19-HATEY-4


I had forgotten the following term:

In George Orwell‘s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the “Two Minutes Hate” (alternatively two minute hate) is a daily period in which Party members of the society of Oceania must watch a film depicting The Party’s enemies (notably Emmanuel Goldstein and his followers) and express their hatred for them and the principles of democracy.

The film and its accompanying auditory and visual cues (which include a grinding noise that Orwell describes as “of some monstrous machine running without oil”) are a form of brainwashing to Party members, attempting to whip them into a frenzy of hatred and loathing for Emmanuel Goldstein and the current enemy superstate. Apparently, it is not unknown for those caught up in the hate to physically assault the telescreen, as Julia does during the scene. The movie, as it progresses becomes more surreal, with Goldstein’s face morphing into a sheep as enemy soldiers advance on the viewers, before one such soldier charges at the screen, machine gun blazing. He morphs, finally, into the face of Big Brother at the end of the two minutes. At the end, the mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted viewers chant “BB” over and over again, ritualistically.

Orwell’s obvious reference in the sequence is to the utter demonization of an enemy during a time of war and the exultation of the cult of personality of the leaders of totalitarian states. Parallels (in form, if not content) to the Two Minutes Hate can be seen in real-world propaganda films from World War II. The Two Minutes Hate may also be seen as the totalitarian state’s appropriation and perversion of the real-world British observence, the Two Minutes Silence on Remembrance Day, instituted in memory of war dead after World War I.[1]

In one such Two Minutes Hate, the audience is introduced to Inner Party member and key character O’Brien.
The famous 1984 Apple Computer commercial presumably takes place at a Two Minute Hate.
Hate week is an extrapolation of this period into an annual weeklong festival

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So, what should I call the Fox News Channel and the Republican Party in light of my remembrance? The Two-Minute NOT Hate? The Two Millennia Hate? The Time-Loop Hate? The Hate Where Time Has No Meaning? The Hate That Ceases to Obey the Laws of the Time-Hate Continuum? From Hate to Z? Someday Later, Maybe Not Hater? Sooner and Hater? The Hatamax Tape That Never Runs Out of Space? The Hate That Lasts as Long as a Warren Hatey Film? The Hate That Squeals Like Ned Hatey? The Hate-i (short i) Channel? The Fair Weather Channel? Non-Elimihate? Blind Hate? Hate is Enough?


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