Steve compares Orwell’s ‘1984’ to today’s politics


HILTON IS COMING UP NEXT.>>GOOD EVENING. I’M STEVE HILTON AND THIS IS THE HOME OF POSITIVE POPULISM. WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT SPECIAL FOR YOU TONIGHT. TIME AND AGAIN AS WE COVER POLITICS AND ESPECIALLY THE RIDE OF SOCIALISM AND INTOLERANCE YOU SEE ON THE LEFT, I’M REMINDED OF GEORGE ORWELL IN THE CLASSIC NOVEL IN 1984 WHEN THE INTRODUCED YOU TO THE WORLD OF “BIG BROTHER” IS WATCHING YOU. IN FACT OUR CULTURE IN MANY WAYS INCREASINGLY RESEMBLES THAT WORLD AND THOSE SIMILARITIES THAT WE WILL INVESTIGATE TONIGHT. GREAT GUEST INCLUDING ADAM COROLLA. LET’S SET THINGS UP WITH OUR GUESTS ABOUT JUST HOW MUCH TODAY’S SOCIETY VERY MIRRORED 1984. LET’S TAKE A LOOK.>>IT’S DRAMATIC, IT ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF THE OTHER CRITIQUE IN THIS. AS I WAS READING IT, IT WAS A CONSTANT REMINDER AND THAT TOOK ME TO IT, I JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS CLICKABLE TALK ABOUT IN A SECOND PERIOD JUST HAVE A LOOK HAVE A LOK HAVE A LOOK.>>THAT’S THE APPLE COMMERCIAL.>>I REMEMBER IT.>>SO ICONIC. IT WAS THINK DIFFERENT AND SO MUCH OF WHAT YOU DESCRIBED, THIS NEW AUTHORITARIANISM OF THE LEFT, IT’S THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.>>IT’S THE IRONY OF IT ALL.>>BUT IT’S TRUE.>>IT IS. LOOK, I WAS SORT OF ON THAT FRONT PROLONGED TIME. THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS LANGUAGE POLICING OVER THE PAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS THAT BOTHERED ME SO MUCH BECAUSE I’M AN ARTIST AND I’M A WRITER , AND MAYBE I’M MORE OFFENDED THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON ABOUT HAVING TO WATCH WHAT I SAY OR FOLLOW A LIST OF RULES OF HER WANT TO WRITE SOMETHING OR I’M GOING TO CREATE SOMETHING. THAT IS THE IRONY OF IT ALL THAT IT REALLY STEMS FROM THAT SIDE OF THE AISLE. I LOOK BACK AND IT ALWAYS HAS, AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE CANCELLATION OF MY NOVEL IN 1990 OR 1991 WAS FROM THE LEFT AS WELL. IT WAS FROM MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND IT WAS FROM THE NATURALIZATION OF WOMEN IN THOSE KIND OF GROUPS GEORGE ORWELL WAS PUBLISHED ALMOST EXACTLY 70 YEARS AGO. HE WAS RIDING IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE SOVIET UNION BEFORE ITS FULL COURSE BECAME KNOWN BUT HE COULD SEE WHAT WAS HEADING. THE WORLD HE DESCRIBED IN 1984 IS HIS PRODUCTION OF WHERE SOCIALISM ENDS UP. WHERE THE RULING ELITE MAKEUP JUST 2% OF THE POPULATION WITH A SMALL MIDDLE-CLASS AND THE MAJORITY OF CITIZENS UNEDUCATED WORKERS. THE RULING PARTY CONTROLS THE POPULATION THROUGH FOR MINISTRIES. THE MINISTRY OF PEACE THAT DEALS WITH WORK AND PLENTY AND RATIONS FOOD MINISTRY OF LOVE IS IN CONTROL OF LAW AND ORDER THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH HAS A FIRM GRIP ON ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION. JUST LISTEN TO WHAT HE WROTE ABOUT THE ELITE SPREAD IF LEISURE AND SECURITY WERE ENJOYED BY ALL THE GREAT MASS OF HUMAN BEINGS NORMALLY STUPEFIED BY POVERTY WOULD BECOME LITERATE LISTS AND LEARN TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND ONCE THEY HAD DONE THUS THEY WOULD REALIZE THAT THE PRIVILEGED MINORITY HAVE NO FUNCTION AND THEY WOULD SWEEP IT AWAY. IN THE LONG RUN A HIERARCHICAL SOCIETY IS ONLY POSSIBLE ON A BASIS OF POVERTY AND IGNORANCE. IT’S A VISION THAT SEEMS TO BECOMING MORE TRUE EACH DAY FROM GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MOBS INFLUENCING PUBLIC THOUGHT AND THE PUSH TO REWRITE HISTORY. OUR WORLD IS STARTING TO RESEMBLE THE FRIGHTENING VIEW OF THE FUTURE AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD