Thursday, January 18, 2007

Orwell, Lenin, and Louie the 16th

Are sitting talking - part 2 (part 1)

Orwell: I wrote 1984 about what happened to Russia, what was happening there, Vladimir.

Lenin: I know - but in today's context, your critique of the Soviet failure leaves the battlefield to this new breed of pirahna capitalists. Which, surely, you would never have endorsed.

Orwell: Christ no! While I was thinking about Party control in the 50s, this current crop of imperialists seems to have taken my views to heart. The Osama/Saddam Two Minute Hate. The Memory Hold. We are at war with Iran. We have always been at war with Iran.

Louis the 16th: I resent you putting these nouveau riche rabble-rousers into the realm of kings and emperors. Their hands are stained with blood and oil; their hearts are full of revenge and domination; their imaginations are as limited as the Puritan.

Lenin: As if the Sun King's wheaten crown wasn't grown from the pain of the French masses.

Orwell: Yeah - we should be listening to Mr. Let Them Eat Cake on being out of touch.

And besides this, Bush abdicandum est*.
(*Bush must resign)

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