Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:08:31 -0500 From: email@example.com ("Terry L Parker") Subject: [libs4peace] US Thru the Looking Glass To: firstname.lastname@example.org ("Voices Peace"), USAttacked@topica.com, email@example.com ( "Uncle Sucks"), firstname.lastname@example.org ("The Club" ), email@example.com ( "Progressive Libertarians"), firstname.lastname@example.org ("Politics Yahoo" ), email@example.com ("Millennium Libertarians"), firstname.lastname@example.org, LibertyGeneral@topica.com, LibertyProspects@yahoogroups.com ( "Liberty Prospects"), email@example.com ("Liberty Outlook" ), LibertyBandwagon@yahoogroups.com ( "Liberty Bandwagon"), firstname.lastname@example.org ("Libertarians 4Peace" ), email@example.com ( "Libertarian Principles"), Libertarianissues@yahoogroups.com ("Libertarian Issues" ), LibertarianDebate@yahoogroups.com ("Libertarian Debate"), firstname.lastname@example.org, GovernmentShadow@yahoogroups.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ("Austin War") Cc: email@example.com ( "Trailer Show"), firstname.lastname@example.org ("Texas Campaign" ), Ruthaclu@aol.com ( "Ruth Epstein"), email@example.com ("Michele Messina" ), firstname.lastname@example.org ( "Liberated Posse"), email@example.com ("Johnny Bartee" )
U.S. should look in the mirror By Ellen Goodman THE BOSTON GLOBE
After a hard year, our government has somehow segued from a war on terror to a war on Iraq. The evildoer named Osama as morphed into the evil threatener named Saddam. There's been a sleight of policy hand and mind that many Americans have trouble following.
MoreAt: http://www.austin360.com/auto_docs/epaper/editions/monday/editorial_5.html [that link is good until next Monday ]
In George Orwell's famous novel "1984" conceived and written during the first half of the 20th Century, there are passages about the 'two minute hate' These are part of the control and manipulation tactics portrayed in this depiction of a totalitarian society. In one of these sessions the face of the 'enemy' being 'hated' is actually switched and everyone seems to go along; as unreal as that seems! Here's a sample of one of those '2 minute hates' though you will have to search the on-line version of the novel to find that 'bait & switch' enemy session :)
"It was even possible, at moments, to switch one's hatred this way or that by a voluntary act. Suddenly, by the sort of violent effort with which one wrenches one's head away from the pillow n a nightmare, Winston succeeded in transferring his hatred from the face on the screen to the dark-haired girl behind him. Vivid, beautiful hallucinations flashed through his mind. He would flog her to death with a rubber truncheon. He would tie her naked to a stake and shoot her full of arrows like Saint Sebastian. He would ravish her and cut her throat at the moment of climax. Better than before, moreover, he realized why it was that he hated her. He hated her because she was young and pretty and sexless because he wanted to go to bed with her and would never do so, because round her sweet supple waist, which seemed to ask you to encircle it with your arm, there was only the odious scarlet sash, aggressive symbol of chastity"
That's an excerpt from one of the novel's chapters on-line. But you can't read just one at: http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
1984 - The Movie
All of these clips were taken from the film version of George Orwell's novell Nineteen-eighty-four. The clips are all in the RealAudio format. This movie relied heavily on visuals, so I have edited these clicks in order to remove any long pauses in the dialog in order to cut the size down by 20-40%. Unfortunately, this sometimes causes the actors to sound like they're rambling on without even taking a breath, but it allows me to include a lot more scenes. These 25 minutes of Real Audio represents almost 40 minutes of the movie.
Click on "RA" to download the files to your system in order to play them locally. Click on "RAM" in order to hear the files through an audio stream. (FREE Player at www.real.com)
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America's best ideal is a brave love for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as it triumphs over the tyranny of fear!
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