posted on 05/24/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT
(Our new, happy lives.)
For all of this, Orwell offers a simple cure. Throw out the clichs and quit speaking in jargon. When you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself.
If only that were true. Far more prevalent today is the dullard who seems to believe these popular clichés carry all the authority of Moses coming off the mountain.
Even when you diagram the error for them, such people stand transfixed, waiting for you to leave, so they can reconnect with Zeitgeist.
posted on 05/24/2012 8:51:20 PM PDT
("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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