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Orwell's 1984 - The Real 'Back to the Future'

I’m not a conspiracy cuckoo but I am a realist. Some similarities between the modern world and the dystopian book ‘1984’ are uncanny and cannot be ignored. 409 more words

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Inherent Resolve. Worst War Name Ever.

So the Obama administration has finally gotten around to naming that pesky war we’re fighting in Iraq and Syria against ISIS. Their choice? Inherent Resolve. 203 more words

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How to Make a Living:

destroy to create
novelty: raise it; sack it;
and sell them all brooms.

Haiku

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 245 more words

Deception

"War Over Truth"

Published as “The War Over the Truth About Vietnam” in CounterPunch, October 13, 2014 at

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/13/the-war-over-the-truth-about-vietnam/

The “war over truth”

In August 1980, Ronald Reagan spoke as a candidate for president before the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 960 more words

▶ Two on Iraq from Democracy Now! Jeremy Scahill and Embedded Journalist Abdul-Alhad

The tragedy of the Sunnis in Iraq.  Need a social contract, not money and weapons.

“The war that ISIS is raging on the Iraqi government is a coalition of many different tiny little wars,” Abdul-Ahad says. 194 more words
Military Madness

V for Vendetta: The Graphic Novel and Film Comparison

Author: Alan Moore
Published: March 1982- May 1989
Genre: Graphic Novel: Orwellian Dystopia: Fiction
Main Characters: V and Evey Hammond

As a self described geek who is aware of the many differences between geeks and nerds, I have always left comic books and graphic novels to the nerds along with manga and anima.  1,278 more words

Dark Fiction