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Winston Smith Incarnate

I wish that the late writer Eric Blair were alive today

And that I, with him, could share my Orwellian nightmare

I would tell him that I no longer know whom to trust

That my computerized electronic mail account may be compromised

That web searches of my name are inordinately undermined

That my lone telephone has probably been tapped

That my old-fashioned postal mail may be intercepted

That I am largely rejected and subjected to defamation and defeat

That most of the media outlets are Christianizing and totalitarian

That I sadly state that I am his protagonist Winston Smith incarnate


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Nice Cree decor, Winston. Call me Malala. When contemplating dipping a toe, it's often better to execute a backflip and be done with. You'd have more trouble googling your name if it were Joe Blwo, but peeves need attention too. And I do hope that no one is still reading this here stupid drivel.

However, you made one point that made moi balk. "Christianizing media" exists (FOX & Duck Dynasty). And worse, the Catholic Supremes surpass the ecstasy of Saint Teresa sometimes, when a case arises in which they can jettison rationality in favor of Christian doctrine, Harvard be damned, Amen Thou our most really Realish Romely Lord who gotta save my elevated butt now Jesus. But is not the ACLU a de facto Jewish organization? Church and state would be indistinguishable by now without them. Except that like their co-travelers of the Russian Revolution, ACLU raises hell about Christian endorsements by governmental agencies, while they look the other way and whistle when The National Menorah gets national media coverage. (The National Christmas Tree is all pagan Yule, without Christian doctrinal significance, like "Easter" eggs.)

Ah, but we're here to kvetch.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 7:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Oops, Catholics venerate with knees down, but not forehead. Sorry, Antonin! But they take their shoes off, right? Good thing nobody's monitoring this wordiness.

Some encryption software might have NSA backdoors:

We really need to reign in government, all of us of any political affiliation. Public campaign financing would revert their loyalty to us voters in the strength intended by our Founders. One stone, many dead birds. But incumbents & mass media interests will never give us permission to think that through, so most of us don't know what 2+2=.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 1:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"That most of the media outlets are Christianizing and totalitarian"
Proselyitizing? Where? ABC? NBC?...Letterman, Leno?..

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 8:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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