line drawing of three different scopes on a pedestal

George Orwell’s Futurescope

“…the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival.

War, it will be seen, not only accomplishes the necessary destruction but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way.”

-George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel

The first quote explains a government’s threat to freedom during war and disaster—the state the CCP Coronavirus created for the whole world. People willingly gave up their rights and suspended the Constitution out of fear and “temporary” necessity.

Let’s make sure it is temporary.

This political cartoon captures the idea.

Mentality of a controllable public

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Unthinking, hysterical, easily controlled mentality. Nick Woodford/flickr

“…it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words, it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war.”

Antifa anyone?

It’s as if Orwell saw aggressive Liberals with his futurescope: ranting, shoving, disturbing the peace, rioting and shutting down conservative speakers on college campuses, harassing restaurant patrons, and damaging property.


References

Branco, AF. Daily political cartoon. AlphaNewsMN.com, Townhall, 12 April 2020, https://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2020/04/12/172952?hpnl=true.

He, Cathy. “Using the Name ‘CCP Virus’ Holds Chinese Regime Responsible for Global Crisis, Expert Says.” The Epoch Times, 23 March 2020, https://www.theepochtimes.com/using-the-name-ccp-virus-holds-chinese-regime-responsible-for-global-crisis-expert-says_3282671.html.

Michio, Hasai. “Antifa members promise violence in response to coronavirus lockdowns.” NOQ Report, 23 March 2020, https://noqreport.com/2020/03/23/antifa-members-promise-violence-in-response-to-coronavirus-lockdowns/.

Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel. Centennial edition. Plume, 2003. First published in 1949. Print.

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