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Saturday, December 24, 2005

the oakland tribune is looking for a few good books...

well, actually a few good copies of one good book. 1984.
it took 21 years longer than expected, but the future has finally arrived.

and we don't like it. not one bit.

we are fighting a war with no end to create a peace with no defined victory.

we occupy a foreign land that doesn't want us, while at home our civil liberties are discounted. we are told that it's better not to know what our government is doing in our name, for security purposes. meanwhile, our government is becoming omnipresent, spying on us whenever it deems it necessary.

war is peace. freedom is slavery. ignorance is strength.

george orwell was right after all.

....we think it's time for congress to heed the warning of george orwell.

to that end, we're asking for your help: mail us or drop off your tattered copies of "1984." when we get 537 of them, we'll send them to every member of the house of representatives and senate and to president bush and vice president dick cheney.

feel free to inscribe the book with a note, reminding these fine people that we americans take the threat to our liberties seriously. remind congress that it makes no sense to fight a war for democracy in a foreign land while allowing our democratic principles to erode at home.

remind president bush that ours is a country of checks and balances, not unbridled power. perhaps our nation's leaders can find some truth in this fiction and more carefully ponder the road we're traveling.

bring or mail your books to the oakland tribune, 401 13th St., oakland ca 94612.
posted by SantaBarbarian at 12:15 PM |


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