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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Words to remember


From time to time I will flip through the diaries of George Orwell. He was, in case some of you may not know, the author of 1984 and Animal Farm among others.

I find this interesting. England, at that time, was engaged in a life and death struggle with Nazism. It is now engaged in one with radical Islam.

3.6.40
By orwelldiaries
From a letter from Lady Oxford[1] to the Daily Telegraph, on the subject of war economies:

“Since most London houses are deserted there is little entertaining…in any case, most people have to part with their cooks and live in hotels.”

Apparently, nothing will ever teach these people that the other 99% of the population exist.

[1] Margot Asquith (1864-1945) was the widow of Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith, who was Prime Minister, 1906-16. Peter Davison


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This reminds me very much of the New Money Left and their absolute belief that they exist in a special world in which they do not have to follow the same rules as the rest of us.

After all, Orwell wrote, "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

A very wise man.

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