SCARE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME SPECIFIC EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, BUT FIRST I WANT TO BRING IN OUR GUEST. COMEDIAN AND HOST ADAM COROLLA AND RED STATE EDITOR AT LARGE KEIRA DAVIS. THERE’S SO MUCH TO UNPACK HERE. I JUST WANT TO START WITH THE BIG THEME OF THE WHOLE THING WHICH IS HIGHLY RELEVANT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE WAY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS MOVING. THE WAY IN WHICH SOCIALISM HAS SO QUICKLY BECOME NORMALIZED WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE. DO YOU THINK THERE’S A SENSE IN WHICH IT INEVITABLY ENDS UP MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION OF THE TOTALITARIAN AUTHORITARIAN STATE THAT CONTROLS PEOPLE? WHEREVER IT STARTS, THAT’S WHERE IT ENDS UP.>>IF YOU CAN ABOUT THE PHRASE OR THE TERM PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT, IT SAYS MOVING PROGRESSIVELY. IT’S NEVER STOP AND TAKE INVENTORY OF WHERE WERE GOING OR HOW FAST WERE GOING. IT’S JUST MOVE FORWARD AND I ALWAYS SORT OF THINK OF IT LIKE, WHEN I WAS A KID YOU COULD SMOKE CIGARETTES IN AN AIRPLANE, YOU COULD SMOKE CIGARETTES ANYWHERE, BUT JUST TAKE A LOOK AT CIGARETTES AS A METAPHOR PRESENT AT SOME .70 SAID LOOK, WE CAN HAVE YOU SMOKING IN THE RESTAURANT, AROUND THE KIDS, WITH OTHER PEOPLE, WERE EATING, WHEN WE HAVE A SMOKING SECTION AND PEOPLE WENT OKAY AND THEY PICKED UP THEIR PLATE AND THEIR ASHTRAY AND THEY WENT SMOKING SECTION, OVER THERE. THEY MOVED THOSE SMOKING SECTIONS. TEN MINUTES LATER THEY CAME AND THEY SAID WE DON’T WANT SMOKING IN THE RESTAURANT, BUT IF YOU’D LIKE TO GO TO THE BAR AND SMOKE YOU CAN GO TO THE BAR AND SMOKE WHEN THEY SAID OKAY, HAVE A DRINK AT A BAR AND SMOKE. THEN THEY CAME TO THOSE PEOPLE AND SAID WE DON’T WANT ANYTHING IN THE RESTAURANT, BUT IF YOU JUST WANT TO STEP OUT ONTO THE SIDEWALK AND HAVE A CIGARETTE, HAVE A CIGARETTE AND THEY WENT IT’S COLD, BUT OKAY AND THEY WALKED OUT. AND THEN THEY SAID YOU’RE TOO CLOSE TO THE FRONT DOOR, WE NEED YOU TO MOVE IT DOWN THE STREET TO THE PARK AND THEY SAID OKAY AND THEY WENT TO THE PARK AND THEN SOMEBODY SAID WE DON’T WANT SMOKING AT THE PARK AND IT’S A PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT. THE THOUGHT IS, LET’S GET THE CIGARETTE SMOKE OUT OF THE RESTAURANT. NO, NO, THAT’S NOT THE END OF THE MOVEMENT. IT’S A MOVEMENT THAT NEVER STOPS. WERE GOING TO KEEP GOING AFTER YOU UNTIL YOU CAN’T SMOKE IN YOUR APARTMENT BECAUSE THE KID ABOVE YOU IS GONNA GET SECONDHAND SMOKE. THEY DON’T STOP ENOUGH. I REALIZED, I REALIZED THE NRA CAUGHT ONTO THIS AND THERE SITTING IN THE RESTAURANT AND THEY SAY WE LIKE THAT LAW, BANANA CLIPS ON AK-47S AND THEY SAY NOPE, WERE NOT GETTING UP AND MOVING BECAUSE WE KNOW IF WE GET UP AND MOVE, EVENTUALLY WERE GOING TO BE OUT THE SIDEWALK AND IT’S SNOWING OUTSIDE.>>REALLY PARROTED SO GREAT. EVERYONE WILL RELATE TO THAT AND IT JUST CAPTURES IT, DOESN’T IT, BECAUSE IN THE END YOU CAN SAY GOOD INTENTIONS, HEALTHCARE AND NO ONE TO BE POOR, BUT THE END RESULT IS THIS PROGRESSION TOWARD MORE AND MORE CONTROL OVER PEOPLE.>>I WANT TO READ THIS QUOTE, IT WAS MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WRITTEN BY CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL, A MAN WHO KNEW HIM. HE WAS WRITING THIS ABOUT THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA, THE EARLY DAYS OF THE DAYS OF AHE DAYS OF AMERICA. SO TRUE THAT MEN CLOSER EYE ON ENCROACHMENT BY THAT PARTY TO WHICH THEY ARE ATTACHED AND HOPE THAT POWER IN SUCH HANDS WILL ALWAYS BE WIELDED AGAINST THEIR ADVERSARIES AND NEVER AGAINST THEMSELVES. