war is peace

12:19 | 12-06-2015 | Economics, Lifeform, Literature, Politics | 1 Comment

все мы знаем, что Оруэлл написал гениальную книгу. но, тем не менее, часто забываем, насколько именно гениальную:

It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. The splitting of the intelligence which the Party requires of its members, and which is more easily achieved in an atmosphere of war, is now almost universal, but the higher up the ranks one goes, the more marked it becomes. It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink.

эта цитата с легкостью обозначает одно из государств из стран на сегодняшнем глобусе. а вот другая сторона, не лучше:

The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they need not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.

так есть:

The object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war.


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