5 thoughts on “Member Skype #19 Warmup – 1984 by George Orwell

  • 23-May-2018 at 2:10 am

    just a random thought.
    When I used to think the web was infested by paid shills I couldn’t help thinking that most of the so called alternative websites could just be the modern incarnation of the junk-shop in 1984.
    Maybe there was a bit of overdramatization by Orwell, as TPTB are smart enough to have since long ago realized there’s no real need to break into houses arresting people, as dumbing them down works just fine and better. But the idea that even the “counterculture” can be actually manufactured and provided by the controllers still seems to me, especially for his time, one of the most brilliant and powerfully symbolic message to be found in the book.

    • 23-May-2018 at 9:16 am

      This is an interesting parallel. There are so many silly-looking conspiracy websites out there, it does lead one to wonder if real people are behind these sites.

      WordPress hosting is so inexpensive these days, and even a complete amateur can produce a professional-looking website.

      So why do we see so many basic html conspiracy websites? Why do they often look like what one would expect a stereotypical crazy person to produce?

      Is it possible that the litany of junk websites are analogous to the junk in the junk shop?

      Food for thought.

    • 23-May-2018 at 9:16 am

      No need to apologise, these threads remain open for a reason ūüôā

  • 23-May-2018 at 12:09 pm

    I’m bummed I missed the call but it’s a tough time on Saturday for me as it doesn’t get dark until almost 9 pm and the afternoon/evenings are the nicest part of the day in South Florida. We’ve been taking advantage of that time to work on the exterior of the new crib.

    One thing I have been contemplating lately with regards to 1984 and BNW is that both books give a clear alternative to living “within the system” – 1984 in “the proles” and BNW in “the savages”. Is there a chance that the whole unveiling is a way to separate “us” from the normies? I feel a little more removed every day from the normies, this despite the fact that there are likely more people every day coming closer to “our” position on certain topics. Like I told Ab at Fakeologist, nobody goes backwards. Once have eyes to see, you can never unsee.

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