posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 11:53 PM
Of course he was right, all socialists are right.
"I have got to struggle against that [capitalism], just as I have got to struggle against castor oil, rubber truncheons and concentration camps. And
the only regime which, in the long run, will dare to permit freedom of speech is a Socialist regime. If Fascism triumphs I am finished as a writer —
that is to say, finished in my only effective capacity. That of itself would be a sufficient reason for joining a Socialist party.
I have put the personal aspect first, but obviously it is not the only one.
It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it. For perhaps ten years past I have had
some grasp of the real nature of capitalist society. I have seen British imperialism at work in Burma, and I have seen something of the effects of
poverty and unemployment in Britain. In so far as I have struggle against the system, it has been mainly by writing books which I hoped would
influence the reading public. I shall continue to do that, of course, but at a moment like the present writing books is not enough. The tempo of
events is quickening; the dangers which once seemed a generation distant are staring us in the face. One has got to be actively a Socialist, not
merely sympathetic to Socialism, or one plays into the hands of our always-active enemies
." George Orwell
, from “Why I Joined the
Independent Labour Party”
“a Socialist United States of Europe seems to me the only worth-while political objective today.” George Orwell
, from “Toward European
George Orwell Toward European Unity
edit on 3/26/2012 by ANOK because: it's a commie takeover Harry