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Reginald Sinclair Lewis

This piece is called 1984. It is quite frightening to witness how current global events strikingly parallelize the dark, evil world George Orwell or, aka Eric Blair, created in his epic, dystopian novel titled 1984, first published in 1949; how leaders of brutal, fascist, militaristic regimes literally co-opted the blueprints aligned with this book of dark prophecies. Big Brother is a omniscient figure to citizens ghost-like titular head of an oppressive government called The Party. The inner members live in luxurious homes and feast on the best cuisine. They wield enormous power and control over the outer members. The Proles are at the very bottom of the socioeconomic scale, are consigned to squalid living conditions, and struggle to survive on low rations. The party chooses to see them as animals, immoral, a sub-human species. The same view reflected in the harsh, draconian policies and practices of the Likud Party in Israel, the Knesset, in a cruel, inhumane imposition of collective punishment against the poor, oppressed Palestinians, by the far right, racist, zionist thugs that comprise Benjamin Netanyahu’s war cabinet.

In the book, the Brotherhood also calls themselves the resistance. Israel holds thousands of Palestinians in prisons, and administrative detention. Listen to Orwell on page 17: “In the vast majority of cases, there was no trial, no report of the arrest. People simply disappeared,” he wrote. A perpetual state of war sustained through false flag terrorism. Page 239 he wrote: “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.” Evidence, photos, documents, records, books disappeared down, a term he called, the memory hole. This or that never happened or was completely false. On page 31, Orwell describes doublethink as: “To know and not know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling completely constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them.” In other words, all logic, society police, and critical thinking skills are turned backwards. There’s an insatiable appetite for vile hatred.

The obliging press acolytes continue to report the false narrative that 30,000 Palestinians have been killed so far, by the IDF in Gaza, but in his speech during a visit to the White House in early February, King Abdullah of Jordan emphatically stated that more than 100,000 Palestinians had been slaughtered by the IDF, mostly women and children. In the book 1984, few people had the courage to criticize or question The Party for fear of being severely punished. In this Orwellian cancel culture, those who dare to criticize the racist, unjust war in Gaza, are accused of being either pro Hamas or anti semitic. On page 235, the bad guy, Emmanuel Goldstein, boasted, “God is power,” and “We are the priests of power.” Does this sound familiar? I am Reginald Sinclair Lewis.

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