Quote of the day—Robert J. Avrech

Under ObamaCare, private contracts have been dissolved through state intervention. And the very laws that Obama and the Democrats pass are as liquid as mercury. From day to day, just as Big Brother shifted the meanings of law and order, the Obama regime makes laws, revises and sometimes simply ignores the very same laws — all in the name of, ahem, social justice.

If a contract is not a contract, what is it?

If a law is not a law, what is it?

Answer: It is 1984.

Robert J. Avrech
December 16, 2013
Person Of The Year: George Orwell
[It’s usually spelled out as in Nineteen Eighty-Four, but other than that minor quibble I am in complete agreement with Avrech.

We live in scary times.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Robert J. Avrech

  1. Obama’s persistent shitting all over the concepts of contracts and law are what will cause the inevitable ‘tipping point’.

  2. I disagree with his contention that Israel is Obama’s “Emmanuel Goldstein.” While Israel and PM Netanyahu are no friends of the Obama administration, at best I think Obama considers Israel an inconvenience when it comes to handing power to Iran.

    It’s never truly explained in Orwell’s novel, but I believe that Emmanuel Goldstein and the Brotherhood don’t actually exist – they’re fabricated scapegoats. As such, they can never be totally eliminated; they must always be available to elicit hateful responses from Oceania’s subjects, be the focus of “Ministry of Truth” propaganda, and be to blame for everything Big Brother does to the country. Otherwise, if they were eliminated, Big Brother would have to find a new scapegoat or risk the proles discovering that the atrocities continue without any cause other than their own government. In that sense, Emmanuel Goldstein – and by extension, the Brotherhood – is just as quasi-divine and immortal as Big Brother himself.

    Obama’s real “Goldsteins” are conservatives (not to be confused with “Republicans” or “GOP”) and whistle-blowers. Think “Edward Snowden” of the NSA domestic spying scandal; or “John Dodson,” “Vince Cefalu,” “David Codrea,” and “Mike Vanderboegh” of the Fast & Furious debacle; or anyone in Congress willing to seriously investigate. The ones who refuse – or are too high-profile – to be easily removed and silenced. All the Obama administration can do is attempt to discredit them, but with the overwhelming pervasiveness of the Internet (which didn’t exist in Orwell’s novel) it becomes increasingly difficult and/or impossible to completely do so.

    Other than that, it’s a great piece. Thanks for linking it!

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