The anniversary of my zone is here! My little baby is one year old. Marking the milestone, I chose to share in-between posts, in-between stories and bits of my mind, a passage from 1984, by the great George Orwell, a true inspiration, and one of the few people my soul feels connected to on the […]
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The anniversary of my zone is here! My little baby is one year old. Marking the milestone, I chose to share in-between posts, in-between stories and bits of my mind, a passage from 1984, by the great George Orwell, a true inspiration, and one of the few people my soul feels connected to on the other side..

“There are only four ways in which a ruling group can fall from power.  Either it is conquered from without, or it governs so inefficiently that the masses are stirred to revolt, or it allows a strong and discontented Middle group to come into being, or it loses its own self-confidence and willingness to govern.  These causes do not operate singly, and as a rule all four of them are present in some degree.  A ruling class which could guard against all of them would remain in power permanently.  Ultimately the determining factor is the mental attitude of the ruling class itself. … From the point of view of our present rulers, therefore, the only genuine dangers are the splitting-off of a new group of able, under-employed, power-hungry people, and the growth of liberalism and scepticism in their own ranks.  The problem, that is to say, is educational. … and … the level of popular education is actually declining.”

George Orwell, 1984

 

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