Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Brother in America

"If Big Brother (of Orwell's 1984) comes to America, he will not be a fearsome, foreboding figure with a heart-chilling, omnipresent glare as in 1984. He will come with a smile on his face, a quip on his lips, a wave to the crowd, and a press that (a) dutifully reports the suppressive measures he is taking to save the nation from internal chaos and foreign threat; and (b) gingerly questions whether he will be able to succeed."
-- Michael Parenti(1933- )
Source: "Inventing Reality" (1986)

Big Brother has been here for too long, demands to stay indefinitely, and denies it all.

David Ben-Ariel

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