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Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Listener Mail: Mysterious Handprints, the death of Winston Smith, Ghost Stories

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 57:39


Nick asks his fellow Conspiracy Realists for help explaining mysterious handprints. Becky asks why more people aren't talking about the death of Winston Smith. Ben continues his obsession with your ghost stories, and, in a rare personal moment, shares the story of a bizarre encounter somewhere in the rural Gulf Coast. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Benjamin Dixon Show
10-12-21 | Winston Smith | Biden's Messaging Problem | US vs TX | Clifford Owensby & More

The Benjamin Dixon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 130:44


We hate ads as much as you. Get access to the ad-free version of every show: Patreon.com/TheBpDShow OR Patreon.com/LikeItOrNot10-12-21 | Winston Smith | Biden's Messaging Problem | US vs TX | Clifford Owensby & More

Reformers Bookcast
Alasdair Groves with Ed Welch (From the Archives)

Reformers Bookcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 23:29


Biblical counsellors and authors Alasdair Groves and Ed Welch joined us in the bookshop to discuss biblical counselling and the book Untangling Emotions by Alasdair Groves and Winston Smith.

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas
1984 de George Orwell Parte 1 Capítulo 8

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 47:02


Winston Smith vaga por la zona asignada para los proles y en medio de su espontanea caminata encuentra a un hombre que quizás podría recordar algo de antes de la revolución, luego continua su viaje sin sentido alguno y regresa a un lugar conocido donde le muestran maravillas olvidadas. Únete a los miembros del canal: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnlGwUN2noRPyDPbLV_w4Q/join Canal de LBRY/Odysee: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@ernestodelavega:c Playera y taza: https://www.tienditadelmomento.com/MLM-695719119-unicornio-kaede-playera-deportiva-taza-_JM?quantity=1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/support

The Truthzilla Podcast
Truthzilla: Live at ManiFEST 2021

The Truthzilla Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 46:45


Truthzilla had the honor of doing a live show at ManiFEST 2021, and what an experience it was!!! We were sos toked to get to talk with some listeners, well, more like Spirit Family members who were at the event and have been a part of the Truthzilla Mind Militia for a long time. Big shout out and much love to everyone who came out to ManiFEST and we will see you again next year! Big shout out to: *OG Craig *Kathryn and Paul * Pat (Make sure you go check out his epic new podcast "Winston Smith's Diary" wherever podcasts are served) *Rhymewave: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Kwl3JJStZKqUsL7NXi3GI Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rhymewavehiphop Bandcamp: https://rhymewave.bandcamp.com/ Instagram: @rhymewavehiphop *Zowe, our Medical Insider from Interview Episode #049 ******************** How to Follow and Support the Truthzilla Podcast: WEBSITE: Truthzilla.org VALUE-FOR-VALUE: Truthzilla.org/Donate  PAYPAL: PayPal.me/Truthzilla CASHAPP: $Truthzilla VENMO: $Truthzilla  ORIGINAL SHIRTS: https://Truthzilla.org/shirts ROKFIN: https://Rokfin.com/Truthzilla  PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/Truthzilla  TELEGRAM: @Truthzillapod (https://t.me/truthzillapod) DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WQTstB4YbB **************** This Episode Brought To You By Our Sponsors TruthTRS.com - Start your Heavy Metal Detox Journey today!   @Codys_Crystals on Instagram - Your source for the COOLEST crystals ever, you gotta go check it out! **************** Join our {Patreon} for ]PREMIUM] Audio episodes: https://www.patreon.com/Truthzilla    https://Rokfin.com/Truthzilla  Create a FREE account and watch all our videos on Rokfin.com. We get crypto just for your clicks! Become a subscriber and you get exclusive PREMIUM content from Truthzilla and EVERY other content creator on the site!  https://Rokfin.com/Truthzilla    Support Truthzilla and your personal health by shopping with our friends, Chemical Free Body:  https://chemicalfreebody.com/?ref=Truthzilla Lose Weight, Transform your Health and take Your Fitness to the Next Level!    

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
Uptown Incident Raises Concerns Over Private Security

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 1:59


A video taken Wednesday night shows several armed men assaulting a woman in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The men refused to identify themselves to bystanders, but appeared to be acting as security for Seven Points, formerly known as Calhoun Square.--Feven Gerezgiher reports: A video taken Wednesday night shows several armed men assaulting a woman in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The men refused to identify themselves to bystanders, but appeared to be acting as security for Seven Points, formerly known as Calhoun Square.At a press conference Thursday the woman, who identified herself as Hayley, said she was questioning the men when they punched her in the head, put her in a chokehold, and tried to arrest her.Activists had gathered in Uptown Wednesday night after private contractors and Minneapolis police removed a memorial for Winston Smith Jr and Deona Marie Erickson. Though the owners of Seven Points initially supported the protest space, they said in a statement that it had led to an “unsustainable and unhealthy situation”.Racial justice activist Dizzy filmed the incident. “This is why we say people over property,” she said at Thursday's press conference. “Y'all will protect a public parking garage before you protect a human body.”Dizzy said she found it alarming that unidentified white men in tactical gear were carrying what appeared to be assault rifles in Uptown.CAIR-Minnesota's Jaylani Hussein said it's about corporate greed.“They want everyone to forget that Winston Smith was killed here, after he had lunch with his girlfriend in Stella's,” he said. “They want to delete that Deona Marie was killed right here…They took down a peaceful garden of all things, a peaceful garden. Why? Because the businesses in this community do not care about black lives, or any lives that do not bring back to them some wealth.”Hussein says despite the barriers, people will not stop coming to Uptown to seek justice.

