This is the second in a series of pieces inspired by Nineteen Eighty-Four. I wanted to do a series that was based on the three slogans of the party, and how they related to current events.
"Freedom is Slavery"... I contemplated a few people for this. Hitler. Stalin. The President of Iran. I may still do that last one. For now, I wanted to focus on the United States and recent events in America. Who better than Dick Cheney?
Since leaving elected office, he has been one of Obama's most vocal critics. Ironic considering the fact that he spent his 8 years as Vice President doing all he could to limit the rights and freedoms of American's! The chief architect on "The War on Terror", he also helped to keep as much hidden from Americans as possible.
To him, Freedom is Slavery. Slavery to the will of others that would, in the end, seek for the same rights and freedom of others.
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This is the first of a series of pieces inspired by Nineteen Eighty-Four. I wanted to do a series that was based on the three slogans of the party, and how they related to current events.
This piece in particular was inspired by the fact that the same week Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he was considering putting more troops in Afghanistan. When he accepted the award, he had already made the final decision.
"War Is Peace"... in many ways, that was his speech when he accepted the award, that in order for peace to be possible, there must be war. Do I agree? To a degree, yes. One must always be ready and willing to fight in order to preserve oneself, and to that degree, the only way to keep peace sometime is through violence.
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Another quick piece trying to develop the borders and propaganda style. The concepts based around how private news corporations are controlling a higher and higher percentage of the industry every year and how the demand for news and people viewing it online for free has meant traditional investigative journalism has suffered, leading to lots of quick fix stories without properly checked sources with less journalists having to submit more stories. Also loosely based on how worrying it is that news outlets like fox and msnbc can have obvious agendas and not be unbiased (even though fox is far more dangerous with their scaremongering). But in a nutshell news corporations profit from scandal and controversial headlines, whether or not it is completely out of context is irrelevant. So yeah if anyone has any thoughts on this, comment away. And this is clearly propaganda so try not to take offense too easily.
Made an edit because for some reason the preview had a line across the middle when the picture I uploaded it didn't. Hopefully this will fix it.
Yep, the left and right are no longer political ideologies, they have become religion. They worship their political overlords as gods, quote political writings as scripture and attack anyone who opposes their ideals with inhuman violence. Ask them their opinion on ANYTHING and it will be, word for word, party line.
You can't say I'm wrong, can you?
Their views are illogical and have been proven to be unworkable in any real world scenario. History has proven this over and over. There is no exceptable excuse, they are wrong, and we need to evolve as a species or we will die under the weight of their stupidity.
i got the idea for this after i saw a news story on local tv the other night.
recently a curious citizen noticed that a camera had been placed on a telephone pole near his house in his alley overnight. a few weeks later several others were discoverd in different alleys across town.
no one seemed to know who/why they were place there. that's when the news stations began to investigate.
it seems that our local law enforcement (non-elected, government officials) decided that the best way to combat crime was to secretly install video cameras in the alleyways of certain neighborhoods unbenounced to the public.
only after they were hounded by the local news media did they admit to it...
the reason? it was all in an effort to protect the public....well, of course
so, i just took the next logical step (in my mind) going from the local governments (police) spying on people to the federal government (homeland security) spying on people...which of course has been happening for years now.
This is the third in a series of pieces inspired by Nineteen Eighty-Four. I wanted to do a series that was based on the three slogans of the party, and how they related to current events.
To be frank, who else over the last 10 years better embodies the idea that is "Ignorance is Strength"? Despite his lack of knowledge on basically everything, his constant blunders as Commander-in-Chief, admitting he didn't read much, ignoring warnings of terrorism pre-9/11/01... the man enjoyed life knowing that the fact he DIDN'T know much was his greatest strength.
If he ever writes an autobiography... I would love to see this as the title.
