Ethan Indigo Smith
October 18, 2012

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

–George Orwell

The four types of political lies ‘they’ tell you and I, with an explanation as to the identity of the eternally suggested they and them.  Plus a salute to the subtleties in Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, an examination of the axioms.

There are four forms of political lies.  As with many societal situations there are often mathematical and scientific approaches which can assist in making sense of the nonsensical and unpredictable nature of politics and the human dynamic.  Those involved in politics, the politicians, reporters and corporate lobbyists are constantly lying.  There is outright lying which might be done in any number of ways including complete and outright conjuration and complete elimination of information.  Politicians and the lackey media however normally prefer more nuanced presentations to their lies as opposed to outright addition and subtraction of information.

There are four basic types of political lies immediately relatable to the four forms of arithmetic.  The first type of lie is the addition of information so as to distort the story to mean an entirely different thing.  The second type of lie is the subtraction of information.  This type of lie removes a key component making the story mean an entirely different thing.  The third type of lie is multiplication of information.  Exaggerations of situations connected with the story as well as exaggerations of extraneous information are included in the presentation.  The fourth type of lie is division of information.  Disconnects are inserted into the presentation of information and the significance of information is divided and separated.

They do this all the time.  They are the powers that be, the powerbrokers of the political, corporate, and major media elite.  There is no suggestive and wild conspiracy linking unordered dots in pointing out that those with the greatest amount of information are correspondingly the greatest liars and are the very they people have been speaking about your whole life.  This is a rule of politics parallel with that of Lord Acton’s Rule, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  The scale and the idea is the same; sources of information lie and information from one absolute source absolutely lie.

It was once a wild idea to mention the summer festivities at Bohemian Grove in Sonoma County, California, part of a club or network, partly out of SF, that is entirely made up of really rich political, religious, corporate and media personas.  The people in this club are similar to the Koch Brothers in their notable corruption and lies only magnified a hundred fold.  These people meet and either play burn the kid under an owl alter (Alex Jones verified all rumors in his film Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove, and having spent time nearby the Grove, I can tell you people are instilled with silence on the subject.) or they conspire through their connections and influences to steer policies all around the country and the world usually by manipulation of information, lying in one way or another.  They are the elite that met at such places.  They are the information elite, of political, religious, corporate and media institutions.

George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 inspired the idea of four types of political lies.  In Animal Farm animals are personified and write down their rules for all to see and follow.  However eventually, through the addition of language the messages are altered entirely along with the conditions of entirety which is then utilized by some, the allegorical they illustrated as pigs of course, to benefit themselves.  The seven rules from Animal Farm and the following three adages, now familiar axioms from 1984 clearly express the addition and subtraction of language.

Animal Farm illustrates the addition and subtraction of language, for new language is added to the original rules to change them and ultimately just the axioms “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” and “four legs good, two legs better.”

1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.

2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.

3. No animal shall wear clothes.

4. No animal shall sleep in a bed (with sheets).

5. No animal shall drink alcohol (to excess).

6. No animal shall kill any other animal (without cause).

7. All animals are equal (but some animals are more equal than others).

–From Animal Farm

In 1984 there are three main adages that are used as similar dogma on the farm.  However because this story began in a time where, figuratively speaking, the language had been long eliminated I had to postulate what had most sensibly been taken away from the adages.  In 1984 language is shrinking, being effectively subtracted.  Winston Smith’s job is to eliminate contrary information and insert supportive information, while many of his coworkers are involved with creating the incredibly shrinking dictionary.  In this environment the subtraction of language was well illustrated.  I have extrapolated what I think is the most reasonable guess as to what the adages might have said before being made redundant.  And this addition of language certainly appropriately fills in the gap, so to speak.

War (on individuals) is peace (to institutions).

Freedom (to institutions) is slavery (for individuals).

Ignorance (among individuals) is strength (to institutions).

–From 1984, with my additions in parentheses.

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