Written by Jalapenoman

Thursday, 9 April 2009

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An antiquated document for historical purposes only

Characters in 1984 (the famous George Orwell novel) were used to their government using "doublespeak," a form of changing the meaning of a word for their own purposes. The Obama administration has chosen to follow suit with this practice.

In a report in the U.S.A. Today, Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, reported that the Global War on Terror will now be known as "Overseas Contingency Operations" (a term originally used by Tolstoy). In addition, terrorist acts or attacks will now be known "Man-Made Disasters."

In addition, the administration will also change some terms used within the country. For example, school lunch hour will be known as "Educational Nutritional Enrichment."

Media sources that support the President and his policies will be known as "Supportive Information Outlets," while the few that oppose the President will be called "Patriot Act Violators Anticipating Imprisonment" or "Persons Relying on First Amendment Rights to Blaspheme."

Along the same lines, the Democrats will simply become "US" (attempting to use the acronym of the United States), while the Republicans will be known as "Them."

The governmental system favored by the new President will no longer be known as Socialism. Instead, it will be called "People's Plan of Change."

Obama is also borrowing an idea from the entertainer Prince. With the ushering in of Socialism under the Obama administration, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution will now be called "The Outmoded, Untimely Ideas Formerly Known as The Bill of Rights."

Part of this plan is already in action. For example, nationalization of the banks and auto companies by the government is already being called a "Bailout."

Remember, Big Brother is watching you (and his name is Oprah Winfrey).

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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