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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

In honor of the death of the bogeyman and before another appears I would like to present you with these quotes... If I need to tell you who I'm quoting you need to become more literate.

(note: In the interest of clarity, I am not talking about James Brown who is the Boogieman, not the bogeyman-clear difference!)

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past."

"War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength."

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. "

"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history."

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever."

"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."

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

"Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. 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. Now you begin to understand me."

"Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."

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