reply to post by GaiusMarius
Animal Farm is infantile. Communism is bad...
Communism isn't bad. Power-hungry tyrants controlling a communistic system is bad. It wasn't the system, it was the men in charge. Just like an axe
isn't bad, it's the murderer swinging the axe that's bad.
Critical Thinking 101, people. Learn it, live it, love it. Not communism, I mean. Critical thinking. It's good stuff. Seriously, it's not like every
time there's a car accident we say, "Bad car! You evil! Go home!" No, we look to the guy who was OPERATING it.
So why is communism bad, when it was some human that made all the decisions? Communism wouldn't even have existed if someone hadn't invented it. And
just like a car or an axe, communism can be made to operate effectively. Hell, the homeless are living a communistic lifestyle and we don't see them
complaining, do we? In fact, they actually complain about the false democracy! They LOVE the communistic lifestyle, because the people working in it
actually care about their well-being!
I've seen communism first hand. We all have. We just don't recognize it because we think it's supposed to be evil, and we don't see evil. We see
necessity in action.
OP, George Orwell was an effing genius. He displayed philosophy and politics of astoundingly deep ingenuity and artistry. As I myself am an artist,
and since I can enjoy the subtle nuances and underlying tones and metaphor as another might enjoy a very fine and rare wine, I have nothing but
respect for his work and the intellect exhibited through said works. A far better prophet than any I've ever read about in religious texts, certainly.
If the man was still alive, I would shake his hand and sweep my hat off to him. Not only was he psychic (not really, but you get my point), he also
explained exactly how the government would use our psychology against us. And WHY!!!
Why, as in why it's being done, leads to how leads to what leads to where...where are we going, where are they taking us. George pretty much drew the
blueprints. He gave us the answers, so at least we aren't flying blind trying to piece it all together ourselves. He gave us something to work with.
That book of his, '1984', is the "red pill". He is Morpheus (from the Matrix movies), in a way. And you wanna demonize him?
Good luck with that.
He gave me the red pill, and I'm thankful to him for that. Kudos to his soul, and may it rest in peace - even if he did write the instructions for
So, ATS...have YOU taken the red pill? Have you read '1984'? Because in my humble opinion, George is not a traitor - never has been. Waking us up from
the stupor, showing us what was going to happen, is the most patriotic thing he could have done. He warned the people.
Traitor? Pfft. He's a ****ing hero in my book. He's the Bradley Manning of his generation.
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