George Orwell’s classic,1984, is fashionable yet again. According to Amazon.Com, the 64-year-old novel has seen a 24-hour sales increase of 3,300%, an astounding number by any measure.
The following passage may ring a bell:
“Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.”
Even John Barron has written on the staggering similarities between the dystopian future portrayed in 1984 and present-day America. And though John continues to receive an almost daily dose of ridicule from some of the more liberal commenters, constitutional abuses are becoming very hard to ignore. Reporters being targeted for printing unfavorable news, conservative groups harassed by the IRS, election fraud, and NSA wiretapping are only a few examples.
Some of this constitutional molestation goes back to the Bush Administration and the Patriot Act of 2001, but freedom-loving Americans are obliged to admit that the Obama Administration has taken things to an unprecedented level.
Will it end? Will it get worse? And why are Americans so stupid? Why do we allow this to happen?