Posts Tagged ‘Orwell’
Our dystopian future

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A nightmarish future created by combining the surveillance state, big data, intelligent algorithms and automated drones is being created. It will combine aspects of Huxley and Orwell’s dystopian visions.

The archiving of every site you have been to and call you have made, together with geo-location information and spending habits will enable the identification of information accessing behavior likely to give rise to “thought” crimes. They could be subject to re-education or given “psychiatric” treatment.

The ability to analyze the past activity of those who come to authorities’ attention will enable the rolling up of ideological sympathizers. It will also enable the identification of thought crime “nodes” which link to other networks of potential opposition.

Intelligent algorithms and artificial intelligence means that it will be possible to continually monitor for those engaging in inappropriate information accessing behavior. It will enable the identification of those having or likely to have “deviant” thoughts. Do bear in mind suggestions to criminalize climate skepticism, Islamophobia, hate speech etc.

Retrospective law changes seem to have lost much of their stigma. I.e. You may be prosecuted tomorrow for what you write now, even though it is legal. What you write online is kept forever.

Automated drones mean that once such a surveillance state is in operation, it will not need the support of many people to remain in power. A despot will be able to survive due to technological rather than human thugs.

Much of the necessary technological and legislative framework required for such a dystopian future is already in place. It was put there to protect us from Islamic terrorism, originating from our fellow citizens. Often new migrants to the West or their children.

We risk throwing away the freedom out forebears fought for and we were lucky enough to inherit. The very freedoms that underpin our wealth and health.

Our politicians and governing class are such numbskulls. They do not have a clue about what they are putting at risk. They all went through the same educational sausage factory and then into very similar jobs. Little wonder they all suffer from group think. Thank god for the proles, as Orwell was insightful enough to realise. They can still think.

 
Boston left lies

The left have a habit of taking over institutions and perverting them. It’s Orwellian news speak “Cold is warm. Peaceful is violent. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia” applied to institutions:

Legacy media speculation that the Boston bombing was the work of the tea party fits this mold.  The legacy media have long succumbed:

This despite the fact that the Tea Party does not just protest peacefully, but tend to leave the protest areas cleaner than when they arrived:

Tea Party participants are the bedrock of bourgeois society. Inheritors and holders of values which were the core creators of wealth and well-being in the world today. No wonder the the left demonizes them. Until they are undermined the left will not be able to fully impose their violent dis-empowering policies. Something we should all be grateful for:

We will not even go to global warming and the destructive lefty policies applied in that area. Granny killers. Spreaders of misery and impoverishment. Global warming vested interests have got fat on the cold and misery of the poor. They deserve nothing but contempt. And their willing enablers should hang their heads in shame, recant and be less gullible in future. More is at stake than most realize.

As for the banksters. Useful tools? Who cares, the consequences of policies transferring our wealth to them will be dire for almost all:

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, Governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity (or fairness) of the existing distribution of wealth.

As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of Society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

Click here for a discussion on the source of the quote:

It’s time to see the truth and face the future in freedom and with love. Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning, not a how to manual. We can make use of it for its intended purpose.

 
Newspeak alive and well

Orwell would be proud of Canada’s Tories: The Canadian government introduced a “minor” change to its sweeping domestic spying bill. Instead of being called the “Lawful Access Act” it is now called the “Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act.”

That’s OK then.