by Mike Shea on 17 September 2003
Dulles airport - phoneblogging - I've started rereading Orwell's 1984, a book I haven't read since I was 14. It brings new feelings to terms like "Patriot Act". Oceania exists today in places like North Korea where fiction teaches people how to cope with starvation. Beaurocracy, propaganda, compliance, and ignorance leads to such worlds. Ignorance may be bliss for an individual, but it can be the death of a society. Question the world around you. Read between the lines. Think. Speak. Discuss. Write.