June 12, 2013

16 Reasons You Should Listen to George Orwell

Assuming some sort of colonial oppressor doesn't first shut down this site, consider the following important quotes by revolutionary author, George Orwell:

1 “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

2 “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

3 “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

4 “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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

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

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

8 “Big Brother is Watching You.”

9 “Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

10 “The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

11 “Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

12 “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

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

14 “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

15 “The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”

16 “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.”