10 Quotes From George Orwell That Perfectly Predicted Modern Day America
There have always been fears for the future. The founding documents of the United States were written in order to protect future Americans from unknown threats and to guarantee rights to the people. Many of the founding mothers and fathers of the country were deeply concerned about the roles of central banking, moneyed interests, propaganda, and outside forces. Sad to say, many of their fears have come true, and no one bothers to understand the intent of their documents anymore.
George Orwell was among the people who predicted that the civil rights of the average American would be trampled on severely in the future. Were his thoughts wrong? Read on and decide for yourself.
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”
“War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”
“In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer…”
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”
“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”
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