Wednesday, January 07, 2009

What Year Is It, Anyway?

I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, but I keep thinking that maybe it's 25 years ago - in other words, that it's 1984 - and that George Orwell was spookily prescient, even if when he wrote the book 60 years ago, he thought it would all happen sooner.

If you've read the book, think about it: can you really tell at any given time if we're at war with Eurasia or Eastasia? Didn't the Patriot Act mean that Big Brother actually is watching us? (And we bloggers and twitterers are helping!) Hasn't our current administration essentially tried to outlaw sex? Despite our current economic woes, doesn't the Inner Circle have much, more more than everyone else? And doesn't Guantanamo have a Room 101?

I would like to believe that hope and love will change things. I am not sure they will.


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