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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

1984

A friend just finished reading Orwell's "1984."  That reminded me I had these stored away somewhere or other on the hard drive.

























It's been awhile since I read that book. I need to dig it out again.  However, I'm less apprehensive about "Big Brother" now that he's on my side.


Thought for the Day:

This is the House Minority Leader Yesterday.  She's lost the bubble.








And Furthermore ( or should I say feathermore?)


29 comments:

  1. Orwell was an amazing author. He so correctly predicted things that have come to pass that it's scary.

    I guess he knew of humanity's failings better than most.

    And yep, Pelosi lives in her own world.

    And the press lets her get away with it.

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    1. It's been forty years since I read 1984 or Animal Farm. They made quite an impression on me when I was a young man. I need to break them out and read them again. Pelosi is like so many politicians from le regime ancient. She's just going through the motions, without any thought process. The old hacks from both parties are a real danger to the country.

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  2. I think Pelosi has early stage dementia. Most times,she can't even talk coherently. What a disgrace to this country. I love the book 1984. I need to pull it out again and read it. I think I will give copies of it to my teenage grandchildren. I also remember reading the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Some of it can be relevant to today's world. Jana

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    1. Jana, she's just like Schumer, McCain, Graham and that whole crew. They have been playing this as a game for so long they've just turned into automations that are constantly on replay.

      Oddly, when I read that Lisa had just finished rereading 1984, two other books popped into my head. One was Animal Farm and the other was Fahrenheit 451. I don't think many people read these books anymore, but they should.

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  3. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    here's an interesting video for you with a bit of an apopletic slant to it on how globalism is just anti-democratic postnationalism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6xcIB_gb40

    I really like this guys video's. Some of the video's I just skip over because its subject matter that I am not interested in but there is some good satire and humor in many of the video's.

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    1. I watched it. Kind of long for a person like me, I have a limited attention span. :-)

      Interesting young fellow. I see he has some other videos out there. Thanks for making me aware of him

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  4. We all could stand to read Orwell again. Perhaps it might jog memories about why we were so upset when the TSA started groping Grandma and small children or why we were outraged about the NSA monitoring our phone calls and emails. Before the general population forgot about these things and quietly accepted them as the "new norm."

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    1. You're so right. Under Obama just about anything went. He didn't pay the least attention to what the intelligence agencies were doing as long as they cooked the books to confirm and support his Alice in Wonderland views of the world . I'm very hopeful that with President Trump a lot of the abuses of the Obama cabal will be fixed.

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    2. Someone sent a comment to Vicki and I, but it did not post when the others did. Can you send it again, please.

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    3. the main thing is to find out who is 'cooking the books' and jail them for treason.

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    4. Like I was telling someone the other day, time to reopen the old Clinton era unused FEMA camps and bring in some of the Pol Pot alumni to get the show on the road. ;-)

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  5. For many years I have purchased copies of 1984 at yard sales and the like, and given them away to people I met that either had not read it, or I thought needed to.
    I actually have a first edition of Animal Farm that I picked up over the years.
    Weirdly though, I have never read Atlas shrugged.. (I read everything all the time)

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    1. J, Atlas Shrugged was very heavy going for me, and I didn't really find it very entertaining, although I realize it has other purposes. I liked Animal Farm the best of these books.

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  6. Troy, I was never certain someone wouldn't kick down my door in the middle of some dark night while we had Democratic Presidents. The organs of state security did a lot of really bad things under Clinton and then again under the Obama regime. I always felt like those two despots were first and foremost cocerned with quashing domestic opposition. But with President Trump, I don't feel like I'm "an enemy of the state" anymore. So if Big Brother is working, he'll be after the real bad guys and not people like us.

    Maxine Waters would have been in a home for the mentally challenged a long time ago if she wasn't black.

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    1. you know, there are those who do not believe our troops will turn against us.
      yes, they will.
      read any history--troops do what they are ordered to do.
      just because they are americans does not mean they haven't been taught that we 'bitter clingers' are subversive Constitution worshipping madmen.

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    2. I'm not so worried about American troops doing anything as I am about people like me getting so mad, so frustrated, and so fed up that one day things just erupt. Some little tiny thing could set it off and who knows where it would lead from there.

