Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One of the toughest things about blogging against the Harperites

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
George Orwell

It isn't speaking out against the depredations of the Tory Twits. It is realizing that we are living through a George Orwell novel. And approximately 30% of Canadian voters are OK with this.

The following extract from this article:

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley says her political staff approves everything bureaucrats are allowed to say to reporters, a statement that brought charges of abuse of power from her opponents.

Conservatives defended Finley's close scrutiny of the public servants in her department as a "prudent" example of political oversight that helps to improve transparency and accountability.

could reasonably be shortened to: "Censorship is transparency."

I love that book but I wish it had remained a work of fiction.
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