Thursday, 10 September 2009

Telling the truth - a revolutionary act?

I was recently drawn to a comment made on an internet discussion group - focused on the fact that "Americans haven't seen so much of their wealth evaporate since the Great Depression" ... the comment referred people to one of my blogs "Big Questions: Too hot to handle?" ...

... and went on to make the following comment & reference ... "this might help to explain why one political party is no different than the other ... It's just the nature of the unevolved beasts" ... and following on from another of my posts went on the quote George Orwell too ... adding the phrase "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act".

... Powerful words and powerful insight from George Orwell's famous book "1984", written way back in 1949 - and it's scary to think how much of his insight has now become true (e.g. 'Big Brother', 'Attack on Civil Liberties' etc), 60 years on, in 2009.