Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“They simply swallowed everything”

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

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comments: 2

Stefan said...

The fact that we now call such people "low-information voters" itself seems Orwellian. But swallowing everything this time will not be harmless. Instead, it will disproportionately hurt those who won't understand what is happening to them, and their lack of understanding will make it easy for the blame-worthy to dodge the blame. If we survive this administration, I will not be shocked to wake up one of these days to learn that President Trump was all the Democrats' fault.

Michael Leddy said...

Well said. Many of the people who voted for Trump will be those most hurt by his policies (like the poor sap who didn’t realize that “Obamacare” is the Affordable Care Act). But yes, no doubt there’ll be an “alternative” explanation about who’s to blame.