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas
1984 de George Orwell Parte 1 Capítulo 3

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 22:02


En este episodio de la distopía 1984 de George Orwell conocemos del pasado del camarada Winston Smith y de la habilidad del partido de controlar los recuerdos y la historia, para dominar la narrativa. Únete a los miembros del canal: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnlGwUN2noRPyDPbLV_w4Q/join Canal de LBRY/Odysee: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@ernestodelavega:c --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/support

Pop & Locke
1984

Pop & Locke

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 61:12


Winston Smith is a minor government employee, living in Oceania, whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. And in this closely-monitored society, there is no way to escape from Big Brother. A classic novel written by George Orwell and published in 1949 was adapted for the big screen in 1984. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
No Charges Yet In Death of Winston Smith

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 2:00


It's been over a month since Winston Smith, Jr. was killed by members of a federal task force, and charges have yet to be brought against any involved. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Smith fired shots at officers as they tried to arrest him. But lawyers for the only eyewitness countered official statements.--Feven Gerezgiher reports: It's been over a month since Winston Smith Jr. was killed by members of a federal task force, and charges have yet to be brought against any involved.“I can only describe what's happening in one word - ‘cover-up'' said Johnathon McClellan, founder of the Minnesota Justice Coalition.The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Smith fired shots at officers as they tried to arrest him. But lawyers for the only eyewitness countered official statements.They say Norhan Askar was leaving a lunch date with Smith when officers surrounded them in unmarked cars. She claims they did not announce themselves as law enforcement and shot Smith when he raised his phone to record the incident. According to the lawyers, the BCA did not run tests that would verify whether Smith had fired shots as claimed.“Based on the fact that Ms. Askar had suffered significant injuries from shattered glass, I think the facts bear out that some of the statements that are being made by our agencies aren't   physically possible,” said one of her lawyers.In Uptown, community members have transformed protest space into a peace garden. It's named after both Winston and Deona Marie Erickson, who died after being hit by a car at a vigil for Smith. An activist named Nero who helped create the space said the site has been repeatedly torn down. He says the garden was created to preserve the street movement. “Police was ruthless,” said Nero. “They did everything from shooting a dog with marker rounds to macing people and leaving them there. Grabbing random people, snatching people, you know, breaking stuff. Pulling handles out, like they destroyed people's cars, stabbed tires.”Nero said he wants to see justice for Smith, Erickson, and all other protestors against police violence. He hopes the garden keeps focus towards long-term solutions.

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan
Winston Smith's Murder, Israel Goes After West Jerusalem & Dems Bail On Med4All

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 89:10


We look into the murder of Winston Smith in Minneapolis and how the cops are trying to hide their guilt. Israel is annexing more properties in West Jerusalem after a ceasefire with Gaza. Liberals & Democrats have bailed on Medicare For All! #HealthcareIsAHumanRight #JusticeForWinstonSmith #StandWithPalestine Written, Edited & Filmed by Krish Mohan Music: "Blue" by Old Game Download their album: https://oldgame.bandcamp.com Follow, Subscribe & Donate: https://linktr.ee/KrishMohanHaha Thanks to our current Patrons: Adam & Swarna, Aiden, Lee & Eleanor, Eduardo, Gregory W., Gregg, Hayley, Jason, Joseph, Michael, Uli, Vickie, Jay, Kathryn, Zack, Patrick, Bharat, Andrew S., Jay Jackson, Martha, Sara, Teri, Marisa, Kathy, Dustin, Nancy, Ryan R., & Don!

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan
Winston Smith's Murder, Israel Goes After West Jerusalem & Dems Bail On Med4All

Fork Full of Noodles with Krish Mohan

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 89:10


We look into the murder of Winston Smith in Minneapolis and how the cops are trying to hide their guilt. Israel is annexing more properties in West Jerusalem after a ceasefire with Gaza. Liberals & Democrats have bailed on Medicare For All! #HealthcareIsAHumanRight #JusticeForWinstonSmith #StandWithPalestine Written, Edited & Filmed by Krish Mohan Music: "Blue" by Old Game Download their album: https://oldgame.bandcamp.com Follow, Subscribe & Donate: https://linktr.ee/KrishMohanHaha Thanks to our current Patrons: Adam & Swarna, Aiden, Lee & Eleanor, Eduardo, Gregory W., Gregg, Hayley, Jason, Joseph, Michael, Uli, Vickie, Jay, Kathryn, Zack, Patrick, Bharat, Andrew S., Jay Jackson, Martha, Sara, Teri, Marisa, Kathy, Dustin, Nancy, Ryan R., & Don!

Pod Damn America
The Struggle In Minneapolis

Pod Damn America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 101:43


What's up hello everyone the police are still are a white supremacist death cult so here we are yet again, to discuss what they've been up to lately, which mostly consists of blowing themselves up, committing murder, and defending your community's "free stuff" box from itself. This week we focus on the ongoing struggle in Minneapolis, which has been consistent since last year and has galvanized recently in the wake of the police and state orchestrated murder of Winston Smith and the seemingly white supremacist driven murder of Deona Marie. We talk with three different organizers who've spent time on the ground in various capacities about the ongoing fight and how we can help their mutual aid efforts. JENE @dreadpiratejene on Twitter SOL @ToriYoujo on Twitter and Tik Tok @SMSUptown on Twitter (to follow smith marie square) SOL'S MUTUAL AID https://fundrazr.com/41q7R2?ref=sh_eADayb_ab_4bV5AA5tjNS4bV5AA5tjNS LINK @ViolentLeftist MORE RESOURCES https://www.winstonsmithwasassassinated.com/ http://MPD150.com (And this is a link directly to their recommended list of abolitionist readings: https://www.mpd150.com/abolitionreadings-selected-articles/) https://opencollective.com/mpls-northside-mutual-aid https://opencollective.com/quarry-community-mutual-aid https://unicornriot.ninja/ OTHER STORIES MENTIONED https://www.leftvoice.org/murder-of-winston-smith-and-future-of-george-floyd-square-state-violence-continues-in-minneapolis/ https://twitter.com/BPD_MN/status/1411016392934055940 https://gizmodo.com/watch-a-police-officer-admit-hes-playing-a-taylor-swift-1847211462 https://www.twincities.com/2021/07/01/witness-plainclothes-officers-didnt-identify-themselves-before-fatally-shooting-winston-boogie-smith/ https://antidotezine.com/2021/06/06/tc-collaborators/ https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/ MUSIC Wince Me Boi - Mafioso Wince Me Boi - With The Stars Wince Me Boi - Puzzled Wince Me Boi - You and I (OUTRO) Wince Me Boi - Feel Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmGjy28eiVI MERCH poddamnamerica.bigcartel.com PATREON patreon.com/poddamnamerica

Garage Logic
7/02/21 The entire crew including Reusse: Garage Logic on a Friday afternoon, life is good!!