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Doctor Klein "THOUGHT I HEARD THE PACIFICATION FIELD KICK IN. ALL RIGHT, SHHH. NOBODY. MOVE. I'LL HANDLE THIS... BE WARNED, INTRUDER! YOU ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MIGHTY THINK TANK OF BIG MT, THE COLLECTIVE GENIUSES OF... WE... ...BY OPPENHEIMER, WHICH ONE OF YOU SELF-PROFESSED GENIUSES HAS BEEN ADJUSTING MY VOLUME KNOB? WHO WAS IT?! WAS IT YOU, 8?" Doctor 8 "@@[#-!!!!-#]@@!" Doctor Klein "OH, "DR. O," WAS IT? LIKELY STORY, O COULDN'T SPARK TWO NEURONS IF THEY WERE IN A LATTICE OF BIOMED GEL." Doctor 0 " *What? Me? Breaking news, Klein, it wasn't me - all right?! I am the robotical engineer, 8 is soundwaves, that's his "specialty."* *You always do this, you always demean me in front of guests! And it's not "O," all right, it's...!* " Doctor Klein "ENOUGH! EITHER OF YOU DO IT AGAIN, IT'LL BE THE LAST TIME. NOW... NOW... ...GREAT. NOW I FORGOT WHAT I WAS SAYING... WHAT WAS I TALKING ABOUT?" Rhodane "I... was at a theater, then... I was here. What is this place?" Doctor Klein "DID... DID IT JUST SAY SOMETHING? ANYONE CATCH THAT? BOROUS, YOU WORK WITH ANIMALS, TRANSLATE." Doctor Borous " -It's a LOBOTOMITE. Here! In the DOME!- " Doctor Klein "OH, AS IF THIS SITUATION COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE, NOW WE'VE GOT LOBOTOMITES. DALA, GET THE SPRAY BEFORE IT EXCRETES ALL OVER EVERYTHING." Rhodane "Lobotomite?" Doctor Dala "Dr. Klein... if my hypothesis is correct, this Lobotomite is the repository of the brain we sent the signal to - the skinvelope once containing it. If so, it's proof that there may indeed be something beyond the Crater. Just look at it... the way it blinks. It's like a big hairless teddy bear." Doctor Klein "I KNOW WHAT IT IS, DALA, I WANT TO KNOW WHY IT'S DOWN HERE. WITH ITS... ITS LIMBS ALL OVER EVERYTHING. AND... ARE THOSE... PENISES I SEE WRIGGLING ON ITS FEET? DISGUSTING." Doctor Dala "I believe those are toes, Dr. Klein. Little teddy bear toes. Penises are much larger than those tiny extremities... Eh, not that I would know." Doctor 0 " *I don't recall the human penis ever being that large.* " Doctor Dala "It depends on one's own frame of reference, Doctor O. Look at its little nose with its two orifices for ingesting oxygen." Doctor Klein "NOSES? BY THE GREAT STATIC, THESE LOBOTOMITES CONFOUND ME WITH THEIR SHEER NUMBER OF USELESS EXTREMITIES." Rhodane waves her hands and nods. Doctor Klein "WHAT... WHAT IS IT DOING? DID WE INSTITUTE ELECTROSHOCK? OR IS IT EXCRETING?" Doctor Borous "-Dr. Klein, WAIT! I... I don't believe those gestures were random. Random AT ALL.- -It's been following our conversation! The Lobotomite... understands us!- " Doctor Dala "I agree with Borous' histrionic findings. This little Lobotomite is unusually attentive for something whose brain has been extracted." Doctor Klein "NONSENSE. LOBOTOMITES CAN'T COMPREHEND US." Doctor 8 "@@[=$+<_..*]@@?" Doctor 0 " *8, have you been in the Mentats again? If we slow down our auro-processo-receptors to understand this excretion, we'll all be rendered ignorant!* " Doctor Klein "ALL OF YOU, POWER DOWN, SHUT UP, AND LET ME PROVE ONCE AND FOR ALL HOW WRONG YOU ALL ARE. AS USUAL. LOBOTOMITE. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? CAN YOU SPEAK?" Rhodane "Yes. I'm guessing that crashed satellite was yours?" Doctor Klein "THOSE WERE WORDS, WEREN'T THEY? IN THE FORM OF QUESTIONS. IT'S ASKING ME QUESTIONS. IS THIS SOME KIND OF TRICK?" Doctor Borous" -Our efforts have turned against us! In playing GOD, we created a MONSTER!-" Doctor Dala "Perhaps as we were ruthlessly lobotimizing it with our cutters, we filled this skinevelope with... awareness. A teddy bear with new stuffing." Doctor 0 " *Wait. If what you're theorizing is this Lobotomite understands us... canreason with us...* " Doctor Klein "THEN THIS MAY BE JUST THE ANSWER WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. AT LAST, A CHANCE TO..." Doctor 8 "@@[#-!!!!-#]@@!" Doctor Borous "-Dr. Klein! A TRANSMISSION from the FORBIDDEN Zone! Coming right at US!- " Doctor Klein "IT CAN ONLY BE... " The big screen starts flickering and reveals another brainbot. Doctor Mobius "If it isn't my old colleagues, the mighty "Think Tank" of Big MT. Big fools, all of you. It is I, Dr. Mobius, transmitting from my dome-shaped... dome in the Forbidden Zone. A zone... that is, yes... forbidden to you. Even now, my deadly Robo-Scorpions swarm across Big MT with their pincers and pointy laser tails. Soon, all Science will be mine. Even the technologies sealed in the Big MT research centers cannot save you. So cower in your "Think Tank." Wait, for the end. That's all. Goodbye." The screen turns dark. Doctor Klein "MOBIUS. ALWAYS THE SAME BROADCAST. HE'S CLEARLY MAD, DRIVEN INSANE BY HIS FLAWED AND IMPRECISE KINDERGARTEN-LEVEL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY." Doctor O "*What are we going to do? There's no way we can breach the Forbidden Zone. There's those robot scorpions everywhere!* " Doctor Borous " -The FORBIDDEN ZONE, where no brain has EVER entered! Nor ever RETURNED.- " Doctor Dala " Except Dr. Mobius. And the technologies that could save us, they are out of our reach. " Doctor Klein "AND DR. MOBIUS MOCKS US. DID YOU SEE HIS CRACKED MONITOR? HE'S CLEARLY LET HIMSELF GO." Doctor 8 "@@[=$+<_*]@@? = @@[=$+<_*]@@? @@[<*$(^=$)#]@@!" Doctor O " *What? Ask the Lobotomite for help? 8, I think you need the fluid levels in your logic-assist-pumps checked.* " Doctor Dala "If this Lobotomite responded, Dr. Klein, then it is clearly intelligent, perhaps even displays heretofore unknown levels of helpfulness. " Doctor Borous "-But what of its brain? We scooped that out! We don't even know where we left it! And for putting it back in... none of us have the knowledge!- " Doctor Dala "Yes, but it's still aware and responsive. Look at it... it's regarding us even now, with its big teddy bear eyes. If we ask it politely and leave the part about the unnecessary ruthless lobotimizing out, it might be favorably disposed to us." Rhodane "You removed my brain?"
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