Sunday, June 22, 2008

nine teen eighty four

The other day, I watched "Fahrenheit 911" for the second time. I guess the first time I watched it I didn't really listen, because the quote Michael Moore states from George Orwell really caught my attention. I thought I would post it for others but mainly for myself. Oh and if you haven't, go read "1984" by George Orwell. It's fantastic.

"It's not a matter of whether the war is not real, or if it is, Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact."

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