Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Luntzian Newspeak, Rovian Doublethink
Guiding Principles/Principals Of Right-Wing Extremists

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. So says the ruling oligarchy of Oceania in 1984. The repetitive use of false and meaningless phrases is one of the ways the elite Inner Party accumulates and maintains its power. It is also one of the ways the far right extemist supporters of George Bush maintain their power. How ironic or perhaps just foresightful that George Orwell would pick a year that would coincide exactly to the time that the radical right of America was building and expanding its power base.

The reactionary right actually began its purge to power about a decade earlier and would have a wait another decade for its subversive tactics to finally wear down the resistance of an aimless and drifting Democratic Party. Over the past decade the extremists have tightened their stranglehold on our now struggling democracy. Just in the past few weeks have signs of life begun to show in those whose responsibility it is to resist the forces of radical right repression. Only time will tell if these are true signs of revival or if they are just the final throes of a dying resistance.

The answer depends largely on what the American people do. Will we continue to be like Orwell’s unthinking Proles who are willing to accept any and all lies conjured up by the Party as long as they are clothed in Newspeak gibberish and patriotic inanities? Will we continue to fall prey to Rovian doublethink attacks on the truth? Or will we clear our hearts and minds and finally demand accountability from those who have sent our sons and daughters to fight and die in Iraq for a plan [1] for oil and power first formulated 13 years ago? Will we ask why we are not fighting Osama bin Laden instead of an Iraqi nation and people who had nothing to do with al Qaeda before George Bush sent troops into Iraq? Will we stand up and say America is a land of equal opportunity and not just a playground for rich and powerful elites to take what they want? Will we stand up and say we want the real definition of America, not the false manipulative one of Frank Luntz and Karl Rove?

[1] Roots Of Bush War

The Bush Credo - No Sacrifice Is Too Great For Others To Make.

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