Garage Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 90:38


A lawsuit filed by 8 Minneapolis citizens triumphed in court: Minneapolis must be staffed per charter language. The lunch Winston Smith now claims all he had was a cellphone. Johnny Heidt with guitar news and Reusse makes his weekly visit.

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas
1984 de George Orwell Parte 1 Capítulo 2

Historias Que Necesitan Ser Contadas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 21:29


El segundo episodio del audiolibro de 1984 de George Orwell donde podemos adentrarnos a conocer un poco más acerca de Winston Smith y la distopía representada en esta obra. Únete al canal https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnlGwUN2noRPyDPbLV_w4Q/join Encuentrame en LBRY /Odysee: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@ernestodelavega:c --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ernestodelavega/support

New Narratives
New Narratives: Justice for George Floyd (04)

New Narratives

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 11:02


They say youth are the future, but youth are also the present, often leading the way on issues of racial justice and structural change. We speak with 17 year-old Pa Yao (she/her) about being a young Minnesotan activist in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and Winston Smith, and amidst an alarming rise in violence against Asian Americans. Pa Yao shares why she's been motivated to fight anti-Blackness within her Asian community, and advocates for the importance of youth voices in all contexts. This series is made in collaboration with Buddhist Justice Reporter, with support from the Minneapolis Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College. Music by Small Million.

Cafeteria Christian
#131 Juneteenth Fixed Racism!!

Cafeteria Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 54:05


Jesse, Emmy, and Natalia talk about Winston Smith, Deona Marie, Minneapolis, and Juneteenth and how they are all connected. What's on your tray makes a comeback in honor of Nora's love for the segment, and we all learn something new.  Support our work at http://patreon.com/cafeteriachristian 

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
What's in the News? Mini #164

Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 30:50


This week, Madigan and Keegan discuss the murder of Winston Smith, the following death of protester Deona Marie Erickson, and the pros and cons of Juneteenth becoming a national holiday at this time. 

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.
SCOTUS Saves Obamacare, Garland DOJ Warns Missouri Gun Law, Minneapolis Civil Unrest Winston Smith

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 103:37


The Supreme Court issues new opinions and we review how the Judges ruled in cases involving Obamacare and religious freedom. Missouri gets pushback from the Department of Justice over their new Second Amendment Preservation law. Minneapolis braces for impact as two new deaths occur leading to a potential for more civil unrest.​And more! Join criminal defense lawyer Robert F. Gruler in a discussion on the latest legal, criminal and political news, including:​

MPR News Update
Man faces murder, assault charges in death of Winston Smith protester

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 6:18


Hennepin County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a St. Paul man with second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death late Sunday of Deona Erickson. Nicholas Kraus, 35, is also charged with two counts of second-degree assault.  This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, June 17, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister

MPR News Update
Protesters continue barricading Lake Street to remember 2 killed

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 4:15


Racial justice activists say they'll continue to hold vigil for two people killed recently in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, Winston Smith and Deona Erickson. Demonstrators vow to keep Lake Street closed even as city leaders work to keep the busy thoroughfare open to traffic. Around midday Tuesday, Minneapolis police officers and public works crews arrived at Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
In Wake of Winston Smith's Death, Yet Another Fatality

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 1:59


Deona Marie Knajdek was at an Uptown intersection mourning the death of Winston Smith with other protesters when a man rammed his car at high speed into Knadjek's vehicle, which was parked to shield the crowd from traffic. Knadjek was killed and three otherswere injured. --Tiffany Bui reports:June 16 would have been Deona Marie Knajdek's 32nd birthday. On Sunday, the mother of two was at an Uptown intersection mourning the death of Winston Smith with other protesters. A white man rammed his car at high speed into Knadjek's vehicle, which was parked to shield the crowd from traffic. Knadjek, who was white, was killed and three others were injured. Bystanders apprehended the man until police arrived - and were shocked at how officers treated them. DJ Hooker, an organizer with Twin Cities Justice 4 Jamar, said the officers who arrived at the scene wouldn't listen as protesters tried to explain where the driver was.    “The cops decided that they were just going to start screaming that they were going to mace us, they came in with their big guns drawn,” Hooker said. “And just to have the cops come over and treat us like we were the villains or like we were the ones that were attacking people seemed absolutely crazy.”On a livestream video recorded by local artist Lavish Mack, a uniformed officer can be seen yelling at bystanders who are demanding an ambulance for Knadjek. Lavish Mack: Get an ambulance! Where's the [expletive] ambulance?!Police officer: It's on it's way! It'd be here a lot sooner if you guys weren't in the [expletive] street!Activists held a press conference at the State Capitol Monday, where legislators have yet to pass a police reform bill. Representative John Thompson, a friend of Philando Castile's, said the activists wouldn't have been there if they had passed “meaningful legislation.”“For Christ's sake, Deona Marie will still be here because she wouldn't be outside protesting injustice! C'mon y'all. We're losing our lives here,” said Thompson.Minneapolis city workers and armed police officers arrived in Uptown Tuesday afternoon to remove barriers created by activists to shield the vigil site for Winston Smith. Those holding space put up new barriers in response; Mayor Jacob Frey has vowed to remove those as well.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Freedom Ride - For the People Act With Susan Minato & Marilyn Wilbur

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 16:11


Today on Sojourner Truth: Zeiad Abbas, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us to report on the aftermath and impact of the recent Israeli-Palestinian war and the end of the Netanyahu era. What, if anything, will change in Israeli-Palestinian relations? The labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 based in California and Arizona will join CASE Action, Black Voters Matter and others in a freedom ride from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington, D.C., to oppose the attack on voting rights and to press for passage of the For the People Act. Our guests are Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Southern California and Arizona, and Marilyn Wilbur, a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate. Minneapolis resident and activist Marcia Howard will give us the latest on the killing of Deona Knajdek, a mother of two who died when a car rammed into protesters this past Sunday. Protesters had gathered to demand justice and transparency in the police killing of Winston Smith, who died on June 3. This follows the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Palestine & Israeli Politics With Zeiad Abbas

