Wednesday, August 31

Scary…


I got the picture shown here in an email, and sent it off to a few people on my mailing list. The signs at first make me laugh, then they make me fearful of living among people who need signs like these. One of my correspondents mentioned hearing someone say that he has a couple of kids in school and they’re not being taught longhand writing; that form of writing is like hieroglyphics to them. I recalled that the original United States Constitution is written in longhand.

Yesterday I heard government agency representatives talking about how the victims of hurricane Irene could count on assistance from the federal family. Not federal government—federal family. Remember when people on the leftward end of the political spectrum called themselves liberals? Now the preferred term is progressives. When I was in high school, the term progressive was used by those who didn’t like being called socialists.

I don’t believe any of this is happening by accident. I just bought the Kindle edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Gotta brush up on Newspeak.

3 comments:

Susan said...

Yes, I think we are doomed. This picture and your blog observations proves it.

Daffy said...

I'm thinking it is very sad; if one looks carefully; one can see the "high-water mark" of western civilization; we're on a receding tide, boys and girls....

Agneta and David said...

Sorry, I could not help but laugh.