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State of the Empire, Part 4 of 4

February 1, 2011 by


This is the final section of the address. I find it disturbing that 1) it’s getting easier to turn Obamaspeak into Newspeak, and 2) the end result, in my opinion, makes much more sense than the original. Scary. Crack open those Newspeak dictionaries  for the Union, because here we go again. See Part 1 here, […]

State of the Empire, Part 3 of 4

January 31, 2011 by


It occurred to me, that I’m not really translating Newspeak into Oldspeak. Rather, I’m using Newspeak to make Obamaspeak make sense in Oldspeak. So, think of this as an exercise in Newnewspeak. Doubleplusgood, yes? Grab your dictionaries, it’s time to get throughout the next portion! See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Over the […]

State of the Empire, Part 2 of 4

January 28, 2011 by


Continuing through the speech! Everybody grab your Newspeak dictionaries and get a cup of tea. See Part 1 here. At the California Institute of Technology, they’re developing a way to turn sunlight and water into fuel for our cars. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, they’re using supercomputers to get a lot more power out of […]

State of the Empire, Part 1 of 4

January 27, 2011 by


In honour of the US government’s efforts to crush WikiLeaks whilst lauding freedom of speech, and its torturing of Pfc Bradley Manning whilst demanding China improve its stance on human rights, I’ve pulled out my Doublethink translator. The following is President Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union speech, translated from Newspeak into Oldspeak, and […]