Friday, June 9, 2017

We've Always Been At War With Eastasia

In the book 1984, there is a state of perpetual war between Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, the superstates which emerged from a global atomic war. Eeach state is so strong it cannot be defeated, even with the combined forces of two superstates—despite changing alliances. To hide such contradictions, history is re-written to explain that the (new) alliance always was so; the populaces accustomed to doublethink accept it. At the start of the book, Oceania and Eastasia are allies fighting Eurasia in northern Africa and the Malabar Coast.

That alliance ends and Oceania, allied with Eurasia, fights Eastasia. In mid-sentence an orator changes the name of the enemy from "Eurasia" to "Eastasia" without pause. When the public are enraged at noticing that the wrong flags and posters are displayed, they tear them down—thus the origin of the idiom "We've always been at war with Eastasia".

Yesterday, I wrote on this blog:

Dear sweet Jesus on a pogo stick but Li’l Donnie is incredibly stupid. He really thought that firing James Comey as FBI Director would make the Russia stuff go away?

Every piece of info up until this point backs that up. Trump told his Russian visitors that a lot of pressure regarding the FBI investigation was relieved by firing James Comey. He told NBC’s Lester Holt he had fired Comey because of “the Russia thing”. On top of all that, Li’l Donnie really thought that Republicans and Democrats would both be happy that he fired Comey.

Apparently that wasn’t so. 

The Republican National Committee says President Donald Trump knew that firing FBI Director James Comey would be "detrimental to his presidency" but believed it was the right thing to do for the country.

That's among the talking points the RNC is providing to Trump backers. Republicans also say the president does want the Russia investigations to move forward, an argument the White House has used against Democrats who say Trump fired Comey in an effort to halt the FBI probe.

"We've always been at war with Eastasia"

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