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Mexico's president given George Orwell's 1984 by the Queen

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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Mexico's president given George Orwell's 1984 by the Queen


www.telegraph.co.uk

The president of Mexico received one of the more unusual gifts given by the Queen during an incoming state visit today - a copy of the classic dystopian novel 1984.

At Buckingham Palace, Felipe Calderon was presented with a first edition of George Orwell's nightmarish book, which tells of a totalitarian regime and coined the concept Big Brother.

The Royal Household seeks guidance from the staff of incoming VIPs when deciding what to offer during the official exchange of gifts.

A Palace spokeswoman said: "Apparently the president really admires George Orwell."
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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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Those wealthy tyrants/crazy world-leaders are not only fans of the novel, 1984. They're the inspiration behind Eric Arthur Blair's (Orwell's true name) villains in that disturbing tale. Don't be surprised if the fiat-royal families have copies of the novel, Brave New World in their libraries.



There's plenty of falsified information about the author of 1984. You can blame the infamous government, military (or just MI5) for editing, concealing, or even destroying much of his records before & after he died.

George Orwell's MI5 dossier revealed
George Orwell Was Right; Big Brother's Agents Were Watching ...

www.telegraph.co.uk
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[edit on 2-4-2009 by News And History]



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:15 AM
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The Queen didn't give him 1984 --- she gave him the Guide on How to rule the world

[edit on 2-4-2009 by Next_Heap_With]



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:18 AM
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It's a little painful to think that for every person reading that book as a warning of things to come there is another reading it as a "how-to" manual.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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I don't care WHAT the explanation is. He has many other books that are out there for gifting. The simple fact that they chose 1984 speaks VOLUMES. Sure, that's coming from a CTers point of view but come on people. This is a blatant statement. A "welcome to the family" kind of gift.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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Ah the delicious irony- you realy can't make this stuff up.

Its also interesting that if you now walk around George Orwell's old house in London your image is now captured on surveillance camera over 33 times.

Theres a good film here about how Orwell would 'roll in his grave':
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Cheers.


[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:38 AM
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State visit of the Italian president 2003:

The gift given to the President of The Republic of Italy from The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh : A pair of sterling silver reproduction Charles II goblets.

The message here is clear, restore your monarchy or else.

The gift given to The Duke of Edinburgh from the President of the Republic of Italy & Siagnora Ciampi : A dark,red leather desk-set,with blotter.

The message here is also clear, go ahead and write your death warrants.

Expect war with Italy soon



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:45 AM
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Kinda like giving him a pamphalet to see if he wants to join? They are starting to get a little blatant with the stuff. I have never held any credence to the NWO aspect of CT, however I must say I am paying attention a tad more to that particualr part of the forum.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:49 AM
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barry must be doing good then cuz he got the lovely photo of queenie herself! and from what I hear, shell shell got a curtsy!



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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While the gift is a bit creepy, it is a far more thoughtful one that some DVD's or an ipod with show tunes! A first edition book is a nice gift.....so now they can take lessons from an original. Or perhaps it was a warning that the US is going to swallow them and Canada up in the NAU.



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