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The Tally Ho

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

20 Years Too Late

In response to Steve's post dealing with BushCo propaganda, does anyone else see hints of 1984? Okay, we have the Ministry of Plenty--telling us blindly that the economy is incredibly better with tons of growth due to brilliant leadership. We have the Thought Police--aka Homeland Security--now, more than ever, capable of invading privacy in the name of "justice." We have the Two Minutes Hate--the short, pointed punch lines used by BushCo to simplify messages for the ignorant mass. For these statements, see also "newspeak" whereby we no longer expect leaders to maintain significant levels of speech, usage, or presentation beyond the "average." We have the Ministry of Truth--which serves to spread "truth" and correct history--see also Al Qaeda linked to Sadaam Hussein linked to WMD. We have the Ministry of Love--whose main purpose is to pass uber conservative amendments to the constitution--because Christianity is about compassion and denying citizens basic rights because they're different (apologies to the Religious right). And, last but certainly not least is the slogan. "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." Perhaps BushCo didn't realize that they are a mere two decades late from making Orwell look like more of a genius than he is already considered...

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