Monday, May 05, 2008

Orwellian Video of the Day


Under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me.
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree....

1 comment:

  1. Mud Man,

    You're no doubt aware that the only reason we have a TV license fee in the UK is to fund the BBC - the state broadcaster.

    If you buy a TV but don't watch any BBC channels you still need a license. Even worse, I believe that you are required to provide your name and address to the retailer when you buy a TV so that the licensing organisation knows about you.

    Another not very well kept secret is that the BBC has a left wing bias. Coincidentally, so does the New Labour government.

    It certainly sounds Orwellian to me.

    A report has just been published here which questions the effectiveness of CCTV in preventing or detecting street crime. So if CCTV doesn't help stop crime, what is it for?