Election 2016 Analysis Sidebar 2: PRAVDA = “THE TRUTH”

PRAVDA = “THE TRUTH”

PRAVDA (literally, “THE Truth” in Russian) PROPER NOUN

With the clear involvement of Russia in this presidential election and Trump’s constant reference to “fake” news, it’s fun to remember that Pravda, the official propaganda organ of the Communist Party (1912-1991) when translated to English literally means “TRUTH”.

Calling such an instrument of propaganda the “truth” can be likened to Donald Trump labeling any unfavorable news about himself as “fake” news. And this is from a man who made persistent “birther” statements that Obama was not born in the U.S., then later ascribed the origin of the idea to Hillary Clinton. Now that’s not even fake, that’s just wacky.

It’s also fun to note that since Trump’s election, that George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984 is once again on the top of bestseller lists. With Trump at the bully pulpit, we have truly entered into the era of double-speak. One can only hope that all of this nonsense will be jarring enough to wake more people up. And we really do need to start paying more attention. Or in the end do we really just end up loving big brother?

Orwell said it best, “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”

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LINKS: SIDEBAR 2: PRAVDA = “THE TRUTH”
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