Big Brother Sam Is Watching You
|The Patriot Act, FISA courts, EZ Pass, traffic cameras.|
Your emails, your phone calls, your bank accounts, your every movement -- are all monitored.
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell introduced us to words and concepts such as doublespeak, thoughtcrime, memory hole, Thought Police, and of course, Big Brother. The Big Brother Is Watching You poster is ubiquitous to the novel -- a reminder, and a warning, that you are never alone, and that you should always assume that you are being monitored for unorthodoxy and thoughtcrime, and finally, that you will be sent to Room 101 and tortured.
The book was supposed to serve as a warning. Instead, it has become a manual for 21st century American governance and polity.
In the book, a mustachio'd man with Stalinesque features was Big Brother.
But today, it is none other than Uncle Sam.
So let me ask: what do you get when you combine an old army recruitment poster with the poster from Orwell's dystopic vision?
You get this line of shirts, notecards and stuff that I put together and posted on Cafe Press.
If there isn't an FBI file on me yet, this should do it.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Buy my shirts! Wear them anywhere you expect to be photographed, monitored, detained and/or tortured.
And if you've never read the book, please, read it online or buy it!