Ellis Washington
Orwell's '1984' in 2013
By Ellis Washington
June 16, 2013

"The administration has now lost all credibility. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive branch will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it."

– New York Times editorial board

"... One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship...."

– George Orwell, "1984"

Welcome to the dystopian world of evolution atheism, of the Age of Obama, of George Orwell's "1984," written in 1949, being lived out by over 315 million Americans in 2013.

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old college dropout and contract computer analyst for the National Security Administration has leaked very sensitive information of national concern, which can harm all Americans by putting our safety in jeopardy by alerting America's enemies of our vulnerabilities. Snowden, in violating his oath of secrecy, was unrepentant: "Everyone everywhere now understands how bad things have gotten – and they're talking about it. They have the power to decide for themselves whether they are willing to sacrifice their privacy to the surveillance state."

The American people have lost faith in their government due to new daily revelations about how the Obama administration has violated our right to privacy. From the IRS targeting conservative, tea party, Jewish, Christian and patriotic groups to the Department of Justice targeting Fox News and AP journalists for surveillance, from the revelation that the NSA is tracking the telephone calls of most Americans to the public circus of whistleblower Bradley Manning's trial, which is ongoing.

According to John Whitehead, constitutional scholar and president of the Rutherford Institute, "The America we learned about in school, the one celebrated in songs and poems, the one to which our ancestors flocked in hopes of starting a new life based upon promises of wealth and liberty, is getting harder to find with every passing day." Whitehead documents in his new book, "A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State," that "the American ideal of freedom and civic involvement is being replaced by a technocratic nightmare in which government bureaucrats and their allies in the corporate sector rig the rules of society in order to protect the power and privilege of a select few politicians and businessmen. All the while, the majority of the American people are kept in check via debt, imprisonment and a vast surveillance network which keeps us monitored, controlled and marching in lock step with the government's dictates."

We know now that the NSA has been methodically gathering voluminous amounts of information, not about Muslims plotting terrorist acts against Americans using their mosques as cover, but against law-abiding Americans – amounting to 3 billion telephone calls per day placed in the United States via the Verizon network, including telephone numbers, location data, call duration and other distinctive ID characteristics being sent to the NSA for analysis. Based upon a top-secret order handed down by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) in April 2013, Verizon has been forced to hand over its records to the NSA on an "ongoing, daily basis." While the government maintains that no substantive content of telephone conversations were recorded, many American citizens are rightly concerned about this outrageous unconstitutional breach of our personal privacy.

While scandalous to most Americans, these revelations are an essential part of our tyrannical government in the Age of Obama. Depending on secret orders from government officials and the FISA Courts, which and were created by Congress under 9/11 hysteria, evidecnes seemingly little regard for protecting the rights of We the People. FISA rubber stamps NSA records requests, treating average Americans as enemies of the State while unaccountable government bureaucrats contravene all privacy protections, yet have the temerity to allege that they are in principle functioning within the boundaries of the law.

In full cover-up mode, the Obama administration wants us to believe that warrantless surveillance is chiefly intended for communications coming from foreign entities and that "reasonable procedures [are] in place to minimize collection of U.S. persons' data without a warrant." Nevertheless, like Big Brother in Orwell's "1984," Obama and his minions are masters of propaganda, deceit, Alinsky defamation tactics (Rule 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it") and Freudian displacement and projection techniques – ascribing to your political enemies evil ideas you hold.

George Orwell, a prophetic literary genius, sealed his place in the annals of history with "Animal Farm" (1945) and his dystopian novel "1984," revealing the means/ends of all Marxists, socialists, progressive and evolution atheist regimes – replace the God of the Bible with the State as god. This reactionary, pagan political philosophy is based on using the vast powers of the State as a cudgel to punish, coerce, control and, yes, illegally hold the people under constant surveillance ... under constant fear. Orwell wrote in "1984:
    The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.

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Ellis Washington

Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review (1989) and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute (1992). Currently he is an adjunct professor of law at the National Paralegal College and the graduate school, National Jurisprudence University, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, American History, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, Real Property, and Advanced Legal Writing, among many other subjects... (more)


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