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George Orwell

America ODing on SOMA?

November 30, 2012

Many conservatives, including but not limited to Mark Levin (Youtube vid), Jonah Goldberg, and Mark Steyn, have often made the argument that if tyranny ever came to the United States, it wouldn’t be the kind of tyranny once experienced in Communist eastern Europe or Nazi Germany, but rather a soft tyranny where government dictates would [...]

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Obama’s 2012 Budget Sham

February 14, 2011

Anyone who’s ever read the George Orwell novel 1984 knows of the concept of Newspeak, a way of using rhetorical tricks to convince people that a lie is true.  Obama has released his 2012 budget proposal, and it is a classic example of Newspeak.  In it, Obama claims to be “cutting the deficit”.  The budget [...]

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Net Neutrality: Something out of a George Orwell Novel

December 23, 2010

The FCC this week passed a new regulatory scheme governing the Internet.  The scheme, as known by its advocates, is known as Net Neutrality.  The basic selling point of “net neutrality” is that broadband Internet providers should not govern or prioritize what type of traffic goes across its network.  What this means is that Cox, Comcast, Verizon, or whoever [...]

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