It's all doubleplusungood
I've just finished my classes for the day and am doing what any normal English teacher does to relax on a Friday afternoon: reading quotes from George Orwell's 1984. It's been a long time since I read the book, and I'm shocked at how many of the quotes evoke the policies of the Bush administration.
"We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. (Abstinence education.) There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. (The Bush cabinet overhaul, filling positions with the faithful.) There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. (Big Dubya.) There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. (Mission Accomplished! We're turnin' the corner, heh heh.) There will be no art, no literature, no science." (Inhibiting stem-cell research, blocking foreign students from obtaining visas to study at American universities.)
"There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork." (The Patriot Act.)
Lots more here.
A kid was wearing the funniest coat in class today. On the arm was a picture of a maple leaf, together with the slogan, " Fuckin' Freezing." On the back was a big trout, around which was written, in huge letters, "I'd Rather Eat Meat." Maybe it's a Canadian thing.
And what's with those heathens to the north, anyway? (Check out this guy's other columns too. He's very entertaining. The Christian Resource Network says that he's "[A] misguided, lost and carnal individual... filled with vexation and ignorance of God [who will] gladly cheer the anti-Christ." You can't beat that.)