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Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

evie10 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 12:14 AM
During a crime spree in which a serial rapist was at work in Nashville, TN. the chief of police there said something equally stupid, that women had to learn to being safely snug in their homes before dark - the fact the rapist had been breaking into homes to rape women, notwithstanding, that was his solution. Maybe women of Nashville should have tried intimidation with a gun. We've been taught the police were there to protect us - now we know the truth - they are supposed to intimidate us. Right. Hope that Chief is looking for work today.

In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy.

It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind him...