Orwell: Ebola, ISIS, and Immigration

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.

Remember “War is Peace?” Obama claimed to have ushered in a new era of global tranquility.[1] Now we have “Weakness is Strength[2] and “Poverty is Prosperity.”[3]

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.”[4] 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.


[1]               See “Obama Channels Orwell” at http://t.co/m6A636uORL.

[2]               See “Obama: America is Stronger Than Ever” at http://t.co/3dxkSeF8fj.

[3]               See “Obama’s Economic Colossus!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-4H.

[4]               See “’Hope & Change,’ and Other Orwellian Clichés” at http://t.co/v6fgItffhm.


One thought on “Orwell: Ebola, ISIS, and Immigration

  1. BrotherWatch Post author

    Adam Pastille posted a rebuttal on National Review Online: “Because we don’t need to be protected against them. They are imaginary threats created by a conservative sensationalist media. Many of the US citizens such as myself welcome people from other countries and see them as beneficial to society. We are all illegal immigrants after all. To demonize them is to demonize yourself. Ebola spreads in third world countries because they don’t have the resources to establish effective quarantine. It is not going to be a problem in the US as long as people don’t get lazy about it, which clearly is not going to happen. Terrorism hasn’t killed very many people on US soil since Obama took office so looks like he’s doing a pretty good job there. You know, if you want to base your opinion on evidence I’d say that’s a good way to go.”

    My reply:

    NO, we are NOT all illegal immigrants. What nonsense!

    Ebola – without flight bans and the quarantine you speak of – could rapidly spread in the U.S. if the government is lazy about it. See “Fences and Flight Bans: Obama Denies Americans Protection” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-54

    We have had many preventable terrorist attacks – from Ft. Hood to the Boston Marathon – and many which the government refuses to call terrorism to make people like you feel safe. See “OK Beheading? Must be Tea Party Christians!” at http://t.co/JeE8yIckeC.


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