted' future events, and another role was that any freedom that was held in the past could be wiped clean so that future generations would never even know what freedom actually was. This was eventually to be done by removing the word 'freedom' altogether, and when something has no name it could never have existed!
Newspapers of the past were removed, rewritten and then reprinted as if that issue was the original one, the comment on this being - '...it was not even forgery. It was merely substitution of one piece of nonsense for another.'
'Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct.'
In the book this was aimed at the Party Members of Ingsoc (English Socialism) and not at the 'proles' who being non-intellectually inclined were not the problem to the State, they could be easily controlled through the 'proletarian literature' - 'music, drama and entertainment generally. Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing nothing except sport, crime, astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex and ....Pornosec, it was called in Newspeak - engaged in producing the lowest kind of pornography...'
Sounds all so familiar, doesn't it; nothing is here that has not come about in this era. As predicted in various ancient texts, there would be an age when the world would be turned upside down and lies would become truth, evil would become good, and light would become darkness - 'Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.' Nothing exists except for an endless present in which the ruling regime is always right.
The aim of Newspeak was to narrow the range of thought which would make 'thoughtcrime' literally impossible because the words to express heretical thoughts would not exist. 'Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak'. 'Thoughtcrime' was to actually think something that was heretic, and this was dealt with by the 'Thought Police'. I am reminded here of an event that happened some years ago in Germany when a man in a restaurant raised his eyebrows when the word 'Jewish' was mentioned by someone else; he was reported to the police for this 'Thought Crime'.
'In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called'.
Thought Crime was dealt with by the Thought Police, whose tactics seem somewhat familiar to us today - 'It was always at night - the arrests invariably happened at night. The sudden jerk out of sleep, the rough hand shaking your shoulder, the lights glaring into your eyes, the ring of hard faces around the bed.' Today it is known as the 'Dawn Raid' and there is plenty of chance to practice this with the 'War on Drugs', which makes for effective practice for the raids on 'heretics'. The aim today is less to arrest and detain, though this is done sometimes, but to cause the most possible disruption and to scare people off their opposition to the State System. Of course, the way such raids are undertaken are totally illegal and even courts have stated so, but the 'Thought Police' are above the law - they are there to protect a corrupt state so corruption within is not the issue.
'Doublethink' was called in 'Oldspeak' 'reality control' which comes through today as 'virtual reality', another way of saying exactly the same thing. Here an excellent example is given -
'The key word here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary.'
For anyone who cannot believe that this could be made possible there has been an example in the past that actually proves this to be right. Many years ago whilst living in Leicester I read in the 'Letters' section of a local newspaper of a woman who was travelling on a local bus with her son who exclaimed 'look at that black boy there'. The woman (by the tone of the letter) was absolutely stunned that her child could see that this was a 'black boy' and thus say such a thing. She was stunned that he could see the difference between himself (white) and the boy (black)! We all know the type and this is a case where reality control has existed for decades.
'If one is to rule, and to continue ruling. one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality.' The ability to 'dislocate the sense of reality' is found in the TV films such as Fast and Furious (mentioned later) Rambo and other mainly US films (James Bond too) where reality is totally suspended and everything that is shown is totally impossible in physical terms. These modern films are totally out of touch with any realism, and that can be no coincidence.
I have mentioned on many occasions how TV documentaries start with showing one view and then reverse that view half way through, some even offering three or four totally different and opposing theories - thus forcing people to a belief in nothing, since their minds are confused to such an extent they give up entirely. This is done today through contradictory 'Conspiracy Theories' some of which are nothing but disinformation; the TV posts one view, and the online 'Conspiracy Theorists' another opposing view. Today some of these are becoming rampant and have also become totally unrealistic to the extent that reality is suspended - reality control. Where the TV leaves off the Internet takes over - 'it is a vast system of mental cheating.' Of course, the number of individuals who, through this process, lose control of their minds and experience mental problems is a small matter in terms of total control.
The means by which the party kept their vigilance was through 'telescreens' which watched people from every corner, and by hidden microphones which existed even in the countryside. Party members were monitored through the 'telescreens' that they watched (TV). Today we see this extended to the masses, since everyone is monitored through CCTV, through phone-taps, through monitoring emails, through monitoring views on 'Facebook' and other social media, through being spied upon and reported to the state by those around us, and through a method similar to Orwell's prediction - through the computer. I have no doubt that modern 'Smart TV' is not there just to be looked at for entertainment, but as a means to spy on people in their homes - I cannot prove this. However, there is the little lens on nearly every computer called a 'Web-Cam' which takes pictures and can thus monitor anyone in their homes - and has been found to do so! One of my daughter's friends reported a pervert who spied on her through the web-cam of her PC, but when I bought my last netbook installed with Windows 8.1 there was a section which asked whether you would give permission for the large organisations - Microsoft and Google being two of them - to use the webcam on your PC! Now why on earth would these people wish to use the web-cam on our computers, if not to spy upon us - and have the bloody gall to ask permission to do so. (I would doubt if saying 'No' would make any difference to these people.)
