Orwell: Simply the best

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Found this awesome quote form George Orwell in his Essay–Notes on Nationalism– written decades ago. Seems the pacifists haven’t changed much since then. They’re still fakes.

“The majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point. But there is a minority of intellectual pacifists, whose real though unacknowledged motive appears to be hatred of western democracy and admiration for totalitarianism. Pacifist propaganda usually boils down to saying that one side is as bad as the other, but if one looks closely at the writing of the younger intellectual pacifists, one finds that they do not by any means express impartial disapproval but are directed almost entirely against Britain and the United States …”

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One thought on “Orwell: Simply the best

    Amos Volante said:
    March 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Timeless and accurate.

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