Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Ghost of George Lives On

Apparently, all the youth prisoners (a.k.a. pupils) at the UK state's mental conditioning prisons (a.k.a. state schools) are to receive "happiness lessons".

Now call me "Mr Crabby", but are no-one's hackles raised at this? Getting people to self-control their emotions and getting them to thereby be more respectful of authority and the state may float your boat (and it certainly floats the boats of all those tax consumers who are afraid that one day the buried anger and hatred of the tax paying sheep may one day smash all the state's glorious palaces), but do "happiness lessons" not chime a certain chord within, a chord which the state's denizens are always desperate to shut down at the first signs of its ringing?

George Orwell had a name for this chord, and for these lessons. He called them "Thought Control".

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