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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    I’m glad somebody else remembers the outrage against the scope of the original Patriot Act, and how it was supported at Fox News. Now the same groups (and Senators and Representatives who promoted it) are acting all shocked about the same exact things that were started back in 2001.

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    ^I would add, however, that the only people on the right who publicly denounced the Patriot Act at the time were the Libertarians. The mainstream GOP and quite a few Dems, however, were all for it. Anybody who supported Bush for “keeping us safe” has no reason to criticize Obama for doing THE EXACT SAME THING.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The cons are always 20 years behind.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Really folks, human history suggests that we love to exploit the masses for their own good.* Wealth can be lost or stolen, and you can’t take it with you. So, if you dedicate yourself to serving others, they can’t steal your well being.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I grew concerned about Orwell,actually, back in 1984 when seeing what Meese and Reagan folks were up to! Scary times were underway back then!

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    That scary thing was introduced to us by Ted Kennedy, voted into being by the ninety-fifth Congress, and signed into law by Jimmy Carter. It was called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It’s been amended many times since then with a big batch of amendments incorporated into it by the Patriot Act and quite a few more added between the Patriot Act and now. Particularly egregious is an “agent of a foreign power” or “lone wolf”. Both categories are probably a necessity, but are much, much to easy to abuse by the DOJ.

  7. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Orwell know what he was doing, but it was set to be a warning. This is what will happen if the GOP cheats it’s way into the White House.

  8. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, about 3 years ago

    Not fiction – prediction.

  9. said, about 3 years ago

    First title: 1934. Yup, ’34.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago

    @

    Okay, maybe. I heard the first title was 1948 and he changed it as 1948 wasn’t far enough in the future.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It was published in 1949, written in ’48.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    I certainly agree he was prescient, and I could only roll my eyes when I saw the Oregonian on NYD 1984. The Oregonian pronounced us not on Orwell’s path. I thought it was pretty obvious that we were right down the center of Orwell’s path.

    I recently turned a friend on to ‘This Perfect Day’ (Ira Levin).

    She thinks that is predictive of our future, absent serious reforms. I think I agree with her.

  13. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Why doesn’t the toon look like him? There are plenty of photos. He had a moustache, for one thing.

    And no, he didn’t entirely think that he was writing fiction. He had Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany as models. Only the technology has changed.

  14. Bodoc

    Bodoc said, about 3 years ago

    Orwell predicted the Fox “News”/ Frank Luntz phenomenon.
    As far as snooping? It’s bad (like driving while Black, voting while Hispanic, etc) — snooping while Democrat.

  15. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 3 years ago

    Trouble with futuristic and/or science fiction, is that it eventually becomes neither futuristic, nor fiction.

    This stuff’s been happening for a long time….why are people just now “outraged” about it?

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