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WAR IS PEACE - FREEDOM IS SLAVERY - IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
A few months back it was revealed how the government drove the British nation into irrational fear of the coronavirus, using outright lies and massive propaganda. Ministers claimed their decisions were based on science, while in fact they were simply politically motivated without any regard to people’s well-being. They spied on those who doubted their unprecedented repression of human rights and used political maneuvering to suppress their opinions and arguments. They fined and jailed people for breaking their absurd regulations which, as was clear from the very outset, were set to do much more harm than good.
Last month, people protesting the monarchy were arrested and taken into custody, in a clear breach of the right to free expression.
MP Andrew Bridgen was recently expelled from the Conservative party for raising awareness to the devastating consequences of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, of forcing people to accept useless and harmful injections and then refusing to investigate the consequent surge in excess deaths.
And now, Australian journalist Julian Assange is set to be extradited to the US for publishing the truth about American war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, without his case even being heard by the High Court. By its treatment of Assange the British justice system has shown itself to be worse than useless when it comes to the protection of the right to free expression, the fundamental right on which a free and open society rests. The precedent has been set for jailing journalists for publishing any information leaked to them and inconvenient to the authorities. Such a situation is the wet dream of every dictator, socialist and fascist alike.
INGSOC was the abbreviation for English Socialism, used in George Orwell’s “1984”. We can hardly call a right-wing government socialist. But the behaviour of the British authorities and judicial system shares the same principles of authoritarianism, dishonesty and utter disregard for basic human rights, underlying any repressive regime, left-wing or right-wing. In the end there is little difference between INGSOC and INGFASC.
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