For Real Liberty

 

“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”* George Orwell
The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.” George Orwell
“It cannot be said too often—at any rate, it is not being said nearly often enough—that collectivism is not inherently democratic, but, on the contrary, gives to a tyrannical minority such powers as the Spanish Inquisitors never dreamed of.” George Orwell
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” George Orwell
“if we kill all pleasure in the actual process of life, what sort of future are we preparing for ourselves? If a man cannot enjoy the return of spring, why should he be happy in a labour-saving Utopia? What will he do with the leisure that the machine will give him?” George Orwell
Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death. Hillaire Belloc
They cannot understand as yet that we are not fighting a political party but a sect of murderers of all contemporary spiritual culture. Baron Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. GK Chesterton
“The truth is that to many people calling themselves Socialists, revolution does not mean a movement of the masses with which they hope to associate themselves; it means a set of reforms which ‘we,’ the clever ones, are going to impose upon ‘them,’ the Lower Orders.” George Orwell
“Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic idea of liberty is to give the citizen a province of liberty; a limitation within which a citizen is a king.” GK Chesterton
“always disagree, however, when people end up saying that we can only combat Communism, Fascism or what not if we develop an equal fanaticism. It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but … by using one’s intelligence.” George Orwell
“…public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law…” George Orwell
“War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.” George Orwell
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” George Orwell
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” George Orwell

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