Integral of Orwell's 1984 online

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by harrytrader, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. "In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird."
     
  2. "To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink."
     
  3. Excerpt chosen from
    http://www.xenu.net/archive/1984/

    Scientology vs. Orwell's 1984

    There are disturbing parallels between the book "1984" by George Orwell and Scientology. Try to substitute "Sea Org/Dept 20" for "Party".

    Text compiled by Andreas Heldal-Lund from different posts by Robert Vaughn Young (RVY). Robert Vaughn Young, was a member of the Sea Organization for twenty years, during which time he worked almost exclusively for the Office of Special Affairs. Both he and his wife were highly placed personalities, Stacy Young was the chief editor of the Scientology Freedom magazine and Vaughn Young had made a name for himself in the inner circles of Scientology. Both broke out of the cult in 1989 and started speaking out against it in 1993.
     
  4. yeah this one is my favorite because indeed as it is said it is "ultimate subtlety".

     
  5. Thats a nice lion cub...
     
  6. I live down the road from scientology headquarters, drove past it last night. Unfortunately you are correct about them.
     
  7. I received it ( from http://www.webshots.com/ where you can subscribe for a new photo each day) the same day I put it: he was so cute I couldn't resist :)

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  8. :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  9. Yes but the scientologs have been spreading their "management methods" to the managers of some big multinationals like Mac Donalds so (of course those managers ignore totally that the consulting firm belongs to the scientologists) ... And what kind of a democracy it is that promotes the use of scientologist-like methods ? 1984 is not far...


    Headquarters Army Field Manual 33-1
    Department of the Army
    Washington, DC
    August 1979 Effective August 1979

    FM 33-1
    Psychological
    Operations

    <a href=http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm33-1/ target="_blank">http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm33-1/</a>
     
    #10     Apr 23, 2003