One of my all time favorite novels is 1984 by George Orwell. It was particularly fascinating to me back in the late ‘50s or early 60s when I first read it. The direct parallels with today’s politics are equally bewitching.
When I first encountered the book, it was for the pleasure of reading pure fiction. I did, however, at the time and oft thereafter question, “What if?”. Over the decades, I have seen many comparisons to the work. Today the book reads more like an honest news account than most of what the broadcast or print media offers.
Orwell had other sage and salient quotes to his credit. Following are just a few.
Ignorance Is Strength.” Have you ever noticed how ignorant people have a great deal of strength in their convictions?” George Orwell.
Liberals, in particular, tend to get loud and call names when their arguments lack merit. What they know inherently is all they need to know and there is little chance of enlightening them with facts or reason. Our public schools do a lot to reinforce this inability.
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. (George Orwell)
Have you been called a racist yet because your take on right and wrong varies from that of our current administration and their subject lemmings? If you don’t accept that it is Bush’s fault, then you simply cannot stand to have a man of color in the White House. Certainly, these can be the only reasons for not accepting the fundamental change of the nation promised by this president. Being called a racist is much like the accusing question, “Have you been caught cheating on your spouse yet?” There is no right answer.
“Newspeak was the official language … The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits…
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