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An Orwellian Malaise February 10, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.
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Orwell anticipated Pelosi:

…do not forget this, Winston— always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever. ”

George Orwell, 1984

I know this quote is overused, but it seems more and more like George Orwell was a time traveler. I mean, he really finished writing 1984 in 1948? Really? Over 80 years ago?

The story about the SF school board president who deliberately rejects historical accuracy when deciding which names should be removed from school buildings reminded me of another overused quote:

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

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1. skinbad - February 19, 2021

I think Orwell had a pretty good idea of human nature. Joseph Smith in 1829: “We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion” (Doctrine and Covenants 121:39).

2. Bunk X - February 24, 2021

Too quiet in here… you guys are up to something.

3. Bunk Strutts - February 25, 2021

And voila! a new post! 😀


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