WATCH: George Orwell’s Movie ‘1984’ to Understand What is Happening In America Today!

thetrendsvideos published the full version of a film based upon George Orwell’s book “1984” with the following commentary:

1984 is a 1956 film loosely based on the novel of the same name by George Orwell. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmond O’Brien. Also starring are Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave. Pleasence also appeared in the 1954 television version of the film, playing the character of Syme, which in the film was amalgamated with that of Parsons. O’Brien, the antagonist, was renamed “O’Connor,” possibly to avoid confusion with lead actor Edmond O’Brien.

After the customary distributor agreement expired, the film was withdrawn from the theatrical and TV distribution channels by Orwell’s estate and was not legally obtainable for many years Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 — 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and commitment to democratic socialism.

Commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century and as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), which together (as of 2009) have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author.

His book Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.[6] Orwell’s work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian — descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices — has entered the language together with several of his neologisms, including Cold War, Big Brother, thought police, Room 101, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.

WATCH: “1984.”

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The Neo-Thought Crime: Offending Someone

The term “thought crime” was popularized in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, wherein thought crime is “the criminal act of holding unspoken beliefs or doubts that oppose or question the ruling party.”

In today’s society it is a thought crime to offend the ruling party’s ‘selected someones’.

In 2015 America we see those “upholding unspoken beliefs or doubts” labeled as radicals and in some cases prosecuted as criminals. Examples include: speaking ill of a black President or a woman running for President, Planned Parenthood, Muslims, minorities, illegal aliens, homosexuals or opposing long-time members of the ruling party, to name a few.

Those who are designated as radicals or prosecuted as criminals include, but are not limited to,: Caucasians, heterosexuals, males, Conservatives, gun owners, legal immigrants, Christians, Jews and those who oppose the ruling party.

ABC NBC CBS MONKEYSThe ruling party uses a variety of tools to stop thought crimes: taxation, regulation, education, propaganda, Executive Orders, departmental policies, research, government largess (free stuff), and allies of the ruling party (the Main Stream Media, Hollywood, TV studios, corporations, etc.).

As George Orwell warned:

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead.

Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness [is] always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . .

When key media outlets feel the pressure of government to tow the ruling party line some cave or are already fellow travelers. Others continue to fight. Those who cave or are already fellow travelers are the “Newspeakers.” Orwell warned about those who work to “narrow the range of thought”. The neo-Newspeakers create a wall of protection around the offended.

The media begins the process of stopping the publication of “unspoken beliefs and doubts” against the ruling party by first changing their style manuals eliminating the use of certain words in their publication referring to: race (black or Arab), religion (Islam), political orientation (Democrat, liberal, progressive) and sexual orientation (homosexual, lesbian).

However, these same media outlets (Newspeakers) are quick to label those who have doubts about the ruling party: heterosexual/straight, married couples, homophobic, Islamophobic, Conservative, Right Wing, Christian, Jew and white/Caucasian.

The ruling party needs the support of the media to keep those who disagree in line. This neo-thought crime is any belief or statement which may offend the ruling party’s protected groups. Those standing in opposition are labeled thought criminals.

Those who continue to fight both Newspeakers and the ruling party are predominantly bloggers and social media warriors.

Ayn Rand wrote, “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”

Remember what Orwell wrote, “Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”


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