As certain low and disreputable Liberals bloggers have been pointing out for years and years and years, a terrifyingly large number of our Conservative fellow citizens have turned themselves into reprogrammable Orwellian meat-puppets."Reality is inside the skull. You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation -- anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to. I do not wish to, because the Party does not wish it. You must get rid of those 19th century ideas about the laws of Nature. We make the laws of Nature."
-- O'Brien, 1984
And once you start to factor that into your analysis of what has gone so drastically wrong with this country --
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
-- the rise of Trump is not hard to understand at all.