Originally posted by PageAlaCearl
I have a hard time seeing the recovery.
In order to be a good American, you must accept that our current state of malaise, slow callapse even, IS
"recovery." You must accept this
because Dear Leaders state that it is so. In fact, you not only should accept it, you must believe
it, as well! Furthermore, you must come to
a point in which you no longer even believe that there was ever a recession, that we have always been in prosperity, the economy never stumbling or
faltering, regardless of what you or your neighbor's monetary situation looks like (afterall, it is the good of the nation which leads us all to
triumph and you must be constantly in a sacrificial state to ensure that we triumph and our economy remains in recovery from an incorrectly remembered
recession which we all know never even occurred, though we are in recovery from it.)
^^^THIS^^^ is the path we are on. Orwell called it "Doublethink" and it mandates that the government confuses and obfuscates while repeating their
imaginary "reality" over and over to the people until the people reach a point of confusion whereby they begin to believe this imagined nonsense.
The holdouts who retain their sanity and see the true reality are labeled "anti-American" and persecuted (either directly or by your
neighbors/family/friends via programs like "if you see something, say something" and various nationalistic bullcrap.)
Pertinent examples of what we are seeing and how it ties to Orwellian theory are found in such concepts as:
-The economy is "updown": I've heard this word used a time or two on the business channels. They have, so far, treated it as a "good sign"
whereby the stock markets are "up", thus minimizing the "long term" nature of the current "down" personal financial sentiment and
-"Peacekeeping War"- The UN and the USA have really latched onto this concept whereby you have some manner of tyrany taking place, so the obvious
answer is to shoot the hell out of both the tyrant and the citizens they were bedeviling... all in the name of "peace." Extra credit points for the
fact that anyone who disagrees with these actions are "unpatriotic", "uncaring", or "terror sympathizers."
-Restricting/Contracting Constitutional Rights in the name of "protecting" freedom... Those damn terrorists, they want to destroy our freedom and
our way of life, solution for preventing that from happening? The government will take those freedoms before the terrorists can and kick our way of
life square in the danglers.
-Unemployemt... this isn't so much doublethink as repurposing of a previously utilized word to mean something entirely different than it was always
supposed to mean. The "unemployed" used to be working aged people who wanted to work but didn't currently have a full time job... Now, through the
magic of the government, the unemployed is restricted to those who have been looking for work only up to a certain point, after which you become
"disgruntled" and are amazingly no longer unemployed and are removed from the roles. This creates a doublethink in and of itself, in which the
economy is actually getting WORSE, dragging on longer, and going much deeper... yet the unemployment rate is dropping as more and more people
transition into the disgruntled zone. Dear Leaders point to the dropping rate and say "Look, the unemployment rate is dropping. Recovery is
It's all garbage, to be honest.