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Anonymous Comrade 01/11/2020 (Sat) 02:47:32 No. 5161
How did these clearly left wing books become a symbol for ancaps?
Black and white thinking, or "splitting." Commies is commies, so if you criticize some commies, you're criticizing all commies.
They're imbeciles who can't write themselves (because creativity and slavish obedience to authority don't go together) and so have to pathetically latch on to left wing art.
>>5161 Because Orwell is a hypocrite who had left-wing values but betrayed them due to ideological differences and his own arrogance and inability to self-crit resulting in him writing the posted books. 1984 reflects both his vision of the USSR and Capitalist Britain while Animal Farm is a twisted allegory for the USSR from the Revolution to Stalin. Animal Farm is well written but its obvious jabs at Stalin make it annoying to me from a historical context. Moreover it provided ample literary bait for rightoids to cite at the Left as a "see even lefties hate you" type of quote. 1984 is straight up a rip off of an obscure Soviet novel written over a decade before Orwell's 'vision'.
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>>5168 >if something criticizes a guy I like it’s bad
>>5168 >1984 is straight up a rip off of an obscure Soviet novel This is just a meme talking point that circulated the media headlines a year or so ago purely because of its clickbait value. Far from secretly ripping off 'We' and hoping nobody noticed, he published a review of it before it had even been translated into english, encouraging people to read it and reprint it etc.: https://orwell.ru/library/reviews/zamyatin/english/e_zamy Anyway calling it a 'ripoff' is just dishonest. Sure he got some of his ideas from We. But it's a different fucking book.
Because the American educational system has, purposely, omitted, not only the fact Orwell was a left leaning libertarian Communist, but, left leaning libertarianism as a whole.
The criticism wasn’t rooted in any actual theory other than Stalin bad Lenin and Trotsky good
>>5161 Because Orwell has never been truly leftist in the first place. He snitched on leftists after coming back to the UK and still held huge racist, classist prejudice until his death. Dude never shook off his bourgeois class background and only turned Trot due to it. In short, he’s a radlib larping as a leftist.
>>5161 These books are basically "Trotsky's books illustrated". And, as you are aware, Trotskyists turned into the Neocons.
>>5174 > still held huge racist, classist prejudice until his death so, like Engels?
>>5174 He was completely open about the visceral class prejudice which he inherited from his background and upbringing. He was horrified at it, and wrote about how he overcame it. Same for racism. This is the whole point of his essay on anti-semitism. If you're prejudiced, you should recognise in yourself that you are prejudiced, and resolve it from there, rather than immediately deny that you could possibly hold such an 'evil' thought and thus stay unaware of your own prejudices. So contrary to what the other anon said above, he did actually self-crit quite well
>>5168 >Reeeee how dare you criticise Stalin from left pov.
>>5179 >From a left-pov <No self crit on Trotskyism <Made up a majority of slandering of Stalin that modern fascists and liberals use <Muh authoritarianism Face it. He’s a radlib at best and a Trot-turned Tory at worst. A sad fate for most British Trots. >>5178 >I wrote essays on admitting my prejudices! This absolved me of snitching my comrades while noting them as jews, deviants and gays for MI6 to extrajudicially put away. >This also make my sperg outs against MLs during my International Brigade days okay! Your actions are more important than virtue signaling, just like today.
>>5174 When did the left wing of pol become so stupid they started falling for no true scottsman fallacies?
>>5170 >just a meme talking point that circulated the media headlines a year or so ago actually this is something i base off of what i read several years ago. the book essentially is the same concept. Either way Brave New World is much better.
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>>5169 >if something criticizes a guy I like it’s bad <if i strawman an argument i'm smart >>5177 Engels was a class traitor and as for racism his views there are relatively obscure, while orville clearly finds 'niggers and jews' to be distasteful. >>5179 >criticise Stalin from left It's not criticism it is slander. defending every two-bit 'writer' and 'journalist' as self-crit is liberal bullshit. Make hollow allegories based on literal Red Scare myths is not criticism and enables right-wing propaganda. >>5183 >muh no-true-scotsman Orwell repeatedly betrayed the leftist movement and demonstrated conservative anti-left views in many of his works and real-life actions. His actions and words would get him the label of a rad-lib today, but of course after decades of fellating him in Western schools and colleges, Western leftists can't look at him objectively and think that defending his writing requires defending his personality or ideology. I can enjoy Kipling's books, he's still an imperialist. Sinatra was a great singer, he was still an abusive husband and terrible human. Orwell was a good writer but its obvious allegory for the USSR betrayed the left over-all and his actions outside his writing undermined leftist movements.
