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George Orwell's Rolling Over In His Grave [Pic]

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obhwfgirl
Female, 18-29, Western US
 584 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:10:24 PM
slayer50515, it's very clear that you're still in HS and probably pissed that you have to take chemistry, right?

What America is doing right is precisely what you say it's doing wrong. Schools teach you multiple disciplines so you're exposed to many different subjects and ways of thinking.

Honestly, the problem is the anti-intellectualism that's pervasive in Western culture (mostly America). The idea that "I'll learn only what I need to know and nothing more."

Nobody says you have to love chemistry or literature or whatever but remember that the smartest people in this world are able to think multi-dimensionally. They welcome the opportunity to see the world in a new way. Life can be much more interesting and even exciting when you understand all the layers of complexity.

Unless your idea of exciting is April 15th -- in which case, I'm very sorry.


slayer50515
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 990 Posts
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 12:59:02 AM
"If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn't even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren't going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate."
Welcome to American schooling.
Are there any other countries out there that require someone who plans to be an accountant to learn about valence electrons? I'm fairly certain they will use that information only a handful of times in their life.

AndelleRae
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 840 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 9:35:04 PM
StarDagger, it could be the teachers' fault. When I read 1984 in high school, my teacher taught us about the book by reading CliffsNotes. Not only did she use CliffsNotes, they were wrong. If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn't even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren't going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate.

vodooshaman
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 447 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 7:47:14 PM
stardagger i dislike you. yet thats a win

TadnJess
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 139 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 3:43:24 PM
Is that Duran Duran I hear in the background?
(I just had a flash to 1984)

Sohltofangy
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 102 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 3:08:33 PM
Ugh, I hate monitoring.
"If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't oppose it"
I believe that even in public, you have the right to "privacy" that is, privacy from the government.
It's the same thing if you stuck a cop on every street corner to intently watch you as you walked. It's not the same when regular citizens see you as it is when a camera sees you. Plus there's "recording" which makes me feel like I'm in the Truman show.

StarDagger
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1195 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 11:58:16 AM
Amazing, this explains alot, the USA just got finished with 8 years of Fascism and kids have no idea who Orwell is!!!

At a time where people have the greatest level of access to information ever, they still fail to turn that into Knowledge.


Hisshou
Female, 18-29, Europe
 107 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 10:42:58 AM
@ xxPinkxx: George Orwell wrote '1984', which was a novel about his vision of the future where mankind was constantly being watched by "Big Brother". It's really not that hard to get. =P

xxPinkxx
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3842 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 8:49:27 AM
ya.. i dont get it

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, January 04, 2010 4:47:16 AM
CrakrJak are doubleplusungood duckspeaker.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 11:16:38 PM
> CrakrJak

So... your Role Models for life's wisdom are a Satirist, Someone Who Talks About Poop, and A Guy So Tarded He Flies Kites In Lightning Storms?

That explains a lot.


CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:42:44 PM
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, Hoist the black flag, And begin slitting throats." HL Mencken

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson

"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin


Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:09:54 PM
> George Orwell
> If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever
> Neagle
> Man, I hope he is wrong on that thought.

Shaddupitneverdonemeanyharm!!


jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3261 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 9:57:25 PM
Thelonius said: "I like! Cameras keep police from beating me up."
------------------------------------------------- No they don't. Watch all the crime shows with surveillance footage of crimes taking place. Those criminals weren't deterred one bit. You have fallen into the trap that Big Brother wants you to.

Neagle
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1405 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:41:27 PM
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
-George Orwell

Man, I hope he is wrong on that thought.


Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:24:02 PM
Orwell was right. Maybe a bit early with 1984 but right never the less. You can't say that about many Science Fiction writers.

DRxSATANx
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 322 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:03:34 PM
i feel like an idiot for not knowing who this is

sfcg
Male, 30-39, Western US
 795 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:00:15 PM
He was an amazing writer. I'm reading 'Down and out in Paris and London' right now. Somehow he makes abject, horrible poverty seem hilarious.

iKit5
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 355 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:42:29 PM
Big Brother! -gasp-

punkipenguin
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 779 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:41:11 PM
great book, but it scared the poo out of me the first time i read it. i've heard the same from several other people. -_-

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:23:55 PM
I like! Cameras keep police from beating me up.

ctimlock
Male, 13-17, Australia
 42 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:23:40 PM
@Lionhart, It was never actually a futuristic prediction, it just so happened to turn out that way. 1984 was written as an alternate reality, a "what if" kinda deal, and was originally to be published as 1948, the year it was written/published. However, the publishing company decided it would be too confusing for the average reader, so they switched the last two numbers, hence 1984. But yeah, mandatory reading should be enforced. With cameras.

tws8631
Male, 50-59, Western US
 319 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 7:23:35 PM
C'mon youngsters, read the book (1984)

BunnyNaku
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 5245 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 6:49:57 PM
>.<

bigfoot27
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 32 Posts
Sunday, January 03, 2010 6:16:06 PM
LOL

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