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Although I do think banning What a Wonderful World was really funny. ^^; Sad, but funny.
as for the `government spying on us` bit, i understood that you were saying it`s possible (physically)...i was just saying that it`s not (legally).
I`ve never seen "Enemy of the State". My friends say I lack movie education. I suppose I do.
I never meant to imply that the government was spying on us, nor that it would. I simply said it could. The technology is there.
As to the justifiable actions, I`m not going into that. Justification has a slightly different meaning for everyone, and I think our views probably differ enough that we should agree to disagree.
As to my apparent moronic state, well, I have a different definition of moron than you do, apparently. I find it hard to believe that I am a moron for citing what I find to be doublespeak, as I am backed up by articles on the subject, as well as what I`ve been taught. If you want to insult the good ol` US education system for allowing me to be told that "friendly fire" is doublespeak, and that doublespeak and euphemisms are essentially the same, go right ahead.
Main Entry: dou·ble·speakPronunciation: `d&-b&l-"spEkFunction: nounDate: 1952: language used to deceive usually through concealment or misrepresentation of truth
Source: Miriam Webster online dictionary
Think of doublespeak as a subcategory of euphemisms, if you must. I find them equals. Depending on the doublespeak, it`s purpose is the same as a euphemism, which is to gentle and hide the full truth. Most of the time, if you hear "downsizing" you already know the deception involved, which is why you don`t notice for what it
Big Brother may not exist, but the government can pry very far into your personal life, if someone high up chose to do so, without your knowing it.
Personally, I didn`t like 1984, though I admit analyzing for AP English senior yr in high school was a big help. If I`m going to read Orwell, I prefer Animal Farm.
The list was...interesting. May have been true once, probably not now. And if it was at one point true...talk about a lot of good songs on it...
Oh yeah, like I said before, everyone stfu. These songs are no longer banned who cares?
This is crazyness...
That is a bunch of BS. Don`t belive it.
If the statement you made that America`s current situation is comparable to Orwell`s novel is accurate, this conversation would not exist. Allow me to clarify. We are not using a language stripped of any words that render thought capable of anything revolutionary, or "thoughtcriminal." We are not under constant surveillance, for technology is not being used as a mind control. There are more than one political party. And, finally, if we really do live in an Oceania, we would both be aprehended by the Thought Police for thinking about this at all. Therefore, we would not be here, we would be being tortured. Ergo, this conversation would not exist.
Wow, I`ve been reading too much philosophy lately...
This does not take place anymore. Notice the past tense as well as the continuous mention of it happening only after 9/11 and the lack of mention of it a current thing.
lmao!!! they make it so dramatic.
hmmm...and people- i can assure you that this has nothing to do with who is president. so all of the anti-bush folk who are still crying about their election loss need to get over it.
And to my knowledge, ClearChannel had nothing to do with the Howard Stern channel, that was the FCC. This is just a corporation that owns about half of the radio stations in the country choosing what you get to listen to, and subsequently the music you choose to by (to a degree).
It`s lame and stupid and borderline evil...but how many of you are going to do anything about it? Are any of you really going to look up which stations that you listen to are owned by clearchannel and stop listening to it, or write a letter, or circulate a petition? Most of you probably won`t, and neither will most other people who hear about this, and they`ll continue to do things like this.
my first post, but that was the email i sent clear water....it could have been worse..but seriously, come on
And xomnix I find it odd that you derived that I think that there is a corporate conspiracy behind Bush`s reelection and the fact that you compared that to Kennedy death. Odd and sad. If you had payed attention to the pre-election news you would know that Clear Channel,
Americans tend to get like that though, I find, like when they were all `OMG` about the LOTR: Two Towers.
You are all taking the word "ban" much too literally.
I haven`t read "Brave New World" yet but I`ve been planning to.
And I am aware of the fact that I don`t vote. I am not a Bush lackey. I don`t agree with all of his decisions, but I agree with his political views more than Kerry`s.
Also, the songs weren`t "banned" per se. It was suggested that radio stations not play these songs...still ridiculous...
Sorry, Wiki. You lose on this one.
Right... of course he wasn`t elected again because the majority of America agreeded with his politics more than Kerry`s. Oh no, that would never happen. It had to have been a corporate conspiracy, like Kennedy`s assassination.
Man, people like you piss me off. I`m sorry that Kennedy died, he was one of the last Democratic polititions that deserved respect. The only one I can think of today is Lieberman...
Of course, most Democrats are very nice people and don`t act like you. I should say that it`s LIBERALS like you that piss me off. Saying things like that with nothing to back it up with, god almighty...
Someone just made up something to get all the teenagers and liberal college students more mad at corporate America, even if it is what drives the economy.
Go ahead and yell at me, I don`t care.
Evil blood-sucking corporations...
billy joel - miami 2017 (seen the lights go out on broadway)elton john - someone saved my life tonightsimon and garfunkel - only living boy in new yorkthe cure - killing an arab
and they didn`t really BAN anything--some people don`t think the list even came from clearchannel`s corporate offices. i know of one clearchannel station near me that definitely played a lot of those songs.
Clear Channel is an evil, evil corporation. But I had decided that already.
If you didn`t know, Clear Channel owns like all the radio stations in the US.