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 15:45


Today on Sojourner Truth: Zeiad Abbas, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us to report on the aftermath and impact of the recent Israeli-Palestinian war and the end of the Netanyahu era. What, if anything, will change in Israeli-Palestinian relations? The labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 based in California and Arizona will join CASE Action, Black Voters Matter and others in a freedom ride from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington, D.C., to oppose the attack on voting rights and to press for passage of the For the People Act. Our guests are Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Southern California and Arizona, and Marilyn Wilbur, a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate. Minneapolis resident and activist Marcia Howard will give us the latest on the killing of Deona Knajdek, a mother of two who died when a car rammed into protesters this past Sunday. Protesters had gathered to demand justice and transparency in the police killing of Winston Smith, who died on June 3. This follows the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Violence Against Minneapolis Protesters With Marcia Howard

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 9:31


Today on Sojourner Truth: Zeiad Abbas, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us to report on the aftermath and impact of the recent Israeli-Palestinian war and the end of the Netanyahu era. What, if anything, will change in Israeli-Palestinian relations? The labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 based in California and Arizona will join CASE Action, Black Voters Matter and others in a freedom ride from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington, D.C., to oppose the attack on voting rights and to press for passage of the For the People Act. Our guests are Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Southern California and Arizona, and Marilyn Wilbur, a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate. Minneapolis resident and activist Marcia Howard will give us the latest on the killing of Deona Knajdek, a mother of two who died when a car rammed into protesters this past Sunday. Protesters had gathered to demand justice and transparency in the police killing of Winston Smith, who died on June 3. This follows the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: June 15, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 5:24


Today on Sojourner Truth: Zeiad Abbas, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us to report on the aftermath and impact of the recent Israeli-Palestinian war and the end of the Netanyahu era. What, if anything, will change in Israeli-Palestinian relations? The labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 based in California and Arizona will join CASE Action, Black Voters Matter and others in a freedom ride from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington, D.C., to oppose the attack on voting rights and to press for passage of the For the People Act. Our guests are Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Southern California and Arizona, and Marilyn Wilbur, a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate. Minneapolis resident and activist Marcia Howard will give us the latest on the killing of Deona Knajdek, a mother of two who died when a car rammed into protesters this past Sunday. Protesters had gathered to demand justice and transparency in the police killing of Winston Smith, who died on June 3. This follows the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: June 15, 2021 - Palestine, For the People Act, Minneapolis

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 53:58


Today on Sojourner Truth: Zeiad Abbas, Executive Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, joins us to report on the aftermath and impact of the recent Israeli-Palestinian war and the end of the Netanyahu era. What, if anything, will change in Israeli-Palestinian relations? The labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 based in California and Arizona will join CASE Action, Black Voters Matter and others in a freedom ride from Phoenix, Arizona, to Washington, D.C., to oppose the attack on voting rights and to press for passage of the For the People Act. Our guests are Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Southern California and Arizona, and Marilyn Wilbur, a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate. Minneapolis resident and activist Marcia Howard will give us the latest on the killing of Deona Knajdek, a mother of two who died when a car rammed into protesters this past Sunday. Protesters had gathered to demand justice and transparency in the police killing of Winston Smith, who died on June 3. This follows the April 11 police killing of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis.

MPR News Update
One dead after car hits protesters in Uptown Minneapolis

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 5:31


One person was killed and another injured Sunday night after being struck by a car in the Uptown area of Minneapolis during a protest, near the site where Winston Smith was shot by sheriff's deputies earlier this month. A witness said the eastbound SUV was moving at a high rate of speed as it approached just before midnight, and that the driver appeared to accelerate as they got closer to demonstrators who had blocked off Lake Street near Girard Avenue. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, June 14, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
Witness' Account of Winston Smith's Death Contradicts Official Narrative

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 1:59


On June 3 members of a federal task force shot Smith on top of a parking garage in Uptown. According to authorities, they were attempting to arrest him when he fired his weapon from the vehicle. But according to an eyewitness' attorney, Smith didn't have a gun. --Feven Gerezgiher reports:Over the weekend, both a funeral and a rally were held for Winston Smith, a 32-year-old Black man. On June 3 members of a federal task force shot Smith on top of a parking garage in Uptown. Authorities said he had a warrant for a felony firearm violation. They said they were attempting to arrest him when he fired his weapon from the vehicle. At a press conference late last week, legal representatives for the only eyewitness to the incident came forward. “She never saw a gun on Winston Smith and she never saw a gun inside the vehicle at any time,” said attorney Racey Rodne.The eyewitness was in the car with Smith after a lunch date when deputies circled and fired at them from unmarked vehicles.“We now ask for the government to come forward and show us what they have to support this narrative that they have created which has already been disproved in part from the outset and is now contradicted here today,” said Jeff Storms, the lawyer representing Smith's family.The absence of body camera footage has been a point of contention. Both the Hennepin and Ramsey county sheriff's offices have stated they will no longer be participating in the federal task force until body cameras are implemented. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) reports that deputies from both departments fired the shots that killed Smith.“Typically when a U.S. Marshal Service in a particular district kills someone, it is the local bureaucratic agency that investigates those police killings,” said lawyer and activist Nekima Levy Armstrong. “Usually, it is not the federal government. And that's been part of the problem.” Levy Armstrong said the BCA is unsuitable to lead investigations, in part due to conflicts of interest. She is pressing the White House to establish an independent investigation into Smith's death.

Garage Logic
6/11/21 According to the Guardian apple pie is now thought to be racist

Garage Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 82:58


Winston Smith's female passenger now claims she did not see him in possession of a gun last week when he was shot by members of a Federal Marshall's task force. The BCA says it has a gun and shell casings retrieved from Smith's vehicle. According to the Guardian apple pie is now thought to be racist. High School graduation rates are up and apparently not grading students had nothing to do with it.

MPR News Update
Passenger says Winston Smith did not have a gun

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 5:14


An attorney for a woman who says she was in Winston Smith's vehicle when he was killed says she did not see a gun on him.  Smith was fatally shot last week in Minneapolis by two sheriff's deputies working with a federal task force trying to arrest him. This is the evening MPR News update for Thursday, June 10, 2021. Hosted by Nina Moini. Theme music by Gary Meister.

