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Tag: tyranny
  • George Orwell’s 1984

    Last night I watched George Orwell’s 1984 come to life on my computer screen. I have never read the book but in the interest of time and entertainment I decided to watch the movie. The movie demonstrates the powerful psychology behind collectivist thought and the nonexistent big brother who controls the minds of the proletariat. …

  • Cui Bono

    Unless you have had you head buried in the sand for the last decade, I’m sure you’ve noticed evironmentalist calls for government regulations to slow “climate change.” Since the failure of the Kyoto Treaty, environmentalists have tried to drastically reshape American law to combat those “evil corporations” and “needless consumers” who seek to eat the …

  • The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

    As I sat back Saturday night and watched, vote after vote, my liberties just being brushed away, I couldn’t help but think of 1984.  While the Patriot Act has been my measuring stick for the Big Brother state up until this point, should the House health care bill pass the Senate I think I’ll have …

  • Tyranny, Democracy, or Neither?

    Political satire is one of the wonderful aspects of a society that believes in freedom of expression.  I am a big fan of this type of humor in general, and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on their respective shows in particular.  As much as I enjoy his show, however, Stewart occasionally departs from satire and …

  • Czar Wars

    Slates Ben Zimmer writes; “On the American scene, czar was first bestowed on one of Andrew Jackson’s foes: Nicholas Biddle, president of the Bank of the United States. Jackson vehemently opposed the centralized power of the bank, which he called a “hydra of corruption,” and his clash with Biddle exploded into the “Bank War” of …