08 febrero 2007

George Orwell (Nineteen eighty four, 1948-1949)

Under the spreading chestnut tree.
I sold you, you sold me.

Everything fades into mist
The past is erased, the erasure forgotten

A lie becomes truth
and then becomes a lie again.

So it’s not just staying alive
It’s staying human that’s important
What counts....
is that we don’t betray each other
they can’t do that
It’s the one thing they can’t do
They can torture you
and make you say anything
but they can’t make you belive it
they can’t get inside you
they can’t get to your heart

- How does one man assert power over another?
- By making him suffer
Exactly. Obedience is not enough
Power is inflicting pain and humiliation.
Otherwise, you cannot be sure
Power is tearing human mind apart....
and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing
power is not a means, it is an end
in our world, there will only be triumph and self-abasement everything else, we shall destroy.

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