WAR IS PEACE
I even added a 'BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU' for good measure.
In school today we took the California High School Exit Exam. It's a bit of an odd process in that you're tested two years before you graduate on material most students learn two years prior to the test year. In the spirit of American bureauocracy, our teacher was required to read a script explaining how we were to fill in our 'answer documents' and the testing directions. Among other things, the script proclaimed that if we were to cheat on the test, our scores would be 'invalidated'. Not only did this provoke a series of jokes among the class over who and what else would be 'invalidated', mutterings of 'Big Brother' resounded throughout the room. Maybe George Orwell was right in his prediction of the future - just one that's coming true 22 years too late.
Lest we get too depressed, let me wish those who are celebrating on Sunday a Happy Mother's Day. Though we Americans don't celebrate until later in the year, I'm still, as always, saying thank you to my mom — if only because she made sure I didn't turn out to be a member of the Big Brother society.
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