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Read and Weep - will this be us?

 

 

2025

“Winston, come into the dining room, it’s time to eat,” Julia yelled to her husband.

“In a minute, honey, it’s a tie score,” he answered. Actually Winston wasn’t very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington. Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its “unseemly violence” and the “bad example it sets for the rest of the world,” Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn’t nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn’t the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another TofuTurkey. Even though it was the best type of Veggie Meat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce and mince-meat pie), it wasn’t anything like real turkey. And ever since the government officially changed the name of “Thanksgiving Day” to “A National Day of Atonement” in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims’ historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting. The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats¬which were monitored and controlled by the electric company ¬ be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

 

 

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family. Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of live-saving medical treatment. He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. “The RHC’s resources are limited,” explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. “Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I’m sorry for your loss.”

Ed couldn’t make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines ¬ for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn’t want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston’s brother, John, and his wife were flying in. Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government - mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids.

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added “inconvenience” was an “absolute necessity” in order to stay “one step ahead of the terrorists.” Winston’s own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for “unequal scrutiny,” even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine. Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact. “A living Constitution is extremely flexible,” said the Court’s eldest member, Elena Kagan. “Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example,” she added.

Winston’s thoughts turned to his own children. He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford. She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism or any of a number of other calamities were “just around the corner,” but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility. It didn’t help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being. Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13. The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to “spur economic growth.” This time they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement.. At least he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life “fair for everyone” realized their full potential. Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn’t happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2009, when all the real nonsense began. “Maybe we wouldn’t be where we are today if we’d just said ‘enough is enough’ when we had the chance,” he thought.

Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Will this be us?"

 

No.

 

Hopefully you're right!

 

Are you doing abything to ensure you are right?

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Hopefully you're right!

 

Are you doing abything to ensure you are right?

Yeah, I'm joining the tea party so I can save America. What a dummy.

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Yeah, I'm joining the tea party so I can save America. What a dummy.

 

Obama isn't trying to save America. He wants to break it down and raise it up with his values.

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Obama isn't trying to save America. He wants to break it down and raise it up with his values.

That's right. A fried chicken in every pot. You are retarded.

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This isn't us - YET, but we'll be very close by the end of the next 2 years. With Big Brother the Marxist sitting in the White House freedom will be something to dream about for our kids and grandkids. What did you do to save it?

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That's right. A fried chicken in every pot.

 

Does that come with goat cheese and camels milk?

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Does that come with goat cheese and camels milk?

 

 

Ah, and James comes in and proves that he can drag a stupid thread down even further.

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Read and Weep - will this be us?

 

 

2025

<etc.>

 

Oh dear, oh me, a "Conservative" read George Orwell's "1984", took entirely the wrong message from it, and whipped up what he supposed was a clever post using the names of two of the main characters from the novel (Winston, as in Winston Smith, and Julia)to create a "frightening future scenario of Liberalism gone wild" in order to "wake up" the public to the dangers of... something. And clearly thought he was so clever that no one wold realize where he got those names... Good grief! I was writing better, scarier, more creative, and less hackneyed stories than this one by the time I was in 6th grade. Uhm... That would be thinks to a liberal education, of course.

 

Excuse me, there, Mad Max, but did it ever occur to you that the novel "1984" was a tale outlining the dangers of CONSERVATIVE CONFORMITY?!? It was, you know. Read it again, and this time, do it while awake. The "Inner Party" is Conservatism at it's worst -- Enforcing a strict Conservative political agenda and a hysterically anti-sexual, inhumane, and inhumanly rigid mind-set, and vehemently denying that any person has any intrinsic worth beyond their work productivity. Indeed, the "Inner Party" of "1984" bears a striking resemblance in their frightening, jack-booted Nazi politics to the "Real American" and "Birther" splinters of the Tea Party.

