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[–] MissHoneyPot 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

Now they can tell you real news is fake, and their fake news is implied as real.

The images of Winston changing the historical records of news from the past rings clear.

And if you keep your own copies you'll only draw suspicion to yourself when you display them as evidence of wrongdoing.

Poor Americans.

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[–] GoatyMcGoatface 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Goaty had known for a while that MissHoneyPot was one of the ones who wouldn't last long. Sooner or later she would join the ranks of untold numbers of people who simply vanished, their slate wiped clean. He paid little mind and went on about his shitposting.

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[–] MissHoneyPot 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I think I'm one of an increasing number of people who'd make it through room 101 to then become re-enlightened and undetectable.

A book is waiting to be written. "How to be a good self aware sheep"

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[–] Apathy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Actually what happened was fake news was always fake, but they played nice when they wanted to with the government. After 2012, the government could pay fake news to publish propaganda as fact.

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[–] markrod420 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Link to source on winston stuff? I'm interested.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"1984" by George Orwell. Winston is the main character. He falls in love with a woman, gets found out, and gets re-educated to the point he wishes a horror on her rather than himself. Spouses are only for breeding. The only love allowed is toward the State. Love is labeled a "Sex Crime".

The UK is now called Airstrip One. There is a fake narrative that they've always been at war with the same mysterious enemy, so martial law must be maintained at all costs. All information is managed and either deleted or forged depending on whether it serves the goals of the State.

They have Thought Police. Two-way TV sets that can't be turned off. The State is represented by a figure called "Big Brother", who is "Always Watching".

There are a few other books you should read to compliment 1984:

"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. About population control through distractions, like soap operas and entertainment.

"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. About a society where books are illegal. Also has 4-wall video screen rooms in each house.

The short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut. About handicapping everyone down to the lowest common ability level. Became insanely relevant only in recent years. Was seen as a kind of over the top "slippery slope" argument until it pretty much became real.

The thing about these books is that they were either written as warnings or even satire of certain paranoid thought. But they were then used as play books by certain powers and factions in the world.

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Thanks Obama!

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[–] elcob32 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I just posted the same thing, I didn't notice you did so first. Have an upgoat.

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[–] Joker68 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

And that's the story of how our 'media' turned to utter shit

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah, they thought they were on the rise with Hillary. She wins. They get a permanent place at the table. All your Wolf Blitzer types.

Trump destroyed them. Alt Media is on the rise and old media is shriveling. Twitter and Reddit are on the ropes too. Nobody trusts them for "Real News" anymore.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Funny this is all I heard. ... Only with your words replacing the hook.

Or "That's the way our media turned to Shi-it."

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[–] 7701456? 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Right about the time SJW really took off.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

What a coincidence.

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

*cohencidence

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[–] imapersoniguess 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can i get get a tl;dr bro?

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[–] Faustian 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I like to think I keep up with politics, but I somehow missed this. Thank you for the post.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

funny how they didn't blare it across he newspapers and tv news shows?

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[–] bourbonexpert 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

the tele-commications of 1996 act was pretty fucked up too.

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[–] HorseSizedDuck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Very fucked up. That passed when I was a kid, so I never really heard much about it beyond people complaining about ClearChannel. I knew nearly all media was owned by 5-6 companies, but I only looked into that act last year thanks to an intriguing blog comment and suddenly everything made sense.

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[–] elcob32 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks Obama!

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