Thursday, May 24, 2018

Now Comes the Fox News Doublethink

Trump has cancelled his delusional chance at the Nobel Peace Prize by backing out of meeting with the North Korean dictator. Yawn.

The interesting bit will be Fox News turning on a dime from declaring hourly how Trump's dedication to the Korean summit was the greatest thing in the history of mankind to declaring with equal verve that the summit was never going to happen and how Trump is the greatest leader in the history of mankind for not meeting with Kim Jong-Un.

It will be classic Orwellian doublethink.
To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink. ~ George Orwell, 1984

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