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Thread #62901   Message #1382843
Posted By: Amos
19-Jan-05 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
As an additional feature to this small corner, I offer you occasional defintions from The Newspeak Dictionary, based on the work of George Orwell, and recognizable in the trials of modern America.

Crimestop- Orwell's definition: "The faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. In short....protective stupidity."

This is the earmark of the Great New Republic; they have learned how the awful intellectualism of the snooty thinkers back in the 30's was so bad for the country, and they aren't going there again! If I had juts practiced a little bit more of this careful protective ignorance, I never would have gotten mad at W. A very important word.