 

The truth behind "1984", you poor, mindless dingbat, is that George Orwell was, for a time, enamored of the Communist parties in Europe. The Communists of the time promised to "take back the country" from the threat of "creeping liberalism", return the nation to "core values", and to end "invasive governments run by greedy corporate politicians" and "promote the rights of the workers". Any of this sounding familiar? Anyway, Orwell eventually became disillusioned when he saw these "Saviors of the People" start using their new-found power to crush individuality, creativity, spirituality, and intellectualism. He realized they had used lies, propaganda, twisted logic and B.S. math to put over a hoax on their people and create hyper-Conservative police states. He began to bitterly oppose them, and "1984" was born of this bitter disillusionment.

 

Still, I'll give you points for having read "1984", or considering that you're a Conservative, for being able to read at all. Now if you're ready to read with the Big Boys, I have a list of authors I can recommend...

 

Pitying-ly,

 

The Laughing Liberal

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This isn't us - YET, but we'll be very close by the end of the next 2 years. With Big Brother the Marxist sitting in the White House freedom will be something to dream about for our kids and grandkids. What did you do to save it?

 

Prozac. Take some. Now.

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Obama isn't trying to save America. He wants to break it down and raise it up with his values.

 

 

 

Obama has no values as he is a condemed liberal heading straight to the gates of Hell along with most politrikins.

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Save us from the Liberal Leibstandarte!

Save us from the troll who tries to stir the pot on a 4 month old thread.

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Ha, ha, ha! My favorite response is from Guest-The Laughing Liberal-* who, instead of responding to the original message, instead employs the "oh, you just got this idea from 'that other thing', so I'll tell you how stupid the 'that other thing' is" argument. Sheer brilliance, and an incredible distraction that allows you to feel superior in your abilities to have some sort of discourse on a subject.

 

Yes, you should be very proud of your liberal education. Congratulations for proving the point.

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I, personally, don't see anything that bad in the OP. I don't care about football (and really hope the strike never ends), wouldn't mind the dietary restrictions (though I'd be interested in the logic behind the cranberries), and who doesn't like a good cavity-search once in a while?

 

Dude, get a life and stop posting BS you find.

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After all that has gone down, do people really still think Obama puts America and her values first? Honestly?

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I caught the 1984 right off. Now, you ask if this is or could be us? I suggest that you take the time to look at Great Britain. Their population is on camera more in one day than many of you are in a lifetime. Are we far behind ? I think not. If anything the TSA and Homeland Security bunch would love the 1984 way of monitoring everything. By the way, the news you read everyday is filtered, reconstructed, rendered and modified most of the time to fit a specific agenda. I scour numerous sources just to get a good slant on the world. The funny part is that I usually have to go to the European media in order to find news in America. I would also like to point out that the politcial parties involved in 1984 strike little resemblance to what we are seeing today. You would have to modify a few things but I believe you could readily duplicate the scenario with little effort. After all, Washington is trying everything in its' power to make its' idea of a new world order come about. Are they the only ones to have tried this? No ! History speaks for itself. Oceania.... EurAsia.... Doesn't matter what its' called or who is in power. The key to all of it is POWER itself. Dollars don't matter, jobs don't matter. Its' being able to pull the strings of all the little puppets...... and many of you are just waiting to have your strings pulled, aren't you ? LOL !!!!

 

1984..... Get used to the idea. People you have not voted for have read the book and take it to heart.

 

One last point. You know that cell phone you carry ? Google knows everything about you if it's an Android phone. IPhone, unless you've made some corrections, it too knows everything about you.

 

1984..... Heck.... It's here already !

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LOL you still believe the CHAOS is not coming. Be prepared or be gone. LMAOAU So many stupid people.

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LOL you still believe the CHAOS is not coming. Be prepared or be gone. LMAOAU So many stupid people.

Have you noticed the wonderful chemtrails this morning?

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That's some of the stupidest shit I've ever read.

 

Come on, be serious, you don't read.

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