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Thursday, July 12, 2007

comparing the Bush Adminstration to Orwell's "1984"

The current Bush administration reminds me of George Orwell’s book “1984” where the United States Government, is referred to as “Big Brother” which is what it is called by some in today’s society. In the book the government controls the flow of information and constantly watches over the shoulder or every citizen to purposely intimidate the people in an attempt to keep them in line with the government regardless of whether or not they are law abiding citizens.

After reading an article concerning former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, I got to thinking and realized that the Bush administration reminded me of the book “1984”. My train of thought is such that I may just be putting together things, that may not be related, but who knows if it really is that way.

Richard Carmona, had on the record stated while in the office of Surgeon General, to make a long story short had an information officer that would not let him say anything that went against President George W. Bush, and even had to mention him each time he gave a speech. Then you have Cheney, who has in a televised interview stated that regardless of his own personal views on any given subject he has to adhere to Bush’s agenda. You also have Scooter Libby, who was made a scapegoat in order to orchestrate a vendetta against a CIA operative’s husband.

We cannot forget these things either, which are the political firings of the U.S. District Attorney’s or the ouster of the former FEMA director who was made a scapegoat, only to have it come out he was actually doing his job and the Republican hierarchy including Bush acted as if there was nothing wrong for the first few days. There is also the domestic wiretapping program that was started up in done in a way to circumvent the U.S. Court System and later found to be illegal due to the fact that it circumvented the court system.

We also have the aftermath of 9/11 (which is also my niece’s birthday), we initially went after the right place then we got side tracked by President George W. Bush wanting to go after Iraq, which was a threat but just not an imminent threat like he would have us believe. In my opinion, when he landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier and stated job done, for me that was the true end of the war against Iraq and at that point we became occupiers of the country.

For all intensive purposes, George W. Bush feels he is doing what he believes is right, but his playbook is straight out of the mind of George Orwell. In my opinion, George W. Bush loves to hide behind executive privilege when he knows that the facts may incriminate him or his administration, only to saber rattle behind that legal line to stir up a hornets nest so to speak.

He appears to be stubborn to the point he has blinded himself to the consequences of his actions on other. Unlike what I have seen of his father George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush appears to be exceedingly arrogant in nature and enjoys having a condescending attitude towards people who don’t agree with his world views or his agenda.

If he keeps it up we will eventually be heading towards a totalitarian government that would have been initiated by President Bush through Martial Law, instead of the democracy that got him there in the first place.

1 comment:

Jason said...

You're only just noticing the Orwellian overtones of this administration now?

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