Monday, March 11, 2013

Our government is using DoubleSpeak

George Orwell said  “The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental , nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink” 

According to Orwell “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”  I for one do not believe that Steven believes what he said, but he sure he believes the whole aim [of his comments]is "to narrow the language of thought “

The following was published by Canadian Press on February 9th, 2013 and I suspect a lot of people missed the story. George Orwell in his novel 1984 had some thoughts about what Harper is doing.

Steven Harper used doublethink and the Mainstream media press did not challenge him, see if you can spot the the doublethink in this story. 

 I also believe that he and his party believe  that "if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” 

 Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the closure of a Vancouver coast guard station is in keeping with his government's emphasis on public safety.

The shuttering of the Kitsilano base announced last year has prompted demands from Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson for the government to change its mind, saying the move puts lives at risk.

But Harper said Friday his government is allocating its resources in a way that is best for the public.
"The paramouncy of government resources in this area is on public safety and the government is allocating its resources in a way that we believe, based on the advice we have received from the coast guard, that is best in terms of public safety," the prime minister said.

"That is to put as many of the resources as we can into actually having rescue boats in the water. That's where we put our investments going forward."

The Kitsilano base is in the heart of Vancouver's waterfront and is considered the busiest base in Canada, responding to more than 350 calls per year.

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