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On the morning after seeing a triple bill of films from "The Whistler" series at the Pacific Film Archive, we flipped open a recently acquired copy of George Orwell's "1984" and began to reread it again. When the protagonist, Winston Smith, starts to write the first entry in his surreptitious diary, he describes seeing several films, the previous night. One of which portrayed a news event in which a boat full of people in the Mediterranean Sea is attacked by helicopters.

To steady our nerves and regain our equilibrium, we quickly flipped to the book's final three sentences: "But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother." Whew!

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At times during the Bush Reich, those damn deranged liberals not only had people convinced that Dubya had committed war crimes, they even had this columnist enthusiastically participating in the daily two minute hate when we'd scan the teasers for the anti-Bush diatribes on various different web sites and then click on and skim over the most vitriolic ones.Heck, we even contributed one or two ourselves. Then President Obama lifted the scales from our eyes and we have realized that there's been a change in ourselves. ("You will receive orders and you will obey them, without knowing why.") We now love Big Bush, Little Bush, and even ("Ladies and Gentlemen, the next President of the United State.") Jeb.

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It's a good thing that President Obama was strong enough to withstand the pressure to indict his predecessor and instead convinced his fellow Democrats to pledge their support to the achievement of the beloved predecessor's war goals. If that's not the true spirit of bipartisanship, then what would be?

The Teabaggers know that Ignorance Is Strength and that the more details that Fox News hides from the liberal heretics, the less there will be any minor inconsistencies upon which to base irrelevant and irreverent quibbling over pointy headed intellectual word games such as the Geneva Accords. Who the hell cares about cars in a Swiss city? Patriotic Americans sure don't. Listen to the liberals and they'll try to get your undies in a knot over that very obscure concern. What about the Geneva Fiats? ("The object of torture is torture.")

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Teabaggers are guided by the words of O'Brian: "A world of victory after victory, triumph after triumph after triumph: an endless pressing, pressing, pressing upon the nerve of power. You are beginning, I can see, to realize what that world will be like. But in the end you will do more than understand it. You will accept it, welcome it, become part of it."

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