Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Totalitarian propaganda in democracies

The threat to bomb Syria was a great example of "political language" being used to justify war for peace. That great Obama moment supported by the French and almost British reminded me of George Orwell's 1984:

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. 
Ignorance is strength.” 

I wrote about it in an earlier post

But I also realised during a dinner party conversation that while Orwell was writing about totalitarian regimes, the irony is that this kind of totalitarian propaganda actually applies to modern capitalistic liberal democracies! 

What an irony!

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