Hillary Clinton Thinks Moral Of ‘1984’ Is That We Should Trust The Government And Media (And Trump’s the “authoritarian”?)

“Are you reading Against Crony Capitalism again? Report to the commissar!”

She has checked out. Let’s not forget that she collapsed right before the election and had to be lifted into her traveling poli-wagon after passing out.

But don’t you wish you could blame this idiocy on physical decline? I do. Sadly she probably has long thought this. Don’t question authority and “experts.” They know best.

We as a country are very fortunate that this woman is not running the show. That isn’t to say that Trump is the bee’s knees, but seriously who reads 1984 and comes out with this lesson?

(From The Daily Caller)

“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered. The goal is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust toward exactly the people we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, ex-perts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves. For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.”

There is no shortage of attempts to conform the lessons of “1984” to a range of modern political contexts, but Clinton’s interpretation stretches the broad limits of literary interpretation.

The origin of Clinton’s counterintuitive interpretation of the work is unclear. Somehow, after reading a terrifying account of government overreach creeping into every aspect of human life and choice, Clinton drew the lesson that individuals should be able to trust the government, and society’s various information gatekeepers.

There are a few big lessons I’ve learned in my 4 decades on this earth, and one of them is NEVER flat out trust the “experts” and the information gatekeepers. In an Information Revolution such as we have now to do so is at best reactionary, at worst suicidal.

 

Below is quite a good summary of 1984 if you are interested. A little unconventional but very good.

Click here for the article.

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