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Friday, November 15, 2002

"1984 Is Coming Early This Year"

"In Oceania there is no law...merely the wiping-out
of persons who might perhaps commit a crime at some time in the future."

"...This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws),
but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death,
or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp." Orwell, 1984


In response to 911, the governments of the western democracies, also known as the "free world" have written their own versions of ANTI-TERRORISM bills. They are all very long bills and they all sound very similar in effect - abandonment of the rule of law and the cessation of civil liberties. They are in various stages of acceptance in their respective houses of parliament and congress and are passing more or less unanimously with the majority of politicians admitting they haven't read the bill prior to giving approval.

Another common feature of the ANTI-TERRORISM bills is that none of them define the word "terrorist". They all leave that WIDE OPEN for the obvious reason that they want to be able to substitute the word "terrorist" with anything or anyone according to their wont or whim.

"Terrorism" has become (borrowing from Orwell)..."the essential crime that contains all others in itself".

To completely get straight in your mind what they've done, substitute the word "terrorist" with "dissident" every time you read or hear it. [The definition of "dissident" is: a person who disagrees; thinks differently; expresses a different opinion from others.]

And in trying to understand what is meant by the oft repeated statement:

"You're either WITH us or you're AGAINST us",

imagine it to mean:

You're either WITH us OR you're a terrorist.

or as I heard it expressed regarding a country that balked at handing over citizens under indictment by a foreign nation:


~ by Jackie Jura ~

Comparing the world George Orwell described in "1984"
with the world we are living in today, 2001, 2002.

posted by Vetzine


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