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    1984: Orwells facecrime is Here in America

    Following the massive demonization of ‘MAGA kid’ Nick Sandmann for the crime of smirking, some of his supporters pointed out startling parallels to George Orwell’s 1984, in which citizens were persecuted for committing “facecrime”.

    Even after video footage proved that Native American Nathan Phillips walked straight into the middle of a group of Covington High School teens and was not “mobbed” by them as the media had claimed, Sandmann was still crucified for smirking during the encounter.

    In victimizing Sandmann over a facial expression, leftists are mimicking Big Brother’s treatment of dissidents who committed “facecrime” in Orwell’s fictional dystopian classic.

    Orwell writes about facecrime in Part 1, Chapter 5 of 1984;

    “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.”
    Another comment in relation to the book points out that a “person committed a facecrime if he had a politically incorrect expression on his face at any time.”

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    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/...ime-facecrime/

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    If there is anyone who's life should be made into a mini series. It's Orwell

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    There's also an outcry in the media over the fact they were wearing Trump MAGA hats. They even tried to compare them to KKK hoods. There's an unconfirmed rumor that those kids were given those hats at the rally, rather than bringing them with them. It's possible that this whole thing was a set-up.

    This whole fiasco might be related to something else too: its looking like there will have to be another Supreme Court judge appointed soon. One of the front-runners, Amy Barrett, is Catholic, and the fact that these kids came from a Catholic school lets the media get in some preemptive Catholic bashing.

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    Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday, accusing the newspaper of targeting him in “a modern-day form of McCarthyism.”

    Attorneys for 16-year-old Sandmann — who was filmed in a viral confrontation with a Native American man in Washington, DC — claim the newspaper led a “mob of bullies which attacked, vilified & threatened” an innocent minor.

    “Washington Post recklessly ignored basic journalist standards because it was eager to advance its biased agenda against @realDonaldTrump by impugning individuals perceived to be his supporters,” attorney Lin Wood said in a statement.

    “Nick Sandmann was perceived as an easy target. He is 16. Inexcusable on every level.”

    https://nypost.com/2019/02/19/coving...post-for-250m/

    Good for him. I hope he wins every penny.

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    WaPo is now backpeddling and retracting
    https://www.mediaite.com/online/the-...gton-coverage/
    “Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow for a more complete assessment of what occurred, either contradicting or failing to confirm accounts provided in that story — including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, and that the students were trying to instigate a conflict.”

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