Orwell’s ‘Facecrime’ is Here in Insane America

Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer
Waking Times

If you had any doubt left that we have entered crossed the Rubicon into sheer madness, then look no further to the media feeding frenzy over Covington Catholic High School student in a non-confrontation with American Indian elder Nathan Phillips. In short, the hacks, fraudsters, propagandists and thought crime police created a media firestorm over the expression on a kids face as an old man beat a drum. Death threats ensued, and the high school was even forced to close down for the days following, because so many insane, hateful people threatened harm on the school and everyone there.

There are plenty of articles on the net today about this incident, proving that the original story which positioned the high school student as a white, racist tormentor of Native Americans was totally make-believe. There is a bigger picture here, though, that needs to be brought into view. We’re at a dangerous crossroads in our society, and people in mass are showing signs of loving their slavery to a corrupt and divisive two-party scam system that feeds off our inability to get along and unite.

There are innumerable pawns, patsies and provocateurs who would happily sell our culture and peace of mind for some slight political edge. We are living in interesting times where an unsubstantiated story about the look on someone’s face can lead to national turmoil and widespread threats of violence.

This indicates another major step forward in our enslavement to an all-seeing, all-manipulating technocratic bureaucracy.

George Orwell gave the world a prophetic warning about how government and state control of culture could lead to a world where people gleefully participate in their own totalitarian enslavement. A world where everyone is afraid to speak whatever truth is on their own mind, and a world where the punishment for thinking outside of the box is rather severe.

The Covington incident reveals a shocking devolution in society, and now, as Orwell predicted, having the wrong expression on your face when the all-seeing eye of big government and the culture police look at you can have severe consequences, possibly even bringing physical harm or even death.

Of all the frightening ideas in 1984, there is one little gem in there that is mentioned only once. Facecrime.

Yes, that’s right…. Facecrime.

Here’s the passage from 1984:

“His earlier thought returned to him: probably she was not actually a member of the Thought Police, but then it was precisely the amateur spy who was the greatest danger of all. He did not know how long she had been looking at Free eBooks at Planet eBook.com 79 him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: FACECRIME, it was called.


The girl had turned her back on him again. Perhaps after all she was not really following him about, perhaps it was coincidence that she had sat so close to him two days running. His cigarette had gone out, and he laid it carefully on the edge of the table. He would finish smoking it after work, if he could keep the tobacco in it. Quite likely the person at the next table was a spy of the Thought Police, and quite likely he would be in the cellars of the Ministry of Love within three days, but a cigarette end must not be wasted. Syme had folded up his strip of paper and stowed it away in his pocket. Parsons had begun talking again.” ~George Orwell’s 1984

Final Thoughts

Are you participating in this madness, or are you working to counter it all with logic, reason, patience, and above all love?

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About the Author

Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind. Follow Sigmund on Facebook here.

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