Bruce explains that George Orwell’s famous contradiction isn’t necessarily a contradiction, if the rhetoric is followed into consequences:
The major output of the modern international Mass Media consists of only four categories:
1. Good presented as bad
2. Bad presented as Good (That is to say simple inversion)
3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason
4. Bad presented as bad for a bad reason (That is to say explanatory inversion)
These four categories, which can be summarized as either simple or explanatory inversion, account for all sustained and high impact modern major Mass Media stories without any exceptions.
The one I wish to draw attention to is: 3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason
This I would apply to any movement advocating Freedom, Free Speech and Free Expression; and to any and all groupings with a negative agenda of ‘anti’, ‘protest’ and ‘resistance’.
The simple reason is that there is no neutrality in the modern world; so there is no freedom – and in The West there is only the choice to follow, or to oppose, Jesus Christ.
Any-thing which says it just opposes ‘evil’; which presents itself as a neutral Good – any-thing which presents itself as merely-permissive (asking for generic freedom, human rights, for universal allowing) – any-thing which is supposedly just common sense, or pragmatism, or ‘decent’…
Any and all such will in practice, for sure, (whether immediately or soon) be differentially interpreted and differentially enforced against Christians; and Christians-only.
Of course, we can make this even more simple by noting that the inversive nature of evil is such that we know what they mean by freedom is always a form of material restriction. Freedom of speech gave us hate speech laws, anti-BDS laws, thought policing, and banishment from the public square. Equality gave us the inability to escape from Wakandan crime. Tolerance gave us the inability to have standards.
A wise old admiral once told me that in politics, it all comes down to Aristotle vs Plato in the end. But while that’s true, it’s also incomplete. In reality, everything, including politics, comes down to Jesus Christ vs Satan. That’s why non-Christians, even those whose hearts and minds are in the right place, sooner or later always end up being surprised and confused concerning the objectives and actions of the “Marxists” or “the Left” or “the Jews” or “the Nazis” or “the bankers” or whoever their particular bugaboo happens to be.
Only Christians understand why every converged organization eventually ends up advocating sexual freedom, one-world government, homosexuality, transgenderism, child abuse, and human sacrifice, usually in that order, over time. This is because the point that they are all converging to is open worship of the god of this world.