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE WITH THE FREE SPEECH. IT’S LIKE OH IT’S FINE, WERE JUST OUTLAWING THOSE DIRTY, BIGOTED HOMOPHOBIC REPUBLICANS, WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING, THAT’S FINE, THESE WILL NEVER COME AROUND TO BITE US IN THE BUTT MORE AT THIS PLACE NOW WHERE IT RAINS ON THE RIGHTEOUS. THE LAWS RAINED DOWN ON ALL OF US AND I THINK WERE FINALLY REACHING CRITICAL MASS WHERE PEOPLE ARE LIKE HOLD ON, THIS ISN’T WHAT I MEANT, I DIDN’T MEAN FOR US TO GET WRAPPED UP IN THIS, I MEANT THAT FOR YOU GUYS.>>I KNOW THAT MANY ON THE LEFT REALLY OBJECT TO THE COMPARISONS WHERE IT IF IT SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA OR WHATEVER, I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS FROM HUNGARY. THEY GREW UP UNDER COMMUNISM, THE MOTHER AND FATHER LEFT WENT FOR FREEDOM IN THE UK. THEY LEFT THE FAMILY BACK IN HUNGARY. OF COURSE IT’S NOT LITERALLY TRUE THAT COMMUNISM IN THE WAY THAT BERNIE SANDERS PLATFORM IS, BUT THE POINT HERE AND THE POINT THAT ADAM PUT SO WELL IS THAT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS END UP MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO DO THINGS FOR EVERYONE, IN THE END THAT BRINGS WITH IT THE NECESSITY OF GOVERNMENT COERCION AND CONTROL.>>I LOVE THAT ANALOGY THAT ADAM DID AND I’M IN A PIGGYBACK BY SAYING WHO DETERMINES WHAT’S THE CANCER. WHO DETERMINES WHAT’S GOOD AND WHAT’S BAD. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OKAY LET’S MOVE THE SMOKERS OUT GO LITTLE BIT FURTHER, THE REASON WAS WERE SAYING IT’S A HEALTH HAZARD. WE ARE LITERALLY HAVING PEOPLE DETERMINE WHAT IS GOOD AND BAD FOR PEOPLE WHEN IT COMES TO FREE SPEECH. WHAT IS THE CANCER THAT GETS AMONG US AND TAKES CONTROL. WHEN I SIGNED UP WITH BERNIE SANDERS IT WAS FOR THIS REASON THAT YOU CAN’T JUST CHOOSE ONE PERSON AND HAVE NO OTHER INDEPENDENT THOUGHTS. WHAT THAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THE SANDERS MOVEMENT IS NOW THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WERE SAYING LISTEN WE WANT DIFFERENT OPINIONS, NOW HIS FOLLOWERS ARE SAYING NO, IT’S EITHER HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY, WE DON’T WANT INDEPENDENT THOUGHTS, WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANYBODY ELSE’S VIEWS SO JUST PLAYS BACK TO ANALOGIES AND IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. WE GO FURTHER AND FURTHER AND FURTHER. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO OR SAY IT’S NEVER AMOUNT IT’S NEVER EMOUNT IT’S NEVER ENOUNT IT’S NEVER ENOUGT IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. THIS IS ABSENTLY GOING TO HURT AFRICAN-AMERICANS. I TALKED ABOUT IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I BELIEVE INJUSTICE AND JUSTICE MEANS WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BOTH SIDES OF THE TESTIMONY THAT WE ACTUALLY LOOK AT THINGS FROM AN OBJECTIVE STANDPOINT. THIS HANG THEM HI, SPREAD THEM WIDE IDEOLOGY BASED OFF OF ONE THING THAT SOMEONE SAID LIKE THE “ME TOO” MOVEMENT, OF COURSE I BELIEVE WOMEN, BUT WE CAN’T JUST BE IN A SOCIETY THAT SAY WE BELIEVE WOMEN NO MATTER WHAT WE WANT TAKE ANYBODY’S ACCOUNT. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY GOING TO COME BACK AND BITE US.>>WERE GOING TO GET TO THAT LATER IN THIS SHOW IN THE WHOLE QUESTION OF LANGUAGE IS REALLY AT THE HEART OF IT. BEFORE WE TAKE A BREAK, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY LATEST EPISODE OF DEEP DIVE ON FOX NATION.COM WHERE WE TALK ABOUT HEALTHCARE.>>CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG BUT MEDICAID IS A FORM OF PUBLIC OPTION AND IT DOESN’T WORK.>>DON’T SAY IT WORKS IN CALIFORNIA.>>IT’S CALLED MEDI-CAL AND A THIRD OF CALIFORNIANS ARE NOW ON MEDI-CAL. THE PROBLEM IS THERE PAID 40% BELOW WHAT THEY GET PAID FOR

