The government of Joe Biden is being accused of carrying out Soviet propaganda of mass control, in an imitation of the dystopia of George Orwell (1984) by changing the definition of economic recession, applying the technique of doublethink.
“Does two plus two equal four? Sometimes it’s five. Sometimes it’s three. Sometimes it’s all at once.”
Biden administration denies and changes definition of economic recession
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen denied that her country is experiencing an economic recession and changed the definition of the concept, which has been applied several times in history and is widely accepted by many economists, with the exception of those who are influenced by part of the US government – according to the @zerohedge account in a tweet.
“It’s not a recession until the White House gives the economists on their payroll permission to declare it a recession.”
The zerohedge critique was one of many that dominated media not controlled by the Biden administration and social media on Monday. Many are accusing the government of “Soviet-level propaganda” in trying to manipulate people’s perceptions of the economic situation they are living in.
Ashley St. Clair accused the White House of practicing “gaslightning”, which is a technique of manipulation and psychological abuse, in which information is distorted and selectively withheld to favor the abuser or simply invented with the intention of making the victim doubt their own memory, perception and sanity.
This practice was also criticized by George Orwell in his 1984 dystopia, where a socialist government dominates the political landscape with super surveillance, punishments for the disobedient, and gaslighting techniques he called “doublethink”. Which is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in different social contexts.
In a scene in the book, the protagonist, Winston Smith, is being interrogated and tortured by O’Brien, of the Ingsoc Party, and asks his inquisitor if the Inner Party (the State) can declare “two plus two equals five” as a truth; he ponders whether, “if everyone believes, does that make it true?”
The torturer then replies that thanks to doublethink, mathematical logic doesn’t matter: “Sometimes it’s five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all at once.”
Defining economic recession
All this discussion arose in the context that, after ending the second consecutive quarter with a negative growth rate by the GDP, which measures the monetary value of final goods and services – that is, those that are purchased by the end user – produced in the States States in this given period.
This event is what economists use to classify a country as being in economic recession, but Janet Yellen said that:
“That’s not the technical definition. There is an organization called the National Bureau of Economic Research that analyzes a wide range of data to decide whether or not there is a recession. And most of the data they analyze now remains strong. I would be surprised if they declared this period a recession, even if it has two-quarters of negative growth. We have a very strong job market. when you’re creating nearly 400,000 jobs a month, that’s not a recession.”
The US and global economy comes at a time of extreme alert, with inflation hitting all-time highs everywhere, all due to a failed fiat system, fueled by base money inflation by central banks that printed money to sponsor populist election campaigns.
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It doesn’t matter how the Secretary of the Treasury wants to define or change the definition of an economic recession. It is clear that the world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, with price hikes, interest rate hikes, insolvencies, bankruptcies and everything is just beginning.
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It is worth mentioning that previous governments have been doing something similar to the inflation conceptmodifying its definition to make it difficult for the problem to be corrected, freeing them from the guilt of deciding to print more money, delegating it to the “capitalist system”.