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
North Mpls High School Class Examines Public Safety

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 1:59


At PYC Arts and Technology High School, students are learning how to navigate and address police and community violence. The class covers policing past and present, public safety models in other countries, and the role of youth in liberation struggles. The community-based course was created in response to the reality of students' lives. --Feven Gerezgiher reports: At PYC Arts and Technology High School, students are learning how to navigate and address police and community violence. Social studies teacher David Boehnke said the school started a community-based class last year to connect with students' lives.“We're in North Minneapolis. People are overpoliced and underprotected. There's a lot of shootings that happen here. We actually had a bullet hit our building this year,” said Boehnke. “It's a very personal and daily issue for folks.”The class covers policing past and present, public safety models in other countries, and the role of youth in liberation struggles.On Tuesday, the class watched a video by local comedian and activist Winston Smith, Jr., who was shot and killed by members of a federal task force last week. In the video, which he posted to Instagram, Smith encouraged others to learn from his past.“Why am I even here? Cus hopefully it helps somebody, one person. As long as one helps that person. Cus I am that person that need that help. I was that person that needed that help…I wish it was a person talking, giving me advice, giving me a head's up on how to think. I felt like when I go through a situation I ain't have no one to talk to.”Students Ronald Carlson and Donte Beck say the class has allowed them to engage with current events.“We're kinda going over things as they happen and it's kind of like processing how we feel about it, just kind of like what we can do about it. What we can do to change it. What needs to change,” said Carlson. “Like actual current world problems,” Beck added.In May, PYC students hosted a community conversation on self-governance. Over 30 Northside residents attended, sharing experiences and exchanging advice with youth on community issues. PYC students say they plan to continue holding these conversations.

Best of Interviews - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota

Jack Rice joins Matt and talks about a number of legal stories, including former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor appealing his 3rd degree murder charge to the state supreme court, the killing of Winston Smith in uptown and the spotlight on the US Marshals who shot him that weren’t wearing body cameras, and the owner…

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
In the wake of Fatal Uptown Shooting, Activists Call for Minnesota US Marshal's Resignation

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 1:59


Racial justice activists say it's unacceptable that none of the members of the federal task force were wearing body cams when Winston Smith was shot and killed in Minneapolis late last. Although the Department of Justice passed a policy in 2020 allowing officers to wear body cameras on federal task forces, authorities say it had not yet been implemented by the Minnesota task force. -- Tiffany Bui reports: Minneapolis city workers returned to George Floyd Square at dawn Tuesday to reopen the intersection. This was the second time crews arrived in less than a week. Those at the square moved quickly to create makeshift barriers to block off vehicle traffic.Many parts of the memorial such as the community gardens, flowers, pictures and the iconic fist statue remain intact, although some are now behind concrete barricades.In other news, activists are calling for the resignation of the head of the U.S. Marshals for the District of Minnesota Ramona Dohman. The agency was involved in the fatal shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr.“We know that they are not doing the right thing, even when people are looking and filming for nine and a half minutes. How can you expect them to do the right thing when nobody's looking and the body cameras are off and the squad footage is nonexistent?” asked activist Toussaint Morrison. The police and media have also been criticized for spreading misinformation that Smith was a murder suspect. Lawyer Nekima Levy Armstrong said the U.S. Marshals have long perpetrated violence against Black people.“It's important for people to understand that the Marshals are the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the history of our country,” explained Levy Armstrong. “And in 1850, marshals were being used to round up fugitive slaves. And just like they did from 1850 to 1864, they're still rounding up Black people and denying them access to their freedom.”Although the Department of Justice passed a policy in 2020 allowing officers to wear body cameras on federal task forces,  authorities say it had not yet been implemented by the Minnesota task force. 

Pork Pond Gazette
Stream of Consciousness

Pork Pond Gazette

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 26:24


Mike goes solo on this episode to discuss some things that have been in the news and on his mind including; the Senate Report on the January 6th Capitol attack, taxing the wealthy, the Winston Smith killing and no more Snow Days?Senate Report on January 6th.Pro Publica Report on the wealthy and taxes.The killing of Winston "Boogie" Smith. 

Sci-Fi 5
George Orwell's 1984 - June 8, 1949

Sci-Fi 5

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 5:01


Readers met Winston Smith and the dystopian future where he resides on June 8, 1949 when George Orwell's "1984" was first published. The novel's contents and political commentary have been the subject of study and debate ever since, but what, really, is the story trying to say? Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

The Roddenberry Podcast Network
SciFi5: George Orwell's 1984 - June 8, 1949

The Roddenberry Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 5:01


Readers met Winston Smith and the dystopian future where he resides on June 8, 1949 when George Orwell's "1984" was first published. The novel's contents and political commentary have been the subject of study and debate ever since, but what, really, is the story trying to say? Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice
Family Demands Transparency, Evidence in Winston Smith's Death

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 1:59


32-year-old Smith was shot and killed during an attempted arrest by a federal task force Thursday. Authorities say there is no bodycam or squad car video of the incident, which took place on top of a parking ramp in Uptown Minneapolis. Smith was a father to three children, a comedian, a musician and a social media personality. --Samantha HoangLong reports:Just days after the one year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, protestors gathered in South Minneapolis over the weekend demanding transparency and accountability for Winston Smith, a 32-year old Black man.Smith was shot and killed during an attempted arrest by a federal task force Thursday. Authorities say there is no bodycam or squad car video of the incident, which took place on top of a parking ramp in Uptown Minneapolis. Smith's sister, Tieshia Floyd, wants a thorough investigation.“We're asking for transparency, video footage, just solid evidence,” Floyd said. “My brother was kind. No, he wasn't perfect. None of us are. He was trying to turn over a new leaf but they took that away from him. They're using his past to tarnish his character.”Smith was a father of three children, a comedian, a musician and a social media personality whose many followers knew him as “Wince Me Boi.”“If you knew him, he was a comedian. So this doesn't sound like him. He was funny, full of love and life, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his sister,” Floyd said.As the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates, the community continues to demand more details around Smith's death. 

