Friday, March 18, 2011

The Face(s) of Disillusionment

I'm not sure who produced this series that showed Bush morphing into Obama in 2009.  They probably had a good reason:  they could do it.

Now that Guantomo is to remain open in indefinitely, and President is winking at torture, the United States is going to attack a Muslim country without a declaration of war or "broad consultation with Congress," it seems to me that the orginal order was backwards.  The series should look like this.

Once again Orwell is being used as a road map instead of a warning.  He didn't want a Democrat who spoke eloquently about restoring hope and honor to turn into an imperialist concerned with projecting power when he closed Animal Farm with
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike.  No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs.  The creatures ouside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
I don't think Orwell knew how to prevent power from destroying a grand ideal.  Apparently no one in America does either.

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