In 1948 George Orwell wrote “1984” depicting a totalitarian state where the truth was what “Big Brother” said it was. The government in the novel had a Ministry of Truth responsible for “correcting” all records each time “Big Brother” decided that the truth had changed. Political correctness was dictated by the government and opposition was quashed. The government watched everyone to insure there was allegiance to “Big Brother” and adherence to the government’s version of the truth.
The Fascist, Nazis and Communist all came to power with slogans and promises to help the people. Once in power they gradually took freedom away from people and dictated what people should think by controlling people’s lives. Control was enforced by eradicating a free press, suppressing any opposition and instituting a spy system to maintain control over the thoughts and actions of people.
Today it was revealed that the Obama government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of all of Verizon customers and possibly other communication companies regardless of whether the people are suspected of any wrongdoing. They claim it is for national security. This is quite a claim in light of the fact that they didn’t catch the Boston bombers before the massacre through their phone conversations with relatives in Europe.
All Americans should be scared. The Obama Administration is already collecting tax records of conservative groups through the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes. The Internal Revenue Service is suppose to be an independent agency but has become an arm of the Obama White House to intimidate and stifle any opposition. In addition, it has collected the communication records of various reporters, especially Fox News reporters, by making false and misleading claims. These are the actions of a dictatorial government.
Like the Ministry of Truth in “1984,” the Obama Adminstration has spewed forth a torrent of contradictory “truths” about the scandals. Evasion and denial are used when these contradictory truths cannot be explained away. They are telling the American public, “Do what I say, don’t say what I do.”
There has been a history of falsehoods by the Obama Administration. They get away with it because the American public ignores the inconvenient truths about Obama’s presidency. After all, Obama is a cool guy who plays basketball. This type of mindless behavior by the public encourages the Obama Administration to abuse its power. No wonder the nation is declining!