Prayers please for the Ministry of Truth

Guest Post:

All prayers this morning, please, directed to the toilers and drones at The Ministry of Truth who worked so long and so hard overnight, expunging at the memory hole, and must now, surely, be weary and worthy of rest.

Less than ten hours ago NZyounglabour’s facebook displayed a post from February 13th speaking of summer school and happiness and bliss:


The poster cheerfully added several photographs showing aspects of the little event, yet now there is nothing, all the photos, in fact the entire post; gone. What is this?

ThumbnailCuriouser and curiouser, creeping as far down the memory hole as possible with limited tech-ability, the internetty thingameebob showed me that I hadn’t been dreamin’, as the Ministry of Truth now want me to believe, there had been pictures after all:


All since deleted. What could have been so offensive, or embarrassing, that cremation in the memory hole was called for by Big Sister? Could it be that the pictures may contradict the correct narrative? Could it be the NZYL watermark? Could it be that Big Sister doesn’t want anybody to recognise any faces from the event, lest someone approach them for comment? We don’t know, and won’t know because they won’t tell us, leaving us to form our own conclusions. Personally; I don’t understand the mad panic for removal. It looked a perfectly inoffensive event to me:


NZ Labour Party: Scrubbing their own history for over a century.



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A guest post submitted to Whaleoil and edited by Whaleoil staff.