Diary

"1984: The 21st Century Edition", by Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch today took a giant step forward out of the shadows, and into the darkness.

In an Administration noted for promoting the comfortably mediocre into senior positions (Joe Biden, Josh Earnest, the kleptomaniacal shrew now running for President), Loretta Lynch has been a reliable order taker, a solidly unthreatening player in the rear echelon.

It’s therefore a bit surprising that Lynch, her main prior claim to fame as the Scourge of Soccer Moms Everywhere, has lurched forward to materially advance a central component of the dystopian novel 1984, to our reality.

The specific transmutation of the Department of Justice into the Ministry of Truth went something like this:

The FBI will release Monday a partial transcript of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen’s conversations with hostage negotiators during the Orlando massacre, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Lynch said that authorities will redact portions of the transcript that include Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS while holed up in the gay nightclub….“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this individual’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups and further his propaganda.”

In short, the DOJ (hereinafter, MiniTrue) is planning to delete, from an official transcript, those statements where the shooter repeatedly declared his motivations for the attack. Because, says MiniTrue…its propaganda.

Folks: while at one level this is a hilariously ironic, epic-sized case of projection, it also could not be more on the nose totalitarian in intent. And there’s nothing very amusing about that:

Ministry of Truth is a misnomer and in reality serves the opposite of its purported namesake: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events….The book describes a willful fooling of posterity using doctored historical archives to show a government-approved version of events.

Finally, in a frightening indication of how far along this road we are: Note the complete disinterest by the “press”, as in Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press”, when this 2+2=5 declaration is issued:

LORETTA LYNCH:
Yes. It will be primarily a partial transcript of his calls with the hostage negotiators.
CHUCK TODD:
You say partial. What’s being left out?
LORETTA LYNCH:
Well, what we’re not going to do is further proclaim this individual’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups and further his propaganda.
CHUCK TODD:
So we’re not going to hear him talk about those things?
LORETTA LYNCH:
We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we’re not going to hear him make his ascertains of allegiance and that…..
CHUCK TODD:
All right, let’s talk about the F.B.I. angle to this.

Yep. Nothing to see here. Let’s all ‘lean in’, ‘be the change we’re waiting for’, and move forward -= right over edge, into the abyss.