Friday, November 26, 2004

1984

Today I read 1984 (yes, the one by George Orwell) again. Man, that book is strong. It always inflicts something on me. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy.
The funny thing about that book is that things are so different from the future he predicted, and yet so similar. While we may not have three super-states governing the world or atomic craters dimpling the surface of the planet, what about Telescreens, Big Brother or constant warring? Ok, telescreens may not exist as they are depicted in the book, but you must accept the fact that we are being monitored all the time at work, we can be monitored from satellites at any time the government wants, and we are even sometimes monitored by people close to us at home. We live in a world in a constant state of war. I believe that there is only a thin line between George Orwell's predicted world and the one we live in today.
Well, enough ranting. Maybe I'm being paranoid. Maybe it's all in my head. Maybe I just have to go shut up.

- When in Rome, do as the Romans do -

Unless, of course, you have to face the Caesar, and get dumped into the Colosseum in front of a couple of very hungry tigers. Which, In my case, prooved to be a VERY unpleasant experience.
If you're wondering what I'm talking about, just believe me that it is a VERY long story, one that you definately don't want to hear (and if you did you'd be ROFC - that's Rolling On the Floor Crying).

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