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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:43 PM
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GOOD CITIZENS CAN WE NOW JOIN HANDS FOR THE TWO MINUTES HATE
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 08:57 PM by Jcrowley
It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate.



The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one's teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one's neck. The Hate had started. As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein, the Enemy of the People, had flashed on to the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. Goldstein was the renegade and backslider who once, long ago (how long ago nobody quite remembered), had been one of the leading figures of the Party, almost on a level with BIG BROTHER himself, and then had engaged in counter-revolutionary activities, had been condemned to death and had mysteriously escaped and disappeared.



The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party's purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching. Somewhere or other he was still alive and hatching his conspiracies: perhaps somewhere beyond the sea, under the protection of his foreign paymasters, perhaps even - so it was occasionally rumoured - in some hiding-place in Oceania itself.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:45 PM
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1.  . . .
:kick:
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:00 PM
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2. I wish it were two minutes...
instead of 24/7
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 PM
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3. Sound familiar?


"...as state television broadcast footage of his regimes atrocities."

The above is from an msnbc report.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:04 PM
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4. Did you see Glenn Beck tonight?
A solid hour of anti-muslim propaganda.
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:09 PM
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5. Fortunately
I don't have a television. I've seen clips of the asshat and I'd throw a rock through the tube if I had to watch that shit.

This is like another episode of The Twilight Zone. Some of the responses here as well as the media treatment creep me out more than the actual vulgarity of the act.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:11 PM
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6. A few Freepers are allowed here "to keep us honest"...
I think they stink the place up myself, but I don't own DU
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:44 PM
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9. Yes
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 11:44 PM by Jcrowley
I can see many of the Good Citizens have fallen in line and adopted the proper amount of hate towards GoldsteinbinLadenHusseinGhaddafiKohmenini.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:36 PM
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7. Someone just posted the clip from the movie...
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:44 PM
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8. Unbelievable
Head to the coliseum this Sunday and see what ya' see.

I've heard that the movie has been scrubbed from the web. Don't know why. If you know where to link to it let me know.

Well sadly it is all too believable
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:57 PM
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10. Thank you. thank you very much.
Hate never healed a wound or built a wall. Hate never plants a flower. Hate never nurtures a child.

We do not need to promote hate any more in the service of those who would crush us. Move on already; we have work to do.
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