Liz - Thank you for the opportunity to post at blondesense. As I sat down to begin my first post, I turned on the tv (background noise) to faux (yes, I do force myself to listen to other people's interpretation of our world)
I had something entirely different in mind to post, but now, I look in awe at what is playing out in front of me and I can't focus. I feel like I'm in the middle of a promotional video that is selling the latest, coolest, 3D war video game to ever hit the shelves!! OH wait, game over; now Scottie boy is on with the "cheat cheat notes"
My thoughts immediately turn to O'Brien's words to Winston (I'm not an Orwellian nut or anything like that). Just finished "1984" for a sociology course I recently took. O'Brien is torturing Winston. He is explaining what power means, going on and on that it is all about loyalty to the party. He then says "Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face.....forever. link
My dear goddess above... is he right?