Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Woke Up This Morning, Discovered It Was...1984?

George Orwell wasn't an author, he was a prophet. And 1984 wasn't just a book, either - it was more like a history of the future.

Which is here, now. Welcome to 2013, which is 1984.  Legal Insurrection writes about the "fiscal cliff" deal that was reached in the second hour of the New Year (whatever year it may be)

The bill raised taxes by over $600 billion, in addition to Obamacare taxes already coming on line, yet the Senators can claim it was a massive tax cut because the vote took place after midnight, so technically the Bush tax cuts already had expired.

I suppose the most apt quote is by Abraham Lincoln, the very man the architect of this mess aspires to be:

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.”

But did Lincoln ever really even exist?  Sheet...I feel more and more as if I'm living in The Matrix:

Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

Happy New Year...whatever year it is, whatever reality we are in...

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