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  1. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, 8 months ago

    “Begins to resemble” should be revised to “is”.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Dear George: These science fiction stories never play out.
    Suggest you take a vacation to Brazil.

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 8 months ago

    As we enter another election year, it’s time to tune up our Baloney Detectors. Two useful chapters in the maintenance manual:
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    George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language.”
    Donna Woolfolk Cross, “Propaganda: How Not to be Bamboozled.”

  4. Aliquid

    Aliquid said, 8 months ago

    @emptc12

    Problem is that both parties are full of “Boloney”…

    The mentality of “the party that I support will save the day!!” is false.

    When a new party takes control of the government, they make a bunch of old problems go away, and replace them with different problems.

    Really it is a choice of the “lesser of two evils”

  5. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    It is, including the part where the hard-working horse is sold to the glue factory when he’s no longer productive.

  6. todyoung

    todyoung GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Aliquid

    Lesser of 2 weevils? or weasels?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Hmm, Joshua used a hooker to spy on and betray Jericho, Orwell had LOTS of prior history to work from, especially from his father’s experience and jobs working for the British Foreign Service.

  8. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, 8 months ago

    Always been done and always will be ……

  9. Bob

    Bob said, 8 months ago

    Uh one problem Orwell was an Englishman

  10. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Aliquid

    “Really it is a choice of the “lesser of two evils””

    Actually, it’s worse than that.

    Which elected party, in your memory of the last fifty years, corrected what went wrong with the previous administration?

    I can’t recall one. Looks to me like one party, two faces. Each happily continues the broken policies of the last.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Bob

    So he was. But the story he wrote applies universally, and is particularly descriptive of our current state of affairs.

    But if you can’t cope with the idea of a Brit predicting this travesty, you might try Ira Levin’s ’ This Perfect Day’.

    That story could be seen as happening a good bit later than 1984, but I do think the story is predictive. Unless, of course, people wise up and put a stop to this now. The longer it continues, the harder it will be to fix, and the way things are going in the here and now, it wouldn’t surprise me if people just pretend the problem is something else, not government at all. But I think we have passed the turning point where it is actually possible for them to damage the planet in ways that can’t be recoverable. Our water supply is already so badly compromised that drinking it is a health hazard.

    Yeah, I know … mere humans can’t damage the planet. Don’t count on it.

  12. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Poor Debt Free! It’s all Obama’s fault! Nothing about Georgie Porgie and Icky Dickey’s ramming through a compliant Congress the (anti)Patriot Act after 9/11.
    There are seeral good recent reads about our intelligence services fabricating facts and extending their reach under every president going back to Ike.
    Debt’s mantra is the “See No Evil” monkeys, except when you hate the current pres!

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