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Warren just said that Big Tech needs to censor the conservatives for questioning Karmla Harris' blackness.. She is on the warpath.
    Hold onto your scalps.

  2. You want a more scary direct connection? In 2017 Obama signed NDAA into law. What you didn't hear about (because the media were ordered not to tell you about it) was the section labeled "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" AKA the ministry of Truth. Let that sink in.

  3. Trust no one, for no one deserves your trust — Robert Graves
    It’s not progressive
    It’s. REGRESSIVE

    It’s not to be your positive , it’s to be our negative

    It’s unAmerican to trust any of these political jokers .
    “

  4. 1883 book of FICTON, and a COMEDIAN guest, etc. …HEAR IS THE TRUTH of the matter ( John 14:6; Dan. 10:12 ) …The Revelation of Jesus Christ 1:1-22:21 ( King James Bible ONLY …Matt. 24:1-25:46!! …but WHO PAYS ATTENTION to details…?? …Prov. 28:4-5; I John 1:1-5:21 ) …Eze. 2:1-3:27; 7:1-27; 13:1-23; 14:1-23; 28:1-32; 33:1-33 )!! …Amen.

  5. The politician :
    “ I know you think you understand YOU think I said , but I’m not sure that what you heard is what I really meant 💥
    TRUST. NO. ONE !!!

  6. The thoughts expressed by these 4 (5 counting Bret) really make me feel better about the future of our country. There are a lot of us out here who don't like the change we're seeing, and we're starting to talk about how to stop it.

  7. i knew that such a great writer couldn't buy into the modern day left… thank god. time to pluck AP off the shelf for another read, a true american classic and very apropos

  8. @3:09 "The ruling Elites make up just 2% of the population."

    now, google: "what percentage of the United States is Jewish"

  9. now i have to say that brother doesnt believe one word that he is saying and anyone with half a brain can see that it is ridiiculous rhetoric. even dinesh backed off a bit because it was so proposterous what he was saying ,i guess he figured hes doing a good enough job by himself !

  10. It does scare me. It scares me how people are too tied up in their little lives and arguments to notice.

  11. The climate change people are communists wolves in sheep clothing.Don't be deceived by the climate change fraudsters.

  12. We are living 1984, no doubt about it. Just look at all the "double speak" in today's media propaganda. Also, look into the new TAPS act they are trying to impose….which will basically imprison people for thought crimes. It's absolutely astonishing that more people are not see the connection between the book and today's reality.

  13. Orwell's message was that ALL forms of government be it right, center or left..they will all become "Big Brother" that is his message.

