George Orwell didn’t predict 1984 with his novel 1984, he predicted the period of 2020-2030. His quotes explain what happens, what may happen and what we should do to stop it! Here are several quotes that everyone should read.
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.”
“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.”
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
“Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?
O’Brien: Of course he exists.
Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me?
O’Brien: You do not exist.”
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
“He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.”
“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
“You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
“If there is hope, it lies in the proles.”
“It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same–everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same–people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”
“If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.”
We have two scenarios for 2022. Which one will be our choice?
May 2022 “They came for my kids but I still did nothing…. I am owned. I do what I am told because I am no longer human!”
May 2022 “There are no longer restrictions but we mourn the dead. We will use our knowledge to fix the damages. Humanity won!
* Getting to the second scenario means working day and night. Find what you are best at and help. I am organizing the scientists because is what I know. Since I have big twitter following I use it too. We need medical doctors, nurses, police officers, lawyers, farmers, and etc. Every professional who can organize the people with similar skills. We need to focus on defending our basic human rights and the kids. Plenty of ideas in this blog and my substack page. Please support my work if you can afford it. Difficult times for everyone. No rich people willing to help.