“THE PROGRAMMES of the Two Minute Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein aka the Labour Party/Media was not the principal figure.” – George Orwell, 1984.
By Creepias Phuck
THE TWO Minute Hate ritual in George Orwell’s seminal book 1984 served a dual purpose for Big Brother and the Party.
It cemented the bonds of the oppressed populace to the Party and gave them an emotional outlet and focus for all of their pent up hate, rage and frustration.
In many ways, if you twist it a bit and indulge a sneer for comedy effect, the same phenomenon can be witnessed within the anointed pages of the Wings Over Scotland ‘media monitoring’ quasi-political religious site.
Instead of Big Brother orchestrating the ‘operation’, we have ‘Wee’ Brother Campbell.
And instead of Goldstein as the focus of the hate ritual, we have the Labour Party and the Scottish Media.
Where the parallel, and indeed the analogy stops, is in the timing.
Wee Wingsy Campbell’s hate rituals last much longer than two minutes. The Jedi ‘Reverend’s’ polemics/hate sermons last as long as his shortarse rage can sustain them. (approx 20 hours a day)
Following the “creepy as f**k” orchestrations witnessed last week at train stations throughout the country, AhDinnaeKen has paid a bit more attention to Wee Wingsy’s site and the comments therein.
The similarities within to the Two Minute Hate ritual are striking. Wee Brother Wingsy proclaims from on high, and the Wee Wingnut acolytes scramble all over themselves to vent their outrage.
Consider the following piece entitled ‘Mindboggling things that happened today’ published in yesterday’s Wingnuts Over Scotland. (we* salute the snappiness of that attention grabbing headline by the way).
In this instance, the Goldstein proxy is the Scottish Labour Party. True to form the acolytes line up to vent their impotent spleens.
Some of the comments are hilarious. If you were to take them seriously, it would be quite worrying.
But top marks to Wingsy for providing a platform for a belly laugh. And to think, this site is cited as a source for ‘truth’ – the online Ministry of Truth. Ye couldnae make it up.
If you don’t feel like wading through the detritus, here are some lowlights from the snappily entitled ‘Mindboggling things that happened today’:
“They (Labour Party) were the primal traitor, the earliest defilers of the Scots’ purity.” – McOrwell, 2014
“Wingsy’s diaphragm was constricted. He could never read Labour party tweets without a painful mixture of emotions.” – McOrwell, 2014.
“…an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it…” – McOrwell, 2014
“Wingsy’s polemics even contained Doublespeak words: more Doublespeak words, indeed, than any Party member would normally use in real life.” – McOrwell, 2014
“Before the Hate had proceeded for thirty seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from more than half the people commenting on the site.” – McOrwell, 2014
“They were an object of hatred more constant than either the WetNats or the Tories.” – McOrwell, 2014