3 years ago
Friday, 22 January 2010
The two books remain as ever powerful descriptions of how revolutionaries, having torn down the old laws and regime, create new unjust self serving laws which often create a worse, inhuman nightmare of their own. They provide a strong warning against the concentration of State power in a few hands. Against socialism, in fact!
Read them for they are excellent books and ponder on their message, for you will see many parallels with the socially engineered society of Britain today under Nu-Labour and liberalism.
Sadly Orwell died in 1950 from tuberculosis which he contracted in 1938. I'll leave you with his own words from 1984 which are very apt in light of the political spin and various whitewash judicial reviews we've seen over the last decade on subjects such as Iraq (WMD) death of Dr. Kelly and various other manipulations of the truth.
"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' "