Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
George Orwell described a futuristic world where government (Big Brother in his novel, “1984”) chose to define “truth” rather than telling the truth.
In Orwell’s “1984”, public expectations from government underwent a transformation making what was once reprehensible into actions that are perfectly acceptable by simply redefining what “words” meant. If you haven’t yet read Orwell’s “1984”, you owe it to yourself to spend an hour with it. It turns out that what Orwell was writing about in this fiction novel would turn into standard operating procedure by Liberal governments in Ottawa and in Queen’s Park (Ontario). Orwell described how the public was convinced to change expectations by simply adapting the government’s (Big Brother’s) revised definitions of a word. Orwell coined the term “Newspeak” for the way Big Brother (government) went about changing bad into good by simply redefining words.
Settling in to the past decade of Liberalism in Ontario…
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