Sunday, January 18, 2004
Welcome to 1984, folks.
Truth is the first casualty of war. Fear breeds consent. And so on.
Some of the current madness is familiar territory. And the administration's tactics are hardly unique or surprising.
What's surprising is that they're able to get away with it.
For a while there polls were showing that around 50 or 60 percent of the population believed that Saddam was personally behind the 9-11 attacks. (Even Bush and Cheney have come out publicly saying there's no evidence of that.)
Mike Malloy did a pretty good little summary of the methods of manipulation Bush's speech-writers use to gain support. Listen to mp3, if you're so inclined:
(scroll down to "Bush's Orwellian Tendencies")
(Or click here to download the mp3 file directly.)
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