The Spot-On Quote Of The Day…
…is awarded to Smitty, retired Admiral Of The Afghan Seas and Groom Of The Stool to Prince Niklas, for coining a term that accurately names the destination the Left in America wants to reach as it drives us down the Road To Perdition:
…Progressivism wants to build some Orwellian/Huxlian paradise, where Statism supersedes the Judeo-Christian emphasis upon the individual/family as the unit of societal analysis.
Spot-on and dead solid perfect.
-The Orwellian utopia divides the people into three groups: the Inner Party Circle, the Outer Party Circle, and the Proles. As Wikipedia describes this class structure:
1. The Inner Party make policy, affect decisions, and govern; they are known as “The Party,” and constitute the upper class of Oceanian society. Among their upper-class privileges is the ability to (temporarily) shut off their telescreens. They live in spacious, comfortable homes, have good food and drink, personal servants, and speedy transportation such as personal helicopters and automobiles. No Outer Party member or Prole may enter an Inner Party neighbourhood without a good pretext. Inner Party members make up less than 2% of the Oceania’s population.
2. The Outer Party work the state’s administrative jobs; they are the middle class, whose “members are allowed no vices other than cigarettes and Victory Gin”, and who are the citizens most spied upon, via telescreens and surveillance. This is because, according to history, the middle class is the most dangerous; they are the ones to incite revolution, the one thing The Party does not want. They live in rundown neighbourhoods, use crowded subways as transportation, have poorer food and drink, and are denied sex for any other purpose than having children within marriage, and are expected to look at it as a duty, rather than pleasure.
3. The Proles are the lower class of workers. They live in the poorest conditions, but they can be considered as more fortunate than the Outer Party members since they are not constantly watched by Big Brother, and the Party keeps them happy and sedates them with alcohol, gambling, sport, sexual promiscuity, and prolefeed (Fabricated books, pornography). A few undercover agents of the Thought Police do mark down and eliminate any Prole individuals deemed capable of becoming dangerous by spreading false rumours. Proletariat are [sic] 85 percent of Oceania’s populace.
-Regarding the Brave New World component, I quote Wikipedia again [sometimes it is quite reliable...sometimes]:
The two billion citizens of the World State constitute a eusocial consumer society whose individuals are produced in hatcheries by application of “Bokanovsky’s” and other techniques to the hatchery line to produce the five classes or castes named after letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and epsilon, respectively. Society is controlled by Alphas and their subordinates, Betas. Below them, in descending order of intelligence and physique, are Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons. Each caste is further subdivided into Plus and Minus (with Epsilons having the additional classifications of regular or semi-moron), and are distinguished by colour-coded work clothes. Epsilons are dressed in black, Deltas in khaki, Gammas in leaf green, Betas in mulberry, and Alphas in grey. At the very pinnacle of society sit Alpha Double-Plus, who serve as the future scientists and top administrators of the world. Citizens in the World State of all castes are not born to a mother, but instead created in laboratories through a process of artificial insemination. They are then grown to ‘birth’ in bottles, the bottles being treated in a manner similar to a production line. Fetuses are pre-determined to be born into specific caste and ‘lower’ castes such as Deltas or Epsilons are interfered with during development in order to restrict their mental and physical development (for example by adding alcohol to their bottle). People in different castes are conditioned to be happy in their own way; they do not feel resentment towards other castes, but rather feel a slight contempt for people not members of their own caste. At the same time, however, all members of society are repeatedly taught that everyone is equally important to society.
-Starting back in the 1970’s, some members of the Left in America* began to believe that the overt, in-your-face way of pushing for Revolution would not work in America. They had the example before them of countries like the United Kingdom and the other nations of Western Europe that showed that a more benign, stealthy approach to implementing Socialism was quite effective. However, people like Michael Harrington understood that the American citizen was a different creature. He saw that there was a uniqueness about those who had been brought-up and nurtured here, so he and his fellow Leftists came to believe the benign campaign they waged would have to be even more stealthy than had been implemented in Europe. Americans, they came to understand, were more freedom-loving than Europeans and Brits had ever been. These Soft Socialists, if you will, realized that undermining the American Idea would require the infiltration of every institution of American Society and a subtler approach to doing so. The infection would have to spread quietly. ‘The American People should not know what hit them’, was they’re battle cry. Until 20 January 2009, they acted accordingly. With the swearing-in of a Committed Leftist as President and both Houses of the Congress in the hands of Committed Leftists and their Fellow Travellers and their manipulations of the Useful Idiots of the Republican Party, they began to get a cocky and exposed their intentions for all of us to see. Many of us finally saw the light, but, sadly, there are still a lot who have their heads firmly planted up their backsides and refuse to understand that we are in the midst of a Revolution, and that the momentum on the Revolutionaries side
-By these two descriptions of the Orwellian and Huxlian utopias we can see in them what Smitty is, I think, getting at by his statement. It seems the Left in America is intent on implementing it’s own, unique form of Heaven On Earth here, a combination of the gray and dank world of Oceania with the numb and pointless world of the World State.
They are the purveyors of Soma and pornography, circuses and shackles, celebrations of ignorance and rallies of directed hate.
Sadly, we are not in the middle of a nightmare that can be dispatched by merely awakening. This is Reality.
The Left has declared us savage outlaws and we should wear that label proudly and act accordingly.
*I try not to use the term ‘American Left’ because there is
nothing American about these Moral Traitors. They have
rejected the idea of America; they despise everything it
stands for and want to destroy it. Hence I call them the
‘Left in America’ the same way I would describe any
alien group that is present within our borders.