19 October 2010
I don't think Orwell could ever have imagined Big Brother looking like this
The slogan is rather fearful: No Exceptions. No Excuses. No Escape. The no exceptions or excuses part is not too bad. It means the tax is universal, and a universal tax, while odious, at least has some claim to fairness. No, it's the No Escape bit. That is a threat. You cannot escape the whimsical, all-seeing eye of dancing Big Brother!
In Orwell's darkest nightmares, he could not have envisioned that someone may one day portray Big Brother as cute. Shudder.