George Orwell’s ‘1984’ was Cold War Propaganda

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April 22, 2017

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Liberals compared Trump’s victory to
some Orwellian nightmare when in fact 
totalitarianism has been the policy of the deep state for many decades.
Here, John Hamer traces the source of Orwell’s “success”
to the Cold War and the CIA’s desire to tar Communism. 
Ironically, Orwell’s accurate prophecy of human servitude 
was a product of the Ministry of Truth.
 
 
The Cold War was a false dialectic; Freemasonry was/is behind both East and West. Despite 1984-style mass surveillance, people don’t appreciate that Orwell’s vision has come true. The West has transitioned to Communism without the fuss and bother of a revolution, but the downside is that no one has noticed.
 
 
 
by John Hamer
(henrymakow.com) 
 
Many are now comparing the Trump administration to ‘Big Brother’ and his cohorts in George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future, ‘1984.’
Ironically, Trump, despite originally being seen as a ‘new broom’ to sweep clean the filthy Augean stables known as American politics, has in fact turned out to be simply the latest in a long line of ‘puppet’ Presidents whose election promises were immediately discarded. Rinse and repeat ad infinitum.
The truth is that far from being a  democratic society, what we have in place is a situation akin to that of Orwell’s ‘1984,’ whereby politicians are not elected, but selected and represent only the Elite powers who operate clandestinely, anonymously behind the scenes.

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‘1984,’ a grim novel of future totalitarianism and Orwell’s satirical novel, ‘Animal Farm,’ described state oppression succinctly. But ironically, Orwell had unknowingly fallen into the clutches of the very propagandists and distorters of truth he vilified. His publisher, Fredric Warburg, was a secret CIA asset who later produced the CIA propaganda magazine ‘Encounter,’ for one of the CIA’s countless ‘front’ organizations, Congress for Cultural Freedom.
‘Animal Farm’ was published in the same month of the German surrender, May 1945, the perfect moment to launch a concerted attack on Soviet policies.  The Cold War propaganda campaign embraced Animal Farm, which rapidly became a best-seller.
In 1948, the Information Research Department (IRD) was formed by the British Foreign Office, as an adjunct to MI6. ‘Animal Farm’ was in fact a core IRD project.  It was broadcast on ‘Voice of America,’ and Orwell helped the IRD strategize its vast worldwide circulation.
Orwell died of tuberculosis. But four months earlier, he had married Sonia Brownell, fifteen years his junior and subsequently, Warburg persuaded his widow to unwittingly sell the movie rights of 1984 and Animal Farm to the CIA’s Office of Policy Coordination (OPC,) a creation of Allen Dulles.  Sonia allegedly ceded the film rights to Animal Farmonly upon the promise of a ‘date’ with Clark Gable.CIA official Joe Bryan made the arrangements, ‘as a measure of thanks.’
The head of OPC was none other than E. Howard Hunt, future member of the Watergate gang of criminals who was also involved in the assassination of JFK.
 A British animation company, Halas and Batchelor, who during WW2 were heavily involved with government training and propaganda films, were awarded the contract to create the film and it was completed by a team of eighty animators, in April 1954.

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It was in order to meet the CIA’s objectives, the film ended with other animals mounting a successful revolt against their rulers.  There was no mention of the humans in the film’s conclusion.  Had he lived to see it, Orwell would no doubt have been horrified at the way his ideas had been twisted to make political capital.
The film was a box office ‘hit’ but much of the book’s original intentions had been omitted.  It was later distributed around the world by the United States Information Agency through their overseas libraries. They then produced 1984 in Britain in 1956.  Inevitably, Orwell’s message was distorted and perverted again by the CIA.  The CIA’s ironically ‘Orwellian’ sabotage of two of the most powerful political works in literature was a masterstroke.
PROPAGANDA
By sabotaging the books’ real messages in the movie versions, the CIA effectively prevented the vast majority of people from ever learning of the true relevance of Orwell’s writings, to their own situations.
1984 has had a profound effect all around the world.  Since its first publication many of its concepts have entered modern day parlance, ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Doublethink,’ ‘Thoughtcrime,’ ‘Newspeak’ and ‘Room 101’ are all derived from its pages.  And perhaps even more significantly, ‘Orwellian’ has now become a term that describes official deception and manipulation by a totalitarian state.  Orwell’s vain hope was that by writing 1984 he would help stop such a state ever coming to pass.  Oh, the irony.

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However, 1984 is more than just a story, it is a prophecy and vision of what is planned for all of us.  The invisible yet ‘all-powerful’ ‘Big Brother,’ is now representative of the planned New World Order, of which Trump is the incumbent stooge.
‘Newspeak,’ as Orwell referred to it, is the authoritarian government’s weapon of choice for deceit and it works by placing a different meaning, or ‘spin,’ on events by altering words and replacing them with something which softens them and evades the truth. Modern politicians are without doubt trained in this facility and indeed have become thoroughly expert in its utilization, President Trump included.
The corporate state, hiding behind the smokescreen of the mainstream media, the public relations industry, the entertainment industry and the materialism, devours us from the inside, out.  It owes no allegiance to us or our nations and it feeds greedily upon us.
But now the façade is crumbling and as Trump’s rapid, dramatic ‘fall from grace’ has demonstrated, more and more people are reaching the conclusion that they have been systematically duped and robbed, and realize that we are moving swiftly towards the world depicted in ‘1984.’
Ironically, the fact that we were given 1984  in the first place, was part of the process it describes.
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