The John Batchelor Show
1389: #TheScalaReport: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you. Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 12:00


Photo: No known restrictions on publication.The New John Batchelor ShowCBS Audio Network@Batchelorshow#TheScalaReport: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you.  Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHEhttps://www.protocol.com/china/chinese-smart-tvs-have-hoovered-up-data-without-telling-anybodyhttps://www.economist.com/business/2021/04/29/a-new-type-of-ad-is-heading-for-your-iphone

História pros brother
A História do BBB

História pros brother

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 60:52


O livro distópico escrito por George Orwell não teve o título 1984 por nada. O livro foi escrito no ano de 1948, e por sugestão do editor, o título se tornou 1984 para passar a mensagem que a história contada poderia ser uma realidade não muito distante da do leitor. O reality holandês Big Brother nasceu inspirado justamente nessa história. Com as teletelas se comunicando e controlando o protagonista, Winston Smith se vê sufocado por um Estado autoritário e procura, de toda maneira possível, fugir daquela realidade. A analogia encaixa-se perfeitamente com o que o reality show tenta fazer. Sufocando os participantes e propositalmente os deixando à flor da pele, gerando atritos e intrigas dentro da casa para o entretenimento dos telespectadores. No Brasil o Big Brother ganhou a sua versão em 2002 e desde então se concretiza ano a ano como o maior reality show do país. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Old Time Radio Listener
NBC University Theater - 1984

Old Time Radio Listener

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 56:22


Herewith a disturbing broadcast, a dramatization by Milton Wain, George Orwell’s 1984. In his 1949 widely discussed novel Orwell has projected the totalitarian techniques abroad in the world to their terrible extreme. The plight of the individual in this world are left to you to assess for yourself as you listen to the story of Mr Winston Smith played by the internationally known British actor David Niven. Duration: 54:15 Starring: David Niven Broadcast Date: 27th August 1949

The Gottesdienst Crowd
[Gottesblog] An Assault on Language, by Burnell Eckardt

The Gottesdienst Crowd

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 10:48


An Assault on Language By Burnell Eckardt   Critical race theory has reached a critical point. Now they want to re-examine our language, the better to comply with a radical agenda demanding that our culture needs to be wiped clean of “systemic racism.” Even President Biden is on board with this agenda, as he made clear in his inaugural speech and since then. The language police will fit in well with the prophetic George Orwell's 1984. What we are looking at is the real possibility of the coming of a draconian assault on language, such as Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith endured: a governmental research department dedicated to the perfection of what in 1984 was dubbed “newspeak,” the Eleventh Edition of whose dictionary will have definitively scrubbed all words from vocabulary that could lend themselves to thought that is out of conformity with the aims of the Party. When that happens, the ubiquitous Thought Police, as Orwell called them, will no longer be necessary, because Big Brother's aims will have been fully realized. It's remarkable that 1984 was written in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Already seeded in those days, the saplings of thought control have wound their way like weeds through the American university system, into the malleable minds of the students of the rebellious mid-to-late 20th century, and now into the streets of American cities. The riots that began in 2020 are fueled by hatred: hatred of police, hatred of wealth, hatred of American culture, hatred of private property. Orwell seems to have foreseen this in his depiction of a dystopian society fueled “the Hate,” and especially “Hate Week,” an occasional event to which the fictional children would look forward with glee. It has taken a bit longer than 36 years, but the monstrous weed has nevertheless reached fruition. And now we must address the ghastly incursion of a very real version of newspeak into our culture. Author and critical race activist Ibram X. Kendi is among the leaders of the new philosophy who recommend various ways in which this so-called systemic racism might be eliminated, and the sycophantic media are all too eager to spread the ideas. We must now look, they are saying, at the changing of words, of language, to eliminate the damaging negativity that our white forebears have embedded into the way we talk and think. Words like black Monday, black sheep, blackballing, blacklisting, and blackmail are offered as evidence to support this theory. How long before new iterations of newspeak meant to correct this “systemic racism” present themselves in our dictionaries? It will not do simply to laugh this off as ridiculous, to scoff at it, or to suppose that simply by exposing it as fraudulent the tide of popular opinion will turn so swiftly against it as to render it oblivious, although the temptation to make this our first and perhaps only line of defense is great. Mockery, to be sure, is often a fitting immediate response, and has its place in this endeavor, even as the cutting off of weeds provides some relief to crops they are choking. But we must also have stronger fertilization than that. We must apply weed killer to the roots. Language is not meant to be unilaterally bowdlerized. It is not one-dimensional. It is elastic, as every poet understands well. Even humor relies on this elasticity, and it should come as no surprise that the apostles of critical race theory seem to have no sense of humor at all. Language, because it is elastic, is a thing of beauty. Orwell's newspeak developers had as a major function and aim the reduction of language to fewer words, to a greater economy of language. No need for a word like ‘bad', because ‘ungood' will provide a more exact meaning. Words like ‘excellent' or ‘splendid' can be eliminated as well, replaced in newspeak by ‘plusgood' and ‘doubleplusgood'. Synonyms become unnecessary, and the elasticity of language is thereby removed, as it becomes hardened and precise. And thereby beauty is removed, and man ceases to be creative. This is exactly the problem with such a singleness of definition of the word ‘black', of changing its every usage so that it always connotes goodness. Black, as it happens, is sometimes used with evil connotations, but sometimes not. Context, as ever, determines the meaning and usage. Black sometimes connotes trouble or evil, as is the case with bblackballing, blacklisting, blackmail, and so forth. But sometimes black is merely a color, and sometimes a desirable color. Black may be chosen to highlight interior design. A black refrigerator, a black picture frame, a black countertop do not connote anything troublesome, because of context. Because of the elasticity of language. But black is also invariably used to refer to utter darkness as well, whether figuratively or in physical space. A starless night is black. And this is not, in this case, literally interchangeable with whiteness. Light is white. And so the elasticity of language only goes so far. Daytime is never dark, except when an ominous storm approaches. And when light is removed, the result is darkness, utter darkness, black of night. This is embedded in the fabric of nature. Sometimes black means trouble or evil, but sometimes not. Yet black never means daylight. And this is not racist, it is simply language at work. If we worry that all ordinary usages of blackness might be charged with racism, and so must be reprogrammed somehow, we constrict language and mitigate its elasticity. A black man is not someone white people would instinctively call evil, because we all understand the elasticity of language. For all we know, Jesus may have been a black man, or at least of a dark complexion. Was he evil? Certainly not! Indeed the very charge of systemic racism turns out to be sinful and wrong. It descends into the very pit that it would have us all avoid. It judges people by the sheer color of their skin, although in reverse. Whiteness, for the critical race theorist, is something to be repented of. In truth the original problem with racism was not even a distaste for the color black, but actually a kind of xenophobia. People were disliked because they were different in appearance, and that was unjust and wrong. And it still is to this day, which is a primary problem with critical race theory. And the latest iteration of critical race theory is that it also fails to understand language. It fails to distinguish the usages and elasticity of language. When it comes to physical characteristics embedded differently and severally into the pigmentation of human skin, the language of black and white is innocuous, as innocuous as whether I say that I have a black or a white washing machine. But when it comes to poetic or figurative usage, we know that to blackmail or blacklist someone is to cheat him because the deed was done under the cover of secrecy, of darkness. It's fascinating that nature itself, with Scripture, bears out this elasticity of language even in the creation of the world and its account. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  The darkness was dispersed. And this physical fact is often used to denote the difference between good and bad. “We know that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5). “I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering” (Isaiah 50:3). To the wicked “is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever” (Jude 13). Figuratively light is good, because physically it is also good. The way the world was made lends itself perfectly to the Biblical metaphoric language. And beauty, including beautiful elastic language, is unquestionably good, because God is himself beautiful (Psalm 27:4). And so also, language is divine: God spoke and the world was created, before any man said a word. And because man was created in God's image, man also spoke: whatsoever Adam called each creature, that was its name (Genesis 2:19). But when man fell, he did so because he believed the serpent's lie (why the serpent was given leave to speak is a topic for another day), and so he began to lie himself. And among his lies now is this: that language must be constricted and lose its elasticity in order to correct “systemic racism.” To take away these things is to remove the beauty of the created order, and dreadfully to misunderstand the gift that language is.

