And The Orwell Resonances Keep Coming

I haven't quite recovered from this Nineteen Eight Four parallel but here's another, noted by David Cole:

"Those methods, read on a bright, sunny, safe day in April 2009, appear graphic and disturbing," - Dennis Blair, yesterday.

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen," - the first sentence in George Orwell's classic novel of the security state, 1984.