Thursday, September 9, 2010

we kill we jail and then we claim to be free...its called doublespeak

He's poor, mentally disabled, and his newbie lawyer botched his sentencing. But at 6 p.m. EST today, this convicted killer will be executed. Brendan Kirby on death row's special-needs inmate.

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Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them… - (Orwell, New American Library, 1981, p35)
jail them hang them tell them they are free

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