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Re: [ProgSoc] [Progsoc] Protests, (was GPL)
> > 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.
Already been said, but he was more an anarchist. He fought alongside the
Spanish anarchists in their civil war. Some of the essays of his I've read
are fiercely anti-communist. (Another interesting point he raised was that
the dominant weapon of an age determines the level of individual freedom -
if the weapon is cheap and available, u get freedom (like the gun during
american colonial/civil war times); if the weapon is expensive and
difficult to make (atom bomb, cannon/gun b4 indusrtialisation), u get less
freedom. Would be interesting to see his view on information as a weapon)
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast
- Tom Robbins
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