Wednesday, March 01, 2006


This could be America one day...

“There will be no problem,” My aunt said sternly, looking at each of us, thin-lipped. “You will not say anything improper and they will come in, look around and go.” Her eyes lingered on Ammoo S. He was silent. He had lit a cigarette and was inhaling deeply. J. said he’d begun smoking again a couple of months ago after having quit for ten years. “Are your papers ready?” She asked him, referring to his identification papers which would be requested. He didn’t answer, but nodded his head silently.


Blogger fatrobot said...

that would suck

Wed Mar 01, 10:14:00 AM CST  
Blogger The Taker of Gist said...

Bah! 1984 wasn't really about government control over the minutae of everyday life. It was a parable of populism. Big brother represented Abraham Lincoln, always looking for ways to cheat the doorman out of a tip. And as for the Ministry of Truth, they have been retained and converted into what we now know as McDonald's.

Wed Mar 01, 12:16:00 PM CST  
Blogger Joe Visionary said...

... sounds like justification for more military spending...

Tue Mar 07, 07:26:00 AM CST  

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