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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

@LacyMacAuley and my namesake: This is where we juxtapose, redux | #G20

"Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter: only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you—that would be the real betrayal."
She thought it over. "They can't do that," she said finally. "It's the one thing they can't do. They can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you."
"No," he said a little more hopefully, "no; that's quite true. They can't get inside you. If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them."
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Chapter 7 

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  1. While it's not guaranteed they can get inside you, the propagandists, psy-ops, and pr people sure do try.

  2. The sad part is, knowing what we know of the police abuses that occurred last June, I have no reason to doubt the truth and accuracy of what this young lady says.

    Her courage and resilience are to be commended, but I can't help but wonder about the scars less robust individuals must be carrying from the terrible mistreatment they experienced last June.

  3. "They can't get inside you," she had said. But they could get inside you. "What happens to you here is forever," O'Brien had said.