"George Orwell’s 1984 is the expression of a mood, and it is a warning. The mood it expresses is that of near despair about the future of man, and the warning is that unless the course of history changes, men all over the world will lose their most human qualities, will become soulless automatons, and will not even be aware of it."

Erich Fromm, from the 1961 Afterword of 1984

  "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. ... Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

O'Brien, agent of the thought police in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four (1949)

"We have become too civilized to grasp the obvious." --Orwell

"... I do suggest that we shall get nowhere unless we start by recognizing that political behavior is largely non-rational, that the world is suffering from some kind of mental disease which must be diagnosed before it can be cured .... It is not easy to find a direct economic explanation of the behavior of the people who now rule the world. The desire for pure power seems to be much more dominant than the desire for wealth. ... And if it has reached new levels of lunacy in our own age, as I think it has, then the question becomes: What is the special quality in modem life that makes a major human motive out of the impulse to bully others? (italics added)

George Orwell, 
As I Please, Tribune, 29 Nov. 1946



"The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain would-view and a certain way of life ... A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors. ... Who weilds power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same."

George Orwell,
Nineteen Eighty Four (1949)



















"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." --Orwell


"Oceania tis for thee.  You were supposed 
to stand to attention." --Orwell's 1984

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to

tell people what they do not want to hear." --Orwell

"Political language ....is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder

respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."--Orwell

Where did...

...these three...

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"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."--Orwell
























"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

--Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, and
former Assistant
to the President for National Security Affairs, USA

T H E   C O N T E X T :



“Any paradox must contain two ostensibly contradictory assertions--in this case, that the American past has been filled with violence, and that the stability and continuity of America’s vital public institutions have been extraordinary. How can we account for this?”


--Hugh D. Graham, The Paradox of American Violence:

A Historical Appraisal (1970)



“The American must go outside his country and hear the voice of America to realize that his is one of the most spectacularly lopsided cultures in all history. The marvelous success and vitality of our institutions is equaled by the amazing poverty and inarticulateness of our theorizing about politics. No nation has ever believed so firmly that its political life was based on a perfect theory. And yet no nation has ever been less interested in political philosophy or produced less in the way of theory. If we can explain this paradox, we shall have a key to much that is characteristic...in our institutions.”


--Daniel J Boorstin, Hidden History (1987)



“The secular [or non-religious] state came from the zeal of religion itself.”


--Garry Wills, Under God: Religion and American Politics (1990)



"American society was [from the start] riddled with contradictions. ... The Revolution was the source of its own contradictions. ... In many respects this new democratic society...[became] the very opposite of the one the revolutionary leaders had envisaged.” (italics added)


--G. S.Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992)



"I own property and DON'T own property at the same time."

--Marc Stevens, Adventures In Legal Land (2002)



"If the American paradoxes of politics and violence are inseparable, and the paradox of religion is inseparable from politics, then couldn't we consider all three as different faces of a single underlying state of contradiction? Either way, what can this possibly mean for American “freedom”?

--Erik Blaire, Orwell's Warning: The Greatest Amerikan Paradox (2009)



"This peculiar linking-together of opposites … is one of the chief distinguishing marks of Oceanic society. ... These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are the deliberate exercises in doublethink. For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can be retained indefinitely. ... If equality is to be forever averted—if the High ... are to keep their places permanently—then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity." (italics added)

--Orwell's 1984

 T H E   P R O B L E M :


The command of the old despotisms was 'Thou shalt not.'
The command of the totalitarians was 'Thou shalt.'
Our command is 'Thou art.'

--O'Brien, agent of the Thought police in 1984

definition … noun … 1 : an act of determining or settling : as
a Roman Catholicism : an official statement concerning a matter of faith
b : a prescribed or official standard for a commercial product ...
c :
the fixing or determination of social character

--Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1986)

b + c = Human Resource,  formerly Personnel--

devolving into Homo Sapien Mitochondrion


George Orwell’s 1984 is the expression of ... the warning ... that unless the course

of history changes, men all over the world will lose their most human qualities,

will become soulless automatons, and will not even be aware of it.

—Erich Fromm, from the 1961 Afterword of 1984 (italics/bold added)






"The State of Maryland has now turned to Gestapo tactics to force its medical will upon the People, stripping parents of any right to decide how they wish to protect their own children from infectious disease. ... [Allopathic] authorities there have already announced their intent to essentially kidnap parents and throw them in jail, removing them from their children for up to thirty days if they continue to refuse to have their children vaccinated. This will all be conducted at gunpoint, with armed personnel and attack dogs at the ready, making sure nobody steps out of line, and suppressing any attempt at public dissent against the Orwellian vaccination policies."
Mike Adams, Insanity - Gunpoint Medicine, 11-23-07

"If Sadam Hussein blew across our country and dumped hepatitis B and diphtheria and tetanus...and pertusis and hib and 3 strains of polio and 7 strains of pneumococcus bacteria and measles, mumps and rubella all at the same time, we'd be screaming biological warfare. But we actually inject these things into our kids..."

--Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Vaccines: What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, 2003

"...[There] has arisen a sort of schizophrenic manner of thinking, in which... such things as concentration camps and mass deportations can be right and wrong simultaneously."

--George Orwell, Writers and Leviathan, 1946

"... Our task, therefore, is to reclaim our language ... If we hope to remain free, we must cut through the fog and attach concrete meanings to the words politicians use to deceive us."

--Dr. Ron Paul, Democracy is Not Freedom, 2012

Always Remember The Lesson of Columbus & Pizarro's Secret.
Read Orwell's Warning: The Greatest Amerikan Paradox

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