In George Orwell’s 1947 novel, 1984, the dictatorship that controlled much of Oceania rearranged news to fit the moment. The propaganda machine rewrote history on a daily, even hourly, basis to fit the narrative Big Brother wanted the hapless victims of the regime to receive. I believe one of the terms used for this journalism was “Newspeak.”
There was inflicted upon the citizens of this regional superpower the technique called “doublethink,” in which everything that was reasonable and good was to be thought of as bad and evil, as long as it fit the Big Brother model for life in Oceania.
I’m getting the same feeling as when I read that novel for the first time so many years ago while in college. We are being fed, it seems to me, a line of Newspeak aimed at creating doublethink, while this generation closes in on the very end of the age.
The term that comes to mind for what is being foisted upon a dumbed-down world of those who would rather be entertained than informed is something like “Spiritspeak.” The world continues to be moved toward a time of an unholy peace–peace that Daniel the prophet called “peace that destroys many” (Daniel 8: 25). Isaiah the prophet calls it a “covenant made with death and hell” (Isaiah 28: 15).
Not to long ago the world’s most noted spiritual leader spoke into the ear of the world this Spiritspeak. He gave his personal if not papal blessing to one of God’s chosen people’s proven enemies. The pronouncement came upon the Vatican’s decision to formally recognize Palestine as an independent state. Although not a “spiritual” dictate from Pope Francis, it was issued in Spiritspeak language, with the Pope, in a warm embrace, declaring the Palestinian Authority head, Mahmoud Abbas, an ”angel of peace.”
The pronouncement was given as the Vatican is making moves to align with the European Union in getting firmly into the peace process in the Middle East. While the Obama administration and State Department tried to make it appear that were stepping back from that process, the Pope and the EU were bringing pressure to bear on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the proposed two-state solution to the millennia-long conflict.
President Obama, practically at the same time Pope Francis was calling Abbas an “angel of peace,” was again undercutting the newly-re-elected Israeli prime minister as was his usual way. In his own Newspeak way, Obama at that time said the following in speaking to Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-owned, pan-Arab television station:
“What I think at this point, realistically, we can do,” Obama said, “is to try to rebuild trust – not through a big overarching deal, which I don’t think is probably possible in the next year, given the makeup of the Netanyahu government, given the challenges I think that exist for President Abbas – but if we can start building some trust around.”
One doesn’t have to be expert at reading between the lines; Obama put it right out there when he was president. Abbas was the one who has to put up with the subterfuge and with the sabotage against peace by Netanyahu. But, the president interjected, he hoped trust could be established, despite the Netanyahu government’s evil mindset.
Both the pope and the U.S. president attempted to rewrite history in this Spiritspeak that is from direction other than from Heaven. God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). The Pope and president tried to dupe us all into accepting the equivalent of Orwell’s literary device known as doublethink.
God says such a phony peace as they want established will end up destroying many throughout the world. These “leaders” tell us such peace is man’s salvation.
We can know of the unholy Spiritspeak taking place that calls good evil and evil good, simply by understanding the real history of the PA leader, Mahmoud Abbas. Although admittedly presented from a pro-Israel viewpoint, the following opinion piece from the time surrounding the pope and president trying to rewrite history is true, as an examination of real history of what is written here will verify:
The only path forward for a two state solution to the conflict is for the Palestinians to be given statehood only after they have made peace with Israel and not before. Abbas and his predecessor, Yasir Arafat, have repeatedly refused Israeli offers of peace and statehood.
To this day, he refuses to sign any deal that recognizes the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders are drawn. That alone should be enough to deny Abbas the title of “angel of peace.” But that isn’t the only reason.
Abbas was a longtime deputy to arch-terrorist Arafat and played a role in organizing and financing many acts of brutal terrorism. But unlike other world leaders who might have employed violence in his youth and then became a statesman, Abbas has never really changed. He is the same man who wrote a doctoral thesis that centered on Holocaust denial at Moscow’s Patrice Lumumba University that was published in 1984.
Just as important, though he occasionally makes statements about wanting peace when speaking to Western audiences or the international media, his official PA media incites hatred against Jews and Israel on a regular basis. (Jonathan Tobin, “Sorry, Your Holiness, You Are Dangerously Wrong,” Jewish World Review, May 18, 2015)
It seems beyond ironic that Abbas, in the year 1984, had published his thesis denying the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. It seems that Spiritspeak was particularly active that year, in preparation to the lead-up to the end-times unholy peace.