In George Orwell’s famous novel 1984, the concept of changing the definition of words to their opposite was the prime way to make people malleable to the will of the government. Terms such as War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength are just some of the programming done by tyrannical governments to acquire allegiance from people.
In the real world, this type of programming is being done in such measures as President Obama’s new gun control Actions, which throw away all real data and instead make gun ownership an emotional issue, similar to political correctness. But perhaps in an even bigger diversion, the government is trying to make guns an issue in the eyes of the public when in fact, it is the government itself that is the biggest issue on the minds of Americans.
In a new Gallup Poll out on Jan. 4, the most important problem facing America is not guns, which ranked 19th out of 23 categories, but the government itself, and the inability of government to function correctly and to deal with the problems facing America financially, socially, and geo-politically.