Mere Mortals Book Reviews
Philosophising From 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' - George Orwell

Mere Mortals Book Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 31:08


"In the face of pain there are no heroes." This is a small quote from the book 1984 (usually fully spelt out but I'm lazy today) by George Orwell. In this bonus episode I philosophise about some of the intriguing concepts raised by the book, which include: the structural and grammatical components of Newspeak and how the language was aimed to diminish consciousness, why living in the present was discouraged and how negative emotions were used as an energy outlet, the psychological burden of torture/meaninglessness/pain, doublethink and why it is a useful concept to use in real life and the genius of the book as a whole.As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Introduction(0:50) - Language modification and newspeak(6:05) - The past, present and future(10:41) - The need for an emotional pressure valve(12:40) - Psychological hell: knowing the how but not the why(18:54) - The value of consciousness(22:25) - Cultural mainstays: doublethink, control and sanity(28:41) - Why 1984 is so good!Connect with Mere Mortals:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

Mere Mortals Book Reviews
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell) - Book Review

Mere Mortals Book Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 13:35


Will the censorship enabled through technology be our downfall? 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is an already classic fiction book published in 1949 by the author Eric Blair (under the pseudonym of George Orwell). We are treated to a small snippet from the life of Winston Smith as he battles a futile fight against a totalitarian regime. The core themes of the book revolve around control through censorship and the addiction of pure, raw power.Kyrin had this say about the book. "A book that keeps on giving. Nineteen Eighty-Four contains a memorable yet harrowing world that we have attempted to create in real life (the USSR and gulag camp system for example). The book is a true classic and has introduced cultural mainstays such as: Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime and newspeak. It has powerful insights and sublime writing that is unique to George Orwell, truly one of the best books ever!"As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Synopsis(2:30) - Control through censorship(6:06) - Totalitarianism & power(8:49) - Personal observations(9:41) - Summary(12:10) - Pragmatic takeaway: use more colourful language!Connect with Mere Mortals:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

Estante BSM
1984

Estante BSM

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 115:38


No primeiro episódio do ano, Stefani Onesko apresenta e dicuste com seus convidados 1984, o romance distópico de George Orwel escrito há mais de 70 anos e que se apresenta brutalmente atual. Em um futuro próximo, um único soberano governa o estado totalitário da Oceania: o Grande Irmão. Embora nunca tenha sido visto, ninguém escapa à vigilância asfixiante do olho que tudo vê, ao poder da Polícia do Pensamento ou às imposições do Ministério da Verdade. Nada, entretanto, é aparentemente proibido, pois vigora uma única regra: rejeitar as provas materiais que seus olhos e ouvidos oferecem. Nesse clima de vigilância, Winston Smith, funcionário do Ministério da Verdade e encarregado de reescrever a história conforme a versão oficial do Partido, transcorre seus dias na lúgubre cidade de Londres, repleta de manifestos e fotos do Grande Irmão. A princípio um trabalhador e membro exemplar do partido, seguindo tudo à risca e sem sequer levantar uma questão, Winston vai se dando lentamente conta do universo da mentira onde vive até tomar coragem de participar da organização secreta para destruir o partido com Júlia, sua amada. Ambos lutam para manter vivo dentro de si a pequena semente de humanidade que lhes resta, mas já sabem: ninguém escapa à vigilância do Grande Irmão. Não deixe de conhecer a nova edição de 1984 publicada pela editora Sétimo Selo, disponível na Livraria BSM.

Mere Mortals
Philosophising From 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' - George Orwell

Mere Mortals

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 31:08


"In the face of pain there are no heroes." This is a small quote from the book 1984 (usually fully spelt out but I'm lazy today) by George Orwell. In this bonus episode I philosophise about some of the intriguing concepts raised by the book, which include: the structural and grammatical components of Newspeak and how the language was aimed to diminish consciousness, why living in the present was discouraged and how negative emotions were used as an energy outlet, the psychological burden of torture/meaninglessness/pain, doublethink and why it is a useful concept to use in real life and the genius of the book as a whole.As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!Timeline:0:00 - Introduction0:50 - Language modification and newspeak6:05 - The past, present and future10:41 - The need for an emotional pressure valve12:40 - Psychological hell: knowing the how but not the why18:54 - The value of consciousness22:25 - Cultural mainstays: doublethink, control and sanity28:41 - Why 1984 is so good!

