Obama Rolls Out the Life of Julia Under Big Brother
This is Big Brother propaganda at its best, folks.
Under the radar, it is no coincidence that Julia is also the name of Winston’s girlfriend in Orwell’s 1984. If you will remember, Julia and Winston are in love with each other and hate Big Brother. After their unauthorized relationship is discovered, Julia and Winston are tortured. Under duress, Winston betrays Julia and screams for the rat to be placed on Julia’s face, not his. At the end of the book, Julia and Winston meet up again. Julia has a scar on her face (the reader is left to interpret this as being the result of the rat) and casually, lovelessly chit-chats with Winston. Winston finally comes to the realization the he no longer loves Julia. The last line of the book is: “He loved Big Brother.”
By extrapolation, the reader is also left with the knowledge that Julia now loves Big Brother more than she loves Winston:
H/T – Mrs. Bulldog for reminding me that Julia was Winston’s girlfriend in 1984 when I first told her about Obama’s propaganda piece.
P.S. – She says that she only remembered it because of the Eurythmics’ song, Julia, from their album: 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother).
Conservatives mock Obama’s ‘Julia’
By Tim Mak – Politico
Conservatives are getting personal with a new figure in President Barack Obama’s campaign: Julia.
Who is Julia? On Thursday, Obama’s campaign released a slideshow showing how the president’s policies would aid a hypothetical woman named “Julia” over her lifetime, and how presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s policies would disadvantage her.
For example, the slideshow suggests that at age 18, Julia would qualify for a college tax credit, one that would be allowed to expire under a Mitt Romney presidency. At age 65, Julia could enroll in Medicare – something that Romney “could end as we know it.”
Conservatives were quick to lampoon the meme, criticizing the Obama campaign for viewing the life of a woman only in terms of her relationship with the government, and soon #Julia was trending on Twitter, across the United States.
“What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government intervention, dependency and other people’s money rather than their own initiative or hard work. It is, I’d say, brazenly un-American, in the sense that it celebrates a mindset we have — outwardly, at least — shunned,” writes David Harsanyi on Human Events. “It is also a mindset that women should find offensively patronizing.”
“Creepy,” was the verdict from National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke. “[A] perfect example of the man’s cradle-to-grave welfare mentality.”
“Is it just me or is there something fundamentally inconsistent with the concept of Strong, Independent Women and paternalism?” adds Ace of Spades.
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