Who among us does not consider that the language of “texting” is not Newspeak? Those in constant exchange with this simplified, lack of structure language may not even understand the reference.
Big Brother has been watching, for many years – and in 1984, there were watchers already in place. The standard has only gotten more sophisticated since. This – WordPress – is a site with many writers, many bloggers and many opines. Though we are all entitled to our opinions, the world is rife with replacing common sense by unqualified opinion. Our facts are not hard facts, they aren’t even soft facts – they are revisionist information that folks are allowed to presume are full and accurate portrayals of fact.
Though many personal opinions can be complete with true and honest fact, to the best of the person’s ability to determine them, the majority of blogs, and opinion, are not. It is difficult to say that opinion is without merit – for surely as a part of our culture this is not entirely so – it is easy to find that most opinions are based upon little or no truth.
The damnable thing is this: Once upon a time in America, the press, the media, provided us with journalists complete with a moral code to keep their opinions out of their reporting. The facts, only the facts and ALL of the facts were reported in a non-emotional, non-opinionated work. Opinion in the press – regardless of its medium – was limited to Editorials/Commentary and the occasional “Human Interest” piece. The press has come away from all that, relinquishing the chains of propriety and replacing them with emotionalism, opinion and a presentation which is meant to sway a reader from making an informed decision to making decisions based upon their wish to perpetuate the reporter’s own determination of the way things should be. If nothing else, we homo-sapiens are very opinionated. It is unfortunate that the press, in a positon of power through their contact in the media and social networks, have chosen not to present the facts, only the facts and ALL of the facts, they have chosen to manipulate the opinions of others by presenting the sensational, their opinions on the sensational, and only the facts that support their personal ideologies.
It has diminished us.
Yes, the language of texting has moved us into the Orwellian future. We were, my dear readers, forewarned. We just chose not to learn that lesson, not to acknowledge that a work of fiction portraying what might be, what could be, and what we might prevent, should to any degree be taken seriously. Though fiction – it is all about Truth.
Big Brother is watching. Newspeak is the language of the people, and opinion is the tool of both the press and the government. Without revolution, of any kind, including standing up for the rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution, there will only be change which will degrade society and keep the power of our future, of our children’s future, and of all the lives of the citizenry ever forward under the well controlled, extremely structured Socialist moires of those already staunch with power; and not to the benefit of the People, but to the benefit of the Political and Power machine.
Revolution does not need to be “Johnny get your gun and storm the White House”. Revolution can be just as effective when done quietly, with fact and determination, and by the masses. We must not allow government to determine how we should be controlled. This is precisely the reason we declared our independance. We must demand that government represent the People and does what it does FIRSTLY in the interest of the PEOPLE, and not in the interest of what has become the Defacto Royalty of the United States of America. We must vote, all of us. We must become active in our pursuit to keep the government “of the people” and “by the people”. We must NOT allow our Congresspersons and Senators to exempt themselves from the law – ANY law. And we must, as distasteful as we may sometimes circumstantially find them, protect and defend our Bill of Rights. For as sure as the sun rises, if we allow that well constructed, well perceived document to be tampered with, we lose all grounds as citizens of what was, and can still be, the best government, the best country for mankind. This, the protection of our Bill of Rights, and this alone, will bring us back to prosperity. Buried within that document is the key to overcoming the mess that our non-representorial representatives have brought the condition of this country into.
Alan Dershowitz – whether you like him or not, was correct to defend the Constitutional rights of those citizens for whom we may often find hatred and loathing. If we do not apply our Bill of Rights and the premise of our Constitution equally to all citizens, we open a doorway to diminish our own rights.
And so I leave you with this thought – Change starts with the simplistic, indeed, Control over the society starts with the basic, simple and saturating acts for which all mankind is prone to. The whole of what I have written might one day show up in our social Newspeak as: OMGWTF!
By then, it will be much too late.