Friday, October 24, 2008

1984 update

Our little campaign to send every MP a copy of 1984 with some suitable message—along the lines of "this book is not a fucking instruction manual, you corrupt fucking cunt"—is ticking along rather nicely.I know that some people do not support the campaign on the grounds that the book might give our lords and masters some more ideas, but I happen to think that there will, at least, not be any excuse after this: the bastards were warned, and if they carry on down this route, we can put the Polly Conundrum to bed—we will know that they are lying and not ignorant.

Anyway, in terms of pledges, we are almost there...
Through a combination of pledges, donations and a lot of bile after one week 531 copies of 1984 are going to be sent to 531 MPs in time for November 5th.

This weekend is the final push for the last 115 MP's on the list.

Please pledge on 1984@lpuk.org

A good number of these copies have been donated by the UK Libertarian Party, thanks to the considerable generosity of some esteemed donors...

UPDATE: as of 3.50pm, we have eighty-five to go...

UPDATE 2: as of 8.50pm, we are into the final sixty...

9 comments:

Panopticon Britain said...

Could only afford one copy, sadly. I know that one guy plans of sending out 20... that's pretty awesome.

The Nameless Libertarian said...

Not so much that I don't support it - I actually think it is a great way to raise the profile of LPUK.

What I do worry/have nightmares about is some godawful Nu Labour Trogg reading the book and getting ideas. Can you imagine someone like David Blunkett reading about the Ministry of Truth? He'd lose complete control of himself...

Panopticon Britain said...

We're not sending audiobooks, so don't worry about that.

Also,Here's my contribution, as my MP will recieve it.

The Filthy Smoker said...

I'm going to send Ruth Kelly a copy of Animal Farm. On VHS.

Anonymous said...

Shes already got the DVD. {is that the one with the mouse and the test tube and...}

roy spattersby said...

"Can you imagine someone like David Blunkett reading about the Ministry of Truth? He'd lose complete control of himself..."

It would be a fucking miracle if he read it the blind cunt. anyway he is to busy doing his dog up the arse!

pagar said...

I cannot believe that anyone is seriously concerned that sending 1984 to MP's will give them new ideas on how to oppress us. It has been a standard school text for many years and surely almost all will have read it even if they have not understood (or have forgotten)the message.

Along with Old Holborn's walk this is the first opportunity for libertarians to DO something other than moan on the internet. I believe it is the blueprint for future campaigns which could rapidly raise the profile of libertarian issues and the LPUK in particular- more effective and much less expensive than losing deposits fighting irrelevant elections.

We should make the 5th of November 'Libertarian Day' and start thinking now how we could celebrate it next year.

Any ideas?

We should also do everything we can to publicise the 1984 campaign so that the main stream media are aware of it. Perhaps DK can update us on what is being done on this.

Katabasis said...

5th November - Libertarian Day?

I like it!

Goodnigfht Vienna said...

The 5th November has gone and past. Our country is in meltdown.