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nice video...reminded me of something...

"Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it... All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children."

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George Orwell, in his novel “1984″, provides us a name for this terrible illness afflicting Romney. He called it “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

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“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, … to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.”

 
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Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

The Free Shit Army marches on. I always wondered how the people in West Philly could all afford cell phones. Now I know. They can’t. You and I are paying $1.8 billion per year because they deserve the latest iPhone 5. Check out your monthly phone bill and notice the charge called FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND. That’s your “contribution” to the Obama phone fund. A family of four making $31,000 per year qualifies for an Obama phone.



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It is false to compare food stamps and health care to Orwell's writings against totalitarianism. I'm not advocating either, just saying it is a false comparison and upsetting that people label Democrats with hateful language through false analogies. I think Orwell deserves more respect than that. Corporate fascism is the face of Orwell's totalitarian rule today, not food stamps.


 
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George Orwell, in his novel “1984″, provides us a name for this terrible illness afflicting Romney. He called it “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

As Orwell puts it:

“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, … to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.”

Romney seems like an overall decent guy but politics will certainly magnify your imperfections and I'm sure Romney wants it really bad..

If you like 1984, you should read some novels on how Stalin dealt with people and dissonance.. Its like 1984 in real life.. Ironically, religious organizations also have a strong history of operating that way.. like 1984


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It is false to compare food stamps and health care to Orwell's writings against totalitarianism. I'm not advocating either, just saying it is a false comparison and upsetting that people label Democrats with hateful language through false analogies. I think Orwell deserves more respect than that. Corporate fascism is the face of Orwell's totalitarian rule today, not food stamps.

Ummmm.... no its not. You are playing semantics. Potato Potaato. totalitarianism. corportism. corruption backed by force. The two quotes below should make my point. No hate towards anyone here. Especially someone attached to a label like democrat which has changed meaning so much over the years. Not sure of the current definition. This is part of the problem. Red team. Blue team. These are your only choices...? Umm no. But then we have always been at war with Eurasia what do I know. You must work for the Ministry of Truth...? j/k


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The Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes.[2] Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good.


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In a sense there have always and ever been only two political philosophies: liberty and power. Either people should be free to live their lives as they see fit, as long as they respect the equal rights of others, or some people should be able to use force to make other people act in ways they wouldn't choose.

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