Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 20 April 2024

The aim of perpetual warfare according to George Orwell’s ‘1984’

The primary aim of modern warfare is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living, according to George Orwell’s ‘1984’.

For self-evident reasons, the fictional visions of Orwell resonate in current times. As Charles Hugh Smith noted, Orwell’s account of full-spectrum technological totalitarianism maps Big Tech’s mastery of Surveillance Capitalism and governments’ full-spectrum surveillance powering the fine-grained coercion of social credit scores and related tools. 

While Smith was focusing on the machinations of Big Tech, we might add war to the reasons why current events resonate with Orwell’s vision.

In George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’, the concept of war is portrayed as an essential tool for maintaining control over the population. The government, known as the Party, is always at war with one of the other two superstates, Eurasia or Eastasia. The war is constant and never-ending, with the enemy frequently changing sides. This perpetual state of war serves multiple purposes for the Party:

  1. Distraction: The ongoing war keeps the population focused on external threats, diverting their attention away from the Party’s oppressive actions and policies.
  2. Justification for control: The Party can justify its tight control over society by claiming that it is necessary for the war effort. This includes limiting personal freedoms, censoring information and using surveillance to monitor citizens.
  3. Fear and obedience: The constant threat of attack from the enemy superstate instils fear in the population, making them more likely to obey the Party’s commands and accept its authority.
  4. Economic control: The war provides a convenient excuse for the Party to allocate resources as it sees fit, ensuring that the economy remains under its control.

In ‘1984’, the Party’s slogan “War is Peace” reflects the idea that perpetual war is necessary to maintain order and stability within the society. The novel highlights the dangers of totalitarianism and the manipulation of truth to control and oppress the masses.

The above is an AI-generated summary of war as described by George Orwell in his novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, commonly known as ‘1984’.  The AI-summary adds the proviso: “Please verify critical facts.”

To help us “verify critical facts,” below are excerpts (with emphases added) taken from 1984 as published by Zero Hedge.  The excerpts paint a mental image of the purpose of war, according to ‘1984’.

We don’t like to spoil the surprise but, in short, the purpose of war is to keep the ruling class in power while the lower classes remain powerless.

You can find a PDF copy of ‘1984HERE as published by Planet eBook.

Excerpts from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

The primary aim of modern warfare is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living.

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