Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Just Off by 20 Years or So

The Oakland Tribune wants your old copy of George Orwell's 1984.

The editorial board wonders if our politicians have seen the creeping similarities to the story:
"Orwell wrote of war without end; we're told the war on terror will last decades at least. Orwell wrote of a dumbed-down 'Newspeak,' and who could argue that our national discourse hasn't slumped? Orwell's 'Ministry of Love' tortured dissidents real or imagined; our government decries Iraq's secret torture prisons while arguing over whether to ban torture. Meanwhile, we maintain our own secret CIA prisons. "

Once they have 537 copies of 1984, the editors plan to mail one to each member of Congress, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush.

You can send your copy to:

Oakland Tribune
401 13th St.
Oakland, CA 94612

Hope you haven't tossed your old copy down the "memory hole." (Oakland Trib/HT:Rmenesko)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Tribune will continue collecting copies of 1984 through the end of January... although copies have come in from across the nation, more are needed. Please help! 401 13th St., Oakland CA 94612