10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America
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“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
“War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”
“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
“In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer…”
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”
“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”
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His book should have been called 2014, not 1984.
30 years too early.
(That's earlier than Steve Jobs: http://www.cnet.com/news/steve-jobs-time-capsule-dug-up-after-30-years-heres-the-video/ )
If I recall correctly, George Orwell saw this bad behavior in the 1940s when he was writing.
So 1948 or 1984 or 2014 ... Humanity is pretty much as bad as it was.