Sunday, August 12, 2007


The Ministry of Rudy

‘There has to be an Orwell Corollary to Godwin’s Law, one that says any discussion of today’s Republican Party will invariably lead to comparisons with 1984. That’s the easy place to run when trying to sum up the miasma of misdirection and jingoism that passes for Republican speech. But, damn it, when the candidates insist on treating the utterances of the Ministry of Truth as a textbook, what can you do? [..]

“Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.”‘

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