      Unless American officers have changed a whole lot we don't have to worry about them getting involved in palace coups.

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  7. Troy, your comment asking me what I meant by Big Brother being on my side was on the blog and I replied to it.But now your comment has disappeared. If you have a sent copy can you repost it?

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    1. Sorry I don't remember it word for word. As per your reply I get the gist of it though. You may be right, I just think there are plenty of rats left over in Washington. Trump may get rid of some of them, the rest will lay low for awhile. We have already seen some agencies fight against Trump. I'm not convinced the CIA and NSA are with him 100%.

      Maybe big brother "disappeared" my anti-establishment remark? :) --Troy

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    2. No. It must have been me. Against good advice, I tried to use my Kindle again to post comments. I was really tired, and it was easier. So I posted your comment, and I saw it post. I replied. Then I went to my email, and I get a copy of all the comments there. So , being tired, and not thinking, instead of deleting the email using the email function, I hit the delete button on the comment, thinking it would delete the email. I am 99 percent sure that happened to you and to someone who sent a comment to Vicki and me. I just am not going to use the Kindle for anything to do with the blog anymore.

      I know you're right. In fact, I worry about that too. But at least things should be easier for people who are conservative today. The FBI will not be out arresting old people at McDonalds on the say so of a snitch who gets 36 child sexual abuse charges dropped in return for his "cooperation."

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  8. At a recent teachers' meeting 1984 was mentioned and I swear that most of them had no clue to what it referred to. Of course they were also not familiar with Pollyanna either.

    Grace and peace.

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    1. I guess "The Five Little Peppers" or Penrod Schofield would be beyond the pale completely. I home schooled my kids when my wife and I both were teaching in public schools. What more can I say?

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    2. gosh, harry. some of my favorite books!

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    3. How about "The Moffats", or "Bezus and Remona?" All those books we liked are lost in the dust these days. Can't even find a copy in the libary.

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  9. My husband worries about this kind of stuff. I don't think we say enough to be fearful. You say stuff, but it's on the side of the government lately.

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    1. Alissa, under Bill Clinton and Janet Reno, it was really frightening. People would get arrested on no evidence or the thinnest of evidence. Then they would get put in jail with no bail. So they lost their jobs, their homes, everything. After they had been held long enough to ruin them, the charges would be dropped. It was an open secret that if you crossed certain politicians you were apt to have a visit from the Gestapo doing the nacht und nebel routine.

      Obama continued the practice. Just up here in North Georgia, people were arrested in Ellijay, Ga, subjected to imprisonment for a lengthy period, then released without explanation. The only thing any of them had done was write a "threatening" letter to a Senator. At least , the Senator choose to interpret it that way.

      But the worst example was "The Toccoa Four", which was four old men arrested after an FBI snitch said he heard them plotting a terrorist attack at McDonalds. I read the official FBI account of the event and circumstances surrounding it on the FBI web page. Then I read a critique of their report from a legal firm, and the FBI thing was full of lies, and it was a joke. But who wants to go through that?

      I was talking with Troy and he said, wisely, that I shouldn't take too much for granted. The same bureaucrats are running all the government agencies below director level that have always been. But I do feel like with Donald Trump as President, the worst abuses will stop. At least we won't have any Ruby Ridges or Waco's.

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    2. i hope you are a prophet, harry.
      the worms are in the apple even though the tree has a new owner.
      hope he isn't poisoned by the apples he has inherited.

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    3. No human being who ever lived could fix this mess, I know. But I am hopeful he can fix some things, and help us stagger on a little longer. And it's SO nice to have somebody I can take pride in up in D.C. After such a long time of cringing with embarrassment whenever the name "Obama" came up.

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  10. I thought the book was extremely well done and reading it as an adult gives you a different appreciation than reading it a teen. If you read it forty years ago I think it's worth a reread now!

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    1. When I was in High School in the 1960's, it was a mandatory read in literature class. But now, I guess they don't have literature classes and nobody reads the book. It's a shame because everybody should. I was looking for my paperback copy yesterday, to brush up, and couldn't find it. I am going to have the library order it for me.

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