Not Juxtaposed Enough

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterizes the United States Federal Government approach to BP:

“Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum to carry out the responsibilities they have both under the law and contractually to move forward and stop this spill,” Salazar told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

George Orwell characterizes totalitarian government:

But always— do not forget this, Winston— always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever.

Frightening, isn’t it, how the Department of Interior, that is the Parks Department, for crying out loud, sounds like Big Brother?

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2 thoughts on “Not Juxtaposed Enough

  1. I have long been amazed that while Conservatives read 1984 as a warning, Progressives apparently read it as a how-to manual.

  2. I have been amazed/disgusted at how the Left has mobilized to churn out opinion piece after opinion piece that the oil rig explosion and subsequent spill is the best argument yet for more government power and control. I don’t think any of them appreciated the irony of doing so on the 40th anniversary of Kent State.

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