In 1949, George Orwell published his famous novel predicting our Fascist future. The novel was titled Nineteen-Eighty Four (often referred to as simply 1984). Some of the quotes from that novel really remind me of the dark period through which we are now passing, where basic reality is rigorously denied and derided, and all human thought strictly pressured to conform to the state's official positions. The quote below seems particularly real to Confederate descendants, particularly in light of the extreme cultural cleansing and historical revisionism now going on there.
Winston Smith to Julia:
Already we know almost literally nothing about the Revolution and the years before the Revolution. Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, and every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
The upside down values of the fictitious Fascist government in 1984 are expressed in its daily slogan, while preparing the masses for Hate Week:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
If you have never read Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty Four, it is available free on the internet as a pdf file. Download it here.
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