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Harassment Rules Herald Orwell's 1984

December 29, 2017

(Woman's button says, Anti Sex)

Workers at NBC are required to report
all suspected romantic liaisons, or be fired. 

Orwell's 1984:

"Unlike Winston, [Julia] had grasped the inner meaning of the Party's sexual puritanism. It was not merely that the sex instinct created a world of its own which was outside the Party's control and which therefore had to be destroyed if possible. What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war-fever and leader-worship." 

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Soon, working for NBC will be like living in Orwell's dystopia 1984 where sex and love were banned. Rules instituted to punish sexual harassment could be extended to ban certain political and social views. Sexual harassment may be a wedge to introduce wider totalitarian control. 

The New York Post reports that, in the wake of the firing disgraced "Today" show host Matt Lauer,  "NBC employees have been ordered to report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace -- and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues.

'Detailed rules also have been issued about conduct in the office, including how to socialize and even how to hug colleagues.

(We are asked to be informers.)

"A source says, "Romantic relationships at work are not exactly unusual, but now NBC says it is taking a zero-tolerance approach. Staffers have been told that if they find out about any affairs, romances, inappropriate relationships or behavior in the office, they have to report it to human resources, their superior or the company anti-harassment phone line. Staffers are shocked that they are now expected to snitch on their friends.

"Plus, there's been a series of ridiculous rules issued on other office conduct. One rule relates to hugging. If you wish to hug a colleague, you have to do a quick hug, then an immediate release, and step away to avoid body contact.

"Also there's strict rules about socializing, including [not] sharing taxis home and [not] taking vegans to steakhouses."

I believe everyone should behave in a professional manner in the workplace. Sexual favors should not be offered or extorted. People should not have to deal with unwanted sexual attention.  However, forcing people to report suspicious romantic nuances is redolent of a police state. Let aggrieved people make their own complaints. 

Workplace norms could easily spread to society as a whole and be applied to political and social opinions. People are already being fired for opinions expressed on social media. I don't believe in thought crimes. We have laws to cover real crimes. 

Firing people for their opinions is the hallmark of Communism. We have de facto Communism in the West because the government, media, education and corporations are all controlled by pawns of the Luciferian central banking cartel.

( Matt Lauer.  No one is too big to be thrown under the bus.)

Central bankers have targeted Westerners for dispossession and enslavement because they are considered an impediment to world government tyranny. This is clear from the relentless attacks on gender, race (migration) religion and family. NBC's action must be seen in terms of a long-term agenda to make heterosexuality into a pathology. Homosexuality is considered the new healthy norm. Illuminati magicians (social engineers) have used porn and promiscuity to degrade all human relationships to level of sex. This is how most gays think.

Heterosexuality is very much about males overcoming female resistance in a gentlemanly manner. If NBC's rules become widespread, men will hesitate to ask a woman for a date. Spurned women will seek revenge by claiming harassment just as minorities claim discrimination. 

People meet on the job. You can't police human attraction. Where will it end? Glances? Staring? Smiling? Flirtation?

Both Orwell's 1984 (1932) and Huxley's Brave New World  (1949) banned love, marriage, family, and in the case of 1984, sex itself. These novels were not "dystopias." They were predictive programming, not so much prophecies as foreshadowing. 

NBC's sex harassment rules are an egregious intrusion on personal freedom and human dignity, and set a disturbing precedent. 

Related: Article shows how sexual harassment has become a societal issue, and there is no agreement on what constitutes it. In the Protocols of Zion, the author promises to catch people in a web of Talmudic laws. 

A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll, released on Wednesday, asked more than 3,000 American adults to consider eight different scenarios and then prompted them to decide if they would personally label each to be an example of sexual harassment. The variation in responses showed a need for employers to spell out expected standards, employment experts said.

While most adults in the Dec. 13-18 poll agreed that acts such as intentional groping or kissing "without your consent" amounted to sexual harassment, they disagreed over a number of other actions.

When asked about "unwanted compliments about your appearance," for example, 38 percent of adults said this amounted to sexual harassment, while 47 percent said it did not.

Some 41 percent of adults said they thought it was sexual harassment when someone told you "dirty jokes" but 44 percent said it was not. And 44 percent of adults said that nonconsensual hugging was sexual harassment, while 40 percent said it was not.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws, says sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances as well as other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an individual's employment, interferes with their performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work environment.

But courts have disagreed on when individual actions cross the line into harassment. And many workplace sexual harassment cases are settled by employers before they ever reach a court, so there is not a constant judicial airing of standards.


Since people come to work with different ideas of what is appropriate, managers should train their employees and develop clear lines of conduct so that there are no misunderstandings, said Suzanne Goldberg, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.

"The onus is on employers" to set the tone, Goldberg said. "Even if the co-workers don't object or go to management to complain."

In the Reuters/Ipsos poll, for example, 19 percent of men said that touching someone intentionally without their consent was not sexual harassment, compared with 11 percent of women. The poll did not specify exactly what was meant by non-consensual touching. (Continues)

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Harassment Rules Herald Orwell's 1984"

MM said (December 31, 2017):

When asked about "unwanted compliments about your appearance," for example, 38 percent of adults said this amounted to sexual harassment, while 47 percent said it did not.

