Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dystopian Literary Excerpt #2

Photo taken at the Women's March in Washington D.C.

From 1984:

".... the average citizen of Oceania never sets eyes on a citizen of either Eurasia or Eastasia, and he is forbidden the knowledge of foreign languages. If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate. It is therefore realized on all sides that however often Person, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never crossed by anything except bombs."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What was once fiction is evolving into painful reality. #resist