Friday, February 22, 2013

George Orwell's Final Warning

With a hat tip to Bunkerville:


More warnings can be found in Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link. The full docudrama can be found on you tube as well as 1984. Says it all.

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  2. "Don't Let it Happen!"

    It's going to happen. Over and over.

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  3. " ... Ah, love, let us be true
    
To one another! for the world, which seems
    
To lie before us like a land of dreams, 

    So various, so beautiful, so new,
    
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
    
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
    
And we are here as on a darkling plain 

    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, 
Where ignorant armies clash by night."



    ~ Matthew Arnold - Dover Beach (1867)

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  4. "Don't Let it Happen!"

    Well, I'm afraid it's a little too late. And to think that some are so brain dead that they call it "progressive"-eek!

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  5. How does it feel to suck up to the progressives?

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  6. Oddly, Orwell was a democratic socialist in his lifetime. Eg-
    elected socialism if voters approved. He was very anti-
    totalitarian, hating fascists and communists equally. Hence his often quoted "All animals are equal, some are animals are more equal than others" applies to any
    society or government system which practices favoritism. (Even large businesses, for example)

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  7. This is based in reality:


    President Eisenhower - Farewell Warning

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_II0H7X5O4

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  8. Anonymous,

    "How does it feel to suck up to the progressives?"

    Could you be a little more specific if you expect a response? If you are a "progressive" I'm sure that you know far more about "suck"ing than I or most here ever will.

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  9. The elites will eventually pit the useful against the useless.

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  10. Orwell may have THOUGHT of himself as a "Democratic Socialist," BB-Idaho, but what he was in FACT was an ANTI-TYRANNIST.

    Like most of the ardently self-deluded "intellectuals" who dreamt up, then embraced variants of the Hegelian-Marxian-Fabian-Communist-Socialist-Liberal-Progressive whackadoodle "philosophy" as THE panacea for all social ills, unfairness, and inequality, Orwell put the wrong label on himself, because he did not KNOW that "Democratic Socialism was in fact just another form of DESPOTISM.

    "Labels" mean nothing.

    RESULTS are ALL that COUNT under ANY system.

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