Are the totalitarianism-enforcing telescreens depicted in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four coming to your living room soon? Those big screen televisions used by an omnipotent government to monitor private behavior in the novel aren’t quite coming to the nation, but the most overexposed (and underqualified) president in the history of the United States of America may soon be able to insert himself at will into even more of your downtime.
Just in time for 2012 election season, President Obama‘s FCC announces it will be upgrading the Emergency Alert System with something called the Presidential Alert. The Dear Leader, who can’t stop talking and talking and talking and telling Americans about what a sinister, unexceptional country this is, will be able to lecture and hector his countrymen even more.
“The primary goal is to provide the President with a mechanism to communicate with the American public during times of national emergency,” said an Obama administration spokeswoman.
So now we’ll be subjected to the president’s thoughts without notice, delivered to us with the desperate urgency of a hurricane warning. That’s just great. All Obama, all the time, getting in our faces and reminding us how important he is.
The above video, by the way, provides a kind of cinematic expression of what I’m trying to say, complete with an image of George Soros as a cat-clutching Bond villain (Blofeld) and Media Matters, MoveOn, and Think Progress in starring roles as the Thought Police. It even includes Congresswoman Maxine Waters‘ (D-CA) infamous statement in which she threatened to seize corporations.
It’s a great video that visually demonstrates how much more powerful and scary the federal government is becoming under President Obama.
(h/t Brenda J. Elliott)
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