1984 fiction becomes fact: Nine

Continuing the series: Ten ways the democratic northern hemisphere nations became the Orwellian West.

1.) Continuous War

2.) Widespread Surveillance

3.) Propaganda-Style Fake News

4.) Acceptance of Politically Correct Orthodoxies via Newspeak

5.) Dumbing Down and Doublethink

6.) Censorship

7.) Two Minutes of Hate against Political Scapegoats and Strawmen

8.) Harassment and Arrest of Dissidents

9.)  #MeToo Sexual Purges

As mentioned before, in the novel, 1984, the members of the Outer Party were denied sex, other than for procreation.  This was how sexual repression was channeled into enthusiasm for the State. In the eponymously named film (which was actually released in the year 1984), the actors John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton played Winston Smith and Julia, respectively, engaging in a secret love affair as a form of political rebellion.

 

Although the storyline of the film corresponds to that of the book, the viewer witnesses full frontal nudity onscreen as well as public confessions of captured dissidents in the background admitting forced proclamations of moral depravity.  The manufactured sex crimes consisted of participation in orgies, homosexual seductions, and the purposeful proliferation of sexually transmitted diseases. These visual parallels in the 1984 film create a sense of foreboding in the mind of the viewer as the lovers persist in their rebellion against the Party with a certain fatalism.

Inevitably, just before Winston and Julia are captured and stand naked before the militant, jackbooted INGSOC Party authoritarians, he told her “we are the dead”; to which she replied the same words back to him.

Today, sex is also wielded as a political weapon and, just like the dime store magazines of yore, nothing will titillate and tantalize the minds of readers and viewers alike, more than scurrilous headlines and stimulating suggestions of scandalously salacious crimes of fornication.

 

 

Although sex scandals have plagued the rich and famous around the globe, over the ages, and across all sides of the political spectrum, the consequences have varied.  Chappaquiddick may have prevented Teddy Kennedy from becoming president but it did not prevent him from being a senator.  Sexual impropriety ended the political career of Democratic Presidential Candidate Gary Hart in 1988, but Bill Clinton’s presidency survived an even worse sexual imbroglio a decade later.

Political Leftists, in the past, have been particularly forgiving of sexual improprieties.  However, after the election of Donald Trump, liberals around the world seem to have decided it was time to clean house with the #MeToo movement which has brought about the demise of former Hollywood producer and democratic bundler, Harvey Weinstein, as well as other notable figures around the world.

In February of this year, President Donald Trump lamented the lack of “due process” behind the #MeToo movement but his own daughter Ivanka, two weeks later, praised the movement and with “credible evidence” as being sufficient for the accusations.

In the case of Donald Trump, is it possible all of the #MeToo sex crime victims are now given their day in the sun because the political opposition believes all roads lead to impeachment by way of Stormy Daniels?  Or is the Trump Administration partially behind the takedown of political opponents like Harvey Weinstein and others?

Either way, like in 1984, when it comes to sex crimes in today’s political theatre, an arbitrary morality is hypocritically wielded as a double-edged sword, on the basis of convenience, and with one overriding premise: The accused are guilty until proven innocent.

In today’s surveillance society, therefore, there can be no doubt of sex crimes being used to control political and corporate leaders all throughout the Democratic nations in their long descent into Orwellian hell.

The question remains:  Who will watch the watchers?

 

by Doug “Uncola” Lynn, thetollonline.com

Continues tomorrow.


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