>>5183 >no true scottsman >slander every leftist movement he could >sperging out about the CNT-FAI progressive social policies because they were “degenerate” to his aristocratic shit brain >snitching leftists to British intelligence >held the autistic Brit Trot ideas of supporting Nazi Germany against the USSR so that revolution would just magically happen <but he said he’s a leftist so this is all good My dude you are repeating Mutt arguments for “Nazis are socialist” word for word! >>5177 >True racism is when you say the n-word in your shitposts with friends >Making public remarks about “deviants” and obsessively talked about people’s race and sexuality as a reason for prosecution of leftists is not Running the point of Orwell being a contemporary radlib to the goal aren’t ya.
>>5190 Except that displaying "anti left leaning views" does not mean "He betrayed authoritarian socialist regimes." I do agree he did shady horrible shit later in his life and that was fucking wrong and fuck him for it, but, to say the man was not a socialist is nothing short of revisionism. >>5197 Except the Nazis actually weren't socialists and this can be demonstrated by their insistent privatization of, literally, everything. Orwell on the other hand fled to Catalonia to fight with the POUM against fascism and for socialism.
>>5164 *holds up atlas shrugged* UM ACKSHUALLY
>>5161 orwell: this bleak look at an alternate future is what could happen if we let a tendency i have identified in leftism go too far and fail to stop it tankies: WTF HE'S MAKING UP STUFF ABOUT WHAT SOVIET RUSSIA WAS ACTUALLY LIKE Every time. The fact that tankies take orwell's speculative fiction to be a documentary of the Stalin regime betrays their guilty consciences.
>>5201 >Orwell on the other hand fled to Catalonia to fight with the POUM against fascism and for socialism. You could use this same reasoning for any ex-socialist fascists. My point is that when his biggest “achievement” was when he was an anti-communist liberal then he should be remembered as such, not the socialist he used to be in his youth. Modern leftist should just accept the fact that radlibs exist in every point in history and they shouldn’t be venerated any higher than that.
>>5161 has this been posted yet?
>>5207 >Jewish >Negro >German >Anarchist leanings
>>5207 >muh list he had Tabcercolious at the time
>>5208 >Anti-anarchist >Anti-ML How some leftist can defend this piece of trash while claiming to be against fascism is beyond me. A classic case of the Trot to Neocon (and radlib to fash) pipeline. >>5210 >Muh disease Cringe. Even Lovecraft and his autism is more deserving of defense than Orwell.
>>5204 lel.
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>>5204 I know you're being ironic, but just in case anyone doesn't know, Atlas Shrugged LITERALLY has a 60 page monologue by one character. The absolute state of ancaps
>>5218 >implying she’s wasn’t trying to suppress Prousts literary talent, and almost did with Atlas Shrugged.
>>5205 >tankies take orwell's speculative fiction to be a documentary of the Stalin regime betrays their guilty consciences. What a strawman argument. The Reason Animal Farm is related by 'tankies' to be anti-stalinist drivel is because its a blatant allegory that Orwell does not hide and fits his anti-soviet views. For example the whole "Stalin stole Trotsky's industrialization plans" myth which is quite obviously shown. > bleak look at an alternate future is what could happen if we let a tendency i have identified in leftism go too far and fail to stop it Except it's fucking ideological sectarian drivel of the worst kind. It's not a solid critique but an embracement of liberal anti-socialist myths.
>>5201 >does not mean He can't betray them because he isn't within said regimes. he betrayed the entire left movement by acting as a 'leftist' who discredits the largest socialist movement on earth through dishonest allegory and cherrypicked slander as well as direct betrayal with his list of suspected communists. >to say the man was not a socialist He's a rad-lib anarchist. Just because he may have claimed support of socialism does not make him a socialist. Hitler also called himself a socialist while privately admitting to co-opting the phrase to gain popular support.
