GEORGE ORWELL QUOTES
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Major General Smedley D. Butler Expose F...
"WAR is a racket... It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described... as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." MAJOR GENERAL SMEDLEY BUTLER
Extra 11- The Party literally controls the last as they have the whole Ministry of Truth designed to rewrite Oceania history. This includes Winston as his job entails rewriting documents that contradict the Party's current mindset. Until Winston's final oppression, he was able to control the reality of his past, but when the Party forced him to conform, he has lost that control. The Party controls the past, present, and future.
I wonder, will you sound as modest, Will you be satisfied, if you find out that you asked for fortune of a swimmer, a fishing float? Your head is bobbing over water surface. Your messages are read by everyone, and even understood by the one who handles the rod? He closely monitors your state, cares mostly for his guts, and won’t be sorry if some water-creature would drag you down to the bottom. Don't we want it all, be heard, be understood, be cared for, share tastes, and laugh..? -- Vs.
"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell. This quote really brings to life the explanation for free speech by taking an interesting perspective on the topic. Free speech is a social movement in society, going against the grain to fight for what you and/or others believe in. Telling others what they don't want to hear is accurate when benefiting society. However is inaccurate when offending society.
Regardless of where we get our news, it is our responsibility to vet those sources. Left or Right - ALL media has an agenda - so we must watch the opposition too. When this administration bashes Fox News and tells us not to watch them, that's a sure sign you will see things on Fox that they do not want you to see. Like George Carlin says: Don't just teach your children to read...teach them to question what they read, teach them to question everything.