12/10/2003 2:00pm, #11Originally posted by tangshou
1984 is the best book ever; I just hope it¡¯s not prophetic. Thought the economic system in the book is communist, Oceana (was that the name?) has more in common with modern US than anywhere else. I saw this years ago, now with Bush the resemblance is glaring.
People think it¡¯s not possible the good old US of A, because we ¡®think for ourselves¡¯, we¡¯re ¡®informed¡¯, and our media is ¡®free¡¯, or because I can call Rumsfield a dickhead if I want to. Besides, America is a euphemism for freedom, so it just couldn¡¯t happen. In China at least everyone knows the government controls the media.
-> 1948... He just reversed the last 2 digits & pretended it was sci-fi...
World has been like that for a long long time already, if not always...
12/10/2003 3:47pm, #12'congress shall pass no law etc' and I thought, congress is federal so does that mean states/cities can do it?
Point is, nobody with even a vestige of self-ownership likes the bloated, detached behemoth in Washington meddling in local affairs. It just doesn't have the dexterity. It can't.
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