Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Orwell's 1984: Ahead of its time

Thought for the day as the U.S. House lives under Tea Party rule.   From Orwell's  1984:
In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it.  They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never full grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were  not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.  By lack of understanding, they remained sane.  They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird. 

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