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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:53 AM

Re Hubris: A Timely Message From George Orwell

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Turborama Feb 2013 OP
putitinD Feb 2013 #1
TDale313 Feb 2013 #2
Turborama Feb 2013 #4
BrotherIvan Feb 2013 #3
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #5
leveymg Feb 2013 #6
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Turborama Feb 2013 #7
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #8
colsohlibgal Feb 2013 #9

Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:01 AM

1. that needs to go viral

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Response to putitinD (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:02 AM

2. +1

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:26 AM

3. So much TRUTH

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:21 AM

5. Certainly true of the Iraq War.

And now the rich don't want to pay for it even though the rest of us can't.

I wonder who is profiting from all those oil contracts. Does anyone know?

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:58 AM

6. KNR for the wisdom of Mr. Eric Blair

An extraordinary man, and one of the English language's greatest and most fearless tellers of truth.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:25 AM

7. .

:kick:

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 AM

8. The continuation is applicable to Iraq too:

In one of his letters Orwell mentions that he had written an anti-war pamphlet. This has not been found, but it is not difficult to work out from his other letters and articles what it would have said. Its basic premise would have been what Orwell set out in book review he did in August 1937:

“1. That war against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

2. That every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defence against a homicidal maniac (’militarist’ Germany in 1914, ’Fascist’ Germany next year or the year after).

The essential job is to get people to recognize war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda”.

http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/1990s/1997/no-1113-may-1997/george-orwell-spain-and-anti-fascism

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

9. +1000

I still get angry when I think of the war profiteering of Cheney and others - and all the dead and maimed bodies. Blood money.

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