"Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."
-excerpt from 1984, George Orwell
"We are oft to blame in this,
Tis too much proved - that with devotion's visage
And pious action we do sugar o'er
The devil himself."
-William Shakespeare, from Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1
|American National Guard troops patrol the quiet streets |
of Crookston, Minnesota, April, 2012
Let's see, if you were a tyrant in charge of the New World Order which people would you favor helping succeed? Would it be the lazy, brainwashed American, who is armed and believes he is free? Or would it be the third or fourth generation Chinese who is used to having their freedoms squashed and the government to tell them every move to make?