Skip to comments.Thursday's Insanity Wrap: Cancel Culture Comes for Orwell, Biology Is Transphobic
Posted on 07/09/2020 10:50:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
Cancel Culture is about to claim another scalp: George Orwell.
And thats just the first news item in todays edition of Insanity Wrap.
I hope youre sitting down, because in addition to Orwell, we also have biological sex as white oppression and our future as human-dolphin hybrids.
If you thought yesterdays Insanity Wrap was crazy, you havent had to wrap your brain around nothin yet.
Let us go now to Twitter, where journalist, writer, filmmaker, and musician Ben Norton apparently felt the iron was finally hot enough to re-pimp his 2016 cancel culture essay ridiculing 1984 and Animal Farm author George Orwell for being (among other alleged sins) insufficiently pro-Soviet.
I kid thee not.
Red Army soldiers were suddenly going to give up fighting the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany because of a book they had never heard of, and would likely get sent to a labor camp (at best) for possessing?
Youd have to be on the extreme end of Cancel Culture wokeness to come up with that take, but I suppose what was radical for 2016 is de rigueur for 2020.
Lets never mind the fact that maybe the Soviets there might not have been a World War II had Stalin not signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, including a secret codicil partitioning smaller Poland between the two totalitarian giants. And lets never mind that maybe the Soviet Army wouldnt have been in such dire shape at the beginning of the war, had Stalin not arrested, tortured, and even murdered most of his own generals. And lets never mind Britain, who stayed in the war alone against Hitler before he invaded the USSR, or the United States, whose industrial might and generosity kept the Red Army in the fight when all seemed lost.
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Why are we even paying attention to these big mouths. There are not as many as the press makes it out. We need to just keep laughing them off the stage.
Impossible. Even righties AND lefties make note of his work. I’m reading Down and Out Paris/London. He knew poverty. If he died in the Homage book he would have never written 1984.
Orwell is our token Socialist. He understood individuality. The Communist totalitarians that run the Democrat party need to isolate him to non-person status like the opponents of Stalin in the 1930s
That may be the most effective weapon against the PC NOT SEES, ridicule. Ironically one of Alinsky’s rules for radicals.
"It takes a brave man to not be a hero in the Red Army." - Jospeh Stalin, in reply to a toast from Admiral Ernest J. King to the heroic fighting qualities of the Red Army.
If they eliminate George Orwell’s book 1984, no one will realize that the suppression of the book is exactly what the book warned against.
Thought control is already getting the full and unqualified support of a substantial segment of the population. If the dems get into power in November, there will be NO freedom of thought left in the USA.
That is true. RIGHTIES use it as a warning, LEFTIES use it as a guide......................
Orwell was down with the revolution. He fought on the socialist side in the Spanish civil war. It was there he found out what socialism really is.
I don't think it is ironic.who do you think Alinsky studies to come up with his rules - fellow leftists.
Rules for Radicals is a guide for attacking Leftists. Remember - one of his major points is to use ridicule. But who has this thinnest skin and goes postal when they are mocked? It is the Leftest...not the Conservative.
Do you realize that the past, starting from yesterday, has been actually abolished? If it survives anywhere, its in a few solid objects with no words attached to them, like that lump of glass there. Already we know almost literally nothing about the Revolution and the years before the Revolution. Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
- George Orwell, 1984
Kinda like burning copies of Fahrenheit 451.
As a political epithet, fascist has been used in an anti-authoritarian sense to emphasize the common ideology of governmental suppression of individual freedom. In this sense, the word fascist is intended to mean oppressive, intolerant, chauvinist, genocidal, dictatorial, racist, or aggressive. George Orwell wrote in 1944:
“...the word Fascism is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else ... Except for the relatively small number of Fascist sympathisers, almost any English person would accept bully as a synonym for Fascist. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come.”
“If they eliminate George Orwells book 1984, no one will realize that the suppression of the book is exactly what the book warned against.”
They massacred their own soldiers, padlocked them in
tanks, and used them to clear mines so it wouldn’t come
as any surprise they shot them for no reason either.
Perhaps the only consolation we have is that morons like
the author mentioned will be fed to the maw of the machine
he puts in place...
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