Friday, May 4, 2007

The Trial of 1984

It is said that our government is like the fictional authorities in Orwell's 1984 and Kafka's The Trial.

Do Bush's maxims include "Ignorance is Strength" and "Freedom is Slavery"? Does he want to eliminate language so as to constrict thought? After all, expansive, nuanced language leads to complicated ideas. Round-the-clock surveillance? Pshaw. A constant state of warfare? Balderdash.

Can you be arrested for no reason and subjected to the "judicial" process without ever knowing what it is "they" think you have done? You are never told what you are on trial for. When you declare your innocence, you're asked, "Innocent of what?"

Please read the two previous postings (they make up a series) about the scary state of affairs we find ourselves in.

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