When I read 1984, there was one aspect of the book that I found not Orwellian enough, if it’s possible to call Orwell not Orwellian enough.
In 1984, everyone had to abide by “two-minutes of hate” each day, where the people were conditioned to direct their hate toward a scapegoat.
I thought that surely, in this dystopian future Orwell was writing, they wouldn’t call it “two minutes of hate.” They would probably use double-speak and call that hate love. However, as time passes, and we step closer and closer to that Orwellian future, I am seeing that Orwell was indeed right, and I was wrong. The establishment wants you to hate. They want you to know it’s hate. And they want you to embrace that hate.
This week, Disney fired Gina Carano for sharing a post on Instagram that suggested that hate is dangerous. She suggested that Nazis rose to power by convincing neighbors to hate neighbors. Without that hate, the holocaust would be impossible. She was fired for suggesting that hate is a bad thing.
Meanwhile, Disney was perfectly fine with one of their producers Tweeting out that children of Trump supporters should “go into the wood chipper.”
The establishment wants you to hate. They want you to fear. When you are relying on negative emotions, you abandon logic and reason. And once you have surrendered your logical faculties, you are a blank slate, capable of being programmed however they choose.
Here is Carano’s Instagram post that got her fired, beside Jack Morrissey’s Tweet, with which Disney had no problem.