Saturday, January 20, 2018

An Anniversary Of The Absurd

"Even the humblest, most industrious citizen is expected to be an ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and triumph, regardless of his own suffering. In other words the mentality appropriate to a state of war. And being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival...

To forget any fact that has become inconvenient, tell deliberate lies, and then draw the truth back from oblivion just so long as it's needed, all this is necessary to safeguard the infallibility of the Party."

--1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan

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