Meme of the Day #28


Bob Moran

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Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
March 19, 2022 10:14 am

It’s funny because its true

duncanm
duncanm
March 19, 2022 10:34 am

For such a young bloke, Bob Moran certainly has been putting out some hard hitting cartoons.

Bruce
Bruce
March 19, 2022 10:47 am

As the T-Shirt goes:

“Make Orwell fiction again!”

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 19, 2022 11:53 am

Orwell’s message was ever fiction

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 19, 2022 11:54 am

Oops Never

bemused
bemused
March 19, 2022 12:23 pm

We all know that Orwell was a conspiracy theorist. Officials deny anything that he postulated. Oh, wait…

Dot
Dot
March 19, 2022 12:52 pm

We’re living in San Angeles.

Only John Spartan can save us from the moo moo wearing pussies who have banned everything.

132andBush
132andBush
March 19, 2022 3:19 pm

I studied 1984 in 1984 for English.
Sadly now, I doubt even 1% of people would recognise the caricature and the significance.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
March 19, 2022 4:09 pm

I see the cartoon has been censored. Is that conscious or unconscious irony?

Rabz
March 19, 2022 5:37 pm

Eric Arthur Blair was a visionary – and not in a good way.

On that note, it’s interesting to see that various “trusted identity bills” are being rolled out across the anglosphere. We’ve had our own here.

Because we’re all just hanging out to be told (while languishing in a prison cell) by big stupid government (pronouns it/it/xi) that 2+2=5. When they aren’t tracking you 24/7/365, should you not have attracted their all encompassing attention.

1984.

bemused
bemused
March 19, 2022 5:45 pm
Rabz
March 19, 2022 5:46 pm

the cartoon has been censored

Miss A, the censoring you refer to is part of the “gag”, such as it is.

Go and read the book. I’d love a jerb in Minitru, but only if I’d sold my soul to satan.

Memory holing the constant stream of duckspeak spouted by the Silly Moaning Haemorrhoid, the Garudina and the ALPBC would be one of life’s simple pleasures. Job satisfaction, so to speak.

Rabz
March 19, 2022 5:53 pm

See also XTC, Real by Reel …

Cassie of Sydney
March 19, 2022 6:04 pm

George Orwell was a modern day prophet.

Rabz
March 19, 2022 6:09 pm

Our beloved contemporary inner city western collectivists have been very diligent in applying the principles of IngSoc*, especially when it comes to limiting the ability of people to express themselves, or even engage in something as basic as attempting to think (for yourself).

Limit the language, limit the ability of people to comprehend the hideousness they’re existing through, much less contemplate rebelling against the established order.

Barely 75 years later, thanks to the stalinist collectivists Orwell warned us about, we’ve somehow managed to “unlearn” the harsh lessons of the twentieth century – that most monstrous period in human history. Santayana is revolving in his grave.

* A classic modern example from Airstrip One: OfStEd.
Now what the bleep could that be?
Simples – the Office of State Education. The abbreviated structure is lifted directly from the monsters that gifted humanity the “Gestapo” or the “Geheime Staatspolizei” to go the entire mouth full.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 19, 2022 7:23 pm

It is a good little toon that one.

Tom
Tom
March 19, 2022 10:40 pm

Bob Moran’s brilliant cartoon reminds me that high-profile AFL reporter Tom Morris lost his lob at Fox Footy on Friday because he outed a work colleague as a lesbian an unspecified number of months or years ago on a “private” WhatsApp forum.

The thing is Channel Seven was still using Morris’s live AFL reporting on Friday night hours after he was sacked by Fox Footy.

Both networks employ(ed) Morris because, in TV land, he is that rarest of commodities – a very good reporter who actually breaks stories in a field where the appetite for breaking stories is insatiable. as Seven and Fox Footy pay hundreds of millions of dollars a year for footy broadcast rights.

No-one, including the TV networks, give a flying fuck whether their employees are gay. After all, the AFL Lezzo League (a.k.a. AFLW) is teeming with rug munchers.

However, the TV networks are required to pretend they care — for legal reasons as lesbians, like male poofters, are highly litigious, noisy and self-righteous, even though they’re a tiny and otherwise irrelevant minority.

They’re even more litigious since they bullied the Australian public not just to tolerate their sexual perversion, but celebrate it in the 2017 gay marriage plebiscite.

The point is that language fascism (a.k.a. political correctness) is rampant in the West, where people are now so “highly educated” they’re completely stupid and banned by their own self-censorship from being honest in public – one of the major reasons George Orwell wrote his barnstorming prophesy, 1984. It is more relevant now than when he penned it in the 1940s.

As Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson responded when asked whether he was prejudiced against homosexuals: “Not at all. I love lesbians on the internet”.

No-one gives a shit if you’re gay.

Megan
Megan
March 19, 2022 11:12 pm

An Orwellian moment arose on one of my feeds yesterday. Apparently the University of Melbourne has formed a shiny new competitor to the Pond’s mob – the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. They are offering a PhD scholarship to anyone who is excited to spend the next five years of their life researching and writing reams of irrelevant rubbish insightful reflections on Gendered Dynamics in Community Volunteering Practices.

Your taxes at their academic best.

Tom
Tom
March 19, 2022 11:30 pm

I must say I’m surprised Bob Moran hasn’t yet been kicked off Twitter by the backward, 19th century primitives who run it.

I get all of my Bob Moran cartoons from his website, which, for the time being, is still immune from Silicon Valley’s rampant fascism.

bemused
bemused
March 20, 2022 5:50 am

Orwell was an optimist.

duncanm
duncanm
March 20, 2022 8:55 am

More Bob — all’s fair and all. The Guardian did knife him when he was cutting too close to the bone.

https://twitter.com/bobscartoons/status/1505133677050748930?cxt=HHwWhICzgdrGp-MpAAAA

duncanm
duncanm
March 20, 2022 9:35 am

An interview with Bob on GBNews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAPwGCpiUM

Interesting stuff starts about 8:00

duncanm
duncanm
March 20, 2022 9:45 am

That interview is worth a watch. Bob explains why his personal circumstances have made him become so forthright and ‘anti-propaganda’ (his words).

Frank
Frank
March 20, 2022 10:28 am

There is an old quote along the lines of “fruit juice drinking, sandal wearing vegetarians”. I have been trying to work out if it is an Orwell take on the writers at the Guardian but can’t seem to chase it down. Does anyone here happen to know the provenance?

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
March 20, 2022 11:00 pm

Tom – cracking.
Personally I can’t watch female footy _ wimmenz crashing into eackother – try hard to be some thing they are not.
I refuse to pay to watch this as I can go to the parklands in Adelaide and watch a division 10 game with the same skill set and speed.

Gerry Jackson
Gerry Jackson
March 21, 2022 12:07 pm

The political cretins who are ruining our world are the product of our wonderful universities.

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