Getting fleeced is only the start.
The current conspiracy theory overheard on overnight talk radio, perhaps on Coast to Coast AM, or possibly, Midnight in the Desert, is that George Orwell was a time traveler from the future, who was stranded here, and then wrote 1984 as a desperate attempt to save us from our selves and consequently save his ‘future’ self from having to make this trip in the first place and, thus, getting marooned here in this seedy version of “tempus contemporary” . Complicated? Maybe. But there are no paradoxes on overnight talk radio.
Mark Bryan’s, “The Ride“, could be the cover art for that still undiscovered final Robert A. Heinlein juvenile book. It is, however, safe to say that artist Bryan’s politics and those of author Heinlein’s could be a bit at odds.
Robert A. Heinlein quotes.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”
“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”
Pierce Brosnan – “The World Is Not Enough”