>>5168 whats the original obscure novel then? And how do you know that 1984 reflects the USSR...? I know that's the mainstream take, but when I think about it now, it describes fascism more than anything... brutal hierarchy, religious brainwashing, subversion of all resistance, etc. I agree that animal farm is a bit basic though. Strange because I was thinking about that earlier today before seeing this thread. >>5161 IMO its just entryism OP. See what leftists rally against (Stalinism) and try infiltrate it. Just like isolationists trying to infiltrate anti-war movements.
>>5170 You are right, We is an even worse book than 1984. The dystopia it imagines is more in-line with theological idealism of the book Utopia than some slight attempt at critical analysis. To be honest the only slightly believable dystopias are also books that actually tries at world building rather than a kind of drivel of a writer’s frustration at some real world object in their limited and subjective views (Zamyatin being an opportunist piece of trash and Orwell being an anti-communist snitch). Notable examples can include It Can’t Happen Here and The Iron Heel, which did more to predict the modern post capitalist wreck we are living in than those limp-wristed, masturbatory fantasies of Orwell and his ilk ever did.
>>5253 >It Can’t Happen Here and The Iron Heel Finally someone other than a Russian-speaker sees the greatness of Jack London
>>5251 I suggest you watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2mFVF8vfuI There are English subtitles provided. >whats the original obscure novel Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" Orwell's concepts such as "big brother" is taken from that book as well as the main plot-line. It is also a fact that he read said book and in 1946 even wrote a review on it. >how do you know that 1984 reflects the USSR Because A) His real life political position was anti-Soviet B) His description of the world of 1984 is very similar to Red Scare propaganda about the USSR. Orwell never even tried to deny that idea. C) As I stated it was meant to be an anti-Soviet AND an anti-capitalist rant As a side note the main 'dictator' is a mustachioed mixed-up caricature of Horatio Kitchener and Joseph Stalin.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Goodkind Opinions on this jackass? I found out about him ironically because he refuses to allow fanfiction about his (shitty) stories to be written on Fanfiction.net. I read some excerpts of his books and its frankly horrifying how much like Ayn Rand this 'objectivist' is. His books are like Atlas Shrugged set in a fantasy world. Thankfully it's not as poorly-written as his idol's works. And yes pic 1 is a real excerpt from a book of his. Here are some more: https://www.bookandreader.com/threads/goodkind-quotes.11371/ also while writing fantasy books he is apparently NOT a fantasy author: http://cgi1.usatoday.com/mchat/20030805003/tscript.htm "First of all, I don’t write fantasy. I write stories that have important human themes. They have elements of romance, history, adventure, mystery and philosophy. Most fantasy is one-dimensional. It’s either about magic or a world-building. I don’t do either." http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2009/12/news/an-aside-terry-goodkind-is-still-an-asshole/ A short review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoKIcYeV-ZI Why is he Controversial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ylsQ0DepI
>>5310 Most “objectivist” writers like this faggot or Ditko are usually much better writers than their idols but are hugely cucked by their own ideology to do anything further than make shitty fantasy. In their inner psyche, they knows that their ideology won’t work in the real world due to human nature itself so most of their creations have to be filled with esoteric bullshit like costumed-vigilantes or magic, or characters so ideology filled they only served as an extension of the writer’s frustration at their failure to realize their ideology in real life. I wouldn’t put much worries on these fucks. Sooner or later they’ll get cucked by same capitalist they worship.
>>5312 >red moonman Is this a counter to the /pol/ moonman meme?
>>5314 Where is this even from, anyways?
>>5325 Holy fuck this needs to be a /leftypol/ mascot... just to troll /pol/ with.
>>5327 Gonna have too agree there
>>5232 >suspected communists MLs are not commies and deserved to be rat out
>>5327 Hilariously enough I just found him randomly when some anon posted it on here. Maybe someone can pitch this on the OC thread, I’m shit at photo editing and drawing. >Crescent Moon Mask's scheme involved the creation of a town filled with people abducted by him and his minions, then injecting all those within the town with a drug that can turn people into werewolves upon his command. Replace “drug” with “cultural Marxism” and “werewolves” with “commies” and you’ll have a perfect spook for /pol/. >>5330 He ratted out Trots and Anarchists too, sectarian dumbass. Take your bait somewhere else.
