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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Opposition Party

It's really quite nauseating, though predictable, to hear the out of power (after 13 years) Labour-party would-be leaders of a failed ex-government pontificating about what they propose to do. Now. The predictable revelation is that now that they are the official Opposition they begin to scream what they have always known the people want in the simple and cynical hope that they will thereby be re-elected.

Just to regain power

Squealer - Animal Farm

Orwell describes Animal Farm as a fairy story. That of itself is highly revealing. It is a satirical novel and, even though written between November 1944 and February 1945, accurately describes present times (2010). It's a remarkable insight and illustrates the mechanism through which (political) control works. This should be compulsory reading for everyone and in any country. The methods described descend to the terribly crude, but nevertheless are very effective. It mostly relies on unsubstantiated claims (unverifiable allegation) that are believed (for no good reason) to be true. It's political spin and double-speak.

Once that has been achieved they will simply revert to the ideology that has always existed and that is clear the majority of the electorate detest. It sounds similar to common sense, but took more than 13 years to be mouthed.  It cannot possibly be believed.

It seems that to behave in a deceitful way has more chance of success than honesty. An example of typical disinformation in an attempt to persuade:

A government-funded report defines the
'British public' as being just 160 in number

  • "We expected people to be very wary of claims about creating synthetic life, but they weren't... They were quite relaxed about it, and seemed to see it as a natural extension of biological knowledge."