Newsweek dropped an article today providing commentary on Trump’s Lansing, Michigan rally and how 1984-like it seemed. If you’re not familiar, this is a reference to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. The event took place outside the Capitol Regional International Airport where people were waiting for the President to arrive. A guitarist played the national anthem. A campaign video was played on two large screens. At one point Trump’s face loomed down upon the crowd. Once again the video played music from Linkin Park even though they issued a cease and desist order in July 2020. I think they hate Trump. They’re in good company.
As you would expect, people took to twitter and started comparing the rally to 1984, to Nazi propaganda…hell, even to The Hunger Games.
For the full text click the link at the bottom for the Newsweek article, but here are some of the Twitter comments.
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.