Via: Students for an Orwellian Society (SOS)
War Is Peace
- Oceania (commonly called the US and Britain) is at war with
Oceania has always been at war with
- Eurasia (commonly called Russia, Pakistan, etc.) is allied with
Oceania in war against Afghanistan. Eurasia has always
been allied with Oceania.
- US Congressman Charlie
Rangel has been
arguing for a return of military conscription (“The Draft”) as—so he
tells the public— a way of reducing war.
- It’s not easy to capture
someone killed the year before—until you harness the power of
Ingsoc. When you’ve got Ingsoc on your side, though, it’s so easy that
the US did it
- Three cheers for Homeland Security drone
- In order to fight terrorism, we must cause it,
says Donald Rumsfeld.
okay that there were no “weapons
of mass destruction” in Iraq; that’s not
why we went to war. It’s equally okay that there are so many of them in Oceania.
- The Nobel prize committee has been considering nominating
George Bush and Tony Blair for their prestigious Peace prize.
- Just like in 1984‘s Room 101, the Miniluv operations in
Guantánamo Bay were
authorized to “exploit a prisoner’s phobias, sometimes using
muzzled dogs in interrogations.” Doubleplusgood!
to the Bush administration, the Duelfer reportwhich conclusively showed that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
actually justifies the war in Iraq.
- “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re
really talking about peace.” — George W. Bush, 43rd President of the
- “Protecting [an] Islamic cultural center” involves fighting a war inside it, as the
New York Times on the Web shows.
Freedom Is Slavery
- The Anti-Terrorism
Act ensures US citizens’ freedom by ensuring the FBI‘s ability to
examine their activities.
- Security cameras have been placed around the Columbia campus and
around the island of
- If you are buying postage, do not ask for
stamps without flags on them. Such would clearly be a sign of
lack-of-patriotism, and we at SOS are glad to see that the Post Office
is cracking down on it.
- We encourage all true citizens of this country to join Operation
TIPS, which, we promise, will help further an Orwellian society in
ways that we at SOS cannot even begin to fathom.
- There’s really nothing we can say about DARPA‘s Total
Awareness project except to thank them forall
- While Victory Gin is not (as far as we know) yet available, the
sale of freedom
fries is an important first step; freedom fries and freedom
toast are also now available in
Congress. Also, check out Victory Beer, and W Ketchup
- The truly Orwellian and praiseworthy Transportation Safety
Administration gets our thanks for spotting
anti-Americanism in passengers’ baggage.
- Flying while wearing certain buttons may not be permitted.
It is, apparently, okay to wear a button saying, “Hooray for Tony
- Similarly, carrying a note stating
that you do not have a bomb in your bag is equivalent to saying that you
do have a bomb.
- When flying, you may use the toilet. However, if it is occupied,
do not wait
in line for it to become free. Only a terrorist would do that.
- We’ve been notified that Apple Computer company, which once made
public anti-Orwellianism pronouncements, is now coming
around to our side. (Note: Link contains a quicktime movie.)
- The Junior Anti-Sex League is offering
grants to organizations which support its work.
- In London, feel secure beneath the
watchful eyes of Transport
- We’re pleased to see the subpoena
of the National Lawyer’s Guild and other anti-war activists. It’s time
to keep those activists in
- In the UK, the wrongly
convicted are charged for
their “food and lodgings” while in prison.
- A student in Washington state was disciplined and questioned by the
Secret Service for drawing ungood
pictures of the President.
- On surveillance cameras: “The value we gain in public safety
far outweighs any perception by the community that this is Big Brother
who’s watching.” — Ron
Huberman, Executive Director, Chicago Office of Emergency
- Wearing a t-shirt which says “Protect Our Civil
Liberties” is, of course, obscene, and will get you kicked out
of Bush campaign rallies.
- George Orwell Plaza, in Barcelona, has continuous closed-circuit television
Ignorance Is Strength
- Osama bin Laden’s messages will no longer be shown
in Oceania. This will improve the strength of the bloc.
- There is no dissent in this country. Those who disagree with
President Bush are merely confused.
- The New York Times published an excellent piece of doublethink in its magazine
section on Sunday 18 November. It is bad that Al-Jazeera fails to take
American positions seriously. It is good that American media doesn’t
take Arab positions seriously. And all this from an Arab-American
scholar who President Bush the First once called “more
anti-Arab than the Israelis.”
- Government agencies are requesting that certain government
reports be removed from public libraries. An excellent indication
that SOS is having influence at the highest levels!
- The Guardian reports that PR firms have begun
creating false citizens to try and shift the debate on certain key
issues. Big Brother is certainly pleased!
- Do not wear a “Give Peace a Chance” t-shirt at the mall,
or carry a protest sign when passing through. It may be
- It’s good to know that the recent pro-war rallies have been sponsored by Clear Channel—we wouldn’t
want people expressing their opinions without the help of media
- We’re pleased to learn that the government has been
removing information from websites which do not agree with the
current administration’s policies. For example, the CDC‘s website no
longer points out that condoms are an effective means of stopping
sexually transmitted diseases.
Time Magazine for removing articles from your
- Reading an article critical of the government is a serious form of
thoughtcrime—and, fortunately, the
such things seriously!
- Do not email
- Youths in Arabic-speaking countries are encouraged to read Hi
- A recent
study showed that thanks to Fox News and other Minitrue
news sources, most
Americans believe untrue things about the war in Iraq.
- We are proud to present a special
report on a specific instance of doublethink in the New York
- The FBI urges you not to carry almanacs,
lest you be labeled a terrorist.
- The Civil War will
not be taught in US History courses in Georgia.
- “Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide
everything.” — Stalin, a man truly ahead of his time.
- In the grandest pro-Orwellian tradition, science is (fortunately) no
longer a tool for objective truth, but rather one to promote
an agenda. Huzzah!
- The UC-DavisAggie has published an excellent
article on SOS.
- It’s a good thing that the Department of Homeland Security has asked
its employees to be on the lookout for good photo-ops for the
okay for the government to lie, according to the General Accounting
- Students who publicly and personally question
the Vice President’s wife are guilty of a crime.
- A teacher was arrested in Tampa, Florida because a
bookmark she was carrying is a concealed weapon.
- Thank the Department of Homeland Security for not forgetting Poland but
us from dangerous 12-year-old Polish choir boys.