Mere Mortals
Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell) - Book Review

Mere Mortals

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 13:35


Will the censorship enabled through technology be our downfall? 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is an already classic fiction book published in 1949 by the author Eric Blair (under the pseudonym of George Orwell). We are treated to a small snippet from the life of Winston Smith as he battles a futile fight against a totalitarian regime. The core themes of the book revolve around control through censorship and the addiction of pure, raw power. Kyrin had this say about the book. "A book that keeps on giving. Nineteen Eighty-Four contains a memorable yet harrowing world that we have attempted to create in real life (the USSR and gulag camp system for example). The book is a true classic and has introduced cultural mainstays such as: Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime and newspeak. It has powerful insights and sublime writing that is unique to George Orwell, truly one of the best books ever!"As always, we hope you enjoy, Mere Mortals out!Timeline:0:00 - Synopsis2:30 - Control through censorship6:06 - Totalitarianism & power8:49 - Personal observations9:41 - Summary12:10 - Pragmatic takeaway: use more colourful language!About Mere Mortals:Striving for excellence through life's lessons. Daily uploads @ 5pm AEST. 4M's, Book Reviews, Musings, Bonus, Themed Podcast, Conversations & Meanderings.Connect with Mere Mortals:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mere_mortals_media/

Opposable Thumbs
Episode 94: Zine maker extraordinaire Liz Mason is our guest this episode!

Opposable Thumbs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 47:39


Woo! Liz Mason is our guest this episode! Liz has been self-publishing for over twenty years. Recent published works include Caboose #12 and Cul-de-sac #8, Awesome Things #3 and the wonderfully titled Prizes Zine: Things My Dad Has Had to Take Out of Animals and Dance Dance Party Party Zine Zine We talk about zines, the coolness of independent radio (shout out to WZRD!), Quimby's bookstore, reluctant capitalism, Winston Smith, Chicago, Most Wanted and Most Unwanted, collage, Martha Quinn's Group Hug, consentacle, Herman Li, reaktorplayer and Hacker Noon. Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs Jason Soliday is our awesome editor. He is friendly, conscientious and a master of the craft. Hit him up if you need an editor or soundwizard of any kind. http://www.jsoliday.com/about

Novel Conversations
"1984" by George Orwell

Novel Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 44:06


1984 follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler, Big Brother. Orwell effectively explores the themes of mass media control, government surveillance, how a dictator can manipulate and control history, thoughts, and lives in such a way that no one can escape it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Affaires sensibles
1984, George Orwell

Affaires sensibles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 53:26


durée : 00:53:26 - Affaires sensibles - par : Fabrice Drouelle - 1984, Londres, capitale d'Océania. Les Socialistes ont pris le pouvoir depuis longtemps. Dans son appartement, Winston Smith, fonctionnaire du ministère de la Vérité, écrit son journal profitant d’un angle mort pour fuir la télésurveillance. Pourra-t-il continuer son œuvre ? Pas sûr : « Big Brother is watching you ». - invités : Kevin Boucaud-Victoire, - Kevin BOUCAUD-VICTOIRE,responsable des pages idées à Marianne, auteur d'une biographie de George Orwell

Financial Survival Network
When Will People Fight Back - Dr. Carole Lieberman #4847

Financial Survival Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 23:05


Seven Reasons Why Americans Aren't Fighting Back And Turning A Blind Eye To Their Country’s Destruction   Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., says, “Our forefathers are turning over in their graves, as they watch the America they dreamed of, fought for, and shed blood to create, turn from ‘America The Beautiful’ into ‘America The Desecrated and Demolished!’”   Dr. Carole warns, “There will be a greater rise in suicides due to people seeing their world destroyed than there was from coronavirus because people don’t want to live in this ’new normal’ of seemingly unstoppable violence.”    Seven Reasons Why Americans Aren't Fighting Back And Turning A Blind Eye To Their Country’s Destruction   1. Fear Many Americans are understandably: afraid of being injured or killed if they physically or verbally confront violent individuals or mobs who-up to now-have been unstoppable, and afraid of seeming racist or politically incorrect if they speak out, because they aren’t aware BLM has been infiltrated by several radical groups whose aim is to create anarchy.   2, Disempowerment When police are told to stand down-because of mayors and governors who think that not stopping anarchists will appease them and they’ll go quietly away-it emasculates and disempowers them. So, too, everyday citizens. After all, if anarchists can loot, destroy police cars and statues, and perpetrate violence - and the police run away with their tails between their legs. How can an everyday citizen feel strong enough to take on the mobs?   3. PTSD The traumatic experiences of 2020 have caused many of us to develop PTSD. After 9/11, studies showed that people who watched TV images of the Twin Towers falling - again and again - developed PTSD, even though they were nowhere near NYC, DC or Pennsylvania. Many Americans have been similarly glued to TV news about coronavirus statistics and patients on ventilators. So, they developed PTSD, even if they don’t know anyone who got COVID-19. Indeed, it has triggered PTSD in people who have had it from 9/11, or from serving our country in the military. We are in shock. How did Norman Rockwell’s apple pie America turn into a war zone?    4. Denial Some people have buried their heads in the sand, after finding all of this too overwhelming, and have simply run off to the Hamptons or had parties, pretending that they were in no danger at all and that America wasn’t being turned into rubbish.    5. Poor Education While we were sleeping, college professors - even at fine universities - have been brainwashing our kids - rewriting history and teaching them to believe that socialism and communism are better than democracy and capitalism. These post-9/11 generations, raised by parents who suffer from PTSD from the terror attack, absorbed their parents’ sense of helplessness and now want government to feed and diaper them. Their education apparently also lacked reading assignments of Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, or anything written by Ayn Rand.    6. Disorientation Studies show that when people are disoriented, they walk in a daze in circles. The events of 2020 - which could never have been imagined, except in dystopian novels or movies, have disoriented us. The disrespect and destruction of historical symbols: statues, our flag and national anthem, have left us in no-man’s land. This was foreshadowed by Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, in which the protagonist, Winston Smith, rewrites history at the Ministry of Truth.    7. Self-Destructiveness The painful incessant drumbeat of coronavirus, lockdowns, the 24/7 message:  “We’re all gonna die!”, and increasingly divisive and aggressive politics, have made some of us self-destructive. Some have turned to alcohol or drugs, while others are unconsciously surrendering, allowing anarchists to do the deed for us. Some Americans are feeling like their death is imminent, so why fight it?   Three Ways To Restore Sanity and Save America   1. Call in the National Guard to support the police and put an immediate stop to the rioting, looting, statue toppling and home invasions.   2. Create more hotlines providing free or low-cost psychiatric treatment.    3. Air more TV and radio programs dedicated to helping people with their mental health problems - and fewer programs that have gratuitous violence. This doesn’t mean cancel Paw-Patrol because one of the character is a police dog.