  14. Heres the catch, there's nothing wrong with wanting social justice and to end poverty and create safety nets for the unfortunate, ect. But when the answer becomes for the government to simply provide for everyone, You literally in effect end freedom. Its no different than what your parents say when your 17 years old, If your gunna live in my house you live by my rules, and if you don't want to then move out and get your own place. Well what if the government says, YOU HAVE to live in my house and by my rules, then your basically a captive, If there isn't anything outside of the "PUBLIC" sphere then you live on a plantation. I hate the word public, what is it, it doesn't exist, ITs double speak for the "Government" any time you hear the word public just replace it with government and you'll have the truth. You hear this phrase, " Public Good" all the time, but if I'm the public then how can what I'm doing, if its good for me, be against the public good? I've come to learn that the idea of a public or a group is a myth, there are only individuals, which together make up a group but the group is an abstraction, the only real tangible thing is the individual, they have names and bodies, would it not be logical to say that if something is good for an individual person then its good for most other people, WE have to resist the temptation to work from the "Public" to the individual and work from the Individual to the group, "What is good for the individual? well the most basic thing in the world is Freedom, freedom for that individual to decide what is best themselves. end of story, so when you have the government telling you what is good for you or what you need, then you've lost your freedom.

  15. Liberals, progressives, and socialists have no guiding principles except "I'M GOING TO CONTROL AS MUCH OF YOUR LIFE AS YOU ALLOW ME TO." They are like locusts descending on a fertile valley. They will eat and eat and eat until all the wealth of the valley is gone. They will never stop. Like a rapacious weed, they must be countered vigorously everywhere they crop up.

  16. Democrats road map for the future, 1984 and Saul Alinskys "Rules for Radicals". If you don't have time to read these then just watch an old movie called "Soylent Green" and you can get a look at what it will be like in a few years if they get their way.

  17. "National Socialism is a movement with a direct link to Satan the Devil…" the Golden Age 1929…… on the rise of Nationalism in Germany.

    Not wrong by the evidence displayed and still happening in many countries. Man's inhumanity is guided by evil spelled with a 'd'.

  18. Not to forget that the incremental growth of restrictions on smoking has been accompanied by corresponding increases of confiscatory sin taxes on cigarettes, and now states are raising the age of lawful smoking from eighteen to twenty-one, thus criminalizing a sizable new class of underage smokers in those states. When Canada increased that tax it created a black market for smugglers.

  19. I no longer think that a 2nd Revolutionary war is avoidable. You can not have one group forcing Government down the throats of free people. It will happen in the next 20-50 years… no later than the end of this century.

  20. There's a quote of Orwell's no one ever mentions. He said it straight, (Paraphrased) "in order to defeat Nazism the Allied forces must be willing to go further and use any means of brutality necessary"… and we have, Much Further!

  21. The "Ministry of Truth"
    The sole source of information deemed to be "true" by the ruling class.
    The people are corralled into this belief by encouraging them to all believe that any other source of information is "fake" or "untrue"
    Almost like how Trump refers to everything but Fox as "fake news"
    Leading to increasingly large quantities of his followers to only listen to Fox…
    And thus, Fox becomes the only source of "news" or "truth" for his followers…
    The constant attempts to defund and/or gut education and healthcare, leading to uneducated and sickly populations. They constantly fight any legislation designed to actually increase the buying power of the working/middle/lower class, leading to rampant poverty.
    Insisting on "local control" while a mere 6 broadcasting companies control over 70% of local news and broadcast channels. People are indoctrinated to believe that their local news is apolitical and to accept that they're not pushing an agenda. Then the "local" stations are told to push mandatory pieces by their parent companies, the one paying all the bills, pushing an agenda that people tacitly accept as fact and unbiased because they've been taught to believe such.
    Yes, there is a dystopian nightmare in front of us. But it's sure as hell not "progressives" pushing for it.

  22. HAVE NO FEAR AMERICA GOD WILL PUNISHAMERICA UNTIL THE NATION REPENTS AND IT WILL EVEN IF TWO THIRDS OF POPULATION DIES AND NATION GOES INTO CAPTIVITY 7OOO NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND MILITARY WILL BE USELESS ONLY GOD CAN SAVE AMERICA AND HE WILL ;,.…:^%#

  23. This is very strange. The double speak is too much. Orwell was a socialist. These guys are just changing the meaning of words. Authoritarianism is far right and in no way left. We have a ministry of peace lead by capitalists taking to and keeping us at war perpetually.

  24. Dont forget the flooding of our border with uneducated and unskilled illegal immigrants. The caravans were created to tear down our society and bring forth socialism.