>>5331 lol, I posted him in pol and he got them quite rilled up.
>>5331 >forcible furry conversion absolutely based and furcom pilled
>>5330 >MLs are not commies considering that they're the only ones to create socialist states that didn't collapse within a year and actually defended themselves against imperialism and followed most if not all communist ideas...yeah no, fuck off you sectarian traitor, people like you are the reason the USSR had to be careful with security, because self-righteous faggots who wanted "my speshul socialism"
>>5334 Make some screencaps
>>5168 But Stalin was a monster. Why worship an ignoble corpse?
>>6044 Go back to reddit
>>5168 The funniest thing about Animal Farm is how they teach it in American schools and push trotskyism on kids who can't even begin to comprehend the theoretical implications of anything that's written, let alone what went down in the Russian revolution and civil war. They just learn that snowball is the "good one" who was unfairly cast out. Like imagine actually having such a juvenile view of history as an adult and then shoving it down children's throats.
If anyone wants to get their Jimmies rustled I suggest reading http://anti-dialectics.co.uk/AAA_Russian_workers_raised_not_one_finger.htm The person writing this is a Succ-dem who styles herself supposedly after Rosa Luxembourg and posts constantly on quora, and now has this blog. The link is a 2 year delayed response to someone elses response to her slander. She proceeds to cherrypick like a motherfucker. What annoys me however is her veiled hatred of Soviet people, which she manipulates into a claim that they were not going to support "FAKE" socialism.
>>6180 cringe
>>6180 Huh, so this is the missing link in the Britbong Trotskyist to NeoCon pipeline.
orwell was an anarchist, he hated MLs
>>6424 >everyone who hates ML are anarchists Hitler and Mussolini were anarchists?
>>6425 >Hitler and Mussolini were anarchists <If a square is a kind of rectangle then a rectangle is a square! What kind of asinine attempt at deflection is this?
I think "subversive" fiction like this is worse than blatant anti-communism, because the latter is easy to identify and clear in intent.
>>9808 >Orwell was never an anarchist <fought on the side of the Catalonians, and vehemently opposed republican and socialist forces other than them. Ok fag Also you're an idiot assuming that all posts in the sequence of replies are made by 2 people and not several people replying to one another.
>>5168 >1984 reflects both his vision of the USSR and Capitalist Britain It's more the latter than the former.
>>5308 I mean most people who read him do it's just that the Iron Heel is not the book everybody I guess at least in the western anglo-spehere gets to read. Instead they end up reading the Sea Wolf or Call of the Wild but even though they're good they're also the kind of books people don't really enjoy because people usually end up getting taught it in high school to be read once, have a book report typed up, and then forgotten.
>>9830 >the Sea Wolf or Call of the Wild <in American Schools Nigga people didn't even know who Jack London was in my school until I did my Senior thesis on him. White Fang is the only story truly famous enough for most of the US population and people don't remember the author is Jack London.
>>5168 christ the amount of mental gymnastics that tankie Stalin apologist kiddies do on a daily basis is astounding
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>Orwell succinctly BTFO's ML larp with simple books that can be comprehended by children >MLs are still SEETHING years and years later based Orwell
>>9811 Most of his writing straight up rip on anarchism. While in life he snitched out most anarchists he fought with to the British intelligence. Hating MLs doesn’t make one an anarchist. He’s Trot-adjacent at best.
>>9835 >BTFO's ML larp <books taking interesting story ideas and politcizing them because of butthurt over MLs is totally BTFO and not a massive shit under the table, smearing communism MLs and other real communists "seethe" because his works became obvious, convenient anti-communist cudgels by capitalists >>9834 Christ the amount of daily knee-jerk mental gymnastics of ankid/leftcom theorylets is mind-boggling. >>9836 He identified as lib-succ and later anarchist and later succ-dem. You're right in assessing him as a discount Trot, however he has at times adhered to anarchist mentalities. Regardless Orwell DID hate MLs.
