Mary, Mary quite contrary...... says:why was it fucked up then?
Orwell wrote: "In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda. Once when he had happened in some connection to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep the people frightened.'"
Bravecaptain wrote: "it takes fifty six dead to raise some heads while 25,000 lay bloodied and butchered and broken and torn in iraq, mark twain wrote, over one hundred years ago; "Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform and free speech strangled by hordes of men who in their secret hearts are still with the stoned speakers-but do not dare say so. And now the whole nation-pulpit and all-will take up the war cry and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open". that wonderful, wonderful writer, nelson algren added some fifty years later "for every time you find an inquisition you find editors and politicians and preachers justifying it by saying "we are imperiled""