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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.”

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2 Responses to “Orwellian. OR-WELL-I-AN. Look it up.”

  1. Lissa said

    Hi! My name is Lissa as well, and I wanted to research what my name meant! Your blog came up, and I saw your wedding picture! You looked very beautiful!

  2. Old Windways said

    “You don’t just count on officials, you don’t just count on governments,” Obama said. “You count on people — and mobilizing their consciences.”

    Really, because this sounds antithetical to everything the government has tried to do since he took office. I don’t know why I am still surprised when a politician says one thing while literally doing the opposite right in front of us.

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