" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 5, 2013

The Brave New World of 1984?

"Julie Keith was unpacking some of last year's Halloween decorations when she stumbled upon an upsetting letter wedged into the packaging. 
Tucked in between two novelty headstones that she had purchased at Kmart, she found what appeared to be a letter from the  
Chinese laborer, who had made the decoration, pleading for help."
Letter from Chinese Laborer Pleading for Help Found in Halloween Decorations

Bangladesh urged to close unsafe factories


  1. Brazil: a flash from the past. I loved that movie. This story is quite bizarre, about the letter for help. Bizarre and tragic.

  2. That's a moving letter - but we'll be buying their goods just the same. We are awash with stuff from countries where working standards are poor - look at what happened in Bangladesh recently. But the west wants cheap goods, no matter what the real cost.

  3. @Mike
    "look at what happened in Bangladesh recently"

    The photo above the 1984 book cover is the Bangladesh factory collapse.
    And yes we all keep slavery alive and well by voting it in with our dollars,which in the end will prove the undoing of our own countries.
    We are pulling the rug from under our own feet in the quest for a bargain.

  4. That Bangladesh factory made clothes for one of the big store chains in the UK - 600+ deaths is a hell of a price to pay.