“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?"
-- George Orwell, ‘1984’
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
-- Frank Zappa
The Western World has now reached the point where the illusion is becoming too expensive to maintain. Alternative media represents an intolerable diversity of opinion and often exposes the lies found so necessary by Corporatist Orthodoxy. Alternative media is, so seen, an undesirable remnant of the halcyon days of Democracy, when questions were permitted, and authorities could be held to account. Having destroyed sovereignty by way of Globalist incorporation it is now found to be time to further incorporate and consolidate austerity by destroying ‘alternative media’.
-- Stephen Martin