Sunday, October 4, 2015

Let's Make America Great Again

We have to close the borders, so we can be safe.
And we have to hunt down the illegals.
We need to ship them back to where they came from.
We can't take chances.
Send their kids back too.
I know their kids are citizens, but not really.
We'll never be able to trust them. Not really.
We don't know their loyalties.
We don't know anyone's loyalties.
And we need to watch people with those different religions, those weird religions.
We shouldn't vote for them.
We shouldn't let them just go where they want.
You'd like them to just go where they want?
You're not scared? Honestly?

We need to let police protect us.
I don't like people who criticize the cops.
I don't trust people who criticize the military.
They're going after the bad guys,
even if they have to break rules sometimes.
Even if they have to snoop a little,
because if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't worry about what they're doing.
If you've done nothing wrong, you're not going to get hurt.
(I just don't want to get hurt.)

So we need walls and locks and guns.
We need monitors,
tracking systems everywhere,
for people who aren't like us.
And overseas, aircraft, secret teams, missile strikes.
Sure, people might die, but
(Just don't tell us.)
we can't be nice.
(Don't tell us about it.)
We can't afford to be nice anymore.
And anyway, I don't know them.
(Don't tell us anything.)
And anyway, I don't want to get hurt.

How do you protect a country?
You make sure
everyone is watching everyone else.

That's how you make America great again.
That's how you defend
our freedom.


  1. “War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  2. That sums up a great deal of America. It doesn't hurt that a great many of our politicians encourage this kind of fear. When I was a kid, the big outrage about the Soviet Union was that the government set the people against each other. Even kids turned in their parents! But I remember back in the late 1980s, during the whole "Just Say No!" campaign, some little girl had turned in her parents to the police for dealing cocaine. And the President of the United States publicly praised this act of betrayal. "Democracy" and "freedom" and "safety" are nothing but words to these demagogues.

  3. 67 years after it was published, 31 years after it supposedly took place, 1984 is more relevant than ever.


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