Big Brother has raised the chocolate ration to twenty gram a week
Our media (not yet formally the ‘Ministry of Truth’) can pronounce virtually anything…and then through repitition (or lack thereof) and emphasis (or lack thereof) CREATE ‘Truth!” Consider that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State SHOULD have been held accountable…or at least ASKED about…the murder and rape of our Ambassador to Libya that coincided with the destruction of the Benghazi Consulate and murder of 3 other Americans. Yet despite the myriad lies, half-truths and distortions that she and the Obama regime put forth, we have THIS from three days ago: “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sets a record in Gallup’s annual most-admired survey“. And in the upcoming weeks and months the media will be in full swing not only shielding Lord Obama from any harm from bad news…but actually re-writing the news to sustain and even bolster his image as The Won!
Consider this scene from ‘1984’…and how closely it mirrors what is happening now. Early in ‘1984’ Winston, loyal minion of the Ministry of Truth, reads the announcement that in the coming week the chocolate ration will be reduced from thirty grams to twenty. He realizes that just a couple months back the Ministry of Plenty had issued a promise (a ‘categorical pledge’ were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 1984. His job is to “fix” the “news” to reconcile these two things. He decides that all he need do is substitute for the original promise a warning that it would “probably be necessary to reduce the ration at some time in April.” But then he realizes someone has re-written HIS story to turn a reduction in ration into an INCREASE! This realization comes as he sits in a saloon having a discussion with Syme and Parsons, when all the patrons have their attention diverted:
…a trumpet call floated from the telescreen just above their heads. However, it was not the proclamation of a military victory this time, but merely an announcement from the Ministry of Plenty.
‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. We have won the battle for production! Returns now completed of the output of all classes of consumption goods show that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20 per cent over the past year. All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us. Here are some of the completed figures. Foodstuffs-‘
The phrase ‘our new, happy life’ recurred several times. It had been a favourite of late with the Ministry of Plenty. … For the moment he had shut his ears to the remoter noises and was listening to the stuff that streamed out of the telescreen. It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it. Parsons swallowed it easily, with the stupidity of an animal. The eyeless creature at the other table swallowed it fanatically, passionately, with a furious desire to track down, denounce, and vaporize anyone who should suggest that last week the ration had been thirty grammes. Syme, too-in some more complex way, involving doublethink, Syme swallowed it. Was he, then, alone in the possession of a memory?
The fabulous statistics continued to pour out of the telescreen. As compared with last year there was more food, more clothes, more houses, more furniture, more cooking-pots, more fuel, more ships, more helicopters, more books, more babies — more of everything except disease, crime, and insanity. Year by year and minute by minute, everybody and everything was whizzing rapidly upwards.