Monday, November 13, 2006


Conservatives, who cream themselves whenever the sainted name of George Orwell is used as a cudgel against their leftist enemies, will surely be interested in this news item.

To Quote Saint George himself from 1984:
"The Party said the Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But, where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth."
One thing conservative readers should understand, George was condemning the practice, not recommending it.
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