All 'smartphones' can be monitored and also tracked through the GPS which sets the position. In the Fast and Furious film series there is one in which a system called 'God's Eye' (which 'God' is that I wonder?) uses every mobile phone, every CCTV camera, and ever form of electronic gadget to trace the position of any individual they would wish to trace, the whole system being linked up to this 'God's Eye'. Now, this may be a far-fetched series of films based upon the concept of being totally unreal, but where do they get these ideas from? In the film it was suggested that if this technology had been available it would have taken no time at all to track Osama bin Laden (presumably sitting in his cave in Afghanistan with his mobile phone at his side!). The use of 'wireless' technology has allowed this to happen since using this method can be easily monitored. The Sat-Navs which are put in most new cars are yet another way to track anyone they wish since they have within them the GPS position and a full record of everywhere the car goes. These are also 'apps' downloadable to smartphones, so these have the same ability.
The GPS satellites that were placed into space, seemingly to 'conquer' outer space, were put there to monitor people here on Earth, as can be proven through the developments that make them the most useful tool to pinpoint the position of anyone they wish, anywhere on the Earth. All smartphones are set up with GPS and so the position of anyone using these phones can be easily tracked. This monitoring now applies to all new computers which use the Internet, since the larger organisations (Microsoft and Google) use a system whereby everything is 'coordinated' and thus the individual using it can be known and their position found using GPS. Also, software can be downloaded to any computer that can remotely control that computer - meaning that these people can 'set up' anyone at any time. How do we possibly know (unless skilled in computers) what Microsoft downloads to our computers nearly every day?
The 'enemy' of the party was run by one Immanuel Goldstein, the leader of The Brotherhood, which was in fact controlled by the party and its leader did not even exist. We can see a parallel with the false 'opposition' through the setting up of various state-controlled nationalist parties (and others too) which attract people into them and are thus easily monitored and controlled. These people are not above setting up a group in which the most extreme activists join, and thus create an easily monitored group which they can crush at will and take out the leading activists if necessary. The Brotherhood is indeed an apt name for a resistance movement since this was used in the distant past against oppression here in England.
In one interesting section rocket-bombs (as part of the ongoing eternal wars) fell on areas of London, and these were the work of the party 'to keep the people frightened'. A people in fear is easily controlled, and this is the basis of the 'War on Terror' which is really a 'War of Terror'. Rampant crime, social unrest, the fear of 'Global Warming' and the fear of another world war are all used to control the masses, and to force them into a 'collective' in order to create a World State.
As today the use of 'spies' was a central part of the control of party members and of the 'proles'; today's society is riddled with worthless scum who are all too willing to report anyone and anything to the authorities - and indeed are encouraged to do so by local authorities and government departments. A large 'secret police' is not needed when members of the public can willingly do the dirty-work. And, of course, there are the worthless White Traitors who willingly betray their own kind and do the dirty-work for their alien masters.
'The ideal set up for the party was something huge, terrible, and glittering - a terrifying world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines, and terrifying weapons.'
An important thing raised in the novel is the role of the 'collective' in the control of people - '...he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation; to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous...ownlife it was called, meaning individualism and eccentricity.' The basis of the bringing up of children today is through 'socialization' and this word crops up wherever the people who are part of this system (social workers, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists etc.) are let loose around our children. This is the first 'concern' about people who home educate, and it is pushed forward that such children are more 'vulnerable' than those sent to school. Past history (as yet not rewritten) proves this wrong, and children are far more endangered at school than at home! How many times is the accusation of 'he is a loner' applied to anyone who opposes this State Control.
'If there is hope, it lies in the proles...' Orwell sees the answer in the masses, as opposed to the State System with its State Clones; he may well be right here, though the methods used are today aimed at the masses, maybe because through such sinister secret societies as the Freemasons and Common Purpose (which is taking over as the main role in the 'Age of the People') they are turning out well-trained State Clones by the thousand. An area in which they work, possibly as the means to experiment with mind-changing drugs - is the 'Mental Health System' which is infested with the 'Communitarian Elite' (mainly women of a 'left-leaning' type). One organisation working in the South-East of England puts out its sinister propaganda to unsuspecting people who have had some form of 'mental breakdown', including the usual 'egalitarian' programming, and in its leaflet states - We are not a secret society'. Why on earth would they make such a statement like that?
