Pony Party, Freedom is Slavery

(don’t kill me 73rd, but i had to rec your Pony… – promoted by pfiore8)

I watched waaaay too much armageddon-themed documentary television this weekend….and im skeert, so we’re going to a scary, scary place this morning……my mind!!!  😉

(im not really scared…just a little unnerved)

All of the following quotes are from ‘1984’, by George Orwell…They’re otherwise unrelated to each other, and follow no particular discernible logical path…sorry ’bout that!!

If ‘1984’ were indeed (as some suggest) an allegory for the Barmen Declaration opposing the nazi policy of state-controlled churches, then this would probably be the first quote you’d reference.

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

But thinking people can see the universal truth in ‘orthodoxy is unconsciousness’.  And it frustrates us.  

“If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated.”

“Until the become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

The second sentence there…the ‘catch-22’ (another great book, btw)…worried me.  

If it hadn’t been for theevolutionarysieve’s intervention…reminding me….to quote Live, which is what I do best…that it’s all just ‘light and rainbows, smashed to smithereens’, I may have made a healthy and ill-advised investment in tin foil and ammunition  😉  

When I read ‘1984’ in high school, I was in ‘a phase’, and carried a WWI type ‘kit bag’ as a pocketbook, decorated with a sharpie.  I still have it, btw…this quote was one of the more prominent adornments

“Sanity is not statistical.”

I’ve always loved that quote.  4 words, says it all.  genius.

And yet….

“It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same-everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same-people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.”

My heart and belly and muscles are full of frustration…stored up power…so, pick a day…lets overturn the world….

Live….’Run to the Water’…

(i accidentally posted this yesterday when i was supposed to be auto publishing for today….sorry if you read it already…..at least i didnt post it early AND on the front page….this time…..~73v)  


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  1. win another cup that might trigger Armageddon, so i am a bit conflicted about it.

    Now, I welcome the “rapture”, finally the annoying people will be taken away and we might have an opportunity to fix things.

  2. sand which for brekkie I think it will taste rapturous.

    • pfiore8 on January 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit

    Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste

    Brought death into the world, and all our woe.

    Paradise Lost.

    from Paradise Lost by John Milton

    great essay, 73rd

    • kj on January 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    no doubt in my mind, the members of that band are modern-day shamans.

    their lyrics prove it, and the music they make goes right to the core.

  3. that was the topic of another recent essay….

    makes you kind of dizzy does it not to consider how deep this may yet go…..

    great essay……

  4. glad it got promoted. I am going to start tuning in to the art and community essays here as the politics are making me nuts but I can’t stop coming here. This site instead of burning you out is inspiring no matter, how out of sync you get with the ‘real’ worlds projections of reality political and other wise.You guys make my head snap back to the beauty.    

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