The Catch-22 here is obvious. The only way to know whether or not a compliment is unwanted is to make the compliment. Therefore, the only way to prevent being charged with sexual harassment is to never say anything nice to a coworker!

A woman bleaches her hair, and it looks terrific on her. However, the only way to be certain that one not be charged with sexual harassment is for everyone to ignore the change.

A woman returns from a Mexican vacation with a great tan. Her coworkers better pretend not to notice, though, because if you say, "That's quite some tan!" the compliment might be unwanted.

I'm 73 years of age and long retired, and I'm really really really glad, because I wouldn't last five minutes in a "harassment-free" office!

Chris W said (December 30, 2017):

Great timely article. I recently retired from my job at a local Newspaper. Men had been getting firedor threatened with it for years there related to sexual "harassment"behavior in the workplace. This has been going on for some time[policing the workplace] It is exactly as you say...and it hits at the heart of what makes heterosexual males tick[the opposite sex!] It got to where a man is afraid continually whether he is offending some female either directly or being "overheard" to say something is sickening! So much for "Mad Men" and the "good 'ole days.

Andrew said (December 29, 2017):

I have come to the conclusion that the sexual-harassment brouhaha is an illuminati psychological operation to further subvert thinking in America.

I wonder whether people like washed up Weinstein and past her prime Rose🌹 McGowan are simply reading a sexual harassment movie script prepared to deliver a ridiculous brouhaha to distract and to subvert the American people.

This brouhaha is so ludicrous that I think it might be social subversion. Consider how easily prominent people like Weinstein and Matt Lauer rolled over after delivering “mia culpa” statements of guilt.

I think it’s probably an act.

Serge said (December 29, 2017):

It must be said to those who do not know that the two authors were, - or, in the case of Orwell, alias Blair, had been - members of the Fabian Society. It must be also remembered that the name of this semi-secret society comes from that of the famous Roman general Fabius, known as "Cunctator" i. e. "Timer" whose tactic was to exhaust the target, "walk" it as a fisherman with a carp, avoiding direct clashes, to finally give him the final thrust at the right time.

The BBC and The Guardian are considered as its instruments of action on the public. Bernard Show was an eminent member, who is the author of the emblem of society that represents the form of a wolf who has donned the skin of a sheep. All British Labor Prime Ministers come from the FS.

These two books (1984 and Brave New World) are thus veiled disclosures quite classic strategies developed by the FS well in advance. There were differences of opinion between Orwell and Huxley. I do not think we should put these two characters in the same cart. Orwell probably repented (as he did during the Spanish war). It should be noted that the FS "seized" all Orwell's rights, writings and documents upon his death. This suggests that they considered him a traitor.

Connoisseurs think, not without reasons, that the title of the novel, "1984" means, not the year that would see the realization of the things exhibited as suggesting a crude interpretation for the layman, but the year of creation of the FS, 1884, the first 8 being replaced by a 9. If this is the case, Orwell disclosed, besides the crime in progress, but its authors ...

Robert K said (December 29, 2017):

Imposing, under threat of grave punishment, an obligation to report a suspicion about what others appear to be doing is exactly what has been done historically in Communist and Fascist regimes. The only people who adapt comfortably to such conditions are sycophants, busybodies and snoops. By setting everyone individually against everyone else, it is the ultimate incarnation of the policy of divide and rule.

G said (December 29, 2017):

So we're becoming a snitch culture now and I've noticed that "snitch culture" has some kinda edgy hipness to it, along with delusions of heroism. For many it's the only way they can get their 15 minutes. And all the resentment sent to them will make it more difficult for real victims because with all that snitching we will drive up "compassion fatigue" and all infringement will become ho-hum. Maybe it's no coincidence that snitch rhymes with bitch and needs to be ditched.

Tim F (from Twitter) said (December 29, 2017):

Of course the Weinstein moral panic was a means to an end. Now it's serving as nothing other than what you say, another social engineering dialectic.

RL said (December 29, 2017):

Cultural Marxists (Frankfurt school) introduced women into workplace and education in order to destroy the patriarchy and marriage. Instead of men going to work, a place of private business, to put food on the table for the family they go there to see that cute girl at work. Dopamine and feelings become more important and than quality and right and wrong.

Now that women are public/government property they want to tell men that women under the protection of Big Brother. They want men to turn to porn and other means. That's how they consolidate their power and train men to be pathetic nothings.

Orwell had one thing wrong. It's not the lack of sex that keeps society subservient or insane. When you take away power from men they are unable to get or even have sex. Men are attracted to submissiveness and repulsed by butch women. When women have more power than men, hormones, social skills and neurology of men become pussified. Women become butch. All older woman in communist countries are butch.

The only time a man could truly have authority was in a marriage.

When it comes to being a good government "nazi" or a "commie" women will out do any man. (So if you see something say something because every toxic male especially white is a terrorist and a rapists that belongs in a concentration camp. /sarc)

Bill T said (December 29, 2017):

"Workers at NBC are required to report all suspected romantic liaisons, or be fired. "

"The greatet the numbers of laws and enactments, the more criminals and thieves there will be." - lao tzu

Happy New Year, Henry.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at