War is Peace

From George Orwell’s 1984:

“In accordance with the principles of double-think it does not matter if the war is not real. For when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance, this new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact.”

These are also the closing lines of Fahrenheit 9/11, read aloud by Michael Moore.

The Discussion: One Comment

Heh, my wife and I had a good laugh at an “we’ve always been at war with EastAsia” moment on TV the other week. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swin announced their New! Exciting! “Action AND comedy” lineup for Sat. night, like they’d never tried that before. Why just the other month they switched from that to a stinker of an ‘all action’ format that night.

But I must be mis-remembering!

July 7, 2004 @ 7:48 pm | Comment

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