Friday, February 17, 2006

Don't waste your words, they're just lies

Just in case George W Bush or Tony Blair pops in to have a look at my blog...
Doublethink is "the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. ... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth."
George Orwell, 1984, pp35, 176-177.
The war in Iraq is no longer about WMDs but about bringing Freedom and deomcracy to the Middle East. Hmmmmm....I wonder how Tony Blair sleeps at night?
Seems like Orwell was right in predicting a 1984esque world. We have lies becoming truths which then become lies and ID cards and people watching us through CCTV and records of our Oyster cards (an electronic ticket for the tube in London). What on earth is going on, we seem to be sleepwalking into a totalitarian state and no one bats an eyelid because footballer's wives is on the TV, or because all people really want is a new car/luxury item/house.

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