It's George Orwell's World, We Just Live In It
And that's true whether you're living in America, where Doug Powers spots "The Latest Excuse to Oppose Construction of a Wal-Mart:"
Four Wal-Mart stores are being planned in Washington, DC, and among the concerns will be the necessary store security. One Advisory Neighborhood Commission member is using that as a reason to oppose the construction of one of the stores, because… well, you’ll have to read it yourself:Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn’t resist the temptation to steal.
...Or England: "Shed owners warned wire on windows could hurt burglars."
But as those two headlines indicate, political correctness is still virulently alive. How much longer will its lifespan be?
In the meantime, the answer to 1984, is 1776: