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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.



~ George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four; Part 3, Chapter 3

Date: 2010-04-07 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missedshapes.livejournal.com
I've forgotten how much I love this book. I remember reading it for the first time years ago and getting chills because of the stuff Orwell said. And I was in a beach house in the middle of summer.

Date: 2010-04-08 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imp3ratrix.livejournal.com
I love you for having read it! It's bloody amazing and without a doubt one of my favourites, given how it makes you think about the current political climate on a local and global scale.

I remember, in one example, watching a video of a lady being interviewed after the London bombings in regards to new police powers and PATRIOT Act-esque legislation being passed in England. She was of the opinion, and I quote, "I think people should give up their liberty for freedom". ...Now that's some serious doublethink right there.

Date: 2010-04-08 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missedshapes.livejournal.com
That quote reminds me of what I was taught back in high school religion classes. Supposedly true freedom is choosing to do God's will only. I honestly forget what choosing otherwise is called, haha.

Date: 2010-04-11 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imp3ratrix.livejournal.com
Oh, religion; the oldest and most successful brainwashing campaign in human history. I'll forever be unsympathetic towards it, in any and all form.

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