Friday, September 26, 2008

Orwellian Doublespeak

World leaders recommit to poverty goals

Hey, if their goal is poverty, it sure looks like it's working!

Let's see, we can impoverish the populace and line our own pockets at a rate of 2% annually...

That's what gets me about people believing in political and education systems, and then being shocked when those systems do not accomplish their stated goals. People start talking about how the system isn't working, when in fact, the systems are working fine - they ARE achieving their (true) goals. The new wars on abstract nouns (such as terror) are undefinable and can't be won. Abstract nouns (such as poverty) cannot be defeated. But we lap it up. We have been abstracted to death. Or at least to poverty.


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