1984. Yes, the year the world had been waiting for to see if George Orwell's famous prediction from his book by the same name, was true. In Orwell's book, history was rewritten daily to keep people believing in everything and nothing at the same time. Peace was War, Love was Hate, and Justice, well, unjust obviously.
|Dallas Airport 1984|
What Reagan had done was brilliant and would be used by all political parties going forward: he had designated a "Safe Protest Zone." That's right, an area where the protestors would be safe to express their god-given right to express their beliefs; only thing was, this designated spot was a mile away from the convention and any television cameras. That's right, Sir Ray-gun had us on the banks of the Trinity River a few blocks from where Kennedy had been slain in the hot-ass sun to think about our evil protesting ways. Free-speech had been converted into breached-speech and it has remained that way since.
Back then, I was certain this unprecedented act of using "Safe Protest Zone" as a move out of Orwell's 1984, little did I know that the real Orwellian machine was miles away in California being manufactured by one of us. That's right, on this day in 1984, Steve Jobs gave us the first personal computer with a GUI interface (the mouse) which would make computers attainable to the masses. And that machine was the monitor of big-brother today, along with cable news.