Recounting Orwell While cities burn, some in our nation have been diligent in erasing facts, replacing logic, stealing our culture and re-coloring our history. Someone must be reading Orwell's notes: a. The people will believe what the media tells them they believe. – George Orwell b. The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. – George Orwell c. Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. – George Orwell d. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. – George Orwell e. The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. – George Orwell f. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. – George Orwell g. The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.' – George Orwell h. From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned. So, let us erase the statues. – George Orwell i. A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses. – George Orwell j. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. – George Orwell k. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. – George Orwell l. We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. – George Orwell m. Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. – George Orwell n. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ' Socialism ' and ' Communism ' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England. – George Orwell o. Using clichés is a substitute for thinking. – George Orwell p. Liberal: a power worshipper without power. – George Orwell q. The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me? – George Orwell r. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. – George Orwell s. The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good. – George Orwell t. Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations. – George Orwell u. In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. – George Orwell v. Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them. – George Orwell w. All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. – George Orwell x. It's frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence. – George Orwell y. He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it. – George Orwell z. So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot. – George Orwell aa. Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right. – George Orwell bb. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth. – George Orwell cc. Free speech is my right to say what you don't want to hear. – George Orwell dd. However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing. – George Orwell ee. There is no swifter route to the corruption of thought than through the corruption of language. – George Orwell ff. In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. – George Orwell gg. That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or laborer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there. – George Orwell
thumb_up15thumb_downchat_bubble1

More from Swiss Libertarian

135 views · Jan 13th
20 views · Jan 13th
92 views · Jan 13th

More from Swiss Libertarian

135 views · Jan 13th
20 views · Jan 13th
92 views · Jan 13th