I have been watching the news on Russia over the past year and Putin is bringing back the good old days to Russia. You know the days when the government controlled the media and those media persons who spoke out against the ruler were mysteriously killed or imprisoned by some unknown person. The days when political opponents were treated the same way (kasperov). I think I am starting to see why Big loves this country so much, nobody has to think for themselves and if they do they don't have to for long because they are killed.

"People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word." ?pg 20 1984 George Orwell

I do love the and appreciate the tactic of creating a public enemy (America) to diverge attention from the governments wrong doing and create a sense of nationalism with the use of double speak and nonsensical accusations.

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed?if all records told the same tale?then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" ?pg 32 1984 George Orwell

So here is to Time Magazines Man of the Year. Here in America we could only hope that Bush will have Katie Couric killed and John McCain imprisoned announcing that he will retain the presidency forever because it is what is best and we will believe it or else..

"It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same?everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same?people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world." ?pg 181 1984 George Orwell