“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” (Orwell, 1984). We had an interesting conversation about the destruction of words over at Insanitybytes22’s blog with her post, “The Word of the Day is Fortify.” You should check that out. I will continue my thoughts about it here. Of course, George Orwell was wrong about one thing in predicting his dystopian future. He was 37 years too early.
Now, before I continue, this post is a companion piece to a post I wrote titled, “You are Harrison Bergeron!” about how events in 2020 eerily took on the nature of two classic dystopian novels: Orwell’s “1984” and Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron.”
This destruction of words by changing their meaning is the M.O. of the political left* so that the unsuspecting public stays ignorant of their real agenda. For instance, when VP Harris says “equity” she means equal outcome, which sounds better than the pure Marxist socialism it actually is. When President Biden says he wants “unity” he means compliance and submission to their one-party rule.
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” (1984)
And that’s bring us to our conversation about the word “fortify.” This comes from a recent Time Magazine article by Molly Ball titled, The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.” As the Epoch Times op-ed, “Time Magazine Details the ‘Shadow Campaign’ Against Trump,” pointed out:
“While their intent was to show the “heroic” effort of the left to save America from a Trump reelection, they admit there was “a loose coalition of Democratic operatives, grassroots activists, mainstream media, tech companies, and corporate CEOs” working together to sway the election in Biden’s favor. It also notes how Time admitted this well-funded cabal had control over every aspect of the election, including Antifa and BLM protests….”
As the Epoch Times by-line summarized it:
“They were not rigging the election; they were ‘fortifying’ it.”
You see, “fortify” now means that the ends always justify the means when it concerns keeping the ruling class in power.
“Power is not a means; it is an end.” (1984)
The article is right; it was a “bipartisan effort.” There were certainly crony Republicans included in this cabal. They were the “Never-Trumpers” who were horrified by his policies that put the average American workers ahead of the corporate elites who make their profit from Chinese slave labor. After all… “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power – pure power.’” (1984)
It was also the Big Tech oligarchs controlling the information flow, destroying their competition, and wielding total authoritarian power from their lofty Silicon Valley throne to de-platform even the most powerful leader in the free world—the President of the United States.
Yes, Molly, this cabal’s fight was “heroic” because order and peace has been restored. Their ongoing refeudalization project is back on track. The Inner Party has regained control from the uprising of the deplorable Proles.
This is why their campaign doublespeak doesn’t mean anything. You didn’t actually think this cabal had your best interests in mind, did you? They will say anything to get elected and gain power. Truth does not matter, only staying in power does. And, as we saw from the MSM and Big Tech alliance, if you say something over and over, it doesn’t matter if it’s true, it becomes the truth.
“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” (1984)
So, the destruction of words is truly a remarkable thing in our current “1984” construct. To be a racist now simply means to be a white person. Systemic racism comes from being American. To protect our democracy means we must destroy our Representative Republic. To defend the Constitution means we trample it underfoot.
“War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength.” (1984)
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” (1984)
This is why this cabal, and anyone under their protection, can hypocritically spew out endless hateful and enflamed rhetoric without any fear of repercussion. If you’re Antifa or BLM activists, burning cities, destroying private property, bullying its citizens with violence, waving signs that say “Death to America!”, that’s called “peaceful protest.” But if you’re a Trump supporter, you’re a fascist terrorist, an insurrectionist. You must be sent to the Ministry of Love to be reprogrammed, or just be unpersoned.
“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.” (Wikipedia)
Feel like you’re being gaslighted yet?
“Hate speech” means engaging in thoughtcrimes. Thoughtcrimes are any violation of political correctness. This includes anything said, or even implied, that doesn’t comply with the Party Newspeak narrative. Big Tech and their partisan “fact-checkers” are the Thought Police who enforce the Newspeak narrative.
And what is the ultimate end of this continual destruction of words?
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.” (1984)
This cabal was not heroically defeating a political party, but the latest version of a Populist movement. While they won the election for Biden, bringing with him the return of this Orwellian globalist cabal to power, who have their tentacles wrapped around every aspect of our economy and culture; they utterly failed to wipe out the movement. More on that another time.
For now, we’ll just have to party like it’s 1984.