1984 Meet 2016

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1984 in 2016

It was reported recently that Facebook, despite its owner’s pledge not to interfere in the political system, has been doing just that.  It seems that on the Facebook pages, in the section that says “Trending” there is a definite “trend”, and that is to lean to the left.  If something breaks in the news, or there is a trend of something to the political right, the so-called “curators” of that section of Facebook will weed it out.  This smacks of thought-control, as presented in 1984 by George Orwell.  It’s just amazingly scary how many of the things he thought of have come true, or are being formulated now.  Take, for instance, this piece…the headline says…

Mark Zuckerberg Quietly Funneled $992.2 Million To Planned Parenthood, By Tiffany Willis writing in Liberal America on August 26, 2015 and she says…Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla have donated Facebook shares valued at $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, California. One of the groups supported by the foundation is Planned Parenthood.

Why is this old news interesting?  Because Planned Parenthood, if you remember, was all over the news for selling baby parts…a video catches the nation’s biggest abortion business planning to sell the intact heads of aborted babies for research.   Another video  release in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal shows the abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas. Amna Dermish is caught on tape describing a partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term unborn babies which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.

“Less than 4 miles away from the Texas state capitol, Planned Parenthood routinely practices barbaric partial-birth abortions on living, late-term fetuses,” notes the Center for Medical Progress Project Lead David Daleiden.   Caught on video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on baby-crushing: “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

This then, is the organization to which Mark Zuckerberg has contributed a very large sum of money.   Coincidentally, he and his wife were expecting their first child as this story was breaking in the latter part of 2015.   Would they have considered doing to their baby what was done to other babies?   I think not.   Did you hear anything about this…anywhere?  No, you did not.

Have you walked through a large mall or WalMart lately?  The chances are that, as you walked you heard and saw advertisements on television.  While not exactly pitched directly to you by name or gender, it’s only a matter of time and that’s another thing that was predicted in 1984.

Then there’s the idea of preventative crime-fighting…by selecting potential criminals, who may or may not have done anything, and putting them on trial, or in jail.

This was presented in the book and then again in the film “Minority Report” with Tom Cruise and I believe it’s been a television series.   Too far-fetched to think about?  I don’t think so.   If people can take a book, such as Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals, and create a political agenda, and follow that agenda, why would you not think that other folks couldn’t take Orwell’s 1984 and follow THOSE procedures?

If you haven’t heard of Cloward and Piven, perhaps you should look them up also.  This is an excerpt from Wikipedia that explains it…”The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”   The current administration, pledged to fundamentally transform America, has just about completed that task.

We went from a super-power to being a laughing-stock.  We diddled our friends, rewarded our enemies, decimated our military and became a paper tiger.  The economy of a nation where one automobile company once boasted that it was the standard of the world, now bumps along the ground at almost a flat-line, as if it were dead or dying.

Every now and again, America produces a hero or a visionary, a man or woman that is the right person in the right job at the right time.   Perhaps we have that person now, running for President.  Certainly the current occupant of the Oval Office is not, has not been, and never will be representative of the American Dream or the American Experience simply because he’s never been a part of it.

So, here we are in 2016, experiencing much of what was predicted in Orwell’s book 1984, and again in the film V for Vendetta, which also pointed out the horrors of a wannabe tyrant.   Shall we be a nation of sheep led by a Judas goat, or be a nation of lions led by a lion?  I opt for the latter.   Wake up America, your country needs you… desperately.

 

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Larry Usoff

US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty, Honor, Country, are my watchwords. E-mail me at: [email protected]

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