My conversational acquaintances, familiar with my knack for heresy, often comment about how if these leftards would just read Fahrenheit 451, 1984 or Brave New World that they wouldn’t be taking us down this road towards a technophilial autocratopia.
“Hell, no!”, I say.
Libertarians and conservatives generally consider those works cautionary tales.Â Liberals and Progsheviks consider them instruction manuals.Â And they don’t need any more ideas:
Sales of George Orwellâ€™s “1984” are up 69 percent on Amazon, according to a list on the website.
The book marked its 60th anniversary on June 6 amid a flurry of real-world news stories on secret government surveillance.
Amazon lists the paperback version of the sci-fi classic as the 19th biggest book on its Movers and Shakers list. The current sales rank is 110.
It’s at this point that you realize that Obama’s eternally devoted, lifelong ward of the state “Julia” is actually modeled after the 1984 character.
President Dronekiller McGitmo gets the Peace Prize.Â Pretending that the Ministry of Ethics datamining your cellphone records, rooting through tax applications and medical records is a sign of our Strength and Owning a Home, a Car and Responsibility for your own life and that of your family really is a kind of Slavery.
Â There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always â€” do not forget this, Winston â€” always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face â€” forever.
In fact, we have long welcomed this debate on a host of subjects that we’re relentlessly prosecuting the people who mentioned them to you.
Perhaps Current TV can sponsor a new 24-hour tv show called Room 101 where we can be re-educated to stop worrying about those clanging chains called mortgages, jobs, student loans and marriages and simply focus on the one thing that binds us – Learning to Love Skinny Brother!
“He gazed up at thearrogant face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden behind that disgusting mole next to his held-high nose. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! O bama! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Skinny Brother.”
In fact, if you’re intent on not loving that irresistible Skinny Brother – We’re Gonna Have a Problem ™.
No kidding.Â Now you’re telling me?
“Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”