  25. typical of us Humans : we changed everything around us but ourselves , and kept been our own Enemies – says this wacky Iraqi Infidel .

  26. Socialisme ended in the country's where it started because it whas a disaster. Now in the Western world sime idiots want ti do over this stupid system. You must be insane not to learn from history .

  27. These people are griping about the "language police" and nonsmoking restaurants while Trump kisses the feet of murderous dictators and defies constitutional law and the separation of powers? Only on Fox.

  28. America is mankind's great experiment in individual liberty, freedom, and men's control over their own lives. The democrats in America are the sworn enemies of this concept.If freedomis good, democrats are absolutely evil.

  29. read the Left behind series and see how the world is being controlled in that one and how the masses of the world become like sheep believing what they being in cold even though lots of people including Christians are being led to their slaughter if they don't take the mark of the beast which they've already implemented in Europe to be able to get on the buses and how like I've seen in Kalamazoo Michigan they've got the bus is ready to be able to accept the little chip that they're going to put into your hand so you can pay for your fare and be able to track you wherever you go

  30. I'm so glad Adam mentioned the NRA in his example. As I was listening to his smoking examples, I was thinking about the NRA here too.

  31. How sane people read the front cover of 1984 – "1984"

    How insane people read the front cover of 1984 – "Step By Step Guide On How To Run A Modern Society"

  32. welcome to Canada – we are a "democratic socialist nation" in which democracy is slowly being eroded away – yeah we get to vote – but to me we vote communist, more communist, and most communist through our main 3 parties – and they love to take away democracy piece by piece.

  33. You can not watch Fox anything without one person having a TRIANGLE on their T-shirt, and another person making a TRIANGLE sign with their hands. Me thinks ye all are controlled … opposition. The elite control both sides. So I take neither side. I'm free under the Lord Jesus Christ.

  34. Your premise is BS, first Orwell considered himself to be a socialist, and second, it's the right-wing budget slashers in education who are causing people to be under-prepared by the education system, making people more vulnerable to coercive control by unregulated capital. The social economy is nothing to be afraid of.

  35. I never see anyone mention that the governmental structural cancerous growth was actually supported almost completely by another layer – here's an interesting passage:  

    This latest aristocracy is made up for the most part of bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organizers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists and professional politicians.  These people, whose origins lay in the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class, have been shaped and brought together by the barren world of monopoly industry and centralized government (routine power bases/organized crime syndicates?)  As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they are…more conscious of what they are doing and more intent on crushing opposition…by comparison with that existing today, all the tyrannies of the past were half-hearted and inefficient.

  36. The craziest thing about all this is there's one guy who has been warning us about all this for almost 2 decades. The ultra demonized Alex Jones…

  37. I view the book as an instruction manual. Seems we're heading that way. Plus, saw a bio. on Orwell and he knew all the movers and shakers that would do exactly what he says in his book. Came across he was 'quoting' those folks in a sci-fi format. We call them 'globalists/establishment' etc…

  38. In a world where my heroes are all too often falling on the sword of political correctness it is so good to see someone like Brett Easton Ellis standing by his artistic integrity. An iconic author that had a huge influence on me at a crucial age.

  39. "Cultural Marxists wont put you in the Gulag, but they will take away your means of living" Peter Hitchens

  40. For years I have been relating what is happening in the world with Orwell's book. The similarities are uncanny–especially considering Fake News.

  41. Amen to this steve… there is no logic, reason for the shrill left-wing media these days.. paid protestors, manufactured angst, scandal, inequality and the ugliness and more recently the Deep State trying to deep-six a duly elected President… President Obama is responsible for the Orwellian world we live in…

  42. THE WAY TO HELL IS PLASTERED BY GOOD INTENTIONS

    Any people who want to impose their lifestyle on others should be slapped in the face.

  43. De Toqueville said that the American farmer would go out to his field with a scythe under one arm, and the Decameron under the other. We were well-educated, independent thinkers, back then.

  44. Talk about Orwellian. Liberals have turned "hate" into a noun. Has anyone ever seen a box of "hate?" By turning emotions or abstractions into the tangible, again a very Orwellian concept now allows it to be subject to control.