>>5168 Orwell sucked on a personal level but his criticism of the USSR is not wrong. His writing is a little overwrought and indulgent IMO, which probably has something to do with ancap kiddies loving it.
>>9845 Here's an interesting question why did Orwell name the Trotsky stand in in Animal Farm Napoleon despite the common Trotskyist criticism of Stalin as Thermidororian?
>>9840 stalinist bootlicker seething
>>9851 brainless Trot ass-kisser dilating >>9845 > criticism of the USSR is not wrong Not ALL of it is wrong, but I never said he wasn't right 100%. That's the problem. He hides his anti-communism under a veneer of idealist disdain and sells it to liberals by mixing half-truths and lies as well as clear exaggerations that the uninformed take at face value. >>9846 Napoleon is the stand-in for Stalin. The Trot stand-in is Snowball. The entire banishment of him and resultant construction plans were a reference to the Leftcom accusation that "stalin stole Trotsky's' ideas (April Theses, 5 year plans etc.)"
>How did these counter revolutionary books become a symbol for counter revolutionaries? i wonder
Can someone tell me if https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Steps_to_Death is worth reading or is it just typical Western view of the Eastern Front?
>>9934 Kek
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>>9811 You're don't know what you are talking about, you should investigate a little before calling other fags and idiots >fought on the side of the Catalonians First of all, saying that "Catalonians = CNT = anarchists" is wrong. Catalonia was not controlled by the CNT, it was controlled by the Comittee of Anti-Fascist Militias, a organization created by the bourgeois Catalan regional government which contained representatives from the CNT, yes, but also from UGT (socialist trade union), PSUC (marxist-leninist political party, and the largest Catalan party for most of the war), ERC (social-democratic nationalist party) and many others. Also, the CNT and the FAI were not the same, saying that the CNT was a homogeneous and cohesive anarchist movement is wrong. The CNT was part of the III International for several years, for Christ sake. And George Orwell fought as an International Brigadier (a movement organized by the III International aka the spooky stalinists) in a POUM-lead militia. The Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista wasn't a anarchist or catalan organization, it was a spanish marxist-leninist political party which internationally aligned itself with the Left Opposition, even if at 1936 it had broken off with Trotskyism. >and vehemently opposed republican and socialist forces other than them. Orwell himself says in Homage to Catalonia that he supported and defended the policies and political line of the PCE-PSUC during the war, and the slogan of "first the war, then the revolution". He also defines the situation and social feeling of the people of Madrid (controlled by the PCE and PSOE, marxist parties) as more revolutionary than Barcelona. It was only after the crisis of 1937 and after he abandoned Spain when he started attacking the communist movement. So basically stop calling names to people who know what they are talking about, and be a little less full of yourself. Also read a bit, it won't kill you.
>>10286 >Catalonia was not controlled by the CNT Its well known that Catalonia WAS controlled by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists. >Orwell himself says in Homage to Catalonia He later contradicts himself in the same book. >stop calling names to people who know what they are talking about <using the word idiot is "calling names" You sound childish considering that I wasn't the person who started the insults. >George Orwell fought as an International Brigadier And was thrown out of Spain for attacking its leadership because his idealism was offended by it and he didn't like listening to directions half the time. Regardless why are you replying to a finished conversation? Judging by the grammatical errors you just rushed a defense of Orwell because you want to defend him for some obscure reason, when the point was that he has always been, at best a lib-succ and at worst a rad-lib. He sided with the Anarchist faction because he didn't like 'authoriarian' tendencies of the socialists. So basically put some cream on your hurt arse and stop defending a flip-flopping scumbag idealogue, you don't get anything from it.
