Monday, March 03, 2008

Quotes for the Day

These come from George Orwell's classic novel 1984. I will leave comments to the reader.

Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself.
The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy— everything.
You are a difficult case. But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you.

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