“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in
one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George
I have read that over 100,000 people have been killed in Yemen as well as 85,000 dead as
a result of ongoing famine. More than eighty UK companies are exporting arms to
Saudi Arabia for use in this carnage.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson is in Saudi Arabia, not to seek an end to all
this, but to ask for increased fuel to replace Russian supplies which
have been stopped because of Russian carnage in Ukraine. He is also
no doubt, finding time to promote the interests of those eighty UK
merchants of death.
This hypocrisy goes without comment in the MSM. Why?
There are victims and victims. We have arrived in 1984 where fact-
based evidence is abandoned and those who, two weeks ago, couldn’t
point to Ukraine on a map, let alone spell its President’s name,
proudly display the Ukrainian flag and have become geo-political
experts. They have abandoned nuance and ambiguity.
Mention the stationing of NATO troops and missiles in Eastern
Europe; the U.S. involvement in the ouster in 2014 of Ukraine
President Viktor Yanukovych, and the involvement of openly Nazi
militias and you are dismissed as a Putin apologist.
Mention that Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a billionaire
with houses in London and Washington and you will be shown photos
of French President Emmanuel Macron with Zeleneskyy stubble and
If I was to put a blue and yellow strip on my timelines it would have to
be joined by so many other flags you wouldn’t be able to see my face.
That’s lucky because I’d look like Munch’s Screamer.
Peter Oborne: A Tale of Two Wars