>>10287 >Its well known that Catalonia WAS controlled by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists. Dude, I'm a communist born and raised in Catalonia. I think I know what I'm talking about. The CNT-FAI refused to take direct control of the territories controlled by trade union militias in summer of 1936, instead putting themselves under the authority of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Lluís Companys, President de la Generalitat, broke a compromise between the different factions by creating the Comitè de Milícies Antifeixistes de Catalunya. The deputies in the Comitè were the following: >El Comitè va aplegar representants de les organitzacions sindicals i els partits del Front Popular, encara que el predomini era netament anarcosindicalista sota les figures de Joan García i Oliver, Buenaventura Durruti i Diego Abad de Santillán. Figuraren en el primer comitè central tres dirigents de la CNT (Buenaventura Durruti, Josep Asens Giol i Joan García Oliver), dos de la FAI (Diego Abad de Santillán i Aurelio Fernández), tres de la UGT (José del Barrio, Salvador González i Antonio López Raimundo), un del PSUC (Josep Miret i Musté), dos del Partit Obrer d'Unificació Marxista (POUM) (Josep Rovira i Canals i Julián Gorkin), tres d'ERC (Artemi Aiguader i Miró, Jaume Miravitlles i Navarra i Joan Pons), un de la Unió de Rabassaires (Josep Torrents i Rossell), un d'Acció Catalana Republicana (Tomàs Fàbregas Valls) i Lluís Prunés i dos militars, assessors de la Generalitat (Vicenç Guarner i Josep Guarner). This government body controlled the militias until they were fused into the Ejército Popular Republicano. After the dissolution of the Comitè, authority was returned to the government of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The Generalitat remained in charge until the aftermath of May 1937, after which the Generalitat was discredited and lost much of its authority, and leadership was centralized under the Spanish Government in València. >Judging by the grammatical errors Not everyone in /bunkerchan/ is American, anon. English is not my first language. >you just rushed a defense of Orwell because you want to defend him for some obscure reason kek, I don't actually like Orwell. I'm a pretty orthodox ml, the policies of the Partido Comunista de España were mostly correct, if anything my takeaway of the Spanish Civil War is that they didn't go far enough because they tried to compromise with Izquierda Republicana and the trade unions too much. But I'm trying to tell it as it actually happened, and what >>9811 says is just not true
>>10289 >is American, anon. English is not my first language. My point was not that you wrote erroneously, but that you were rushing to defend an indefensible person. >I don't actually like Orwell Then why bother? Your information about Catalonians and the Generalitat is valuable, but you make yourself sound contrite by trying to say Orwell believed such things too, when he's a contradictory swine who said whatever he felt was necessary at the moment.
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>>5161 >How did these clearly liberal books become a symbol for libertarians FTFY
Orwell and his ilk are radlib LARPers who don't understand leftism but have contradictory "ideals" that sometimes coincide with them. Orwell was just a good writer, which is the only reason that he isn't as obvious.
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>Mollie disappeared. For some weeks nothing was known of her whereabouts, then the pigeons reported that they had seen her on the other side of Willingdon. She was between the shafts of a smart dogcart painted red and black, which was standing outside a public-house. A fat red-faced man in check breeches and gaiters, who looked like a publican, was stroking her nose and feeding her with sugar. Her coat was newly clipped and she wore a scarlet ribbon round her forelock. She appeared to be enjoying herself, so the pigeons said. None of the animals ever mentioned Mollie again. If any of you've read Animal Farm you'd be familiar with Mollie. She abandoned the Animal Farm to be taken care of by the humans. She says she loves being dressed up in pretty bows and looking pretty for humans. I find morbid amusement in the idea that she's fucking the fat red faced man for sugarcubes and pretty ribbons in her mane.
>>13456 >they left mollie out of the movie I was mad when i read the book and found this out.
>>5251 >And how do you know that 1984 reflects the USSR...? lol. just read the first chapter >Behind Winston’s back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan
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Guys we have arrived to Orwell's 2+2=5. It reminds me of when Terrence Howard thought it was weird that 1x1=1, so he ‘discovered’ a new system where 1x1=2. The irony is that modern numerals are Indo-Arabic in origin... so much for western imperialism. It's like that parody "Jonah Ryan takes aim at Muslim Math" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embMAtagQiU&feature=youtu.be
>>15707 >sakoid >on twittard no less Their opinion is retarded and only worthy to be laugh at.
>>15734 Are you referring to The original image or the post because the screencap is sakaist, the post is not.
