A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 20, 2020
“Victory is surrender. Lockdown is safety. Hysteria is virtue”

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength” are famous lines from the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by English writer George Orwell. The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in different versions.

“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and now Lockdown is Safety” was posted on Twitter by ginkakuji on May 16, 2016.  “Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. Lockdown is safety” was posted on Twitter by millernium on May 24, 2020.

“Now there’s a specimen of doublethink even Orwell missed: victory is surrender; lockdown is safety; hysteria is virtue” was published in the essay “Lies, Damned Lies and Covid19” by Michael Lesher, on the blog Off-Guardian on June 18, 2020, and the blog Zero Hedge on June 19, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Wikiquote: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, published in 1949. The story, which focuses on the life of Winston Smith, was Orwell’s vision of a totalitarian state which has absolute control over every action and thought of its people through propaganda, secrecy, constant surveillance, and harsh punishment. In some editions it is retitled 1984.
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The Ministry of Truth — Minitrue, in Newspeak… was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structure of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace after terrace, 300 metres into the air. From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party: WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

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ginkakuji
@cryptokakuji
Replying to @ZubyMusic
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and now Lockdown is Safety.
6:56 AM · May 16, 2020·Twitter for Android

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millernium
@millerniumtwit
Replying to @BBCPolitics
Karen speaks on behalf of the people. Ignore reality and listen to all the Karens.
Ignorance is strength.
Freedom is slavery.
Lockdown is safety.
6:57 AM · May 24, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Off-Guardian
Jun 18, 2020
Lies, Damned Lies and Covid19
Michael Lesher
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[T]he US is not going to beat the coronavirus,” Madrigal and Meyer groan in unison in the article’s key paragraph. “Collectively, we slowly seem to be giving up.” Now there’s a specimen of doublethink even Orwell missed: victory is surrender; lockdown is safety; hysteria is virtue.

Zero Hedge
Lies, Damned Lies, & COVID-19
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:40
Authored by Michael Lesher via Off-Guardian.org,
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[T]he US is not going to beat the coronavirus,” Madrigal and Meyer groan in unison in the article’s key paragraph. “Collectively, we slowly seem to be giving up.” Now there’s a specimen of doublethink even Orwell missed: victory is surrender; lockdown is safety; hysteria is virtue.

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Jacey Jay
@JaceyJay1
Lies, Damned Lies and #COVID19:
Victory is surrender; Lockdown is safety; Hysteria is virtue.
Lies, Damned Lies and Covid19
Michael Lesher Growing up as I did in the Cold War, I still experience a special kind of shudder whenever I come across an anecdote like that of Katya Soldak, whose Soviet nursery school teacher on…
off-guardian.org
12:41 AM · Jun 19, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Timothy Harder
@trharder
Replying to @EthicalSkeptic
“Victory is surrender; lockdown is safety; hysteria is virtue.” -Michael Lesher, channeling George Orwell.
4:59 PM · Jun 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Riel Politik
@louisrielmanito
BIG BROTHER: Victory is Surrender; Lockdown is Safety; Hysteria is Virtue
BIG BROTHER: Victory is Surrender; Lockdown is Safety; Hysteria is Virtue
Source – off-guardian.org – “…We were told the virus would kill millions in the US alone, and that was false. We were told lockdowns would make it go away, and that was fals…
rielpolitik.com
2:08 AM · Jun 21, 2020·WordPress.com

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