What is In A Word: Part 26
Hamlets “To Be or Not To Be”
Person or unperson. Query.
Unbellyfeel Ingsoc, oldthink, ownthink,
(PLUSUNGOOD THOUGHTCRIME. PENALTY: UNLIFE)
Or Ingsoc foolthink doubleplusungood
Own unlife bellyfeel, make self unlifer,
Unperson, unofficial. (PENALTY: JOYCAMP)
Only unwake: become unlifer. (FOOLTHINK)
Unwake, and thusby unperform our Ingsoc duty
(GOODWISE NOTE: BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU)
Seems goodthink (DOUBLEPLUSUNGOOD THOUGHTCRIME).
Unwake: become unlifer.
Unwake — ungoodwise dream (PLUS-CERTAINFUL
SELF-BRINGED RESULT) –
Yes, there is the unsmoothness –
Correctful treatment in the Miniluv,
Post fail-maked self unlifer with a cord,
Is allsuch stopful — yes, there is the reason
We still goodwise perform our Ingsoc duty
Until we’re vaporized, although (CRIMETHINK)
Unbellyfeeling Ingsoc and Big Brother,
The Junior Anti-Sex League, rationed goods,
Sternness of Inner Party and its just
And ungood “watch and query” note on us,
We seemcould oldthink “free” perhaps become
With a bigneedle. (FOOLTHINK) Who would work,
Prolewise and sweatful, doubleplusunfresh,
For Ingsoc if he bellyfeeled to know
Correctful treatment in the Miniluv
That joyful place from which so few return,
And those how bigwise changed? Plusgooderwise
We live goodthinkful til some Spy reports us,
For IGNORANCE is STRENGTH, FREEDOM is SLAVERY,
And WAR (against the Party) brings NO PEACE
Inside the Miniluv till we become
Unpersons (now OFFICIAL). But unhard!
The clingful and face-crimewise-good-to-see
Ophelia! Joysexful girl, forget
My many faults in your Two Minutes Hate!
Safeguarding the Children….
The Nature of War is Changing… but children still pay the highest price:
Over twenty million children worldwide are displaced by war and regional/local conflicts. In the last ten years, two million children have been killed and over six million injured.
The world over children are (often) the defenceless victums of actions that result in their forceable recruitment by armed groups, rape, tortured, selling of them into slavery and other such explotative abuses.
In order to reach the Mellennium Development Goals (on Education) by 2015, 18 million more teachers must be recruited. Teachers are the future and the key to change. Often in times of confilct or disaster, education is seldom seen as a priority.
No country should think they are immune. ALL goverments MUST ensure their legislation is in line with international standards for child protection, and that laws include specific mechanisms to protect (internally) displace/refugee children… where ever and for whatever the case may be.
Displaced childrens survival is entirely at the mercy of adults… adults like you and me.
*statistics curtesy the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)