Thursday, November 17, 2016

Orwell that ends well.

I've been thinking a lot lately--the reason why is obvious--of a quotation by George Orwell from "1984."

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

That certainly works for our world today.

But did Orwell stop a little short?

Should he have worked a little longer?

What about this:

"In a time of universal mean-ness, being kind is a revolutionary act."

Or this:

"In a time of rampant know-nothingness, fact-finding is a revolutionary act."


"In a time of bombast and bluster, being soft-spoken is a revolutionary act."
And now some thoughts from Neil of "Amusing Ourselves to Death."

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