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Obama Out-Orwelled Orwell

Monday, 03 February 2014 11:25 By Lee Camp, Popular Resistance | Video Interview

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Barack Obama may as well have delivered his 5th State of the Union address to and for the Superstate Oceania, the fictional empire mired in perpetual war from George Orwell’s 1984.

No, Obama did not come directly out and tell us that war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength so much as he embodied those ideas in a nuanced, measured performance that inspired the political pundits like Chris Matthews to wax poetic like a Theatre critic praising an aging stage actor who was able to find the old magic one last time.

Lee Camp and I discuss the (actual) state of the union, Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy as it relates to jobs, corporate profits and the climate crisis, and how blindly “supporting for the troops” is unhealthy for children and all other living things.

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Lee Camp

Lee Camp is the host and head writer of the weekly television show "Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp."


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Obama Out-Orwelled Orwell

Monday, 03 February 2014 11:25 By Lee Camp, Popular Resistance | Video Interview

Media

Barack Obama may as well have delivered his 5th State of the Union address to and for the Superstate Oceania, the fictional empire mired in perpetual war from George Orwell’s 1984.

No, Obama did not come directly out and tell us that war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength so much as he embodied those ideas in a nuanced, measured performance that inspired the political pundits like Chris Matthews to wax poetic like a Theatre critic praising an aging stage actor who was able to find the old magic one last time.

Lee Camp and I discuss the (actual) state of the union, Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy as it relates to jobs, corporate profits and the climate crisis, and how blindly “supporting for the troops” is unhealthy for children and all other living things.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Lee Camp

Lee Camp is the host and head writer of the weekly television show "Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp."


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