"Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile...but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984
"The fact is we are witnessing an all-out drive to impose thought control that seeks to ban the ability — the right — to think or speak for one's self. Thinking is becoming a crime." (Globally Acceptable Truth and the Crime of Thinking, Tom DeWeese, Address to the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference, 10/16/09)
The imposition of thought control over the American mind follows the Soviet model where all means of information dissemination including news media, seminaries, pulpits, the education establishment, science, entertainment, art, and music industries were in the hands of trained bureaucratic commissars, or conditioners.
In "The Sovietized American Media,” author Bruce Walker writes that Kremlin bosses,
"...had no interest in their subjects knowing anything about the world or having any honest opinions expressed." So what "happened in the Soviet media was the systematic suppression of all real news and a purging of all serious intellectual inquiry. All news made the party leaders look good, or it simply wasn't news...The media, wholly controlled at every level by the dull Politburo functionaries who desired only to hold their power, perks, and coerced prestige, existed for a single purpose: prevent any real news from reaching the ordinary subject in the Soviet Union."
"Isn't that the way things are in America today? The leftist establishment media, which includes entertainment, education, and all the other conveyor belts of information and ideas, ignore the vast ocean of muck which could affect the political bosses in Washington (more and more our Moscow) and instead either present absurdly fluffy pieces intended to make sock puppets like Obama look good or portray the notional enemies of the people as vicious and corrupt."
Not only is there no news as such, but much of what passes for news is gossip, slander and destructive criticism presented as investigative journalism. Then there are lifestyle pieces that condition us to accept the latest imperative from the food-police or alternative lifestyle-and-gender-choice directors; revised history produced by government hacks like Howard Zinn (3) that replace love of America with revulsion; and fear-inducing arguments for more gun control since racism, homophobia and sexism are serious problems among deplorable, mainly white, straight Christian Conservatives living in the great fly-over zones. All of these social ills are caused by traditional orthodox Christian morality and presuppositions that make people dangerous maniacs.
Oceania: The American City of Man
Those familiar with Orwell's Oceania in 1984 recognize the patterns, said Walker,
"The Ministry of Truth published stories about an increase in the chocolate ration even as the chocolate ration was actually being decreased. Those people whose very existence might have threatened the totalitarian control of the Inner Party became "unpersons" (and all) news, all education, all recreation was consumed with hatred of whoever the Inner Party demanded was the enemy -- and those "enemies" could change, literally, overnight -- and with a sludge pipe of pseudo-news intended to create the pretense of information while scrupulously stripping off anything of genuine substance or value in understanding the world." (Walker, America Thinker, May 5, 2013)
Oceania was always at war with either Eastasia or Eurasia and was at one time the Western civilized world, Christendom and Protestant America. Oceania was no longer Christian but a hyper-progressive paganized dystopia where the Party (government), minutely monitors and controls nearly all aspects of every individual's life. Committed marriages and other relationships among people are discouraged or sometimes forbidden outright, as they distract from worship of Big Brother (the leader) (1)
Extreme progressive liberal fanaticism and ignorance are promoted by the Party through relentless propaganda of the lie and psychological abuse. This is practiced to the point that citizens mindlessly accept everything said and done by the Party as well as mindlessly hate everyone and everything associated with the empire-state that happens to be the enemy of the moment. It is later revealed that in reality Oceania, Eastasia, and Eurasia have the same government and are essentially identical in their pursuit of a progressive pagan social system.
Since in reality the Party is a cold-blooded criminal regime it is extremely inefficient in all things except constant and oppressive surveillance over the Proles. The proles are considered mindless and unimportant, and so are kept occupied by trashy entertainment known in Newspeak as prolefeed. Prolefeed is produced by the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, in Newspeak) which cranks out endless fake news reports, demoralizing entertainment, stupefying propaganda, uninspiring ugly art, and most important of all, rewrites history so that the historical record always supports the Party
In pursuit of a Godless City of Man, beginning at least eighty years ago, Progressives, Leftists, communists, socialists, and fellow travelers initiated an agenda for the infiltration and over-hauling of our traditional Christian based culture and its political, religious and tradition sustaining institutions. (2) They succeeded beyond their wildest imaginings. Today America is a post-Christian paganized society quickly transitioning into the universal virulent atheism, fanatic social justice agenda, and mindless hatred of everyone and everything (ie., President Trump and his supporters) hated by the Party (America’s Left-Right ruling class elites) that characterized the former Soviet Union.
Nineteen Eighty-Four Conservativepedia
Cultural Marxism, Linda Kimball
Howard Zinn’s Anti-American Textbook Inspired Antifa Bombing Attempt, Mary Grabar, The Federalist, July 26, 2019