Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Two Minutes Hate

Remember that pro Barack anti Hillary big Brother ad from sooo long ago? Well if you don’t

(ps- January 14th? Must not have heard about the moved up primary dates)

But now doesn’t it seem like Barack would be the one whose face would be on the screen? At the end of the two minutes after [Goldstein] morphs, finally, into the face of Big Brother at the end of the two minutes. At the end, the mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted viewers chant "BB" over and over again, ritualistically.
Who seems to be cultivating a cult of personality with his acolytes and zealots all staring reverently and rushing to protect him against any slight or criticism (which they term “the old politics” or “racism” as they indulge in their daily dose of Two Minutes Hope (like the Daily Hate but all warm and fuzzy and hopeful and bs. ) Or in the following clip Hillary’s face on screen as the Barackians vent and spew their venom in their Two Miute Hate

And isn’t a lot of the appeal with Barack because he seems like a really cool friend or for his younger supporters a really cool… big brother?

It's not that I'm so horribly pro Hillary it's just that I'm intensely anti-Barack and...this scenario makes me...who would be who?

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, ... And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp. Thus, at one moment Winston's hatred was not turned against Goldstein at all, but, on the contrary, against Big Brother, the Party, and the Thought Police; and at such moments his heart went out to the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies.

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