Ed Driscoll

Ride the Oliver Stone Recursion

“The US has become an Orwellian state,” Stone tells Russia Today, appropriately enough.

But since “an Orwellian state,” as defined by 1984, is simply the Soviet Union with British accents, and since Stone pines for the days of Stalin and other bloodthirsty leftwing tyrants, I’m not sure why he would view “an Orwellian state” as being a bug, and not a feature. Perhaps it’s simply a matter of insufficient scale.

See also: recent ad for the Libertarian Party, reproduced above.