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"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies "something not desirable."

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies "something not desirable." The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it: consequently the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using that word if it were tied down to any one meaning. Words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way. That is, the person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearer to think he means something quite different." - George Orwell
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on May. 1, 2012 at 1:30 PM

bump

mommajen32
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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good I flash to the part of 1984 where everyone is standing around the televisions cheering ....just swallowing it whole. 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM


Quoting mommajen32:

good I flash to the part of 1984 where everyone is standing around the televisions cheering ....just swallowing it whole. 


I flash to a scene where a bunch of pigs eat a drunk...swallowing him whole :)

stormcris
by Christy on May. 2, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I suppose. I mean people, really even when there are meanings, have no idea what something looks like from one of those types of systems. 

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