“Reality Control” – “All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory.” (p.35)
In “1984” Winston’s job is to rewrite not only historical events but also current events. Even things that happened as recently as yesterday. So if in our world the Democrats had championed the “Defund the Police” Movement for the past year up until last week, and once it was clear that this was an extremely unpopular policy on both sides of the aisle, Big Brother would just reverse the narrative and claim that it was the Republicans who had championed this. And despite the preposterous claim, all those who love the Big Brother party [tribe] will go along with it regardless.
By way of background, please understand that I am a vaccine specialist and advocate, as well as the original inventor of the mRNA vaccine (and DNA vaccine) core platform technology.
What was most alarming to me was that my clinical primary practice physician colleague told me that each of these cases were reported as per the proper channels in Canada, and each was summarily determined to not be vaccine related by the authorities without significant investigation. Furthermore, he reported to me that any practicing physician in Canada who goes public with concerns about vaccine safety is subjected to a storm of derision from academic physicians and potential termination of employment (state-controlled socialized medicine) and loss of license to practice.
California schools are about to go the way of Virginia in Math Education. Because of the racial disparities in education, particularly in Mathematics the powers that be have deemed that a radical program of equity is the best solution. Remember, equity may sound good but it is the antithesis of equality. The Civil Rights Movement pursued the American ideal of Equality enshrined in the Constitution. However, today’s elites say we must pursue equity instead because it’s the only way to close the disparity gaps. Equity is the pursuit of equal outcomes, whereas equality is the provision of equal opportunity regardless of race, religion, or creed. Equity says that because some people are more advanced we must stop their progress so that they fall back in line with those who have fallen behind.
I just picked this book up today and it’s spot on. I highly recommend it. I will follow up later with some thoughts.
Here’s the book sleeve synopsis:
For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of “soft” totalitarianism cropping up in America–something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to “safety”. Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation.
In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents–clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe–who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance: • SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation. • JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true. • ACT: Take action to protect truth.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can’t happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.