Orwell was an orthodox communist who was in favor of communist oppression of all non-socialists. He was only opposed to the oppression of socialists or other communists by communists. So how did Orwell come to be thought of as a conservative? He wasn’t even a democratic socialist if you consider he didn’t regard capitalists, property owners or clergymen to have any rights, including the right not to be killed.

The Soviet leadership demanded that all socialists join with them and submit to their discipline as part of the war on fascism. Essentially all, including all American liberals, agreed to and submitte to this demand. Orwell always opposed Stalinism from the left- he regarded it as state capitalism. This didn’t matter- he had committed the unpardonable sin of not cooperating with the Soviets and thus had to be labeled a secret fascist, which is the Stalinist way of dealing with any dissent. The whole Western left became Stalinist through this process, and we live in a Stalinist society today, just a milder and more effective version of it.

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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9 Responses to

  1. Ryu says:

    I think someone’s been stealing from me. I posted something just like this months ago. That speech of his – pretty eerie huh?

    Have you seen the 1980’s movie 1984? It’s stellar and is up on youtube. I believe that the US actually lost WW2 and it lost the Cold War as well.

  2. AAB says:

    That’s a dramatised biography of George Orwell, not the an interview of the real man. The man playing George Orwell is Chris Langham, and the woman playing the interviewer is jewess Rebecca Front. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396031/)

    • Eddie Willers says:

      Hence the danger of taking clips from that biopic!

      A voice-over does state, at the very beginning, that there are no known moving pictures of GO nor known audio recordings of his speaking. However, the script is made solely from GO’s published words – thus making it easy to check their veracity.

  3. Carl says:

    I knew she was a Jewess!

    • Brandon says:

      Yep. She plays Inspector Lewis’ boss in the new series carryover from Morse. Drives me crackers…

    • AAB says:

      Yeah there’s plenty of Heebs at the Beebs, more than you could shake a menorah at. In the newsrooms (eg Emily Maitlis and Kate Silverton), in light entertainment (eg Stephen Fry and Victoria Coren), in specials (eg Old Jews Telling Jokes), in dramas (like Rebecca Front), in films (there’s always some film which has been shot in Heeb homeland, New York) etc etc.

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