To Orwell Today,
Discovered your site recently. I've been an Orwell fan for 5 years now. His body of work explaining how it's done is so complete. The how of it is what interests me, not the why or who.
One observation though. Do you think 1984 has been allowed to become so popular because Orwell leaves out the one important piece that nations are controlled (as far as I can tell) by debt-based money systems which are forced upon us and privately owned?
My turning point came in March of 2006 after realizing that it's not possible for steel-framed buildings to turn into dust in mid air. At that point, like you, I had to go back and take a 2nd look at everything. It almost drove my wife crazy although at 60 we're still happily married.
The name of your site is so appropriate as we stand by and watch what he warned us about unfold before our eyes. Your life's work benefits everyone.
from a small friendly tourist town in Minnesota
on the north shore of Lake Superior
Thanks for your kind comments about ORWELL TODAY -- and great to have you as a reader.
The reason the powers-that-be allowed "1984" to become so popular -- or to be published in the first place -- was that it would make them tons of money and they couldn't resist. By 1948 Orwell was a household name and a mega-star from the overwhelming success of ANIMAL FARM which had made Orwell very wealthy. Also they hoped, and assumed, that most people wouldn't recognize that "1984" was just as much a condemnation of Capitalism as of Communism and that the two were working together to bring in BIG BROTHER ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. See ORWELL'S PUBLISHING PROBLEMS & ORWELL A WRITER WRONGED & LEFT RIGHT & ORWELL SOCIALISM
And, to correct your misconception, Orwell does NOT leave out reference to nations -- and people -- being controlled by debt to privately-owned entities. He describes BIG BROTHER's economic system as OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM which is translatable as COPRPORATE COMMUNISM. And he has Goldstein -- translatable as Rothschild, biggest banker of all time -- as the mastermind behind the system. See 1984 IS CORPORATE COMMUNISM & 9.Keeping Masses Down & 10.The Rulers & 11.Ministry of Plenty (Starvation) & GOLDSTEIN CONSPIRACY IN 1984
Yes, the farce of steel-framed buildings turning to dust -- or in technical terms "imploding" -- from being hit by an airplane (and a third one imploding even without being hit) was a turning point for many people who understand the science behind implosion, ie that bombs must be strategically attached to support-beams INSIDE a building.
But some people don't know the science of implosion and even when they're taught they can't put two plus two together and get four regarding the WORLD TRADE CENTER bombings on September 9, 2011. Orwell described this phenomenon as people "denying the evidence of their own senses, rejecting the evidence of their eyes and ears" and believing that "two plus two make five" if BIG BROTHER tells them so. See 28.Reality Control
In New York City, on 9/11, the eyes clearly saw two buildings implode. See WORLD TRADE CENTER 1 & 2 IMPLOSIONS & WORLD TRADE CENTER 7 IMPLOSION
We've all watched documentaries on TV showing buildings being imploded, ie the building is taped off so people stay a certain distance away. Then the camera focuses on the guy with his finger on the plunger which will send the spark along the cable which will simultaneously detonate the bombs attached to the inside beams, then the building will start to shake and then slowly the building will crumble to the ground sending up huge plumes of white billowing smoke. That's exactly what we saw happen to the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11.
The science of it all -- proving implosion isn't caused by an outside object, such as an airplane, hitting a building -- is well explained in articles on ORWELL TODAY. See MUSLIMS SUSPEND LAWS OF PHYSICS & 9/11 HI-JACKS OR HI-JINKS?
I first learned the science of implosion -- otherwise known as "controlled demolition" -- when researching the OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING and reading the report by General Ben Partin explaining the impossibility of a farm-fertilizer truck-bomb doing anything other than blowing out windows. See OKLAHOMA FERTILIZER BOMB NONSENSE & WATCH OKLAHOMA BUILDING IMPLOSION
All the best,
America marks 10th anniversary of 9/11, Telegraph, Sep 11, 2011
Thousands will gather at ceremonies at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center towers, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennslyvania where the fourth hijacked plane crashed. President Barack Obama and former president George Bush, who was leading the country at the time, will lead the remembrances for the 2,977 people who died. New York's 650lb Bell of Hope, which hangs near Ground Zero in St Paul's Chapel, the rest centre for 9/11 rescue workers, will sound at 8.46am New York time, the moment of the first impact. The two presidents will join victims' families to hear the reading of the names of those who died as bells toll across the city and President Obama will also visit the other two sites. The remembrance takes place in the shadow of the "credible" threat of a terror attack on the mainland US as other ceremonies begin to take place around the globe....