I really like Nineteen Eighty-Four. It introduced me to a lot of interesting concepts in high school: how language relates to "political correctness", differences between the "lower" and "middle" classes and how terror/war and hedonistic pleasures (both the lack and abundance of it) are used to control them, how the mind can distort reality and how emotions can distort the mind. I've always viewed the book as a critique of some sort of "pure authoritarianism" rather than any specific society but it's pretty obvious that Orwell's personal experiences and ideology regarding the 20th century left are a part of it. Part of me wonders that if Nineteen Eighty-Four wasn't written as a hyper-pessemistic dystopia, it would be a very prescient analysis of the modern world. Telescreens are a great example of this, we pretty much have them minus a lot of the dystopian pretext. Orwell wasn't the first to come up with this stuff of course but he was clearly an intelligent person, if not a contradictory and often illogical one.
>>16230 what was his personal experience and ideology
>>16263 Fighting in Catalonia helped him see (what he thought was) both the best and the worse of the 20th century left, without those experiences I'm not certain that he would have been so critical of the state socialism of his time. The tense relationship between the anarchists and the communists appeared to affect him greatly, and from his perspective it was the communists who fueled it (however he emphasizes a distinction between those on the ground who he respected, and the higher ups in the party). I don't think he really had a concrete ideology as such besides some vague "democratic socialism", he wasn't much of a theory guy as far as I know. He was at the very least anti-Fascist and anti-Stalinist - Animal Farm exemplifies the latter. It's my personal opinion that Nineteen Eighty-Four tries to combine the two into some weird proto-Nazbol nightmare.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-54105672 >Official snitches on people who don't follow government propaganda >Groups of 6 or more are disallowed from gathering Hello 1984, I wish you'd never come
>>5207 Damn, I didn't know Orwell was a snitch. Why'd he do this?
>>16434 Literally read the list >Robeson and Padmore bad because he nigger >anyone in a party is bad because muh communist infiltration >Deutscher bad because he’s a kike >Dover bad because muh asiatic hordes Orwell pretty much is everything bad with British aristocrats trying leftist lifestylism. Which is ironic considering how much autistic screeching he did against proto-hipsters at the time for doing basically the same thing as him.
>>16434 Irrational fears, genuine contempt for commies, and being close dying from tuberculosis.
>>16435 Somewhere I've heard the phrase 'Weak people write the stories that Strong people live' You see this with Kipling's life story. His literary works are phenomenal and thoughtful but his own life was fairly miserable and hypocritical. He was so dismayed by his own weakeness that despite not having to, he enlisted his son to fight in the Great War, where he was killed. His wife went a little insane and never forgave him for it.
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>>16230 >>5253 On the topic of dystopias see >>5426 for more
>>16434 He was trying to get laid with the spook honeypot pretending to be his friend. Seriously, look it up, he literally sold out people because he wanted to have some sex before he died.
>>15707 >some rando on twitter fires a spicy take and gets ratioed >"it's literally just loike 1984 look at this tweet bros it is 1984"
>>16493 Ok liberal, stay mad and keep strawmanning >>16490 Wait seriously? LOL
>>16493 the numbers 2 and 4 and 5 are derived from Arabic numerals, which is NOT Western. The idea that 2+2 might not equal 4 because "muh culture" is absolute brainworms and resembles Orwellian propaganda. It's also something consistent with parodies and insane people. If you're getting mad over this being pointed out... you're probably one of them.
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>>5207 >anti-white (especially anti-U.S.A.)
>>16490 Is there any evidence for this claim?
>>10749 >hmm today I will support state atheism without explaining it to the people, that'll help the war! <NOOOOOOO THE CATHOLICS HATE ME <NOOOOOOO THEY ALL SUPPROTED FRANCO <NOOOOOOO WE'RE LOSING <QUICK COUP THE GOVERNMENT AND FILL IT WITH ANARKIDDIES AND SURRENDER Alienating a majority of the population and driving them to Franco, "surprisingly" tipped the balance in his favour. >BUT MUH fascist aid Of course that played a role, but without catholics being driven to Franco by anti-clericalism and anti-catholicism many of the fascist weapons would sit idle and Franco would be beheaded.
>>9840 >leftcom theorylet
>>19049 Being a leftcom =/= understanding theory or knowing its actual meaning. There are leftcoms who do know what they're talking about. There is a thread made by one on this board with whom I agree with and who is based AF, but most of them who state that "muh Orwell was just self-critiquing communists" are fucking theorylets who don't know what they're talking about.


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