George Orwell Quotes – a man who saw politics for what it is – deceit, control and betrayal.

George was extremely intelligent, far-seeing and perceptive. His words still ring true.

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The lies we are fed by politicians and the media!
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
Governments and corporations control and manipulate us.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
History is written by the winners.
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We call that spin. They stoke up division and hatred. Make black and white out of grey and get us to vote for war.
War is a way of shattering to pieces… materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and… too intelligent.
If only all the money spent on nuclear bombs, fighter planes, armies, tanks and war-ships was put into education and music the world would be a better place.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
I thought this was pertinent to all Trump, Clinton, Brexit and Bremain supporters.
Big Brother is watching you!
In this age of surveillance it has never been truer! But it’s in our own interests – right?
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4 thoughts on “George Orwell Quotes – a man who saw politics for what it is – deceit, control and betrayal.

  1. YESSS!!!

    “If only all the money spent on nuclear bombs, fighter planes, armies, tanks and war-ships was put into education and music the world would be a better place.”

    I have been arguing that for quite some time. People think I am nuts of course. Interesting how Orwell’s words from 1984 become more relevant by the minute. ‘War is Peace’. That is because they want us to get so USED TO war that it will be the same as peace. Ditto ‘Freedom is Slavery’ and ‘Ignorance is Strength’. Great post!

    • I think it was the betrayal that he witnessed in Spain where the communists and socialists turned on each other rather than dealing with fascism that opened his eyes to what is going on. What politics is about is power. It is not about making the world better. Thanks Christine – those were great slogans that revealed a truth. It’s subtle but we are living 1984 aren’t we?

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