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Words Matter. Truth Counts.

Blair31 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 5:10 PM
Two authors knew this: C.S. Lewis, and George Orwell, who created Newspeak. In Orwellian Newspeak, peace is war, love is hate, and freedom is slavery. Read Nineteen Eighty-four, and you'll see what I mean. (Note to self, read the book before you recommend it). Eric Arthur Blair, (nom de plume, George Orwell), was disillusioned communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War. His first book, Animal Farm, was a thinly veiled criticism of the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany. Who was the leader of the animals' revolt? A pig named Napoleon. If you want funny, read Duck for President.
Words matter. Truth counts. Or do they in the postmodern age in which we live?

Recently The Washington Post reported a story about Obama advisor, Zeke Emmanuel, brother of Rahm Emmanuel. Dr. Emmanuel, a bioethicist and devoted “foodie”, is an atheist who catches a lot of grief from his friends because of his devotion to the dietary laws set forth in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Emannuel responds that Judaism and atheism are completely compatible.

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