Thursday, September 3, 2009

1984

It had been 25 years since I last read 1984 by George Orwell. The first time I read it, I couldn't really visualize the description of the Two Minute Hate and people becoming riled up to the extent they were in the book. But now that I see the hour long hate-fest by Glenn Beck, the moronic writings of Pat Buchanan, and the hate Rush Limbaugh spews, I can understand a little better.

1 comment:

MdCrimDefAtty said...

While Buchanan's ramblings have exposed him for the anti-Semite he truly is, and Limbaugh and Beck's shows make me (occaisionally) cringe, to compare them to the Newspeak of 1984 is ludicrous.

Why is it that you don't seem to get the fact that those guys DON'T HAVE ANY POWER over you or anyone else? If you don't like 'em, change the station!

BHO and his groupies, on the other hand, are IN CONTROL, and exercising more and more control over our daily lives! Why can't you see where they are taking us? National Socialism is almost here!

I referenced this point in a previous post of yours relating to "Rationing", and you did not respond on point at all. You said "I think it's a shame that the US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and yet people are losing their homes and going bankrupt because of the rising costs of health care reform."

Whether or not we are a wealthy country, and some people are going bankrupt, is not relevant.

The issue is government takeover of our lives. Why can't you see it?