February 14, 2011

Doubleplusungood: A Day in the Park.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:12 pm

Finding this online was somewhat timely, because I have been re-reading George Orwell’s 1984. I originally read it when I was something like sixteen. To the extent that I can recall my reaction to the book at the time, I believe I simply thought, “Cool book, cool story.”

Now, forty plus some years later, having witnessed the ever-increasing size and seemingly unbridled power of the federal government, I find that the book is more than a little bit chilling.

via iOTW.

4 Comments »

  1. That left me with a feeling of evil foreboding. Me thinks there is a shit storm coming.

    Comment by Brian "Proud to be an Air Force Veteran" — February 14, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

  2. 1984 is here.The left dictates or soon will what light bulbs to use,what food we should eat,how much water we can use to flush,what kind of car we can drive,how warm or cool our house can be,what kind of health care we can have,etc.Unless the country wakes up and throws out the Marxist,it will get worse and be irreversible.Remember now Justice Kagan at the confirmation hearings could not say the federal government did not have the power to say what food we should eat.That genius Pelosi wondered if a reporter was serious when he asked where the Constitution gave the authority for federal health care.Basically they know best and can say what everyone must dodespite the fact that few have done anything other than hold public office.

    Comment by john — February 15, 2011 @ 12:32 am

  3. In line with the sentiments expressed in the video. Check this out: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/144255-copps-calls-on-fcc-to-act-on-media-issues. The FCC is “looking” into getting involved in Media? Are.You.Joking?
    I’m of the opinion that the 2nd Amendment protects the 1st. I pray it does not come to that-but who knows anymore.

    Comment by Bill in Austin — February 15, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

  4. “how warm or cool our house”

    When I was in college we used to hang a bag of crushed ice over the “locked” thermostat

    they can try to control my thermostat, I know how to control the temperature it senses ;-)

    Comment by Dan Kauffman — February 17, 2011 @ 8:45 am

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