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Re: [ProgSoc] [Progsoc] Protests, (was GPL)
On Tue, 15 May 2001, alister air wrote:
> On Fri, 11 May 2001, Eliseo d'Annunzio wrote:
> > Long live George Orwell's grandiose concepts from his historic portrayal of
> > all of this stuff from "Animal Farm", I think those protesters (sp?) should
> > give this book a read, they may very well learn something and get off their
> > butts and do something with their lives...
> George Orwell was a socialist. There goes your theory.
...Well, at least that's what he considered himself to be. Personally, he
strikes me as more of a libertarian than as a socialist, 'coz most of his
views tended to question all "official" and "accepted" views of history,
and emphasised more on a society based on free will rather than on a
society based on necessity.
I mean, he had something against both Totalitarianism and
Authoritarianism: Being critical of the former with regard to Stalinist
politics in his book "Animal Farm", and the latter highlighting his fear
of an intrusive Bureaucracy in his book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (most of
his experience which nurtured his opinion here came from his work for the
BBC as a radio host to help counter German and Japanese Propaganda during
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