posted on Dec, 25 2004 @ 08:03 PM
Orwell was a true visionary thats for sure. Great book.
Lots of things in real life are getting to be just like that.
When I was in boot camp back in 88, they sent us to a class im not quite sure but I think it was called AO Yellow. Everything was AO (color).
They told us a guest officer from the Cuban Militay was visiting the base, and would like to brief us on what he was seeing. He then gave us a slide
show, and talked about how lazy we were and superficial, a real insult fest while showing pictures of dead american soldiers in trenches, threatening
that their hardcore dedicated soldiers, would cut our throats when we fall asleep on post. The intended reaction was to piss us off, and for the
majority it worked. After the first few outbursts from the crowd, it soon turned into a frenzy. And when he demanded that we salute the new US flag,
which had a soviet Sattelite emblem in the corner, the place went nearly to a riot. Chairs were flying and people were screaming. The drill
instructors, who up untill that point wouldnt let you crack a fart without permission, just stood in the rear and watched the whole thing. At the
point where it seemed to get out of control, the "Cuban" left the back of the stage, and Ole Glory came on the screen blaring "God Bless
The frenzy of hate instantly turned into pure joy as the whole company cheered and cheered. The whole time all I could think when I was there was how
it was exactly like the "2 minute hate" to a tee. I didnt get emotionally involved myself in the incident, because from the get go I understood what
that was all about from the good old book 1984.