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An Orwellian World

In 1949 English writer George Orwell published his famous novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four that painted a picture of a future humanity dominated by intolerable tyranny. In its pages were written unforgettable images of that bleak world with its total lack of privacy, government secrecy and duplicity, endless warfare, social programs to redefine human sexuality and family life and the use of mass media to control the thoughts and feelings of the subject population.

In the book, the ruling class sees its greatest joy as the insufferable oppression of the helpless:

always there will be the intoxication of power, always at every moment there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless…”

If you want to imagine such a future; imagine a boot stepping on a human face forever. The moral of this story is clear, isn’t it: don’t let it happen here. But is it? 

Two Minute Hate

It is relatively easy to see how Orwell’s novel captured elements of Nazi Germany or even more clearly, Stalinist Russia. But the images in the novel still speak to people today in countries all around the world because they sense that some of the societal distortions so graphically portrayed in the book are actually happening to them or around them. That’s what we see in what the novel described as “Two Minute Hate”

2 Minutes Hate 1984 MovieFrom the futuristic dystopia 1984 by George Orwell:

Winston’s diaphragm was constricted. He could never see the face of Goldstein without a painful mixture of emotions. It was a lean Jewish face, with a great fuzzy aureole of white hair and a small goatee beard – a clever face, and yet somehow inherently despicable, with a kind of senile silliness in the long thin nose, near the end of which a pair of spectacles was perched. It resembled the face of a sheep, and the voice, too, had a sheep-like quality. Goldstein was delivering his usual venomous attack upon the doctrines of the Party – an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other people, less level-headed than oneself, might be taken in by it. He was abusing BIG BROTHER, he was denouncing the dictatorship of the Party, he was demanding the immediate conclusion of peace with Eurasia, he was advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the Press, freedom of assembly, freedom of thought, he was crying hysterically that the Revolution has been betrayed. . .

From the safety of one’s armchair you consider that what Goldstein is preaching is exactly what his terrible world needs: freedom of speech and all the rest, especially freedom of thought. But it is exactly these, and especially the last, that the Two Minute Hate is designed to hold up as the greatest evils. How well it works, you marvel. Glad, aren’t we, not to live in such a world? Glad we are not enraged like even Julia, the heroine of the story, gets at the very ideas that could save her. . . that we soon learn she secretly loves. .  .

Julia Two Minute HateOrwell, resumed: But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were – in spite of all this, his influence never seemed to grow less. Always there were fresh dupes waiting to be seduced by him. A day never passed when spies and saboteurs acting under his directions were not unmasked by the Thought Police. He was the commander of a vast shadowy army, an underground network of conspirators dedicated to the overthrow of the State. . .

A German professor wrote to us earlier this year that we sought the overthrow of the German state. The words he used were “win hegemony.” Against such as us, the “state has every right to defend itself.” This is talking about the few members of the Twelve Tribes of Israel in Germany. We live in Wörnitz and Klosterzimmern, in exactly two communities. Yet at the same time, he also acknowledges, curiously, that we have little power.  And I quote:

Please do take note that whenever your definition of human rights clashes with the definition enshrined in the laws of the land, the state has every right to defend itself. Where there is no such thing as natural law, law-making has to be negotiated in a never-ending discourse. You are part of that discourse but a very small one that has little bargaining power, and even less power to win hegemony by blackmail and pressure tactics.” (From the post, When natural law is obsolete.)

Hegemony is predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others. How could anyone think what we are seeking hegemony byblackmail and pressure tactics“? Perhaps we are indeed the Emmanuel Goldstein of Germany. Certainly, we stand for and say the very things that this world, and especially Germany, needs to hear.

This post was stimulated by a reader’s comment that she always sees certain things about the Twelve Tribes in Germany, in every single article about us, causing her to see that the issue is not about child abuse, as has been commonly alleged. Let it be said again, that as of 6 September 2013, the Jugendamt’s own doctors acknowledged the health and well-being of our children — acknowledged in fact that there was no child abuse. Something they already knew from their close contact and many visits, both of their own number, school officials, and school psychologists. Many visits over the twenty plus years we have been in Germany.

So we have become a “hated group” because of what we stand for: marriage and the family, parental rights and authority, freedom of religion — including the practice of one’s beliefs, the right to be different, the right not to conform to society, the right to disagree with the programmed majority. We must be hated and vilified at every opportunity, because these things all stand in the way of the ultimate goals of gender mainstreaming, the spectre that haunts the world today.

That spectre seeks the redefinition of humanity, including the liberation of identity from one’s birth – one’s sex at birth. Those are some of the goals. And gender mainstreaming is the universal guiding principle and political strategy of every ministry of the German government.

FMER_GenderMain

Such goals require totalitarian means:

Gabriele Kuby: “I don’t believe they (virtue, beauty, and truth) are not understood. The problem is the cultural revolution which aims at destroying their content—and our cowardliness in failing to stand up for them.

“The very reason why the LGBT movement is becoming more totalitarian is that it recognizes that man has a conscience, that man yearns for love, and that he seeks truth, beauty, and goodness. Therefore, everything which tends to wake up man’s conscience must be eliminated.

“Thus, children must be programmed and sexualized in kindergarten so that they may lose their natural ability to distinguish between good and evil, and lose their natural inner orientation towards the good.”

All these things Kuby writes of: conscience, man’s yearning for love, truth, beauty, and goodness, must be hated. This is the work of gender mainstreaming. In words strikingly similar to a passage in Brave New World, one German parent wrote:

There is a new law that all children should be taught about sex from the age of 6 years old and up. They should be around other children (naked, of course) and experience this “new” feeling and surrounding. In every school and Kindergarten there should be a room set aside just for this.

To enable this to happen, every opposing voice is now or will be what we are already, the frequent object of two minute hates. Oh, the typical citizen thinks of these as newscasts. Yes, just the news, just the way things are.

Here is an example of official hate speech from seventy-one years ago, of deriding the very thoughts that would have lifted them from the barbarism of their days into a higher plane of life. It concerns the aftermath of the executions of the members of the White Rose.

The Munich students weren’t stirred to action, as Sophie had wished. Instead they expressed their loyalty to the Nazi government by staging a pro-Nazi demonstration in front of the university just two hours after the executions of Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christopher Probst.

“Three days later, at a special assembly, a Nazi student leader gave a speech, deriding the White Rose for their resistance activities. Hundreds of students cheered their approval of the speech. They also gave custodian Jakob Schmid a standing ovation.” {S. C. Bartoletti, Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s Shadow (Scholastic, Inc., 2005), p. 127}