Peace is War - War is peace
to have peace
here, there must be war elsewhere.
To have war somewhere else supports our peace and properity here.
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Truths are Lies
by George Orwell
Excerpt of his novel, "1984"
The war, therefore, if we judge it by the standards of previous wars,
is merely an imposture. It is like the battles between certain ruminant
animals whose horns are set at such an angle that they are incapable
of hurting one another. But though it is unreal it is not meaningless.
It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve
the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs.
War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past,
the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their
common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did
fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished.
In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all.
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The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and
the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory,
but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word "war,"
therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say
that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. The peculiar pressure
that it exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early
twentieth century has disappeared and has been replaced by something
The effect would be much the same if the three superstates, instead
of fighting one another, should agree to live in perpetual peace, each
inviolate within its own boundaries. For in that case each would still
be a self-contained universe, freed forever from the sobering influence
of external danger. A peace that was truly permanent would be the same
as a permanent war. This -- although the vast majority of Party members
understand it only in a shallower sense -- is the inner meaning of the
Party slogan: WAR IS PEACE.
"1984," George Orwell, Signet Classic, ISBN: 0451512189, March
1969 reissue, p. 164 (originally published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
George Orwell [1903-1950], whose birth name was Eric Blair, was an intense
novelist and political essayist; a socialist, he fought in the Loyalist
forces in the Spanish Civil War, and was a critic of totalitarianism,
including Stalinism. He also foresaw the rise of our present post-post-modern
Published under the provision of U.S.
Code, Title 17, section 107.
I am Caesar
"Beware the leader who beats the drums of war in order to whip
the citizenry into patriotic fervor, for patriotism is a double-edged
sword. It emboldens the blood and narrows the mind.
And when the drums of war have reached fever pitch and the blood
boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no
need to seize the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry,
infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of
their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know?
For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
-- Attributed to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Preordained to perish:
Stolid, committed combatants convinced of the might and right of
their leaders cause, whatever that may well be are poised for action.
. The Order of Battle is preordained, as the directorate has detirmined,
as leadership decides, as has been done for millenia. Yet the basis
for conflict is not in question.
Soldierly Waiting is part of the ritual as the players assemble
for their day of glory.
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