What is the “Two Minutes Hate” in 1984?
The Two Minutes Hate in 1984 is a daily ritual where Party members vent their rage and pent-up energy towards Emmanuel Goldstein and the enemies of Big Brother. The Two-Minutes Hate ritual is a method of directing Party members’ negative feelings towards an outside enemy while simultaneously solidifying Big Brother’s role as their savior and benevolent leader.
(simply substitute “Trump” as Emmanuel Goldstein – the villain)
Required Daily Ritual
(substitute all avenues of daily mainstream brain-cleansing)
In Orwell’s classic novel 1984, Winston Smith participates in a required daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. The Two Minutes Hate is a daily exercise. All of the Party Members gather to vent their rage towards Big Brother’s enemies. The Party members sit next to each other and watch the face of Emmanuel Goldstein flash onto the screen alongside marching enemy soldiers.
(Outsider Orange-Man Bad)
The image of Emmanuel Goldstein speaks heretical remarks about Big Brother, which fills the Party members with rage, angst, and fear. During the Two Minutes Hate, the Party members behave hysterically. Yelling, spitting, and venting their rage towards Goldstein and the enemies of Big Brother. Even Winston Smith cannot contain his emotions and finds himself screaming at the top of his lungs.
Unify Against Common Enemy
(visceral rage towards the Orange-Man)
The Two Minutes Hate is designed to direct the suppressed anger of the Party members towards a scapegoat. Simultaneously unifying the people against a common enemy. The typical feelings of angst, depression, and frustration that Party members experience on an everyday basis are directed outward. This protects the government and allows citizens to experience a visceral moment of rage.
Equate Big Brother as Savior
(the Marxists will save you)
During the Two Minutes Hate, Winston vents his rage towards the Party, Big Brother, and the Thought Police. All while he is swept up in the hysterical environment. At the end of the Two Minutes Hate, Big Brother’s image flashes onto the screen. The Party members break into a rhythmic chant of “B-B!…B-B!” while they experience a feeling of relief and security.
Who is Winston Smith
Winston Smith is the pensive, fatalistic, and justifiably paranoid protagonist of George Orwell’s novel 1984. He is a member of the Outer Party and works in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth. His job is to “rectify” historical records to align with the current rhetoric of the party. However, despite working for the Party, Winston secretly resents it. As the novel progresses, Winston becomes increasingly rebellious, coming to trust his own intellect over Party doctrine. He believes that the proles—short for proletariat—hold the key to liberating society. And that his job is to spread dissent in the hope that they will one day revolt.
1984 Mission Complete
The masses are now sufficiently and adequately indoctrinated. There are enough. It took decades. However the mission is now complete. The Cabal is ready to implement the next mission. That mission will likely begin the morning of January 21, 2021.