The enemies of the people will never stop their disgusting tricks. There is nothing in this world that will convince their depraved minds to even consider the truth of Big Brother and allow them to see the lies of Emmanuel Goldstein for the filthy garbage that they are. Unable to win by force against the unstoppable majesty of our Big Brother, they have taken to using deceit and trickery to corrupt the innocent minds of Party members and contaminate the Party's purity. There is no low to which they will not stoop. Mere hours ago, one particularly insidious traitor came to this very blog, hoping to corrupt hearts, minds, and souls at the very source of Big Brother's inspired word. Fortunately, there are numerous safeguards and protections to protect the Party, the Ministry of Truth, this blog, and all the members of the Party.
Our most important protection is provided by the Ministry of Peace, which carefully previews all comments to seek out potential spies, terrorists, or traitors. If any are found, they are swiftly dealt with— foreign spies and terrorists will be hunted down and killed or captured within days, while internal traitors will be turned over to the Ministry of Love to meet the same fate. Afterwards, the Ministry of Truth itself carefully checks comments for their factual accuracy and makes sure that goodthinkful comments are published swiftly in their intended places.
This crimethinker, however, attempted to trick both our reviewers and anyone who reads the comment. Luckily, the comment was rapidly caught by an upstanding reviewer by the name of Winston Smith, who is to be commended for exposing this crimethinker and helping to bring him to justice. Making a comment in response to this post about the technique of crimestop, he started out as innocent as he could, in an attempt to convince loyal Party members to let down their guard, making them potentially open to corruption.
I don't condone what He did, but I don't condemn him because of it. I don't know Hovind well enough to make such a comment about him in his defense or not. For I have only spoken to him twice.
He creates the impression that he is merely remarking that he lacks sufficient information to fully understand the matter— a perfectly reasonable thing. Do not, however, allow yourself to be fooled by this ruse.
I have seen the evidence about paying taxes being a choice. So I know that it is supposed to be that way. For some reason Hovind thought he could take on the IRS. But even I know you cannot do that. For there are laws that say that the government cannot be sued unless it decides to be.
The first cracks in the disguise begin to appear, but he still maintains enough of a false front of innocence that his misinformation may seem reasonable to a Party member who has let down his guard. To correct his false statements briefly— paying taxes is not a "choice." Inner Party members are exempt from most taxes because they earn the most money and should be rewarded rather than punished for their exemplary achievements. They are entitled to give voluntary contributions to the Party to assist in running Oceania, but these are not considered "taxes" in the same sense that the proles have to pay. Hovind may very well have thought he could take on the IRS, and it's true that you can't do this— the IRS is a subdivision of the Ministry of Plenty, and is charged with collecting funds for Big Brother. As BB himself oversees the IRS, they do not make mistakes. There are no laws prohibiting lawsuits against the Oceanian government; however, frivolous suits are prohibited and no one so far has brought forth a legitimate complaint about the government. After all, Big Brother himself watches over the government— the Party does not make mistakes.
At the time the comment was present on my website, Hovind had not been arrested yet for tax evasion. But there were sites spreading those rumors so I posted what I did about that. That is all.
As the first cracks widen, the vile and traitorous form of the crimethinker begins to emerge. From an innocent remark to half-truths to what appears to be a minor correction. This should send up an immediate red flag. Although it may seem that a minor correction is unimportant, it means the world— no matter how small the alleged mistake, it is still an assertion that Big Brother is flawed, along with Ingsoc, the book that describes it, and all of Oceania itself. After all, if there is one minor and seemingly unimportant mistake in the Bible, that means that the Bible isn't flawless, which means that Big Brother didn't write it— or Big Brother himself is flawed. Both are blasphemy and crimethink of the worst sort.
Hopefully, that would have raised red flags and put every Party member back on guard. If not, they would have seen (and possibly even believed THIS horrifying bilge.
All evolutionists categorize YECs the same way. So this page is a evolution tactic that is expected.
After a ruse designed to trick innocent Party members into letting down their guard, this horrible piece of filth declares that the Ministry of Truth, one of the four Ministries of the official government of Oceania, is in fact our deadly enemy. He claims that black is white; that up is down. This is ridiculous— but it is clearly designed to fool and corrupt innocent and pure Party members. We will not tolerate this! Shout! Protest! Drive these vile crimethinkers back into the filthy slime that spawned them!