Ever read the novel 1984 by George Orwell? If you haven’t, you should. Why? Because something is happening right now that should scare anyone who has ever read that novel. Someone is trying to rewrite history.
According to Wikipedia, the following is the role of the Ministry Of Truth from Orwell’s 1984:
|The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit party doctrine, for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite history so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the “how” of the Ministry of Truth’s existence. Within the novel Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind (if, for instance, they perform one of their constant changes regarding enemies during war) or make a mistake (firing an official or making a grossly misjudged supply prediction), for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the party must seem eternally right and strong.
So, how does that apply to today’s real world? Well, when the Blagojevich scandal broke in Illinois, there were immediate questions about whether or not Barack Obama or any of his staff were involved in any way. Evidence began to surface.
David Axelrod said unambiguously during an interview with ABC News that Barack Obama had spoken with Gov. Blagojevich about filling the vacated Senate seat. There were also two news stories from KHQA (connecttristates.com), (one by Carol Sowers on Novemebr 5th, the other by Alexis Hunt on November 8th) that mentioned the meeting although those two stories have since been scrubbed from the connecttristates.com website.
There was also mention of contact between Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich in the Chicago Tribune. That story has not been scrubbed as of this writing and can be found here:
Governor Mum On Obama Seat
Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
October 30, 2008
And just in case this story gets scrubbed as well, here is the screen shot of the relevent text:
So, why am I taking the time and effort to expose all of this? Because of the reasons being given for these reports and statements being retracted.
KHQA issued the following statement:
|“KHQA TV wishes to offer clarification regarding a story that appeared last month on our website ConnectTristates.com. The story, which discussed the appointment of a replacement for President Elect Obama in the U.S. Senate, became the subject of much discussion on talk radio and on blog sites Wednesday. The story housed in our website archive was on the morning of November 5, 2008. It suggested that a meeting was scheduled later that day between President Elect Obama and Illinois Governor Blagojevich. KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place. Governor Blagojevich did appear at a news conference in Chicago on that date.”
Now, look carefully at what you just read. “KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place.” And yet, they allowed two news stories to run for over a month leading their readers to believe that such a meeting did take place. It wasn’t until after Barack Obama’s name came up in connection with Blagojevich that KHQA decided that they weren’t able to confirm anything. Prior to that, they had no problem at all running a story they had no confirmation on.
And the same thing with David Axelrod. It wasn’t until after Barack Obama’s name came up in connection with Blagojevich that Obama or Axelrod himself tried to “correct” the record. Prior to that, they were perfectly okay with allowing the story to stand as is.
Of course, that leaves us with the Chicago Tribune from which we read:
|“I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama’s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share … if all goes well.”|
We’ll see if this article gets scrubbed too. But clearly, if the Obama camp wanted to get the story straight from the get-go, they would not have waited this long to make all of these retractions.
That is why we should keep this in mind about the Ministry of Truth:
|[The Party] cannot ever seem to change its mind (if, for instance, they perform one of their constant changes regarding enemies during war) or make a mistake (firing an official or making a grossly misjudged supply prediction), for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the party must seem eternally right and strong.
And Orwell’s words:
|“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.”|
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