Tag Archives: Orwellian
Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.
How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?
“We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don’t trust any of them.” Jim Hightower Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013 NationofChange.org It’s back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors […]
For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name? TD’s version of must-see TV: last week, Andrew Bacevich argued Stephen Colbert (or at least the character he plays) to a draw in a telling and funny episode of “the Colbert Report” which takes up the issue […]
After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” by Norman Solomon Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Common Dreams People react as an explosion […]