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Define Orwellian

Posted by evankessler on September 1, 2006


Either I’m hazy on the meaning of “Orwellian” or Massachusetts Governor Milt Romney is. Probably me, seeing as I’ve only read 2 Orwell books, but whatever and maybe he’s referring to one that I’m not familiar with. Romney recently said that restrictions on Stem Cell research would help prevent an “Orwellian” future. Apparently finding breakthroughs in the fight against cancer and many other diseases needs to be stopped because a future free of disease is just downright “Orwellian”. Wasn’t Orwell known for his Dystopian visions of things to come? A future where deadly diseases are curable sounds more like Utopia to me.

I wonder if Romney considers government wiretapping to be “Orwellian”. In any case…Big Brother is watching and everything is doubleplusgood.

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One Response to “Define Orwellian”

  1. Orwell's Dreams said

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-for ever.” – George Orwell

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