I have warned of the latest moves by the Bank of England to impose upon us a cashless system through the use of what they term 'Bitcoins'. This is marketed by telling the people that the banks may be forced to charge customers to put their own money into the banks for the banks to store. This experiment is to be done here in England, no doubt to 'test the waters' for future world-wide use. There is a grave danger within this idea which needs to be addressed in order to stave off this move - because it may not be halted but it could be put back a few years.
The Electronic Fund Transfer System was designed to have wages and payments put directly into one's bank account, and to pay out bills and goods bought through transfer out of one's bank account. This was the first real move to get rid of cash. Most people fell for this and use debit cards for most of their exchanges - which has given these people the impetus to move further! You can see this in the shops where the debit card is used perhaps more than cash. This was satisfactory for dearer goods, but cash was still used in many cases for the cheaper goods - which meant this had to be addressed. In came the system whereby you can buy the cheaper stuff (up to £30.00 now I think) through scanning the card across the machine at the checkout, without using a card-number as with the dearer goods. Of course the criminals got onto this and can make millions out of using a small scanner to do the job, which will pick up the card in a wallet or pocket - unless it is wrapped in foil, or one of the new wallets that does the same (note how they make profit out of their errors and sell the goods that can stop criminals, who would not have been able to do so if this had not been introduced in the first place).
So the stage is set for them to abolish cash altogether, though there must still be small points that need addressing, no doubt mobile phone apps will get over these. But the point of all this - missed by most - is the idea that there will be no cash, and thus no-one will have access to their own money! This is not quite as obvious as it seems, but every one of us will be controlled by the banks because they will have sole access to our money. As credit it cannot be taken out of the banks, it will go in as wages but will come out as a credit note on a bank statement. Yes it is convenient to have access to our money at all times but in terms of taking that cash out for ourselves and using it as we wish. It is ours even with this part of the system in place. But when we cannot take our own cash out then it is no longer ours to use, because in reality any state institution will have access to it (and indeed does have access now, as anyone who has to deal with these people well knows). It will be impossible to argue a case for yourself when dealing with a government department or local government department if they have full access to our money and can take it out at will. That can happen now, but only if the money is in there, and we have the ability to take it out so that they cannot do that. This ability will be removed!
The only way to put back their plans is for people to use cash wherever possible; alright it is paid in wages or benefits into your account, but you have the ability to take it out at a cash machine and use that cash to pay for goods. We all have the choice as to what can happen, and in terms of what would seem possible the majority of non-thinking fools will accept willingly what these people plan to do, and will force us all into the control of the Banksters (who rob the poor to give to the rich). This seems nearer to becoming reality so the more people that are aware of this the better, and the more people that use cash the longer it will be before they can impose this upon us.
Those who have taken up some form of Survivalism or 'Prepping' will already be one step ahead, since goods will be a firm commodity as opposed to money which will have no actual value. But this is certainly not enough to stave off the possible consequences of the move to a society without cash, since there is also the possibility that such an oppressive state could withdraw the credit number from any individual who did not conform. These people would not be able to 'buy or sell' if they did not have the 'Number of the Beast'. Even without this it is enough to control the finances of every individual though the banks controlling everyone's money.
The controlling factor will be that every transaction will be recorded by every bank and thus nothing can be done without their knowing it. It is a fact that local government departments go through the bank statements of people who have to submit them - this would also apply to all government departments. This means that everything will be monitored by the banks and thus the state apparatus (the banks controlling the state).
Unfortunately, in the book Winston Smith gets caught by the 'Thought Police' and is tortured until he again conforms (willingly) to the party system; this gives the impression that there is no hope whatever of getting out of the system. However, this whole system is based today around technology, technology that requires electricity and that is something that is essential to their keeping control. Everything that is part of this world-wide web of control can only exist so long as they have the power to keep their technology going.
Another thing that is important here, and I have covered this before, is that they rely on the control of the subconscious minds of the masses - the control of the Group Mind. But there is a far deeper and less easily controlled factor - the Group Soul or Race Spirit as we may call it. Everything they have set up is (necessarily) an illusion, like the Castle of Klingsor, and thus like (in the words of Miguel Serrano) a Picasso painted over a Leonardo da Vinci - a piece of rubbish painted over a masterpiece. Their whole system being based upon gross materialism and the material world, they can only control as far as this goes, and not at a spiritual level. They can only distort - they cannot create! That is why they have to use the 'White Traitors' to do their work for them, to create the necessary technology to control the masses.
If this were not so we would not be here now, our lives dedicated to the struggle against such oppression. If their methods were that total there would be no-one to oppose their sinister schemes. There is a factor unknown here, a factor that gives us great hope for the future. There is something deep within certain elements within our Folk that they have no control over - the Blood Memory! Moving into the realm of meta-genetics is moving away from their total control. This is where a new Folkish Religion is vital since this is not a political problem, and only a Spiritual Revolution will set us free and further the evolutionary process that has been set back by these oppressive forces.