I know this will sound like another shameless plugging of What So Proudly We Hailed, but I don't know what else to do. Every time I turn around I to see things in the news that keep giving credibility to the very concept of the storyline.
Knowing that knowledge is power, and knowing that the "powers that be" continue to gain more & more knowledge about every aspect of our lives, stories like the one below frighten me because they make me realize how hard it would be to take that knowledge back from them should we ever get to the point where it becomes necessary to do so. It's not their guns I fear; it's their information. After all, I can destroy a gun.
And this one just flat creeps me out. I love this line: In the judge's view — based on precedent — he contends: "A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare."
"Loyalty to the state"? Are you kidding me? Somebody tell me I'm just having a bad dream. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_8524130
If you want to see how bad it could get, read What So Proudly We Hailed. It will take you to a place you never want to go, and if we can understand what that destination is, we might actually have a chance to stop the bus before we reach the point of no return.
Simple paranoia never looked so good, nor felt so distant.