Will You Still Feed Me When It’s 1984?

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“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published on this day in 1949.

I haven’t gone back to search the reviews, but I wonder if way back in 1949 people thought “it could never happen” when Orwell published 1984.

Seems like all he really got wrong was the date.

Too political? Perhaps.

But not if you’re paying attention.

I know I promised not to talk politics. But I have to take another road trip today and it’s going to cost me $100 to fill up my tank.

Plus we spent $150 on groceries yesterday and the only meat we bought was a pack of store brand bacon

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and some sliced deli meat.

I’m fortunate. For the moment, I can still afford these things.

For. The. Moment.

I won’t belabor the point. I’ve got to get on the road.

But we have to realize that we’re being lied to by the politicians. We’re being manipulated by the media.

It’s not by accident.

Just remember that the next time you have the chance to vote.


1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)
1918 – Robert Preston, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1925 – Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States (d. 2018)
1927 – Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer (d. 2020)
1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
1951 – Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter
1957 – Scott Adams, American author and illustrator


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Virginia coal production climbs
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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

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