Security measures in the two US cities were tightened following uncorroborated but "credible" intelligence suggesting that the leaders of al Qaida could have dispatched operatives into the US to set off a lorry bomb. Metal barriers were mounted along roads surrounding the site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, while police have been ordered to patrol bridges looking for suspect vehicles. In his weekly radio address, President Barack Obama yesterday called for national unity as he attempted to reassure the nation ahead of the anniversary of the worst attacks the country's mainland has ever experienced. President Obama said: "We are doing everything in our power to protect our people. And no matter what comes our way, as a resilient nation, we will carry on. "The terrorists who attacked us that September morning are no match for the character of our people, the resilience of our nation or the endurance of our values."
Details of the latest alleged terrorist plot are sketchy but US officials said a CIA informant had told them of a plan involving three men of Arab descent, two of whom could be American citizens and already in the country. The third suspect is thought to have travelled to Europe but not entered the US. They had been instructed to set off a car or lorry bomb in Washington or New York City. American authorities had been warned of the plot, supposedly ordered by Ayman al Zawahiri, the man who replaced Osama bin Laden as head of the al Qaida terrorist network. It is understood that intelligence agencies in the US have been unable to corroborate the informant's claims.
The ceremonies in New York began on Saturday, as thousands of local residents, for whom 9/11 was an attack on their home as well as on a symbol of American might, linked hands with visitors from across the country and around the world as the nation began an emotionally-exhausting weekend of ceremonies and services marking the 10th anniversary of the atrocities. Rising in front of them as they reached out to friends, neighbours and strangers, was the new World Trade Center tower, soaring into the void left that day and destined to be America's tallest building...
President Bush, the country's leader at the time of the attacks but who has maintained a low profile since leaving office, took centre stage in two ceremonies yesterday. At the Pentagon, he led a brief and sombre silent tribute to the 184 people killed when a hijacked plane ploughed into the defence headquarters just outside Washington. Joined by his wife, Laura, he laid a wreath of white flowers by the memorial stone embedded in the wall where the plane struck. Mr Bush later joined Bill Clinton, the former president, and Vice-President Joe Biden at a ceremony dedicating the marble "wall of names" near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was there that an onboard rebellion by passengers and flight crew foiled plans by the hijackers of United 93 to fly into the US Capitol or the White House, forcing them down instead into a remote field. The Foreign Office urged British citizens in America to be vigilant in the light of the latest threat. The 9/11 attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 innocent people, making them the deadliest terrorist atrocity America has ever experienced. Some 2,753 died in New York, 184 in Washington and 40 in Pennsylvania. Among the dead were 343 firefighters, 37 police officers, two FBI officers and one US secret service agent.
JFK ASSASSINATION PUZZLE PIECES (...According to the September 27, 1964 Warren Report, a Magic Bullet was fired from the far east-end window of the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository building, entered JFK's back; exited from his throat; entered Connally's back; exited his chest near the right nipple; went through his right wrist shattering the radius bone; entered his left leg embedding itself in his thigh bone, then dropped out later, in pristine condition, on his stretcher in Parkland Hospital.... In reality, no real bullet could do that. It defies the laws of physics. We all know that 2 + 2 = 4....)
28.Reality Control (...The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep people frightened'....It was as though some huge force were pressing down upon you - something that penetrated inside your skull, battering against your brain, frightening you out of your beliefs, persuading you, almost, to deny the evidence of your senses. In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And they would kill you for thinking otherwise. The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
And yet he was right! They were wrong and he was right. At one time it had been a sign of madness to believe that the earth goes round the sun. Being a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad. The obvious, the silly, and the true had to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall towards the earth's centre. With the feeling that he was speaking directly to O'Brien, and also that he was setting forth an important axiom, Winston wrote: Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
14.Scientific Experimentation (...In Oceania, at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for "Science". The empirical method of thought, on which all the scienctific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. And even technological progress only happens when its products can in some way be used for the dimunition of human liberty....)
40.Electric Shock Brainwashing (...O'Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. "How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?"..."Four."..."And if the Party says that it is not four but five - then how many?"..."Four."...The word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial had shot up to fifty-five. The sweat had sprung out all over Winston's body. The air tore into his lungs and issued again in deep groans which even by clenching his teeth he could not stop. O'Brien watched him, the four fingers still extended. He drew back the lever. This time the pain was only slightly eased...."How many fingers, Winston?"..."Four."...The needle went up to sixty..."How many fingers, Winston?"..."Four! Four! What else can I say? Four!"...The needle must have risen again, but he did not look at it. The heavy, stern face and the four fingers filled his vision. The fingers stood up before his eyes like pillars, enormous, blurry, and seeming to vibrate, but unmistakably four..."How many fingers, Winston?"..."Four! Stop it, stop it! How can you go on? Four! Four!"..."How many fingers, Winston?"..."Five! Five! Five!"..."No, Winston, that is no use. You are lying. You still think there are four. How many fingers, please?"..."Four! Five! Four! Anything you like. Only stop it, stop the pain!"..."You are a slow learner, Winston," said O'Brien gently...."How can I help it?" he blubbered. "How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."..."Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane."...)
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