Sunday, February 17, 2008
It's 1984 all over again. The lies continue, promulgating more lies, until we don't know what is truth and what is "reality," at least as it applies to the central government.
Numerous articles, such as this one, reveal the depths of information control that Washington insiders consider a normal way of doing the people's business. Newspeak is the norm. War is Peace, security is terrorism and images of Our Great National Enemies fuel our daily Two-Minute Hate.
Who is fooled by the claim that the dead spy satellite must be "shot down?" As if one could shoot down a satellite like a civilian airliner in the Gulf of Oman. The satellite is coming out of orbit, whether in one piece or many. Blowing it up in a highly visible demonstration of space warfare will only scatter the pieces before they burn up in the atmosphere.
This is the problem with lying: once you get into the habit, it's impossible to stop.
Remember that the book, 1984, is not about "Big Brother is Watching You." It's about control of information.
"He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past."
Hence the "disappeared" emails, the non-denial denials, the infiltration of media by the CIA and less visible security industry. Reality cannot be left to the unwashed rabble. It must be controlled, packaged and manipulated, such that "reality" conforms to the changing needs of the present reality controllers.
We witness a constantly changing landscape of lies to prop up government policy. We invaded Iraq to stop weapons of mass destruction, then for regime change, then to overthrow Saddam Hussein, then to free the Iraqi people, then to establish democracy. Never, of course, to secure oil reserves and control Middle Eastern energy markets. That would be too close to the truth that must be defended from the people at all costs.
Now we see the same pattern regarding this "shoot down" of a defunct satellite. The salvo of lies sprayed out to justify a missile launch from a warship in mid-ocean is enough to bring down the satellite through sheer weight of falsehood. The Pentagon and their government lackies are unable to speak the truth, to tell the world we want to blow up this satellite in space to demonstrate our ability to blow up satellites in space, as a warning to any upstart nation cheeky enough to follow our lead in militarizing the celestial commons.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, meaning of course, the ignorance of the people of the united States of the duplicity of our so-called government representatives, up to and especially including the First Lacky, the President of the United States.