On Israel, Ukraine and Truth
The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War

Pilger, John
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/11/on-israel-ukraine-and-truth/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/07/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16541

As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is now a rhetorical device. Peace is "perpetual war". "Global" is imperial. The once hopeful concept of "reform" now means regression, even destruction. "Austerity" is the imposition of extreme capitalism on the poor and the gift of socialism for the rich: an ingenious system under which the majority service the debts of the few.

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