Americans are more outraged over Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s play calling during the Super Bowl than they are about President Obama, revealing that America is now a nation of “proles” obsessed with football, beer and gambling, just as the novel 1984 predicted.
Twitter exploded in debate this morning over Carroll’s decision to call a pass play on second-and-goal instead of handing the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch, which resulted in the New England Patriots intercepting the ball and winning their first Super Bowl in 10 years.
“Seattle Seahawks coach is on the defensive about play call as media, fans, Twitter and even his own players take aim,” former Texas House Representative Aaron Peña tweeted, describing the state of the world Monday.
This means America is now a nation of “proles,” whom George Orwell described as the majority of the population who are too distracted by “films, football, beer, and above all, gambling” to care about the decline of America and the destruction of the Bill of Rights.
“It was not desirable that the proles should have strong political feelings,” Orwell wrote in 1984 from the establishment’s perspective. “All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations, and even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus in on petty specific grievances.”
“The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.”
And today, the larger evils committed by President Obama and the global elite escape the notice of the millions of Americans now upset over Carroll’s play calling.
If the proles did become aware of the larger evils, the world would change for the better, which is why the establishment wants to keep the majority of the population distracted with “bread and circuses.”
“But the proles, if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no need to conspire,” Orwell wrote. “They needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies.”
“If they chose they could blow the Party [the establishment] to pieces tomorrow morning.”