View Full Version : 1984 has arrived in Britain

Window licker
7th Oct 2006, 00:27
I would like to know wether there is anyone who has read the book 1984 who would agree with this statement.
New speak/Thought Crime otherwise know as political correctness. The Changing of the culture of the languge to prevent people having free speach.

Greenspan, the terrorist who we should all apparently be afraid of, who can never be found

The war with east asia/Eurasia, cheered every night on the vid screens by the proletariat.

The London bombings, by an unknown enemy, said by the state to be the work of Eastasia/Eurasia.

Ociania, the Atlantic Nation

The Loss Of freedom of speach and even of thought

I could go on, does this sound familiar to anyone else except me!

High Wing Drifter
10th Oct 2006, 15:45
Yup, I think the way the gov' has managed implement changes to the law (some by stealth) is the thin end of the wedge. It is interesting that non of opposition, despite claiming not to support some aspects of the gov's agenda, are pretty much avoiding engaging in any discussion thereabouts. I take that to mean that if they get into power, they might find the new powers useful too.

My Dad's Little Boy
10th Oct 2006, 15:51
You've only just noticed?

It's been going on for years and it's only now that people are starting to wake up to the fact.


10th Oct 2006, 15:55
Ministry of Defence - deals with war.

Dept of Employment - deals with unemployment.

Dept of Health - deals with illness.

Dept of Education - nuff sed.

tony draper
10th Oct 2006, 17:24
Critisism is double plus ungood,now behave yerselves unless yer want a trip to room 101.

10th Oct 2006, 17:58
We still have free speech!

It's just we're not allowed to say anything.

10th Oct 2006, 18:03
Especially on here.

10th Oct 2006, 18:08
Mods'll get you for that one G-CPTN :eek:

Evening Star
10th Oct 2006, 18:37
And we have got Big Brother (http://www.channel4.com/bigbrother/) as well.:yuk: :ugh:

Factitiously, 1984 arrived about 22 years ago.;)

More seriously, I echo have you only just noticed? It has always suited government to have an enemy to justify some restrictive piece of legislation. How many years did we live with the Red Terror and, in retrospect, how serious was it after around about 1970. Well, except when it suited our politicians to whip it into a frenzy during the 1980's to divert attention from whatever. And I would be willing to bet that the anti-terrorism legislation at the height of the IRA activity would not stand scrutiny today and was a most useful piece of legislation for state control.

Mostly Harmless
10th Oct 2006, 19:38
Here's what you need to do.


11th Oct 2006, 09:46
It arrived in Australia in 1986 with the arrival of John Howard as PM.

11th Oct 2006, 11:06
John Howard - PM ? No, he's the US Ambassador, isn't he ??? :E

11th Oct 2006, 13:06
take a butchers 'ere .....
"Banned by Thames Valley Police"
(picture at: http://www.abd.org.uk/speed_camera_signs.htm)
"We've received a report from a driver who says he was stopped by police and this speed camera sign was 'confiscated'. One of the policemen said he'd been told to take them off people. So much for freedom of speech."


Spuds McKenzie
11th Oct 2006, 15:25
Especially on here.
Don't agree, because ***** and ********, that's why ********* sometimes even *******, although I would say that ********* is really only ******.