Orwell: 1984 ‘could’ happen, not ‘will’ happen

30 Apr

Richard has dug out George Orwell’s “STATEMENT ON ‘NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR” and has reproduced it for your consumption, here.

Good work Richard. A true gem.

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16 Responses to “Orwell: 1984 ‘could’ happen, not ‘will’ happen”

  1. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk April 30, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Orwell’s last-known published words (June 1949) :”DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. IT DEPENDS ON YOU”Why have these last words never been put on the Internet until now – except a ‘casual’ mention by Timothy Garton Ash in 1996 ?In an attempt to reason why, an ungodly can of worms is now likely to open up on both sides of the Atlantic – and not before time.The CIA is one such worm…the biggest one in the can so far…

  2. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk April 30, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    Orwell’s last-known published words (June 1949) :”DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. IT DEPENDS ON YOU”Why have these last words never been put on the Internet until now – except a ‘casual’ mention by Timothy Garton Ash in 1996 ?In an attempt to reason why, an ungodly can of worms is now likely to open up on both sides of the Atlantic – and not before time.The CIA is one such worm…the biggest one in the can so far…

  3. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk April 30, 2007 at 11:55 pm #

    And here are some smaller worms crawling out :The Henry Jackson Society and the Euston Manifeso Group :http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.com/2007/04/make-france-light-to-world.html

  4. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk April 30, 2007 at 11:55 pm #

    And here are some smaller worms crawling out :The Henry Jackson Society and the Euston Manifeso Group :http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.com/2007/04/make-france-light-to-world.html

  5. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 5:35 am #

    I stand corrected – there are a number of other references to Orwell’s “Don’t let it happen. It dependson you” – as well as Timothy Garton Ash (1998 not 1996).But none have identified these words as Orwell’s last-known published words – until now.That is what makes these words so significant – in my view – and I am still reeling from astonishment that this has not been brought out before by others.

  6. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 5:35 am #

    I stand corrected – there are a number of other references to Orwell’s “Don’t let it happen. It dependson you” – as well as Timothy Garton Ash (1998 not 1996).But none have identified these words as Orwell’s last-known published words – until now.That is what makes these words so significant – in my view – and I am still reeling from astonishment that this has not been brought out before by others.

  7. anticant@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    The biggest factor in all this can of worms is not our “leaders'” conscious wickedness, but their STUPIDITY – most of them [certainly including Blair] really believe the twaddle they spout about ‘defending liberty’, ‘spreading democracy’ etc. etc. This makes combatting their mistaken policies even more difficult than if they were deliberate humbugs.

  8. anticant@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    The biggest factor in all this can of worms is not our “leaders'” conscious wickedness, but their STUPIDITY – most of them [certainly including Blair] really believe the twaddle they spout about ‘defending liberty’, ‘spreading democracy’ etc. etc. This makes combatting their mistaken policies even more difficult than if they were deliberate humbugs.

  9. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    Doublethink born out of a ‘good’ education, AC.

  10. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    Doublethink born out of a ‘good’ education, AC.

  11. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 1, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    Yes, I don’t think they are wicked, or at least not wicked “by themselves”, but they are not stupid either.It’s a “manner of being” in accordance with the circumstances. They have been instructed to do “something” and they just toe the line by any means. I think those who believe them are yet more stupid.

  12. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 1, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    Yes, I don’t think they are wicked, or at least not wicked “by themselves”, but they are not stupid either.It’s a “manner of being” in accordance with the circumstances. They have been instructed to do “something” and they just toe the line by any means. I think those who believe them are yet more stupid.

  13. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    And I must add that “manner of being” contrives to fill their pockets.

  14. pepeperez67@hotmail.com May 1, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    And I must add that “manner of being” contrives to fill their pockets.

  15. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 1:46 pm #

    “Blairaqi” and ‘Bliar’ apologists will continue to “fill their pockets” – but now those pockets won’t be so full.

  16. rwsymonds@hotmail.co.uk May 1, 2007 at 1:46 pm #

    “Blairaqi” and ‘Bliar’ apologists will continue to “fill their pockets” – but now those pockets won’t be so full.

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