1984 in 2005

Students for Orwellian Society is probably one of the funniest, and most brilliant politically charged satires I have seen lately. The examples they bring up are so funny, and yet so true that it chills me to the core. We already are halfway into a 1984 mentality with government recalling reference materials from libraries due to “national security” and newspapers mysteriously censoring their own online archives, and removing politically charged articles.

But they forgot to mention such excellent examples of doublespeak/doublethink as Clear Skies Initiative (which essentially relaxes the anti-pollution regulations set forth by the Clean Air Act) or the Patriot Act. I’m not sure what patriotism has to do with stripping civil liberties from law abiding citizens but hey, if you are against Patriot Act you must not be very patriotic, right? If this is not a prime example of applied doublespeak, I don’t know what is šŸ™‚

I think I’m going to hang the “War is Peace” poster over my desk šŸ™‚


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