Sunday, May 17, 2009

Orwellian Poster Of The Day



Via Pesky Emotional Republican








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OBloodyHell adds this from the comments:

Our school civics classes fail us dismally when they don't teach children the Mencken Cautionary Notice:  ---The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.---

4 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

See It Now, indeed...

Anonymous said...

An armed rebellion by true Americans will happen before that is tolerated. McCarthy was actually proven right by Russian documentation, but he allowed the lib press to turn him into a clown.

Wont be allowed this time.

Just will take one very arrogant act by the lefties and that will be their end.

OBloodyHell said...

The danger, anon, is that they are rat shrewd enough not to make a single grab for the brass ring, but have been inching towards it for around a century now -- esp. if you grasp the relevance to our current situation of a host of Constitutional Amendments which took place just under a century ago -- the income tax amendment and the direct election of senators.

They aren't going to be overt in their grabbing for power, they'll just couch every step in special terms "universal health care" and "it's for the children!"

There's a particularly easy type of terrorist attack I've been expecting for a while now (No -- not giving anyone any ideas) which would, if done properly, be an excuse for a whole lot of little power grabs... "for our own protection".


Our school civics classes fail us dismally when they don't teach children the Mencken Cautionary Notice:
---The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.---

It's even easier when they aren't imaginary, but the state of alarm it creates is most useful at pushing the mob in the direction of power-granting, regardless of the effectiveness of the powers being granted in protecting against the threat.

Bob in Los Angeles said...

Anon -- you said "Just will take one very arrogant act by the lefties and that will be their end."

What do you call the 'stimulus bill' if not a very arrogant act?