The Obama administration inhabits an Orwellian world in which the concepts of the dystopian novel 1984 thrive.
Words, under Obama, take on a reversal of meaning. Often to deadly effect.
The most transparent administration in American history cannot even admit to a smidgeon of corruption.
Truth itself has become malleable, like a ball of wax, in the hands of this administration. They cater to a generation raised on moral relativism, subjective truth, and historical revisionism.
But this Orwellian Newspeak is lethal!
Ebola, ISIS, and unfettered immigration are literally on our doorstep – and Newspeak prevents us from defending ourselves.
The President, his administration, and leading Democrats have repeatedly lied, claiming, “The border is secure.” The crisis of unaccompanied minors and adults from Mexico this summer belies those claims. But using their false claims for justification, the Left refuses to build a fence – the most obvious solution to the unbridled influx of illegal aliens.
According to Obama, “We’re leaving behind a stable and self-reliant Iraq.” But Obama withdrew all of our troops, creating a vacuum into which ISIS plunged. By not preserving the integrity of the Iraqi border with the presence of American troops, the ISIS crisis was created. Thanks in large measure to Obama, the world is in flames (even as his people proclaim global peace).
America was Ebola-free, and, just weeks ago, Obama promised that it would remain so. But Ebola is invading America with the vengeance of Montezuma.
Obama refuses to defend America from illegal aliens by building a fence. He refused to preserve the hard-fought peace we achieved in Iraq by keeping an American presence in Iraq to keep that nation secure. Now Obama refuses to build a figurative fence of quarantine around America by issuing a travel ban from countries devastated by Ebola.
CDC’s Tom Frieden said, “A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city or country.” But, of course, it is. Quarantines have been used for centuries to stop the spread of deadly contagions.
In all three crises, the same mindset pervades. In each instance, Obama and the Left denied there was a problem: the border is secure, ISIS poses no threat, Ebola can never invade America.
In each instance, Obama and the Left refused to contain the situation: no fence to stop illegal aliens from entering the United States, no troops in Iraq to preserve the victory we won, no travel ban to prevent the spread of a deadly plague-like virus.
In each instance, Obama and the Left were wrong and their current strategies to fix the problems are wrong-headed.
In addition to Newspeak – a redefinition or falsification of language – the Left also engages in doublethink – believing two contradictory things at the same time.
Even as thousands of people were crossing our southern border with impunity, the Left was claiming the borders were secure. Even as ISIS was invading Iraq and capturing whole cities and territories, Obama was calling it a JV team. Even as Ebola was ravaging much of western Africa – with many neighboring nations imposing stringent travel bans – Obama said that Americans don’t have to worry.
And still, Obama won’t build a fence – the most secure way to keep invaders out (it works for Israel).
And still, Obama won’t protect Americans from ISIS, in this case by stripping militants of their passports.
And still, Obama won’t issue a travel ban on Ebola-stricken nations – the most basic and effective way to contain this scourge.
If we continue to allow our leaders to employ these Orwellian techniques of Newspeak and doublethink to achieve their goals, then we are likely to see Orwell’s dystopia come to life before our eyes.