  45. I bet these other countries leaders are wondering who's protecting the country when all of our brave warriors are abroad protecting other countries and their interest, we make America so fucken vulnerable come on folks get it together

  46. I try not to confuse the meaning of what an Honest man is to what a Good man is.. So much that I think a Serial Killer is just as much an Honest Man/Woman knowing he is righteously evil and sharing it with everyone showing Just How evil he or she is. Whereas a Good man might not even consider himself a good man and as I heard on a panel, someone mention, that usually Bad people or a bad person Doesn't know they are bad or don't think that THEY are the Bad Guy. This made me think that could be peculiarly correct in our everyday lives. As we confront conflict, racism, neglect, disease, etc there is always blame being handed out outweighing solutions causing more rifts in the challenges already presented. It's almost as if it's become a new toy of obedience and slavery of others.

  47. George Orwell was a democratic socialist you guys. We want democracy everywhere. That is our defense against 1984. You must question fox news and be suspicious of how it feeds your preconceived notions so fully. Which party has some legitimate will to break up google? It's part of Elizabeth Warren's platform. It's surely not the free market worshipers.

  48. My daughter was born on 1/1/1984. She is a Police Officer today and I am proud of her courage to protect and serve our country. And, yes of course she has her own copy of 1984. I gave it to her for her 18th birthday.💙✝️🇺🇸

  49. Actually Brave New World by Aldous Huxley seems to be more on par with what is going on than 1984. BNW talks about how we are slowly and methodically enslaved through hedonism rather than by force which is happening more and more. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and the millions upon millions of apps that are now available literally at your finger tips. Every time you hear a ding, ping or what ever on your phone that is notifying you, you are receiving a text, email, like, etc you receive a dopamine shot, that shot gives you a chemical reward JUST like heroin, cocaine, alcohol and any other substance that you derive pleasure from including food. So what happens when parents take their children's PED "personal electronic devices" they completely freak out to include becoming belligerent and violent. In retrospect it is Pavlovian at its core and the precedent of the disruption to the stability to our tech heavy society is terrifying. Basically people have allowed a palm sized electronic device to control them in almost every way and we have GIVEN private corporations Google, Apple, Samsung, etc the power to decide what, how and why to think and what is and is not acceptable. On top of that the governments of the world support this passive control over the population without ever having to fire a shot or put troops on the street. We have voluntarily become lambs to the slaughter.

  50. Oh, "Shillton"…
    There´s no such thing as "positive populism"…
    Populism will be forever mired in Nazism a.k.a. "the lowest denominator"….

    I actually agree with this guy, and I HATE to admit that, on something, though, of course, he turns it around…

    Whenever tRump is called out for his lies, it´s "fake news"…
    Whenever what he says is repeated, it´s "fake news"…

    "1984", if an inch….

  51. The problem with progressivism is that you can’t do just one thing. Doing one thing entails all sorts of other things because the complexity of doing anything makes this a certainty. That’s why it infects everything. I remember when SJW culture was fringe. Even if it doesn’t represent the majority, it’s very much mainstream and has infiltrated many institutions.

  52. Yep, Adam Corolla is absolutely correct about how the Fascists operate. Progressivism takes a piece of our Freedoms one piece at a time. They never stop. They continuing taking our Rights until we have NONE. It stops NOW.

  53. The day after the Nov 2016 election, copies of 1984 supposedly flew off the shelves and the corrupt fake news narrative was that it was in response to Trump winning the presidency. Now lefties are full on authoritarian, they're censoring like crazy, they're opposed to free speech, they're participating in nonstop 'two minutes hate' sessions, constantly changing the meanings of words (newspeak) and on and on.

  54. Double plus good. But seriously you should read 1984. Not because its a great book but because you don't want to be that one person who goes, "Yeah! 1984! I don't want capitalism because socialists do that!" Remember, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, War is Peace!

  55. Tar junkie much? The failure of Corolla's smoking metaphor is — who says smoking bans come from the Left? Anti-smoking comes from people who aren't nicotine addicts. Public Health is not the Left, medical science is not the Left. Mike Bloomberg is not the Left, he's the pro-Israel Emperor of Wall Street! Protective Parents are the Left? You blow cigarette smoke on some Soccer Mom's kid and, to quote George Romero, "you're likely to have a lousy afternoon."

    So everybody who does something Adam doesn't like is automatically the Left? Nope. The Slippery Slope goes in both directions.

  56. There’s no question that Trump is, or embraces fascist ideals. Sadly, many right wing nut jobs fall right in line with fascist trump

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