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Old March 5 2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Re: Mirror universe, Day to day and Civilian life

I imagine that day-to-day life in the Terran Empire for most people is akin to day-to-day life in the Third Reich, in Franco's Spain, Chile under Pinochet, or Argentina under the military junta. It does seem to be a totalitarian state; it doesn't seem to have any egalitarian rhetoric, implying that it's not what we would call a "nominally leftist" dictatorship.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946
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