Originally Posted by Rohirrim
It's like Orwell said, you use a phony threat as an excuse to put rights aside. It's amazing to me how Orwellian America has become. We are now a nation at perpetual war, so every edict of the government has the weight of a "special circumstances" war measure to it. Yes, we can kill citizens with drones, but you have to understand, this is a "special circumstance" because of the "war on terrorism" or the "war on drugs" or whatever war they come up with next.
Except it's even worse than perpetual war, it's got the entire prescription Orwell foresees. Think about it. How did you view Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war? Then a few years later? How did you feel about Germany as a child? Now? Russia? Now? China? Now?
We've always been at war with East Asia, and we've always been allies with Eurasia. Or we've always been at war with Eurasia, and we've always been allies with East Asia. I can't remember which.