Orwellian. OR-WELL-I-AN. Look it up.
Posted by Lissa on April 25, 2012
I guess I missed when 1984 was no longer required reading in high school. (That’s a lie. It wasn’t required by the time I went through. I read it for fun.) I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that someone – lots of someones – thought this was a GOOD idea.
Kicking off the week after the world somberly marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Obama marked the 67th year since the liberation of Europe’s death camps with the announcement today of his new Atrocities Prevention Board.
‘”Never again” is a challenge to nations,” Obama said. “It’s a bitter truth — too often, the world has failed to prevent the killing of innocents on a massive scale. And we are haunted by the atrocities that we did not stop and the lives we did not save.”
And if THAT doesn’t work, the President will have his staff send them a very angry letter. And it will arrive with postage due.
“Never again” should go hand-in-hand with “Molon Labe.”