Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:02 PM
smccarter (145 posts)
From 'The Theroy and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' by Emmanual Goldstein
"Ignorance is Strength details the perpetual class struggle characteristic of human societies; beginning with the historical observation that societies always have hierarchically divided themselves into social classes and castes: the High (who rule); the Middle (who work for, and yearn to supplant the High), and the Low (whose goal is quotidian survival). Cyclically, the Middle deposed the High, by enlisting the Low. Upon assuming power, however, the Middle (the new High class) recast the Low into their usual servitude. In the event, the classes perpetually repeat the cycle, when the Middle class speaks to the Low class of "justice" and of "human brotherhood" in aid of becoming the High class rulers."
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From 'The Theroy and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' by Emmanual Goldstein (Original post)
Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)
Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:42 PM
intaglio (8,170 posts)
3. I have observed to our MG that his name is that of a stalking horse
but I really don't think he is truly an "agent provocateur"
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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:15 PM
socialist_n_TN (10,808 posts)
4. What I heard about Goldstein is that he was Leon Trotsky......
to Stalin's Big Brother. Also, Snowball the pig in Animal Farm was supposed to be Lev Davidovich.