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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

George Orwell - some thoughts (reformatted by request)

These are deep.

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.

for more quote by George Orwell, see the BrainyQuote site.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have loved to read this whole post, however it was blocked from your bio.

5/22/2007 11:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here seems interesting but again its being blocked, why don't you rewrite it on a regular blog, and add the picture of Georgie boy lol

5/23/2007 10:14 AM

Blogger GerkMax said...

There ya go.

5/30/2007 11:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much better. I could actually read it.

6/05/2007 7:22 PM


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